This one definitely deserves its own thread.
it is for two reasonsMost excellent, Dylan.
I look forward to the forthcoming video of a fogbound fjord shot from the comfort of that wheel house.
Is the outboard motor intended to be primary propulsion or secondary?
Cool.it is for two reasons
the boat has not been to sea for five years - the engine has been run but there will be crud to stir up
I sail close to the edge when sailing. Twice a year I get fisherman's detritis and gear around my prop -
not the same fisherman obviously
he would be quite justified in being pissed off at me if it was always the same bloke
the outboard gives me a plan B when the old volvo shits on me as sailing out of trouble would be a challenge in a tub called the whale
I have done most of my sailing with an outbard bracket on the back and a long shaft slumbering aboard somewhere. It has saved me a lot of embarassment over the years.
Being owed into port is too humiliating to contemplate
it is about 330 miles from Blyth - near newcastle to the DebenIn the other thread, you mention launching, coming down the North Sea, and eventually into the Deben and home...where is the boat lying and how long do you anticipate the delivery will take? Delivery crew? I assume you will be documenting this first adventure in the whale...we shall look forward to it!
They're nice little stoves. I 'modified' one (or a very similar unit) not so long ago for Troy & Pascale of Free Range Sailing. We took the griller part off to reduce the height.following my post on here PF has offered to send me a Maxie Metho with a grill he has had floating around his shed
all the way from Tassie
the web can be a wonderfully heart warming thing
I promise to keep it clean and cook only gourmet food on it
as well as grilled cheese on toast
baked beans and Fray Bentos pies
Oohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh no, we're going to have great fun with this.old bloke without bikini wife buys yet another four knot shit box
nothing to see here
move on lads