Getting up close and personal with a 96 year old. (now 97!)

24 June 2013 | Frejus, France
04 June 2013 | Antibes, France
19 May 2013 | Off the coast of Tunisia
13 May 2013 | Tunisia
05 May 2013 | Tunisia
28 April 2013 | Tunisia
23 April 2013 | Tunisia
22 April 2013
21 April 2013 | Tunisia
14 April 2013 | Tunisia
07 April 2013 | Tunisia
02 April 2013 | Tunisia
26 March 2013 | Tunisia
11 March 2013 | France
03 March 2013 | Tunisia
24 February 2013 | Tunisia
17 February 2013 | Tunisia
10 February 2013 | France
04 February 2013 | France
27 January 2013 | Tunisia

Days 23 24 25

10 February 2012 | Tunisia
Jonathan Greenwood
I'm alive and well but my van is in prison in Tunis! Yes, I knew there would be a piece of paper missing, unfortunately I don't know which one it is and neither do they! I had an uneventful trip across and then spent 4 hours with the customs and even got to chat with the Commandant, but to no avail. The van had to stay.
So today the secretary, Jamila, spent her time on the phone with the agent and making endless photocopies of endless documents. Tomorrow I hope to have the mysterious piece of paper that will liberate my raison d'etre.
During my travels the team were hard at work and have made good progress as you can see from the photos. The transom fell off, sorry, was removed today revealing a large amount of spongy wood all attached together with some remnants from a previous century known then as bolts. The buttock tuck has now developed into a transplant!
Not knowing what to do with myself while stressing about the van, I began the task of sorting the bronze hardware into piles of keeping and not keeping. There is a surprising amount of original stuff that we can re use which makes me happy. I really don't want to have a new boat at the end of this project and it is important to me to keep the soul of the boat intact. One of the things that has always intrigued me about antiques is their ability to transport one back to the past and this is not only by their design but by the marks they acquired over a long period of time. Chinook will have alot of new in her at the end, but there will also be alot of old.

Vessel Name: Chinook
Vessel Make/Model: N G Herreshoff New York Yacht Club 40 footer
Hailing Port: London
Crew: Graham Walker, Jono Greenwood, Sandra Ugolini, Andrew Bates, Manu Fontaine
Chinook was built in 1916 for Oliver G Jennings of the New York Yacht Club. She is hull number 782 and was launched as "Pauline" in the spring of that year along with her 11 sisterships. She raced with much success through out the twenties and thirties and changed ownership a couple of times during [...]
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Who: Graham Walker, Jono Greenwood, Sandra Ugolini, Andrew Bates, Manu Fontaine
Port: London