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It has been another frustrating year , as far as boating goes. 2014 was a wash out for me as my wife had a serious illness involving a lengthy hospital stay and even longer recuperation period. My only boating was a glorious week on an old sailing boat, belonging to a friend, cruising up the East coast. This spring I was diagnosed with a serious problem needing fairly major surgery. Determined to get some boating done, before going into hospital, I organised some work to be done on Shapfell…Continue
Posted by John Vissenga on September 16, 2015 at 8:15am
Some of you might remember a coupleof years ago I was worrying about the state of the sliding hatch on Shapfell and I asked if anyone else had ever removed one.
I couldn't work out how you could get the long slide out from under the hatch so I kept on putting it off and putting it off. Last week I got the tools out and dived in at the deep end.
First I slid the hatch closed and unscrewed the visible screws (The most fwd one was actually a long bolt with the nuts inside the…Continue
Posted by John Vissenga on August 12, 2015 at 7:20pm
Hi fellow boaters, I haven't posted for a while having had probably the worst 9 month of my life with both of my adult children my Brother and my Dad being ill. Anyway life goes on and I have managed to have a couple of very pleasant weekends away on Escape with my wife Jinny, we don't go far but its is a great way to get away from what feels like the drudgery of the weekly grind at work and home, without risking losing a deposit, having to get on a plane or drive for hours.
I'm new to this forum and I really want to find some special bits for my boat. The gentleman who sold me the boat unfortunately done away with a couple of bits which i would love to replace. this includes the sides that make the cofffee table and double bed complete. There is now a fridge in place where one of the sides use to be but it is short enough to fit under the coffee table points. If anyone can advise me then this would be fab!
Best Jacqui x
Posted by Jacqueline on July 26, 2015 at 2:38pm