Up Doune

Fun and laughs aboard the good ship "Up Doune" on the West Coast of Scotland

06 April 2015 | Loch Goil
26 March 2015
11 March 2015
24 February 2015
20 February 2015
19 February 2015
19 February 2015
18 February 2015 | Caladh Harbour, Kyles of Bute
18 February 2015
18 February 2015 | At Work thinking about being at sea

First Away weekend of the season

06 April 2015 | Loch Goil
Morning Mist/Afternoon Sun
Our first weekend away of 2015 with a successful shake down of the winter modifications. The new hatches & windows have transformed the boat but what a difference on power consumption with the new LED bulbs throughout.

After breakfast we left Loch Goil homeward bound in a morning mist. Entering the Clyde estuary the mist started to clear and with the wind 40 degrees off the starboard bow we emerged from the fog into a stunning sunlit day with the boat on full song at 6.7 knots.

Come lunchtime the wind died, so lunch on deck was the order of the day before returning to the marina late afternoon.

Oh happy days
Vessel Name: Up Doune
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau First 345
Hailing Port: Rhu
Up Doune's Photos - Upgrades
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Created 18 February 2015
Creating practical access to the infuriating "Top Opening" pot store
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Created 18 February 2015
Another advantage of having you own CNC Router .... makes wooden trim look like it came from the factory
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Created 18 February 2015
Beneteau no longer manufacture replacement coach roof hatches and are now out of stock. So what do you do when no one in the world can make them.....you make your own. I now own the only set of jigs & formers to make as many sets as I like now
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Created 18 February 2015
"I can see clearly now the glaze has gone"....... as Johnny Nash once sang. Pictures of before and after
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Created 18 February 2015
One sheet of Corian, one CNC Router & one ceramic sink for £15 off ebay .... looking not too bad me thinks
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Created 18 February 2015