22 April 2018 | Gouvia Marina, Corfu, Greece
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Headlining Update

22 April 2018 | Gouvia Marina, Corfu, Greece
Graham
Now that QUASAR IV has shiny brass interior light fittings again, we just need the replacement headlining installed. We did a couple of pieces in the saloon before we left the UK which looked very smart but ran out of time to complete the job. Two years later (!) here we are finishing the job. The piece in the photo is the largest of the saloon panels, vinyl with a 6mm foam backing stuck to plywood panels with contact adhesive. The photo shows the final stages of completing the panel - gluing the vinyl onto the plywood sheet. The headlining job on any boat can only really be described as a total nightmare. Removing the old contact adhesive from the plywood sheet is a very time consuming job. This sheet alone took me about four hours and used 15 sanding disks on the power sander. However, light is now at the end of the tunnel and we hope to have the saloon roof completed by the end of this coming week ready to re-install the light fittings and the newly-refurbished windows.

BBQ Greek Style

21 April 2018 | Palaiokastritsa, Corfu, Greece
Graham
Our first Greek-style BBQ of the year to help me forget about the frustration of the generator, rudder bearings, headlining, bent prop shaft, crane lift charges....etc, etc

Generator repairs, or not...

20 April 2018 | Palaiokastritsa, Corfu, Greece
Graham
For the past two years, we have had a small 2kVA petrol generator in the storage locker on-board just to get it to Corfu as an emergency backup for the house. As a break from the many tricky jobs on the boat, I decided to strip the generator down, clean it up and get it working again, clearly a 5 minute job... The first problem was actually getting into the case which has three seized machine screws holding it firmly together. Go and buy and impact driver. Yes, that worked, genny stripped, cleaned and reassembled, a 6 hour task in the end. I filled it with oil and petrol and started pulling the starting cord; on the third pull it snapped in half. Off to the shops again, no actual starting cords available so I mage one from a piece of high tensile rope from the local chandlers. Stripped the genny, rigged a new starter cable and reassembled it, a mere 4 hours. Pulled the new starter cable, pull number seven and it broke again! Time for a BBQ.
Vessel Name: Quasar IV of Lleyn
Vessel Make/Model: Westerly Oceanlord 41
Hailing Port: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Crew: Graham and Tracey Kyte
About: Having made it to Gibraltar last August, now back aboard QUASAR IV to continue onward towards Corfu, Greece. Hoping to catch a few days on the various islands on route as well.
Extra: Corsica, Sardinia and Malta...here we come!
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/jollynomad/
Quasar IV of Lleyn's Photos - (Main)
A collection of photos from our new home in Paleokastritsa, Corfu.
4 Photos
Created 6 July 2015
Some pictures from the Awhba Camping Trip, Saudi Arabia, 12/13 April 2012.
19 Photos
Created 20 April 2012
A short collection of photos from March to June 2011 in and around Riyadh.
25 Photos
Created 3 June 2011
Having arrived on the 18th June, we are currently waiting for spare parts to be fabricated here on island to fix the broken rigging before heading back to Falmouth, UK.
34 Photos
Created 30 June 2010
Sailing 2200 Nm from St Georges, Bermuda, to Horta, Faial, the Azores
56 Photos
Created 19 June 2010
A short summary of our stop here in Bermuda on our way to the Azores
26 Photos
Created 24 May 2010
Sailing QUASAR IV north from Sint Maarten to Bermuda, 950 Nm.
17 Photos
Created 22 May 2010
General photos of life aboard
29 Photos
Created 5 June 2008
Mark T, ME (Graham) and Tony Ball, an old school friend have just spent a week backpacking around Dartmoor, camping out in the hills. A great break from boat maintenance!
32 Photos
Created 8 March 2008
General photos of S/Y QUASAR IV as we prepare her for our voyage
1 Photo
Created 7 January 2008