Sailing today have kindly given us permission to reproduce Jack Daly’s Solo around Britain article – find it on the Pictures/Books/Articles/Video page. Roger Taylor has added videos to his Greenland, Jan Mayen and Iceland voyage page. In addition, new pages on surveys and metalwork. Updates to the 3D models, antifouling, boat register, cockpit drains, Internet connectivity, stoves, windows and woodwork pages. Would you like to contribute an article? Check out our new article wish list.
Amazing adventure – read about Roger Taylor’s 48 day voyage to Greenland, Jan Mayen and Iceland that he made this summer, dicing with icebergs en route. We also have the beginnings of a new page about the various bits of woodwork in a Corribee. We also have updates to the antifouling, boat register and stoves pages. Would you like to contribute an article? Check out our new article wish list.
Quieter week this week (everyone out on the water?), but loads of good stuff. sCorribee has added some new photos to his boom tent page. The beginnings of 3D CAD models for the various models have been started – all assistance gratefully received. Alan McKeand has started a new page on anchors. Declan McKinney and others have described what antifouling works for them. Updates on the boat register, interior lining and trailers pages and a new help with rebuilds page. Would you like to contribute an article? Check out our new article wish list.
Several owners doing rebuilds have suggested that it would be useful if there was somewhere where they can ask for specific assistance, for example for pictures of specific items that may be very damaged or missing on their boats. Click here to reach a new page to do just that.
Eclectic selection of new items and articles this week. We have a new section on insurance – please let us know your experiences. A 1968 boat test of the Corribee and 1982 boat test of the Coromandel in the Pictures/Books/Articles/Videos section. Also in this section, a link to a nice video of Vixen in the Kilbrannon Sound thanks to John Kiely. Martin Hudson has provided an interesting article about a home made boat lift. Alan McKeand tells us about a great value paraffin stove that he uses. sCorribee and Roger Taylor demonstrate how to lower a mast single handed. Nathan Whitworth shows how to make a temporary track repair and how to replace a lost stern locker hatch. Declan McKinney has started a page about tenders. Would you like to contribute an article? Check out our new article wish list.
Lots of new and updated items this week. The Boat Register now allows you to associate up to five pictures and/or videos with your boat. There are now one click searches for Corribees and Coromandels for sale on sites such as eBay on the For Sale page. The Pictures/Books/Articles/Videos page now has thumbnails of as many magazine articles as possible as well as links for downloading or buying each article plus a new video section. The Rigging page has been updated with photographs thanks to Declan McKinney and Eduardo Murcia. New Boom tent and Sail handling pages thanks to scorribee. Jonny Moore has kindly allowed us to add a huge amount of technical information from his site to the Bouyancy, Bowsprit, Chart table, Outboard, Leadline, Legs, Solar panels and Wind vane pages. Mike Spring has allowed us to host a copy of his log for his single handed trip to the Azores and back. Would you like to contribute an article? Check out our new article wish list.
A couple of new articles this week – Jay Blackburn of Emily Grace has written an interesting article about the unique mono bilge keel Corribee that he rescued here. Nathan Whitworth of Kudu and eCorribee have written a useful article about internet access that you can read here. Would you like to contribute a new article? Leave a comment or email email@example.com and we’ll be in touch!
The Corribee Owners Association Boat Register has now been ported to the new website and is accepting updates. Please try and find your boat and if it is not there or the information is wrong, please let us know so we can fix it. Likewise, if you have an idea for a new feature, please leave a comment or email as per the instructions and we will look into it straight away.
As you can see, we have moved the site to a new platform, which will allow updates to be made more easily, and by a number of registered users. Visitors to the site can add comments and this will give you a chance to contribute useful information and suggest further improvements.
Jonny Moore is about to restart his round UK trip – Casulen II will be re-launched in Ramsgate on Saturday July 4th for a shakedown trip to Dover (his stopping point last September). He is then away to Eastbourne, Brighton, Chichester, Cowes, Poole, Weymouth, etc so with luck should be in the Solent area within a week (Wednesday at the very earliest) although the forecast is for winds from the west so could be slow work Check for more details on his site (note the new address is www.jonnymooresailing.co.uk). Those who followed his progress last year will know that he took the difficult route around the north coast of Scotland in sometimes atrocious sailing conditions. He should be back to the original start in Holyhead around mid-August.
I’m sure he would welcome any fellow Corribee owners who are able to tag along for part of the way and I will try to keep up with his progress here. As far as I know he will be berthing at the UKSA in Cowes – in most of the smaller harbours he should be easy to find. More details on Chichester and Poole soon hopefully.
Below: Yin-yang returning from a trip up the river to Newport on the weekend of the Isle of Wight Music Festival 2009.
This is a long overdue plug for a really interesting Corribee-related site. Nathan Whitworth owns a Mk 1 Corribee named Kudu and his blog gives a very good insight into his life on board. Click here to read about The Adventures of Kudu. At the moment he is circumnavigating the UK and making regular video updates on Youtube – click here for the list of links to all the episodes so far.
Kudu – showing Nathan’s Rutland wind generator and two solar panels. I have unashamedly robbed this picture from Nathan’s website
Congratulations to Katie Miller, of ‘Round Britain in a Corribee’ fame, who crossed the finishing line of the OSTAR 2009 race on the 16th June, the youngest ever female competitor . You can read the blogs of her crossing on BluQube on the Blogstar site.
Some more information has been added to the technical section, mainly thanks to Roger Taylor who has again provided some useful information on interior lining, and an alternative to the troublesome outboard motor.
Roger is planning another Northern voyage in Mingming this year:
“I intend to leave from Whitehills, on the southern shore of the Moray Firth, and head for Jan Mayen Island (71N 8.5W). As usual I have six weeks available, and this gives a distance almost exactly equivalent to Burnham-on-Crouch to Iceland (2007) and Plymouth to the Azores (2008). Jan Mayen is about 400 miles north-east of Iceland, has an active volcano (Beerenburg), and belongs to Norway. There is a permanent scientific station on the island with about 18 scientists. There are no safe anchorages but, a few offshore hazards apart, the coast is reasonably approachable, with none of the fierce currents and tide races of, say, the Faroes. This is where a series of unhappy events caused the loss of Tilman’s first and best-loved pilot cutter Mischief. The island used to be ice-bound in winter, but this year the east Greenland ice-pack fell short by about 80 miles. If I am lucky enough to get there with time to spare I will head west towards Scoresby Sound (the world’s largest fiord) on the Greenland coast, and see what happens.”