Monday, 17 December 2007

Where will Bristol Rose Winter?

For the past 2 years Bristol Rose was on the hard. However this winter she will stay in the water at the Anchorage Marina in Baltimore.

We will stay over some weekends and explore Fells Point and Canton and enjoy the city.
This year I returned the sails to Kappa Sails to have them cleaned, checked/repaired and sunbrella UV covers added to the Yankee and Genoa ready for the summer.
Typically boats seem to fill in the available time with jobs to do. Bristol Rose is no different. I have a short list of projects that we need to attend to over the next year. These include
  • Upgrade LP gas bottles
  • Repair DC refrigerator raw water pump (intermittent operation is driving me crazy)
  • Brightwork never stops
  • New TV
  • Laptop computer, navigation & photography software
  • Repace the Dinghy, we now have 2, both for sale, a Trinka 10 and Avon and a Honda 2hp outboard. I am thinking of getting a Walker Bay RIB
  • New life raft and replace flairs
  • Ham radio licence
  • Windvane, still looking but like Cape Horn
  • Lots or organization, downsizing and packing stuff away
For a look at Bristol Rose's sister ship Fortitude, Shannon hull # 52 and her first offshore passage - 400 miles from Newport, Rhode Is. to Annapolis, Maryland, read the article in Blue Water Sailing magazine.

1 comment:

  1. Lookin good, good luck Bristol Rose