News: Lift Out


photos of a blue fishing boat
photo montage of the fishing boat Blue Linnet being lifted for maintenance.

It has been a while since I posted anything on this blog. It wasn’t my intention to stop for so long, but time has passed incredibly quickly.

In September we lifted our home Blue Linnet out of the water for several weeks of much needed maintenance. Planks were replaced, and parts of the strake renewed, rot was fixed in the bulwarks and a few minor patches in the hull. Everything was painted, although we ran out of enough time and good weather to entirely complete this, antifouling was done and anodes were replaced. Thank you to everyone who helped.

By the middle of October we were back on our mooring and six weeks later I had a baby boy. I am afraid our dear son will be doomed to a lifetime of wooden boat maintenance and an encyclopaedic knowledge of boat construction and nautical terms. I suspect he will want to be an accountant in rebellion.

He is now 14 weeks old and my days are filled with nappies, as a result I am not doing as much drawing as I would like. However in a bid to maintain some thread of my work I have started a sketchbook/ notebook to record his early days, a kind of scrapbook memento. I will inevitable blog on this further as it comes together.