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 have always had some difficulty in turning her and often had 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.