Ready to go again!

It is funny how staying in marinas has never been our thing; they are expensive, they can be noisy and we’d much rather be anchored in the wild! And yet our time at the Batemans Bay Marina has been really pleasant; we each secretly found we were actually enjoying ourselves and finally admitted this to…

Take It not so Easy

We are still at the Batemans Bay Marina and will be for a few more days. However we are making progress. The brand new length of chain has arrived and our new Manson Supreme anchor is on its way from Sydney. The rudder shaft has been straightened, a good thing, but it is not absolutely perfect, not such…

Take It Easy is fixed!

Since our return from our Summer Cruise, it has been all go.  We had a few major things to attend to following our altercation with the storm at Jamieson Bay in the Furneaux Islands: repairs to the frame supporting our solar panels, dinghy davits and wind generator, and fixing the wind generator itself, which as…

Back to boat work!

We returned from our cruise nearly three weeks ago and the transition back to work has been… well… hard is a polite way of describing it. We were on board Take It Easy for the weekend, not so much to go sailing – we did none of that – but to start working on the To Do…

Sand-Tape-Paint

We were back on Take it Easy on the Melbourne Cup extra-long weekend to continue our boat maintenance marathon.  On the program: re-lining the cabin roof after the sail track leaks debacle, hand sanding the fiddly bits around the winches and other deck gear, undercoating, taping and painting. It sounds eminently doable in 5 days;…