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Tammy’s twenty twenty

It’s been nine months since my last post. ME/CFS has kept me from making a great deal progress on Tammy Norie. That, and the COVID-19 pandemic have kept Tammy out of the sea this year. Most of my plans for this year were scuppered: meeting three other Coromanels, sailing to Brittany, and attending the International Maritime Festival in Brest (sensibly cancelled). Disability also kept me from writing.

In the past month I have improved a great deal, and made quite a bit of progress, and I find I have quite a lot to write about!

  • I built a third tent for Tammy Norie that helped to dry her out thoroughly over the winter.
  • I have scraped and sanded all of Tammy’s bottom back to the bare gelcoat (and through it in some places) in preparation for an osmosis-preventing barrier.
  • I discovered water inside Tammy’s keels, and have been through a quite unusual drying process!
  • I found weaknesses in the seams around Tammy’s keels, and reinforced both keels with quite a bit of new fibreglass.
  • I have made a start on the closed-cell foam insulation and floatation and can show some details.
  • I have built a prototype for a mast replacement, and have detailed plans to build a complete new mast.
  • I am finally enlarging the cockpit drains, reducing the draining time from around 40 to just four minutes.

I hope to write posts about all these topics, with many pictures and details, in the coming days. Watch this space.


Filed under antifouling, cockpit drains, hull, keels, mast, Repairs and Modifications

Tammy’s bottom

When I beached Tammy Norie at Sea Palling I had a chance to check her bottom. She’s been in the water for a couple of months without any new antifouling treatment except whatever was applied by the previous owners at least 25 years ago. In this video you can join me as I take a look.

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Filed under antifouling, East Anglia 2014, hull, Repairs and Modifications