Tag: Aslana

  • Facebook export – Bits to Fix: 2012/2013

    Facebook export – Bits to Fix: 2012/2013

    Photos exported from Aslana’s Facebook page.

  • Winter update

    Blue Opal is sitting at her mooring, and I’m looking for a pleasant day to go sailing in winter. So far it’s either been silly windy (and cold), or too damn cold and no wind. Yesterday was looking good initially, but then it started to rain… not heavy rain, just the type of misty rain […]

  • Aslana has a new owner

    Aslana has a new owner

    Well, Aslana is no longer mine (and I’m no longer a fleet admiral). A guy at work who is getting in to sailing in Ireland asked to look at her, we went for a test sail, and we shook hands. She’ll be staying on her current mooring, and he’s joining the club with the best […]

  • Building better bases for the coachroof winches

    Building better bases for the coachroof winches

    After I sailed Aslana for a while, I decided to re-fit her for single-handed sailing. This meant leading lots of lines back to the cockpit, and upgrading the captive winches to self-tailers. The ones on the coachroof were installed at a bad angle relative to the triple clutches ahead of them, so this winter has […]

  • Finishing off the rudder for Aslana

    Finishing off the rudder for Aslana

    With the primer on, I picked one of the bright white Toplac paints for the upper half of Aslana’s rudder. The first coat had to be sanded back off, as the roller brush left a bunch of “lint” all over the surface. That’ll teach me to use a cheapish roller when using gloss paint. The […]

  • Priming the rudder

    Priming the rudder

    With the damaged portion of the rudder repaired, it’s time to paint the rudder. Priming coat first, second priming coat in two days if needed, and then I need to decide on a topcoat colour. Mind you, since I’m selling her, I might stop at primer and leave it to the last moment to put […]