Archive For The “Preparations” Category

Hull down with food stores

By | April 19, 2012

The most onerous task – victualling the boat – has been completed – food shopping for for the trip.   The food is onboard. The tins,dried food and long life stuff anyhow! The whole day was spent in various supermarkets. There is now a sea of stores on the saloon floor. Just need to stow […]

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Back on the water at last

By | April 4, 2012

Dawn Treader is back in the water. Lifted in April 2nd . Our departure date of May 5th is getting very close – and very real. So now it is loading stores and gear. Sails go on later this week and victualing – which is now the main priority – has begun. Folding Bike Bags I […]

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Fitting Out Update: Anchor Chain Problems

By | March 1, 2012

The big push is on to get ready for launching in the first week of April. Then there will still be a month of on-the-water preparations before our departure date of May 5th. See the plan page for more details of the route. New anchor chain: good job I changed it! After reading Scottish cruising guides I […]

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