Hi, dear friends, some years after sailing into Hobart, and then living aboard, we have made the decision to sell the dear old Bluebottle.
As summer trails off, we are working every day to restore her to her full sailing trim. A Lidgard design 49 Ft ketch, built in steel in New Zealand in 1985, she is a fine sea boat, and absolutely comfortable to live aboard.
Lots of work has gone into the varnish work above deck, and new canvas is being fitted tomorrow - dodger, bimini, and sail covers; every little detail attended to. Photos to follow!
This video, taken on the passage from Vanuatu to Bundaberg, With Kez and Quent aboard, evokes the feeling of passage-making. http://youtu.be/HM0_K20kxoc
Pic: Bluebottle, Tahuata, French Polynesia, The night before we went aground at Ua Pu.