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Hydrovane

Salcombe – Poole – Lymington – Gosport

The logistics of getting down to Salcombe where we’d left the boat was a bit of a faff. We don’t have a working outboard at the moment and the water taxi’s don’t run late in Salcombe, so as we didn’t have any way to get from the harbour to the boat, so we booked an... Author: Tim Butler

Henry the Hydrovane

Today’s a big day for Excalibur. Navigators in Chichester have successfully installed the Hydrovane brackets and shaft (I have a ‘H’ and ‘E’ shaft configuration). I had to assemble the drive unit and vane, and with a bit of help from Navigators we managed to get the rudder in place, which is mighty heavy, and... Author: Tim Butler