a quick look at 'Bogey Knights' site on EBay showed that he was selling some
epoxy exactly right to re paint the bottom of Ti Gitu so we went alongside the
little quay near the store and it was delivered to us. Plymouth
The only problem then was where to store two 20 litre drums and associated tins of hardener. It 'shoe horned' under the forward cabin berth.
The next day we left
and had light winds which meant motor sailing all the way. Dartmouth
We had a nice visit with Tom and
who are building a perfect motor
boat. We take out hats off to them. Lorraine
Spent just two nights in
and then headed for .
Light winds but sailed most of the way. We anchored in the North of the harbour
and as Ti Gitu's speed had been about 20% down started to look for somewhere to
dry out and scrub the bottom. Portland
We noticed there is a sand bar which totally dries out at the North end and on my birthday we put Ti Gitu on the sand and had an unpleasant time scrubbing. As it was my birthday I'd got a bottle of amber nectar which helped with the aches over the next couple of days.
Took the bus into
on the Monday but still think that it isn't somewhere we would want to stay.
Much too 'kiss me quick' in the summer and dead in the winter. Weymouth
A few days later made the move along to
harbour in light winds but Ti Gitu slipped along as designed with her freshly
We anchored west of
With the marinas wanting enormous amounts anchoring is a good option and we re
found a hole in the mud flats where we could stay afloat. Brownsea Island
We noticed some strange noises from the engine when we had motor sailed and traced them to the engine mounts. These were changed about seven years ago after the originals had done about seven years, so as soon as we are in for the winter these will be changed. For now we are just trying to be gentle with the engine.
Ti Gitu is nearly 15 years old and I have changed all the other plastic and rubber parts on the engine but didn't give the mountings or the flexible coupling a thought. This sort of thing, like the camshaft belt, need writing in the maintenance log, highlighting in advance when they need changing. This can save many problems when sailing.