Ships Log

The Tattersfields at Sea

07 October 2016 | South Warf Yard, Padenarum
04 September 2016
28 August 2016 | NextDim Mooring (or thereabouts)
13 August 2016 | South Dartmouth
07 August 2016 | New Bedford
16 July 2016 | Padenarum
07 July 2016 | Vineyard Haven Breakwater
18 June 2016
07 May 2016 | Brewers Sakonnet Marina
16 April 2016 | Brewers Sakonnet Marina
12 July 2015 | New Bedford approaches
04 July 2015 | Quissett
20 June 2015 | Penikese Is

Back to Portsmouth for the winter

08 October 2016
No wind. Hard to believe that down south is a Category 4 Hurricane. But we had barely ripples on the water.
With she hull cleaned of barnacles Azurro chugged home against the currents at 6 knots at 2,000 rpm. We left the breakwater at 8 am and where pumping out the tank at the south yard by 2pm.
Didn't get much sailing in this season as the growth on the bottom showed.

Blistering Barnacles!

07 October 2016 | South Warf Yard, Padenarum
Hauled Azurro to see why she had no speed. Expected to find the folding prop jammed. Instead she was an amazing undersea wildlife exhibit! Its only been a few weeks since the diver went down and cleaned the prop - but now its was one big barnacle!

Along the way we made new useful contacts. An excellent guy from Concordia (the local Volvo Rep) came out and confirmed there was nothing wrong with the saildrive. Changed the fan belt while he was at it.

And Jay and Brian and the crew at South Warf were very fast and professional.

Hurricane Hermine

04 September 2016
Having caused chaos in Florida, TS Hermine is forecast to cause strong winds and a storm surge at the same time as highest astronomical tides. So we went down and prepared the boat as best we could.

The mystery of the missing mooring!

28 August 2016 | NextDim Mooring (or thereabouts)
Sunny NNE 15 knots
Niki and I sailed up Buzzards Bay (into the wind of course) planning to spend the night on the Collins' mooring, that they had kindly lent to us while up in Maine.
Only problem was we couldn't find the mooring!

With help from the launch drivers and many emails/texts we ended up on a small ball that looked to be in the right place and watched what seemed to be a wedding on the shore. Spent the evening driving around all the moorings just to be sure it was gone.

Turned out that the yard had hauled the mooring to repair it, thinking it wasn't going to be needed until Labor day. When NextDim returned a week before then Dave had the same experience as we did. LOL.

Smart Divers

13 August 2016 | South Dartmouth
Dove on the boat and cleared the prop and speedo of barnacles. We did a quick sea trial and it seems much better (no squeeling) but there is still some rudder vibration.

Incredibly hot and humid so didn't stay long. Went and visited the Beneteau people and looked at a Swift Trawler.


07 August 2016 | New Bedford
Sunnty, humid. Wind built to 20+.
Calum and Yole came for a sail.
It was BBR weekend and we watched the 420 fleets as their circle was near New Bedford.
Wind built during the day to over 20 knots, so we reefed while the racers flew kites :)
A lot of prop vibration. Made the transmission squeal again. Similar to last year when the transmission failed, which was a tad worrying. Will ask the diver to unfoul the prop.
Vessel Name: Azurro
Vessel Make/Model: Bavaria 34
Hailing Port: Portsmouth RI
Crew: Rick, Niki, Regan, Calum, Henry, Helena, Andrew, Yole
About: + Ross, Erin, Tom & Jeremy + Andy Thwaite
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