Greg Afloat

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As noted in yesterday's report, one of the tasks that I had not managed to complete before Ian and I launched Just 17 was the rub down and varnishing of the internal woodwork. I achieved that task this afternoon. At least, I applied a single coat of varnish. I'm hoping it will be enough... read more
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Almost exactly six years to the day after Imagination was launched after a major repaint, Just 17 is now moored in the same spot, less than 25 feet from the front door of "The Pleasure Boat"! It wasn't quite as I had planned it, but being so late in the season, it was hardly surprising... read more
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Just for a change, tonight I'm going to start with a summary of the current situation and then explain things. Window frames: (Re-fitted - but there's a problem.) Gunwale Strakes: (All fitted, but the new piece has been removed for staining. Obtaining the extra bolts has proved a prob... read more
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So much for yesterday's idea of starting the day by giving the strakes a second coat of wood stain. When I got out to the boat, shortly after nine o' clock, I changed my mind and decided to start with the anti-slip pads. I didn't mention, when writing yesterday's report, that the forecast I... read more
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At last I'm beginning to feel close to the end of the job and approaching re-launch of Just 17. The rain today, except in the worst downpour, didn't stop me painting inside the cabin and the job is now complete. With that job done I can start bolting all the gear back onto the boat that I finish... read more
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As reported in my last post there was to be a bit of a lull in the work on Just 17. Almost as soon as I had posted the report of the work on Wednesday 24 August, I was packing for a trip to France, a delayed birthday treat arranged by Diana. We went to stay with friends, near Carcasonne. I plan ... read more
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Wednesday proved to be a good day for work on the boat. The sun shone for much of the day. However, I suffered distractions in the morning, so it was close to midday when I got out to Just 17. After yesterday's loss of the 8mm socket I did make the promised attempt to recover it, though I confes... read more
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Although it had been around 02:00 when I gave the inside of the cabin doors their second undercoat last Thursday morning, I had been up early enough to get the final Satinwood coat on before Ian arrived at around 09:30. Then, after our cruise aboard Deux Chevaux, work on Just 17 may, to the casu... read more
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Back on May 17 I recorded how I helped Ian with The launch of Deux Chevaux . Now Ian was asking if I could give him a hand with making a tweak to the rigging aboard his boat. It was an ideal opportunity to return all Ian's gear to him and get a go on his boat. How could I refuse? When Ian ar... read more
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It was Tuesday when I made the time to get to the boat yard to bring Just 17 home. "I waited for you yesterday", I was told by John when I turned up. I think he was being a bit tongue in cheek. I know I had said, last week, that I would be back on Monday, but I intended it more as a &q... read more
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