Firstly: I hereby declare Sgeir to be the Poet Laureate appointed for Full Circle. His remuneration in post may be a sufficiency of Malt Whisky of choice from my collection on board. Only in person mind. Accommodation to be provided in the For'ard State room if the effort of remuneration collection overcomes him.
Well, I've paid for it. In full.
I await the phone call that says it will be on the truck tonight or in the morning.
It should be here Wednesday or Thursday.
In theory at least, the launch should be the last week in March or the First in April, as the whizzo gadgets and orange stuff need to be assembled.
For a boatyard not noted for their haste, they are hustling me onto the water ASAP (quote: as soon as you have made watertight all the holes you have drilled) as they say they don't have much space. Well put some other punter in the water then.
The Forum will be informed when to shuffle up to Burnham bearing birth gifts of alco-lube.
Its getting quite exciting.
My new toy has now arrived in Shotley - we departed Hamble on Saturday. I'll tell you the story sometime - I have found that Going from Portsmouth to Brighton in a NE F6 is not pleasent and I now know there is a large sandbank in the entrance to Ramsgate marina! /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
You went to port of the starboard hand can then in the outer? Or was it low water and you wandered over to the lright instead of popping onto the visitors pontoons in the left hand inner basin?
And coming round past Dungeness was fun then!
Nope, we rounded the starboard can, as advertised in the almanac and then went through the middle of the gap into the inner marina, intending to swing left directly towards the pontoons. Unfortunately the entrance to the inner basin has a sandbank in it and you must keep tight to the left hand wall, we didn't! 4 hours later we berthed for the night!
Yes it has got a name now. "Wavedancer"
Oh yes, and also watch brighton marina, we attempted to exit at low water and the exit channel is not as deep as advertised, nor the same shape as advertised.