A record of the renovation of a
Wooden Drascombe Longboat 'Otter'

20th June 2007. She floats.

Time for a trial. Off to Grafham Water for a test sail before heading down to Calshot.

Lifeboat launch.

Down the jetty.

And off we go.

(Well I had been out with my wife but I put her ashore to take photos.)

Now I know why Brad sails standing up.

I cautiously put in a reef to start as the wind was a little gusty.

In the gusts she went surprisingly quickly. And very stable.


Am I happy?


You bet.

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Last updated: 26 June, 2007