Galatea Enlivened

Solo gunkholing anywhere.

04 May 2021 | Kettering Marina
31 December 2020 | Iron Pot. Entrance to the Derwent.
29 December 2020
28 December 2020 | Approaching Wineglass
28 December 2020 | Off Scamander
28 December 2020
28 December 2020
24 November 2020
18 November 2020 | Wilson's Promontery
17 November 2020
17 November 2020
16 November 2020

It ain't just me what's shaking!

14 November 2020
Steve Leicester
On the way to Hastings whenever I put some revs on, the boat would shake horribly. I put it down to towing the dinghy against wind and tide but I knew it was something more than that.
Slipping out of my Francis Drake procrastinator mode I ran Galatea forwards while tied to the dock. Sure enough the diesel jumped up and down like it was more ratlike than I in wanting to jump ship. Mercifully I tracked it down to a loose engine mount and she's now as smooth as a rat tail.
Quite a few sailors sail the world without an auxiliary engine and I tell myself this to allay the fact that I am mechanically challenged. But I am also reminded of the resilience and resourcefulness of my good mate Brett who once lifted the engine of my sister's mini off it's engine mounts in order to create the space to replace a pulley. Me, I would have said 'can't be done, get a new car' (Which she ultimately did for other reasons). I remember helping Brett break down the 6hp single pot Pedder diesel, rings included while bobbing at a mooring at Brooklyn in our twenties. It is odd that as we age we become less resourceful, less adventurous, when there is so much less to lose!
Gonna blow the clappers here in Hastings so gonna stay another day and do my laundry. I am similarly challenged by coin thieving laundromat..
Vessel Name: Galatea
Vessel Make/Model: Clansman 30
Hailing Port: Brighton
Crew: Steve Leicester
About: A sailing tragic going all the way
Extra: 6.7 tonnes of solid glass, integrated lead keel in a classic design. Built like a brick sh*those. And the boat is similarly well built. What could possibly go wrong?
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Galateas maiden voyage enroute Tasmania
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Created 10 November 2020