Patriot Day :— A day to remember. If you are an innovative automotive manufacturer ie. Hopefully grandparents are as appreciated ad much today as they were in generations past? I think most are, but as a new grandfather, it is hard to live up to the legacy left by grandparents of previous generations. Saw this on a sailing forum and thought it would be a great sewing tidbit to add to an Encore project list.
Looks simple and compact enough. Last week I brought my old Poulan chainsaw back to life for a few dollars after giving away my newer one, but I ended up damaging my workbench while adjusting the carburetor jets. We have more bees and wasps appearing around our house this summer, on the other hand, we have always had nests in the woods but this year a few more have moved closer to the house.
Hope you are enjoying the rest of the summer at the beach, perhaps at Cape Cod? Yes it has been awhile. Great energy use tip for those of use who heavily rely on ceiling fans: The direction a ceiling fan should turn can be confusing. Modern fans have a switch that enables them to blow the air either up or down.
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As hinted at last week, today is the day I want to wish my wonderful wife Brenda a Happy Birthday. As the cost of education, health care, cars, etc. Currently, I pay for a few subscriptions. In common with other yachts of the time, Iolanthe was laid up in […]. Unfortunately our Armstrong Siddeley when a few miles on the way proclaimed the fact that she had a broken spring, which necessitated slow running […].
They […]. This year was an even year which meant we turned left on leaving Blyth. Destination Muckle Flugga? Jonathan Wallis photographs by Hugo Wallis In we went south to Harwich to find the sun, and found a deal of rain and wind. Clearly we did not go far enough south. So in we decided to turn left and head for Scotland on the grounds that it could not be much worse […].
What delight to wander ashore from the joint moorings of the Royal Natal Yacht Club reciprocal membership with our RNYC and the Point Yacht Club to eat, drink and socialise with friendly locals and other cruisers. But […]. This was no exception. When you got the invitation to the pre-course […].
It took three and a half hours to drive to Largs marina where I met up with the rest of the crew of Skua, a 37ft Bavaria. Rob, Ben and Steve all had a lot of cruising experience prior to the start of the course […]. On 12 September we beat our way out of Darwin Bay. We were keen to have a final look at the Kimberleys — a remote area in NW Australia with river gorges […].
We had considered avoiding Australia […]. Colin was impressed by the low marina […]. We chatted with the owners of Kookaburra, the Jeanneau Sunrise 34 that was to be our home for the next week, while we waited for the rest of the squad to turn up. We […]. There were four of us students on board — Shirley, Keith, Andrew and me — all doing Coastal Skipper — and our […]. Gordon Bellerby We were a motley bunch, the crew of yacht Flamingo.
Jason a policeman, John a surgeon, Jim a radio engineer and myself a farmer, all doing Day Skipper, and then there was Pete, our instructor, whose long and varied life had encompassed most of our individual skills and more. We were ready for […]. Linda Lane Thornton It is a truth universally acknowledged that yachties possessing a wish to cruise to Orkney must be in want of fair weather. Tony, the gallant captain casually suggested that his car may not be up to the journey to Largs.
I therefore volunteered mine, a Renault Scenic where the seats can be taken out. I saw the glint in […].
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We are just crossing the South New Hebrides Trench on our way from Fiji to NZ, miles out on the last of our passages for this year, the […]. Nick Stevens As we set off on an ominously windy Saturday afternoon from Largs Yacht Haven, I think we all felt a little trepidation at what was to come in the following week. Little did we know what the next 24 hours would bring. Tony, our instructor, had proudly announced to us a couple of […]. Nigel Swanston This log won the Walker Cup Mahon Menorca to Portoscuso Sardinia nms.
July As we sailed out through the piers the sun came […]. Linda Lane Thornton Andy and I decided on the Orkney Islands as our holiday destination for some time around Easter, and had spent several evenings discussing passage plans. Regarding Koh Samui,We prefer a motor yacht. Now that I have your data,Whenever a friend of my go to Puket,Or even in a future trip tothe area,I will refer your name to them,or in my case call you. We had to return to Marina and lost 2 days while waiting for repair. But we received a refund of the charter fee for 2 days.go to link
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So it was ok in the end. Quality of the service of the shipowner Information before your departure Reception at the base comments : Nice briefing material with good pictures and explanations. Very professional job from Asia-Marine. Just a quick message to tell you that we enjoyed a lot the 3 days we spent on Tony's boat. He brought us to nice places meeting our expectations white sand beaches, a typical Thai village and not crowded places to rest.
On top of that Onyx boat is comfortable and offers spaces for every need. We had a great time partly because of the yacht itself but also, and in equal measure, because of John and his team. The whole crew were particularly pleasant and ever attentive. They also went to great lengths to plan things to optimize our trip. At the same time they were flexible and proactive in suggesting changes when these seemed advisable. As for the yacht itself it is very clean and comfortable.
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It also has charm, that particular ingredient which is hard to describe but very much a differentiating factor. There were two points which could do with being improved: the need for a larger shaded area on the rear deck and more efficient air con in the two large bedrooms. John was already aware of these points and is taking action on them. A further point which is made in anticipation. Because the yacht is made of old timber and operates in a hot humid climate it will need to be very carefully maintained if it is to appeal to the top end of the market which it is, quite rightly targeting.
This is not to suggest that it looks tired today, merely that this is something to watch. Thank you for everything you did in arranging the charter,. Athena 38 Fuchs Everything was so perfect! All my best, Isabelle. Your men finished my engine today and I think they did a very good job. I have been very impressed by your integrity and proffessionalism and I will be recommending your company whenever I can. My best regards, Harvey.
Asia Marine were very professional and very helpful and I will gladly charter with them again.
The boat was great and I would love to take her out again. Thanks a lot, Cheers, Clive. Service was excellent and the food was awesome. Lavezzi 40 Bareboat Herve G. France Athena 38 Bareboat Mr Thomas H. Athena 38 crewed charter Mr and Mrs A. Anderson Hanse bareboat Mr and Mrs H.
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Lagoon 47 bareboat with engineer Mr R. Germany Everything was excellent.