Final stage of Winsome’s recovery

July 23, 2011

Today, 23rd of July, the waterline(s) will be reinstated on the hull of Winsome so can dry over the weekend.

Though Winsome is getting close to her 40th birthday, beauty is eternal. Look at this lady some 2.000 years ago.


Winsome will be launched Monday 25th noon and her mast will be stepped Tuesday 26th.

Leen, Wout and myself will travel to Cowes, via Bembridge, Wednesday 27th to pick up Winsome Thursday 28th in order to prepare her for the RORC Channel Race Friday 29th.

Crossing fingers

LUNA is another story. I herebelow give a quote of Clare Lallow’s. Please read it carefully. A checklist for her is to follow soon.

Dear Mr Heijst

I have contacted the engineer and he has renewed the starting motor, the old one was not repairable. Due to the fact that the key was stuck in the on position for some time after the engine was running it had overheated and burnt out the windings and cracked the armature. The engineer has looked at the key start mechanism which needed flushing because of salt deposits within the mechanism. He has flushed it out and sprayed it with lubricant and does not see any need to renew the switch. I therefore think it would be a good idea to spray this mechanism say on a monthly basis to prevent the same problem reoccurring.

Kind regards


Clare Lallow Ltd
3 Medina Road
Isle of Wight
PO31 7BU

Tel 01983 292112

Post by Harry Heijst | July 23, 2011 |