Grey Dove - Adventures in a Heavenly Twins Catamaran

An occasional lighthearted (mostly!) look at life sailing a small catamaran away from home.

31 October 2021 | Little Vathi.
20 October 2021 | Sami
12 July 2021 | Granton
08 July 2021 | Granton
20 May 2021 | Granton Royal Forth Yacht Club
20 May 2021 | Kinghorn
10 May 2021 | Burntisland
28 September 2020 | Rive Almond
27 September 2020 | Cramond SC Jetty
27 September 2020 | Cramond
11 July 2020 | Newhaven Fish Jetty
11 July 2020 | Firth of Forth
07 July 2020 | Burntisland Sailing Club pontoons
18 August 2017
18 August 2017
17 August 2017 | Amble
16 August 2017 | Hartlepool
16 August 2017 | Northumberland Coast
16 August 2017 | RN museum, Hartlepool
16 August 2017 | Hartlepool

Yippee, Afloat again

07 July 2020 | Burntisland Sailing Club pontoons
David Holdsworth | Overcast
Following 2 1/2 years of major surgery and refit, both for Grey Dove and myself , she finally has kissed the water again. A red letter day and a great relief.
New Beta 3 20hp, new windows, refurbed cushions, new vinyl linings, new carpets, new hydraulic steering, overhauled Hydraulic Drive, new throttle lever and cable, renewed and improved electrics, new galley overheads and lights, Kiwi grip decks, reshaped and improved rudders, new wind gear, halyards washed or replaced, calorifier (for the first time!), saloon table improved, mast post moved, all lockers painted, new cutless bearings, props polished and sails overhauled and autopilot linked to masthead wind.. Thats her.....
As for me; new knees, new hips, innards refurbished following bowel cancer and now recovered (mostly) from 2 hospital induced infections.
Now is the time to start again....
with many thanks to Jim Day, Sam Todd, Chris Mitchel, Mike Batho,Jim Birley, the Hendersons (father and son) and many others who helped with both my and the boats recovery, including Fife Ukulele Orchestra for keeping my spirits up.
Vessel Name: Grey Dove
Vessel Make/Model: Modified Heavenly Twins 26
Hailing Port: Kinghorn
Crew: David Holdsworth BEM. Jessie Cameron Hunter Holdsworth (aka Jeanette)
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Greydove is a mk3/4 Heavenly Twins highly modified with straight stems and a high aspect ratio fully battened modern catamaran rig with an 11 metre mast. She goes! (for an old girl anyway). Sailing around the West Coast and Western Isles of Scotland with a scuba diving skipper we have visited many [...]
Grey Dove's Photos - Main
photos taken on the way home from Rochefort.
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