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James and Claire Short, Adventures at Sea!
18 February, 2012
Servicing the engine

With John Lister's expert help we managed to service the engine without losing any nuts and bolts or breaking any working parts.   If you know us well, you will appreciate that this is a significant achievement!

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18 February, 2012
Putting OR back together!

At last we are able to put everything back in its place and 'bend on' the freshly cleaned and refurbished sails.  Only got to put the  cushions back and we are ready to set sail down Channel.

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6 February, 2012
Back in the water

OR goes back in the water to a new berth

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30 January, 2012
Shambles

Bit of a task to tidy up OR ready to put her back in the water!

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28 January, 2012
Girl power

Always knew the polishing skills learned at Clarendon would come in useful for something more interesting than cleaning the house! Helen showing James how it's done!                    

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21 January, 2012
New Saloon Lighting

Claire purchased some very neat down-lighters in Weston super Mare's excellent Caravan shop, James then fitted them in the Saloon (Sat 21 Jan) to provide excellent reading lights and more ambience for  supper parties!  Having taken down and replaced three sets of head-lining, the new cordless drill came in very handy.  And......the lights all work!

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23 November, 2011
Lift out

Ocean Rainbow out of the water for the winter refurbishment! Remembered to put Ocean Rainbow in to the slings stern first, as the forestay would otherwise touch the top of the hoist. Exciting trying to reverse in the strong crosswind into narrow lifting-berth!  

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20 November, 2011
Leaving Underfall Yard for Portishead

Cabin sole refurbishment and forepeak cabins now completed.  Ocean Rainbow on her way home to Portishead for the winter and the fitting of the Watermaker.

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28 October, 2011
Departing Portishead for Underfall Yard, Bristol

Off to see John R-B and have the new cabin sole fitted and cupboards built into the forepeak.

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16 October, 2011
Home from Cardiff

Another lovely stopover at Cardiff Yacht Club.   CYC's fundraising auction provided entertainment and Claire bid for and got a bosun's chair and self-climbing mast steps.

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