That's It - The Refit Is Finished

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BlowingOldBoots
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That's It - The Refit Is Finished

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:51 pm

Today I completed the installation of the new gas pipe, the last thing to be done on what turned out to be a 3 year on land plus 1 year on the water refit. Just need to service the engine, take all the crap off the boat and clean her up, then off I go. Like all the best plans there is big spanner in the works, my employer has lined up 4 projects abroad: Kuwait, Bolivia, Nigeria, Qatar so the best bit of the sailing season, end of April / beginning of May will be missed.

I am very excited at going sailing again in a yacht that does not resemble a workshop! Probably kiboshed my whole season by saying that. :?

Anyway, if you see a short, fat, bald Scotsman in a Rival 41C called 'Sruth', say hello and come over for a cup of tea or a dram.

Safe Voyaging.

Alastair
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What time does the 24hour garage close?
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marisca
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Re: That's It - The Refit Is Finished

Postby marisca » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:23 pm

Well done - have fun in her.

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Mavanier
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Re: That's It - The Refit Is Finished

Postby Mavanier » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:27 am

Well done, great to see someone doing a proper job on a classic boat.

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wully
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Re: That's It - The Refit Is Finished

Postby wully » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:43 am

Good one!

Sorry I missed you the other day - I got the message just as I was clearing the marina.

PS, if you heard the Benny Hill theme tune that morning it was coming from my boat as I tried hoisting the main for the first time without checking the reefing lines....

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BlowingOldBoots
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Re: That's It - The Refit Is Finished

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:30 am

Thans for the best wishes folks.

I passed you on the gangway Wully, I think you were carrying an outboard motor, but with yer waterproofs and beenie hat on I failed to recognise you. It was only later that the penny dropped.

Anyway, the season has just started.

Cheers!

Alastair
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