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Evening sail with Alan Leddy

A beautiful evening sail with Alan who is great company and a handy photographer. Great conversation, lovely sunset and an enjoyable sail, oh and great pictures. Advertisements

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2016 Season Opened

Boat launched and taken in a shakedown sail.

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Donal and Geariod cruise the Mulditch Bank.

On a Sunny September the two young men cruised the Mulditch Bank. While the sun was out we had 14 knots of breeze form the south, along with a south running tide this made for a grand wind against tide … Continue reading

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Launched

Ariel of Greystones finally launched

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Rudder

The rudder was stripped down. I also stripped the tiller fitting and had it hot dipped. The rudder was made from layers of marine ply and is still in good shape. I stripped back to clean wood and sealed with … Continue reading

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Mast Step and Forward Bulkhead

The mast step was sealed in polyester and glass matting, and while looked OK it had a hollow sound when tapped. I opted to replace  the mast step too. As the forward bulkhead was bonded to the mast step this … Continue reading

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Cockpit Sole and Floor Boards

The original sole was marine ply sitting on what I think was Douglas floor boards. Both were showing plenty of signs of decay. As I had committed to replacing the keel band the floors need to be removed to assist … Continue reading

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