This is the first of the Tay films – the second one to follow – the timing of that one depends on the weather
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You might want to preface all your Youtube films with this Dylan:
Might not get any more coins in the Busker’s hat but it would get the message across!
Brill! Worthy of more than a coin or two. Looking forward to part 2.
Hi DylanOn my last contribution to your filming you thanked me but asked why I contribute when I can watch Free. Your film and historical comments on the trip up the Tay, are why your dedicated friends/ members /MOB’s are why we follow you on your sailing journey. There are some people who just hit the right button. Many thanks for the tay trip a lovely bit of filming and editorial.Regards Bryan T Difran 2
you are a wonderful man.
As for the no music trial – it has been kind of fun
bit like a return to my old radio days
Great film DylanMy grandfather was a jute porter for most of his life and worked in that port you sailed past. Keep at it Euan
That was after he went to the First World War and survived. They were made of strong stuff in Dundee!
it must have been hard stuff to handle. It is odd how a 100 year long industry can be snuffed out in the twinkling of an eye. I did not understand the importance of Jute until I all but destroyed a bottle of cheap scotch with a Tayport sailor. Fortunately I was only two feet from my bed and he knew what he was in for and had come on a bike.
Another fine film Dylan, I enjoyed the historical stuff. The narration reminded me of some of the early KTL films. Dylan at his best! I thought you might might like to know the progress of the 50th Anniversary of the Westerly Centaur Rally at Bembridge on the 6th and 7th of July 2019. We now have enough Centaurs registered to make it a big Rally. But of course its going to be A REALLY BIG RALLY! The Westerly Owners Association are now supporting it too. But you don’t have to be a WOA member to take part.So every time you see a Centaur Dylan give them a shout out and tell them to come to the 50th Anniversary Rally.Oh and there is a prize for the Centaur that travels furthest to the Rally. So go and borrow one quick.Cheers, H.
I will do just that
great stuff as always Dylan. I’m behind on ‘tapping in’ so a donation for the prior series and this one coming.
Nice video of oop north of yorkshire. Still doing more for uk tourism than a lot of holiday firms combined. I’ve just seen this on ebay, and thought of you https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COLVIC-WATSON-26-MOTOR-SAILOR-1980-Bilge-Keel-Sailing-Yacht-boat-Minor-Project/232968416581?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140328180637%26meid%3Dc8fc5c85ea98463b92275b5041a4bb04%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D292811432275%26itm%3D232968416581&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982 . How does sailing in scotland on the smaller boat compare with the centaur? Luke
more to come from the lovely Tay. Thanks for the link to the colvic – bilge keels are good…..however, a canoe stern leaves me very little options for the essential outboard bracket. With an old engine I need the outboard ready to roll – and mounting one and operating it on a round sterned motorsailor is very tough. On the fisher I would have a transom so I can start and control the outboard from the cockpit. I average one prop wrap a year from stray fishing gear and black bin bags so I need a plan B.
I have bought and prepared two boats for scotland – only to have to sell both in a year… that took a lot of emotional energy. I want the next one to be dead right because running a boat so far from home is £6,000 a year habit.
as for sailing in scotland centaur v minstrel. The minstrel is a delight to sail – the centaur less so. However, if there is a five in the forecast the minstrel stays on the mooring or the pontoon – a centaur can handle anything the weather cares to dish up.
Many times in the minstrel I have stayed in harbour while other boats can take a chance on the tougher weather. However, looking at my diary I see that in scotland in the summer I was averaging two days portbound for every three acctively sailing. In the centaur I can stand up – the minstrel is an extremely tough space for an old bloke when the only place I can stand up is under the hatch under an umbrella. I was stuck on the minstrel for three days on a mooring on the forth while the wind howled- sitting down to cook, get dressed, wash etc etc. Moving to a marina would have been nice but I was pinned to the mooring for that time.
I also found that the absence of heating meant that, even in the summer, me, my gear and the cameras all succumbed to the damp. There was no real way of drying stuff out. You will see in the remaining centaur films which I will be poosting after christmas that the weather is wetter in the west than the east.