Tag Archives: Sailing

Creek Sailing

I have just made a wonderful discovery of the blog of an English gentleman who is a lover of halyards, sheets, sails, rudders and the gentle lapping of water against the bow. He also has a more elegant term than … Continue reading

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Pendalion

No, it isn’t about Eastern Orthodox canon law – but about a rudder all the same. I decided to go for a fixed rudder for the sake of simplicity, and made one for my river boat “Sophia”. I had made … Continue reading

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Reality

I just came across an article about the downside of sailing by Robert Persig, the author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Cruising Blues and Their Cure. This is something I notice about many Youtube videos about young … Continue reading

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A True River Cruiser

An inspiration came into my mind today, that of pursuing the role of my little plastic Tabur 320 (named Sophia) as a river cruiser, able to go under very low bridges and even be hauled out of the water for … Continue reading

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Fine Sailing

I took my smaller of the two boats out on the Seine, the one which has just undergone a re-rig. I launched from Poses, from the slipway that is closed with a padlock and a bar. Sophia , unlike Sarum … Continue reading

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Σοφíα is re-rigged

The Oppie sail arrived in the post today, and I finalised the length of the spars and the position of the sprit tightening pulley. I reinforced the mast step in the bottom of the boat and it is nice and … Continue reading

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Progress with Σοφíα

As mentioned two postings below, Σοφíα my first boat is getting a re-rig following her humiliation last August. Here she was in 2013. When I bought the Zef hull for Sarum, I transferred the rig to her and sorted out … Continue reading

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