I left home at 07.45 and arrived at Point Quay, Percuil Creek at 15.30.
There was a small hiccup that could have been serious. Fortunately I discovered the nut and bolt holding the numberplate had parted; therefore I used one of the boat strops to hold the numberplate to the trailer.
My friend found a nut of the right size, and to stop the same thing happening again, he wound twine around the end of the bolt.
High water will be at 22.10; therefore I may be able to retrieve 'Sandpiper' and sort her out tomorrow morning before trailing her home.
Bill, I'm full of admiration, that's an epic trailer sail voyage. Hope all goes well for the journey home Max
Agree with BB great effort Bill you are an inspiration to all us small boat sailors
The journey home went well, apart from a short holdup at the Dartford Tunnel because the car in front at the toll booth was stopped by police.
The next job is to tidy the boat. I can fix the propeller at my leisure.
I hope you have had good times sailing your boat.
Have you been sailing your boat recently?
Unfortunately not recently Bill, I have just returned home after a stint looking after 180 cows while friends travelled around Europe. Enjoyable but don't think I am cut out to be a farmer! Just past midwinter so in a month or so the days will start to draw out and thoughts can turn to sailing again.
Fortunately we are blessed with a more benign climate than poor old Blighty so there is always the chance I might be able to sneak away for a quick day sail....here's hoping.
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