Today was a day for putting Windana back together. We arranged for a truck to bring our canopy and targa bar round to the marina. Backed Windana into the work berth and the guys at hardstand area used their fork lift to lower it all on deck. The mast was to be stepped next, but with the rain squalls and wind, the crane operator decided to postpone it. Then, the sun broke through the clouds, everything cleared, so it was all systems go! Everything went without a hitch (even t
Finished or not, we are leaving the creek!
1000 departure from the jetty (with Tony onboard this time). Motored up Tingalpa Creek as far as we could go and waited for enough tide to cross over the rock shelf, but still allow enough clearance to get under the road bridge ahead - some serious calculations required. Made it under at 1155 (without canopy or targa bar) with Tony only having to duck slightly! Then we headed under the railway bridge in time for a train to go roar
Happy Birthday Windana!! Can't believe it was ten years ago that she was first launched. To celebrate, we thought we would slip the lines and take her for a spin up and down the creek. Actually, the real reason for going for a spin is to test out the propellers. A few days ago, we impulsively decided to go for a quick spin. Didn't give much thought to the tide ripping out at the time, so when Tony blithely let go the lines, that's exactly what he did! Normally I would keep