Sunday, February 21, 2016

Yet more Beachcomber pics

I still haven't found the time to replace the standing rigging, but the two foresails still pull us along nicely when the wind is on my back, making an incredibly economical motor trip even more so.

Apart from the shrouds, forestays and whiskers the bow sprit needs re-finishing too, and I promise to rid the boat soon of those ageing green sail covers. They were well made but have given up on any semblance of an organised appearance.

It turns out that our long motoring trips aren't much slower than those by friends with more powerful motors. A trip to 'The Barrier' near Lakes Entrance takes us about 50 minutes- a nice time for a lunch to be taken while we let some lovely wilderness pass us by. Those with tens of HP and planing hulls can do it in 20 minutes or so, but that is more commuting than travelling...The lid of the motor box serves as a handy and well-situated table.


  1. Still green with a nice way.......such a stunning boat!

  2. I had hoped to get her a bit more spiffy for the up-coming classic boat rally locally in early March...but she will just have to go as is...there is too much else to do in our first year here. Thanks for your enthusiasm Steve. Hope you get some weather worth boating in soon.