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Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:44 am
Just an intro - Name is Trevor - answer to Trev (or hey you) Location is Nth Yorkshire but (hopefully) soon to be Western Scotland.
At present have a gaff rigged Colvic Watson 35 Ketch which I occasionally get time to sail. Soon to go on sale - replacement yet to be decided. Been sailing for about 20 years. Previous boats Parker 31 and 20ft trailer sailor. Boat presently at North Tyneside.
have 2 (allegedly) grown up kids and 2 Labradors.
And thats about it
Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:50 pm
Don't sell the Colvic until you've used her on the west coast - ideal boat as we get the occasional shower...
Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:04 pm
Its a thought. I had heard the rumour that there was occasional heavy condensation in those parts. I intended relying on the principle that the Lord smiles upon the rightious.
Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:26 pm
Some years I wonder which side of the waterline saw more water!
Colvic nice boat for these parts.
Re: Decisions decisions
Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:43 pm
Maybe I should hang on to the old girl (boat not SWMBO). Down side is the gaff rig. Going to weather is not really a strong point, and its quite heavy work heaving up the main wooden gaff and the Colvic hull isn't the best to weather either. Add to that the 130hp diesel making motoring expensive and a change seemed a good idea. Upside is the internal space and comfort, and a lovely wheelhouse. Hmmmmmmm.
I used to be decisive, but I'm not too sure now.
Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:57 pm
Welcome Trev to the forum. Lots of good information and centuries, or is it millennia of West Coast experience to be found here. I, being a youngster, find it all a bit drifting around at times but ask a direct question and you will get a forthright answer.
Hope you enjoy the forum.
Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:20 pm
BlowingOldBoots wrote: you will get a forthright answer.
Sometimes, you'll get the right answer.
Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:35 am
I must say that finding the right answer is not too difficult - the really tricky bit is finding the right question. Perhaps I will take Olive North and see how it goes. I can always put her on sale up there if I still feel like a change. Also it seems a bit much selling house and boat at same time. Its amazing really, I've lived here for almost 30 years with very few problems with the house, considering it dates back to 1884 isn't bad. Since putting the place on sale about 3 weeks ago we've had electrical problems in the garage, a blocked drain and only yesterday a water leak in bathroom which has stained the washroom ceiling. So now I have to fix the plumbing and re-paint the ceiling. These things are supposed to come in threes - I'm just hoping that having to sack the estate agent counts as the third.
Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:58 am
'Things' have an uncanny habit of knowing you are about to dispose of them. I can think of cars especially faulting expensively after overhearing a conversation about their successor, similar to your house.
Listen Trev, what I'm really trying to say is that Olive may have even more diabastrical plans up her shaft log if she catches wind of what's afoot.
It doesn't take long for comfort below decks to trump sailing ability up here - the weather dictates that - and distances can be pretty short between good stopovers.
Did we see a pic of Olive under full sail while tied to a jetty a few years back?
Welcome to the house of fun by the way.
Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:41 pm
sahona wrote:Did we see a pic of Olive under full sail while tied to a jetty a few years back?
Just what I was thinking.
Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:12 pm
Yes - thats the old girl - in all her glory. Where did the picture come from? don't think I took it. Think my problem may be my previous boat being a Parker 31 which sailed beautifully - fast, responsive and beautifully balanced - Olive doesn't! Weighed against that is a warm dry wheelhouse, lots of internal space, good supply of cabins for privacy (and sulking). The gaff rig is a down-side too - really does not sail very well so end up motoring more than I would like, and 130hp 6 cylinder jobby slurps diesel. I used to be decisive but I'm not sure now. If I sell its going to cost for replacement - and at a very bad time for spending with house move imminent. Its unlikely I could get another Parker, and don't really fancy one of the French boats - nice though they undoubtedly are.
Think for the time being I'll do nothing - see what develops.
Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:30 pm
trev wrote:Yes - thats the old girl - in all her glory. Where did the picture come from? don't think I took it.
Hmm. Might this jog your memory?Favourite pic of your boat
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:24 pm
Hi Trevor, I'm sure Olive will be a great asset on the west coast and look forward to seeing you in the area.