Hi Peter,* I thought I had better put in an appearance since your comments on the 'other' place.
Boy, how the mighty has fallen. It must rate right up there with the Roman Empire....(well maybe a slight exaggeration).
CN has micron extra and prop speed on the prop and rudder, just installed. I am thinking that Sanctuary Cove is possibly not the greatest place for bottom growth.
They never claim, (to me anyway) that the anti foul will last longer than 12 months. We left the boat in the water for 2 years and it was not getting used as well.
It would not turn out of its berth anymore.............................the rudder was that bad.
I had to get the harbour master to push the bow around to get the silly thing out!
Just owner neglect for sure. I need to go and stand in the corner for awhile, and face the wall.
On the way back from GGCM the boat was like new again, doing 7.8knots at 1400rpm and loving it. It now turns on a dime again. What a great thing it is............
Anyway I have never used prop speed before, and hope this will make a difference.
Peter, I did not see the boat come out of the water however suspect the real problem was the growth on the prop and rudder.
I hope everyone is well.
You know that I am dead set serious that one day I will own a Nordhavn. It will be 2nd hand and this project may be many years off. However when the time comes I may need a crew to get the thing back to Queensland. I hope you guys are up for it. Now there is a very scary thought, all us old trawler buggers steaming across the pacific together. Maybe i will just fly back and see you guys on the other side!
I have the boat on my vision board, it is locked into my goal and to do before I die book. Now it must happen.
But hey, my present boat is a great boat! For two people coastal cruising, what more can you ask for?
The photo is the only one I have handy, strangely enough I don't really take pictures of it. I will over Christmas and change the picture. The two people in the photo are my son Brett and his mate. They had taken their girls down to the boat for the weekend.
Anyway cheers to the CHB gang and a big hello to all you folk who I don't know yet.
Comfortably Numb, Clipper 34