Greg Afloat

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If you spot me out on the water and take a photograph you think I could use on this site, please register (to give me an email address so I can thank you) then click the "...read more" link. You can then post your message and photograph as a comment to this post. Ideally, photo... read more
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I have finally got round to completing the full report of the canal trip I made up the Llangollen Canal in the summer of 1970 with my brother and others. The report contains over 30 images from the outward leg and 25 from the return. There's a further page of "mystery" images whic... read more
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Diana and I spent New Year with Mike, my brother, and Mary. In the course of conversation I asked Mike, "What's happened to your plans to buy a share in a narrow boat"? Little did I realise the sequence of events that simple question was to set off. So it was that on Saturday 24 J... read more
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After the double house move last year, slowly, I am regaining control of my boating life and further posts will begin to appear on the blog. Today I have uploaded to the Canals Area of the site a report of a trip I undertook on 17 March this year that involved walking the Aston and Farmer's ... read more
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Just 17 has now been lying, uncared for, in the dyke at the Pleasure Boat Inn for almost a year. It's close to the end of the 2013 season and Diana and I haven't been out sailing once. Is this the end of our sailing life? Well that's not the plan and I have had time for a little boating of a different kind... read more
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I've been reluctant to post this collection of photographs showing a cruise, made in 1975, with an old youth work colleague aboard Dad's SeaHawk, Jemima, as the quality of the old slides, which have been rotting in assorted garages and lofts for almost 40 years is dire... read more
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It was fairly clear that Ian was going to miss his original target of May day for the launch of Summer Breeze when I went over to help him glue the block of wood in place. Since then Ian has been reporting progress. His first message, on 2 May, said "Not much progress due to rain and 4 hours each day ... read more
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Ian has been thinking about Pirates and even going to look at some. It's a 17ft version of the better known 19ft Prelude, a well respected yacht, designed by the equally well respected. Ian Proctor. Even though it's not a SeaHawk, it seems a reasonable choice as a replacement for his home-built ... read more
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Hannah, Diana's daughter, had given her mum a jigsaw as a present, the 1000 piece "Norfolk Sail Boat" puzzle by Ravensburger. It was chosen carefully to reflect her mother's longstanding interest in boats and new found interest in Norfolk. Through the winter, Diana and I had worked... read more
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The Easter weekend was upon us and there were still the finishing touches to do to get Just 17 ready for the season. Saturday was spent loading the cabin with all the bits and pieces needed for a short cruise and fitting the cockpit locker hatches. Come what may, Diana and I had promised ourselves a short cruise on Easter day... read more
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