Tuesday, 18 August 2020
I was recently lucky to get a tender to get to Bilbo from the shore. I do have an inflatable dinghy but found it punctured far to easy.
I will sand the outside, coat it twice with epoxy and then paint it with yacht paint. The interior does need work but I will get around to this at some stage later.
To get it to the mooring, I will sail to Tully Pier, drop the anchor and then go ashore and row it out. Then tow it back to the mooring.
I will strengthen the seat by using epoxy and glassfibre to hold a piece on wood in the centre.
I will use a lazy mooring to keep the tender out off the shore. And a solar panel with a small battery and bilge pump to empty any rain out.
Sunday, 16 August 2020
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Welcome to Sailing Bilbo. A small blog of my sailing adventures and misadventures.
Bilbo is a 1970s 22ft Pandora International that is my starter yacht. Due to the pandemic of 2020, I spent more time and money refitting her than sailing her.
But the sailing has now started to happen and she handles like a racing yacht. She goes in the lightest of winds.
I have some big plans for next year, including a circuit of Ireland sail to help raise funds for Clifden RNLI, whom I owe my life to. I will explain in a later blog entry.
There will also be the odd video blog. But I am not one for talking to a camera.
So welcome to the blog
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