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On The Hard – Oct 2018

Phyllis has been moved to Skippool Creek on the River Wyre for lift-out 8 Oct 2018 by David Moss Boatbuilders.  After some eight years, she needs some work and where's a better place to do it than at the original boat builders who restored her.

We always had some difficulty in turning her and have often to opt for a 'jibe' rather than the preferred 'tack', particularly when attempting to turn thro' the wind against an oncoming sea.  We'll be taking a look at the bowsprit to see if by extending the length we can gain some advantage by having the staysail and jib further apart.

Other jobs will include the stopping of a persistent water leak, plus painting, varnishing and antifoul.

Going to look too, to see if we can engineer all our sail control from the cockpit.  I'm sure we can but it will need to 'look the business' without spoiling her lines.

And while she's out a survey for the boat insurance.

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About Phyllis

I'm a 100-year-old (plus) restoration of the Royal Mersey Restricted Class gaff rigged yacht. I was found in a rear garden in Bebington on the Wirral. I'd been modified over the years, and prior to renovation was Bermudan rigged with aluminium spars and two beam shelves, witness to a 14" addition to my topsides. In July 2010, I was re-launched back to my original build based on models and drawings. You can often find me in attendance at the various traditional boating festivals around the Irish Sea.

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