On the move
Well I hope you can all forgive me , I am a bit of a prat in that I somehow deleted my blog of moving her.. So second version..
Weir had pretty much stopped taking up water over the course of the previous day after launching with exception of the persistant leak that required me pumping every hour.. It wasn't a great amount of water though. .. During the evening I had considered my plans A and B in relation to either staying where I was , or deciding to move her downstream to her new home. With the high tide of 6.8m and promise of reasonably good weather F4 I decided to go. So 24 hours after launching I moved her 3 nm down river to what will be her permanent home at the maritime heritage museum in Pembroke dock... She moved really well.. And one could feel how solid and steady she is underway.. Trip went fine,taking only around 20 mins tops for the trip, and as I approached her berth cut the power into neutral and drifted in under her own way. She's rafted up with 2 other vessels and is pretty much protected from all weather. On the Saturday the persistant leak closed up, and now she's very dry ..and watertight .. Tasks for winter will be a New companionway hatch, New Bits for the stern, Masts down , scraped repaired and oiled ..and testing of all electrics .
- Nov 14, 2019
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