Grown Ups Gap Year

Vessel Name: Mirage
Vessel Make/Model: Moody 38CC - 1993
Hailing Port: Poole, Dorset, UK
Crew: Sally and Paul
Extra: After the girls had finished university we decided it is our turn for a gap year.
09 June 2019
01 June 2019 | Weymouth
31 May 2019 | Ridge Wharf
19 May 2019 | Wareham, Dorset. UK
18 May 2019
14 May 2019
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09 March 2019
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23 February 2019
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12 January 2019
06 January 2019
04 January 2019
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09 June 2019

Weymouth Bay Play

We spent a nice day sailing along part of the Jurassic Coast, UK, as a day sail from Weymouth. After the lay-up we gave the sails a good testing from tacking, gybing, flying and gybing with the asymmetrical. When we came back into Weymouth we met up with some friends who live in Weymouth for a drink on Mirage.

01 June 2019 | Weymouth

Wareham to Weymouth

A great down wind sail today in light wind that built as the day went on. The predicted wind from the south was at 110 degrees. We spent the majority of the trip wing on wing and averaged just under 5 knots for the 33nm trip

31 May 2019 | Ridge Wharf

Launch Day

Title and Picture says it all!

19 May 2019 | Wareham, Dorset. UK

Shiny Shiny Shiny

One of the last item to go on before the launch iis the Gori Folding Propellor.

18 May 2019

A busy time polishing

We have spent the day washing and then polishing the hull of Mirage. We must be getting close to the launch date. Sally is chief polisher!

14 May 2019

A foul shaft, or not!

I will be trying new trick this year with anti-foul on the prop shaft. I have wrapped a layer of masking tape around the shaft and will paint a couple of layers of anti-foul on top.

Weymouth Bay Play

09 June 2019
Paul Kember | Sunny and Warm
We spent a nice day sailing along part of the Jurassic Coast, UK, as a day sail from Weymouth. After the lay-up we gave the sails a good testing from tacking, gybing, flying and gybing with the asymmetrical. When we came back into Weymouth we met up with some friends who live in Weymouth for a drink on Mirage.

Wareham to Weymouth

01 June 2019 | Weymouth
Paul | Lovely and sunny
A great down wind sail today in light wind that built as the day went on. The predicted wind from the south was at 110 degrees. We spent the majority of the trip wing on wing and averaged just under 5 knots for the 33nm trip

Launch Day

31 May 2019 | Ridge Wharf
Paul
Title and Picture says it all!

Shiny Shiny Shiny

19 May 2019 | Wareham, Dorset. UK
Paul Kember
One of the last item to go on before the launch iis the Gori Folding Propellor.

At low wind speeds this reduces our drag and gives us at least 0.5knt increase in speed.

Previous years we have just polished it and the kept it clean with regular dives however this year we will be putting some Trilux 33 on to both the propellor and the shaft after using a suitable primer.

A busy time polishing

18 May 2019
Paul Kember
We have spent the day washing and then polishing the hull of Mirage. We must be getting close to the launch date. Sally is chief polisher!

A foul shaft, or not!

14 May 2019
Paul Kember
I will be trying new trick this year with anti-foul on the prop shaft. I have wrapped a layer of masking tape around the shaft and will paint a couple of layers of anti-foul on top.

As they say only time will tell!
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