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April/May 2017 - season starts
Click on Thumbnail April started with rebuilding the ktchen sink, or at least the cupboard under it, following last months flood. However I finally got out sailing on the 11th of the month. The rest of April was cool and uninviting so my sailing season only really started in May.

Key: = Equipment Notes, etc.
(Possibly of general interest)
= Diary/Sailing Log entry
(Of interest to me!)
11th April
First Sail - Dibden Bay!  [diary entry]
rest of April
Fuel filter, butane stove, hatch-top displays  [Seatern Notes]
2nd May
Lymington starting platform  [diary entry]
8th May
Cleaned bottom of hull, fixed water to sink  [diary entry]
10th May
To Western Docks  [diary entry]
12th May
Dibden Bay walkClick on Thumbnail  ...I thought I'd explore the Dibden Bay shore from the land side but it is difficult to get near the water... more comments in the photo album.

14th May
Busy watch at Calshot  [NCI Notes]
18th May
Better Dibden Bay walk!  [diary entry]
19th May
Cleaned Seafly hull!Click on Thumbnail Click on Thumbnail I was going to go sailing but was worried that it would turn out calm with heavy showers (it didn't). Took advantage of a neap tide to clean the Seafly's hull before breakfast! There was some thick green growth where the starboard side gets the light, otherwise just mud!

25th May
Netley Dome (Southampton Sailing Week)  [diary entry]
27th May
Parade of SailClick on Thumbnail As part of Southampton Sailing Week there was supposed to be a "Parade of Sail" from the River Itchen along Southampton Water to the Hamble. I watched from Weston Shore, but hardly anyone took part! The weather was poor too. [some photos]

29th May
Boom gallows description: A new BC20 owner asked me for some photos of the boom gallows in order to get one fitted to his yacht. In case others would find them useful here is what I sent.

31st May
Cowes and the River Medina  [diary entry]

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