messing about in boats

November Weather

Posted in Sailing by Joseph Moore on November 29, 2009

The weather’s been officially rubbish this November. Gales, rain and chilly temperatures. My alarm went off this morning and I woke to dark skies, howling wind and a thoroughly unpleasant hail storm. Couple that with an afternoon of digging stumps out of a friend’s garden yesterday and climbing into some rubber gear to go sailing wasn’t looking or feeling too inviting.

Still, now it’s just gone 11am and the sun is shining, the wind has died and it’s even getting relatively warm. Maybe a trip down to the barn to sort out my Fireball ready to sell her. After all, I waved goodbye to Mushy Peas yesterday so it’s starting to get quite empty in there now; Which is a good thing I guess as boats really should be sailed. Plus it frees up a load of space if and when I decide to get stuck in to boat building.

At least in the time it’s taken to write that paragraph it’s started raining again…

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More Moth Photos

Posted in Sailing by Joseph Moore on November 12, 2009

I’ve been a bit lazy with the blogging this week. Too many other distractions. Namely boating’s greatest enemy – work.

Still, I’ve stuck a few more photos of my International Moth, Mushy Peas up and figured it really is time I got her out of the barn and into the hands of someone who’ll sail her so she could be yours for £400 which is a lot of smiles for the money and a great way into Moth sailing.

Fat Moths

Posted in Sailing by Joseph Moore on October 27, 2009

I was digging out some photos of my International Moth the other day for a friend who’s interested in buying her and it just occurred to me I should probably create a page on here for her.

Mushy Peas (GBR3898) is a Magnum 6 built from ply in around 1986. There’s only one photo handy on my laptop but it’s a decent one showing the fine hull entry and massive buttocks which make her such a hoot offwind in a breeze.

Magnum 6 International Moth

Magnum 6 International Moth