Skippy is properly home!

We drive the trailer round to our shared rear drive entrance, drop off the newly detachable front of the trailer and drag it round to the second private entrance. We turn him around, put the tongue back on and reverse him onto the drive! Success! We can see the side...

Test fitting the Tohatsu outboard

So, we have a 3.5hp Tohatsu 4 stroke which we will look to use for launch and retrieval. The prevailing wind is South Westerly so across the launch ramp and with no pontoon available, we will need to drop the boat in the water and then pull it off to the side of the...

(Still Not) Storing the boat at Lymington Town Sailing Club

We were always going to do the initial testing down at Calshot anyway as the ramp there is much bigger but now we have a parking space confirmed there, I decide to let LTSC know that we won't be needing the space now - Pork Chop (the Spitfire) has been collected and...

Let the Adventures begin!

Super excited - Skippy was definitely here in the UK ready to be collected, so I headed over to Peters and May to start picking things up. We needed a couple of trips to make sure everything is ok, properly secured and safe to trailer so initially I did two quick...

(Not) Storing the boat at Lymington Town Sailing Club

The intention from the start has been to store and sail the boat out of Lymington Town Sailing Club which we have been members of for some years. Since contacting them in December 2020 about swapping our Spitfire Catamaran out to use the space for Skippy, it has been...

Collection date confirmed!

After more delays, it appears that Skippy will finally arrive in the Port of London on Monday 11th April and then hit the road to arrive at Peters and May Eastleigh location that afternoon. We're planning to collect him in a couple of trips on the 12th and 13th as...

Container lost?

Bugger - just been updated that the Evelyn Maersk ship with the container with Skippy onboard is currently in the Port of Felixstowe BUT our container is either not on there or is just not being unloaded! WTF!?!?!?!? It is now leaving Felixstowe tomorrow morning to go...

Ever Given container ship blocks the Suez Canal!

Jeepers that was lucky! The Suez Canal got blocked today by the Ever Given container ship operated by Evergreen Marine: This massive ship of the Imabari 20000 design is 400m in length with 59m beam and can hold 20,124 20 foot containers! Interestingly, this is not the...

Building the lightweight bench seats

Building the lightweight bench seats Talking about the fitting of the lightweight bench seats - lets take a look at the first fitting of the test brackets - the frame is there in the background: The carbon fibre was moulded around the edge of the float and then we...

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