New Crab Winches.

Sorry it has been ages since I last posted – been a bit mad busy. There has actually been quite a lot going on in the way of charters and the Medway Match where we won our class and re-won the Cambria Cup. Perhaps one of my colleagues, reading this, might like to put pen to paper and furnish me with a Match Report. Or anyone else for that matter – if you were there and know what happened, we’d love to record it here for posterity. The... Read More

New Crab Winches (and Twitter!)

New crab winch Just a quick note to let you know we have gone a bit rash and spent some cash, replacing the old “crab winches” with new. The old ones, much restored and well used were possibly the original equipment and were from the ‘Seager’ foundry in Faversham, now long since gone out of business and replaced by a housing estate of the same name. These winches, which are mainly used to raise and lower the lee-boards but... Read More

De-Rigging

Painting by Lesley Everatt: Copied from Lesley’s Facebook Feed with permission You may recall that back in August I posted on the subject of artist Lesley Everatt who had created a rather superb picture of the crew of the sloop ‘Spider T’ who were on board for the run up the Thames to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee River Pageant. That was the first time we ‘met’ Lesley. I have since got to know her better through the... Read More