This has been a real saga! To access some rotten plywood in Black Sheep’s cockpit combing I had to get through an irreplaceable bit of teak capping; a wide board from a mature tree. [...]
Equipped with the router I was able to get a new teak deck section cut out for the bridge deck, ready for the new mainsheet traveller.
Oh my days! A month has passed since I was last on Black Sheep. This video attempts to explain my absenteeism and some big decisions around the refit and on establishing my own sail school. If [...]
This video starts with me sailing in a Force 8 from the Scilly Isles to Weymouth. I then go on to look at the use of safety tethers and their attachment points. It finishes with some problems [...]
Here is the link to the blog about the foredeck repair I refer to – http://tim-newson.com/blog/the-refit-… This week the works on Black Sheep’s fwd bulkhead took bit of a back [...]
Preparations for replacing the plywood bulkhead in the front of Black Sheep.
The 2018 Golden Globe Race has been an object lesson in the widespread problem of founder syndrome. This is when those who came up with the initial idea for a business, charity or project, (in [...]
Samuel Dunn’s 1794 General Map of the World or Terraqeuous Globe shows a Southern Ocean (but meaning what is today named the South Atlantic) and a Southern Icy Ocean.When asked why I want [...]