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I have acquired a new to me yacht for the rough stuff around the top of Britain.

She is a 1978 Westerly centaur B layout with a new(ish) 18 hp inboard.

This means the well idea has been parked for a while.

I intend being transparent with the costs involved

I would tell you how much she cost but the previous owner asked me not to to say yet

the boat is here

Centaur ? Katie L II ? a boat for the rough stuff « Keep Turning Left

the costs so far accrued are here

Mileage Micra 1 Litre - home to Littlehampton and back £38

Storage ashore since September - £340

Insurance £79.50

sanding disks, metal primer, sikaflex, antifoul, varnish, brushes, white spirit from tool station £55 and screwfix £33

Lift in date booked for 17th £75
 

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I look forward to your historic tour of Scapa Flow (the Orkney's) then.

I've only read about it's use by the Royal Navy in books: one yarn by Tristan Jones, and the story of the sinking of the Bismark.

The rest of the trip should prove quite interesting as well.
 

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According to the history books the currents at the entrance to Scapa Flow (perhaps named for them?) can be treacherous. Be careful out there. You don't have ballast tanks to reduce your draft (depth) such as Prien had...
 

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I love the tides....

there is always slack water sometime and you can usually get out of the main flow and wait for the forces of nature to calm down

I think the tides runs at a max of nine knots in the Pentland Forth

a good deal less in Scapa Flow

the Humber maxed at six knots and the ride was wonderful

3.37 in the boat is aground with the tide coming in at full blatt -

 

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I've been an avid fan of the good Mr Winter since first stumbling across the KTL site and his misadventures with the dear old Slug. Amazingly enough he just seems to get better and better.

Watching his films is somewhat akin to a bit of meditation. Utterly calming, utterly enchanting.

Thanks DW.

www.keepturningleft.co.uk/‎

Please go and have a look. You'll not regret it.
 

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I've been an avid fan of the good Mr Winter since first stumbling across the KTL site and his misadventures with the dear old Slug. Amazingly enough he just seems to get better and better.

Watching his films is somewhat akin to a bit of meditation. Utterly calming, utterly enchanting.

Thanks DW.

www.keepturningleft.co.uk/‎

Please go and have a look. You'll not regret it.
steady on old chap

here is me touching the inner zen while on a mooring in West Mersea, Essex

 
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