Bigger lean-to needed.

Suffering from the snow and not being able to start work on LJ’s refit, I decided it would be a good idea to bring home (on top of Mrs BS’s car) the Boom, Gaff and Bowsprit.  The idea is that I can take my time sanding them and varnishing them in comfort, with R4 on, a cuppa to hand and the heater on.

No Chance.  The boom is about 18″s longer then the lean-to.  RATS.

...The boom however I tried...

…The boom however I tried…

...just will not fit.

…just will not fit.

Gaff and Sprit fit fine...

Gaff and Sprit fit fine…






So, bigger lean-to or saw a couple of feet of off the boom?
Only kidding. I guess I will have to wait for dry days, forgo the heater and sand and varnish with a bit sticking out of one of the doors.

Never mind.

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2 Responses to Bigger lean-to needed.

  1. John Mason says:

    Hi Steve,
    I just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and watching your video clips since seeing mention of you in the last edition of the WOA magazine.

    You’ve upgraded from a Westerly and I’ve upgraded to one, from a great Kingfisher 26, a much under rated yacht except for those who know better, to a 1979 Westerly Berwick. The arrival of 3 children really necessitated a bigger boat… well that was my logic and my lovely wife Kipps was charitable enough to give me permission!! That was in 2010 and a lot of work later she went in the water , later than I hoped, last year. Weather and other circumstances prevented us doing much but getting a 3 year old, a 4 year old and a 7 year old life jacketed up and to a fro from tender to yacht without incident was a success.

    Any way just wanted to say keep up the “good work” and I look forward to the next installment.

    PS: On the writings of Maurice Griffiths… have you read “Swatchways and Little Ships”? Another lovely read.

    Regards John

    • Steve says:

      Thanks John,

      I do not feel as if I have ‘upgraded’ at all. Certainly a step backward from my seaworthy, dry, stable Westerly. I just need to get this gaff rigged bug out of my system I think. How on earth you manage three little ones on board is a mystery to me. I have enough trouble with the dog! Good luck

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