Well, thanks to those who have responded positively, we are now into our second edition of the Lockdown Blog.
Mind you, it is easy just to think “Ah, I’ll do it tomorrow” But time wasted, regardless of reason, is time lost.
Read what some of our mates have said this week or so
Last week Dane said he visited Neangar and Tom Thumb for approved exercising and wishes to say the lake is nearly full. By the time we get back there to sail it should be running over. (Update.. with 28 ml two nights ago, it will be close to it). Like Hans, they have been putting in some serious pedal-time.
He posts these photos. And says “Lake Neangar. What a sight, beautiful breeze and not a boat in sight. When can we all start sailing again, I’m missing all those friendly faces!!!!!
Hans also sent one taken a couple of months before lock down. Who would be so keen as to sail in the rain? See what else he has said in his Comment below
Greg has provided some welcome content and here is what he said
It’s Greg here locked up in my workshop working on my latest plywood project (VERA) which is another Bearospace Fast Schooner, similar to Mal’s latest construction, just not quite as large. So I thought I would contribute a few words to Mal’s Blog / Digest with a couple of photos to show progress. Basically, I have the bulk of it all complete and just adding final paint colours and gloss varnish to all of the spars. Over the next few weeks, as I am sure I will still be locked down, I will take to the trusty sewing machine and produce a set of sails, Colour still to be determined.
Apart from that, I am stuck until I can catch up with my 2 good mates Dane for my promised lead allocation and Russell for the keel bulb pouring expertise. I am sure we will all be able to catch up soon.
So everyone keep safe and we will convene at the Lake when it’s all over.
BUT WAIT! THE BLOGGER tells all
Spotted early this year on Laanecoorie weir (Pre-lock-down time)
Good one Crossbones, Gary will be VERY interested in that!
Eric tells us …. I’ve done a few things to Anna, maybe tomorrow when the sun is out, if it comes out, I’ll take some photos and send them to you. The changes are cosmetic really, touch up of the paint here and there and bit of a polish. I was wondering do you remember what’s the name of the green hull paint you used?
Charlie bought up a heap of Dragon bits before lock down as he had in mind to build up a hull or two.
Terence and Louie (his canine companion)
Really missing everyone at Neangar and sailing.
Have painted my fences, organised sheds collected firewood from Carapooee and planted 12 new trees including two (already autumnal) maples either side of the house.
Worst loss, of course, is that my DF65 was ready to go for her first sail on the day it became not possible.
The good news is that we will forget all of the inconvenience once the restrictions are lifted, and we are not sick or dead because of them.
You can see that he is showing his sail numbers as most of us do.
Bazza is getting right into the “Build, not doze” theme of things with his whizzbang lightweight I.O.M. Bench build.
Baz advises us..
“Just taken the boat off the formers this morning, weight 466 grams “
Also heard from “Big” Jim (down Gippsland lakes way) from a YouTube comment. He passes on his regards to all.
And yours truly has finally got up off the carpet and back into his somewhat belated schooner build.
The keel is just completed.. at 7.6 kg it is a handful to tote around.
Lined up against its sister boat keels.
My thanks to Dane for donating the lead [sce emoji=”nod”/], it’s hard to find that much anywhere these days. [sce emoji=”praying”/]
Although every blog issue shows Comments added by various group members, they are more often than not overlooked as they only appear at the very bottom of the following blog. To be fair, it is important that everyone at least knows they are there to be read.
We had a great response for the first Special Isolation Times Blog as follows. CLICK HERE
STOP PRESS That somewhat surprising 28 ml of rain the other night will have pushed Neangar to near full, it not completely so [url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/k5c0htYg/thumb-smiley-2-thumbs-up.png[/img][/url]
And what has become an almost daily feature, from someone or the other.