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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Bums protecting their asset, then moving south

A few days in the Bums Bay anchorage allowed us to do a useful job. The latest asset on Maunie's inventory, the folding bicycle, has already been well used and we wanted to protect it from scratches and salty water when it's stored in the cockpit locker. So the Sailrite sewing machine came out and we used offcuts of material (from a project to make Graham's father a new boom cover for his boat a few years ago) and recycled an old but serviceable zip to make this waterproof bag.

The bag was lined with some of Maunie's original foresail to make it chafe-resistant.

Tidy, eh?
A very productive way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

We are now heading south along the coast and it feels like quite a novelty to be at sea rather than feeling our way along shallow inland channels. We have a 110nm overnight passage to the town of Iluka at the mouth of the mighty Clarence River in NSW. Great conditions so far- 15 knots from the NE so we hope that it'll be a good trip.

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