Trip to Lymington 7 December 2016

December 7, 2016

143 years of knowledge flew today to Southampton, back and forth, in order to visit Robin Milledge at Berthon’s Boat Yard in Lymington to discuss the winter jobs on Winsome.

All points from my log book 2016 were discussed.

The change to our oil skins, Spinnlocks, grab bag and boots locker, was already in the first stage i.e. the demolition of the sink and water supply. It is the usual Hoogmoed’ style. First demolish it radically, then make it (much) better.


The instrument panel for the engine will be changed to another, read better and dryer position. This as the result of our 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race experiences.








The rudder has to be taken off once again, but the keel is fine.


Repairs as a result of 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race were discussed and agreed upon.


Thereafter we visited the RORC Rating Office where we met James Dadd, who succeeded Mike Urwin. Latter happened also to be present. We had an interesting discussion.

During our walk back to Berthon we discussed the idea of a carbon fibre mast on Winsome. Reima commented it was long overdue.

We took the Tough Book pc back with us.

Next visit planned for Jan-Feb. Launching of Winsome scheduled for end of March in order to have her ready for the RORC Easter Challenge 14-15 April 2017.

It was a strange day not having called my mother.






Post by Harry Heijst | December 7, 2016 |