Greg Afloat

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Day long clear blue skies were forecast and it turned out warm enough for me not to need more than a T-shirt. This was no ordinary October Sunday! Accordingly, Diana and I packed all that was necessary for a few hours sailing and a light lunch and set off for Just 17's mooring... read more
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The forecast, according to my phone, which connects to accuweather.com , was for hazy sun most of the day. It lied! The BBC site had it much better! It was raining when woke at seven and it predicted rain till 10:00 with sunny intervals after 13:00 but more rain after 16:00. What did it mat... read more
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This blog post has been moved to the main part of the site . It had been Sylvia who had suggested it, after a friend of hers had said she'd be taking a coach trip from London to visit Banbury Canal Day. And so it was, on the hottest October day on record, that Diana and I took Sylvia to Banb... read more
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An email arrived last night. The core of it read: Hope to be in Hickling tomorrow, D.V. Depends a bit on how my old dog is. He has good and not-so-good days. He'll be 14 in a couple of months. Hugh and Angela hope to be out sailing tomorrow, too. Further details arrived later. The long... read more
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It was Saturday and Friends Elizabeth and Kevin were due to visit on Sunday. I was still worried about Just 17. the last time I was at the boat I had finally concluded that the solar panel was not delivering a charge when it should. I had found a new panel, by NASA, at a reasonable price... read more
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Back on 24 July this year I went canoeing with my brother . As with my Earlier Trip with Diana we hired a boat from Wayford Bridge. Mike and I make it to Honing Lock, one of our target destinations for the day. This voyage included a trip up the East Ruston Branch of the North Walsham ... read more
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Today the new battery I had ordered arrived. It was cheap! The advert on eBay had warned: These batteries are shop soiled ie. they have scratches on them, some are faded from sunlight and some have blemish marks on them from being on display, but they are in 100% optimal working condition an... read more
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At last! I have completed the report of the trip that Diana and I made to Germany in July. The report in the "Other Boating" section of the site now includes the promised reports on our time walking around Wiesbaden Marina and canoeing through the Schiffahrtstunnel... read more
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Diana is down for the weekend so it's time for Just 17's shakedown cruise after her launch earlier in the week. Diana claims not to be a sailor, although, when pressed there is mention of sailing dinghies a long time ago and sailing aboard other friends yachts in exotic Caribbean locations... read more
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I made a couple of trips to Just 17 today. Somehow I managed to forget various things on both the first and second time around. So the one thing I had on my list and still have to do is set, in epoxy resin, the support beam for the floorboard in the front of the cabin... read more
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