Long time readers of my blog will know that I suffer from ME/CFS. It’s kept me away from Tammy Norie (and everything else) over the winter and spring. I won’t bore you with details — this is a boat blog! — but it does mean that I’ve done none of the winter jobs I had panned, and my idea of sailing to South Brittany in the spring will have to wait.
I’m on the up, though, and I’m pleased to tell you that Tammy is in good condition. She shipped very little water over seven months, had no internal mould or damp, and generally just needed a tidy-up.
This does mean that my Houdini hatch repair worked! Last summer I dug out the leaky seal and replaced it with butyl tape (great stuff!). It’s worked perfectly.
But my main innovation this year so far is this.
I managed to drop my teapot lid in Fareham Creek while washing it, but retrieved it at low tide. A loop of seizing wire tightened with piers and a lanyard will stop that happening again. This teapot is key equipment!
Anyway, I’m pleased to be posting something here to let you all know that both man and boat are afloat. Expect sailing posts soon!