I wish I could share more of Azur's drawings but they've all stayed on the boat, I have just managed to take a picture of that one which I thought was too good to withhold. Seeing our journey through the eyes of our kids is precious, and insightful. For example, it made me realise that … Continue reading Obelix lift seen by Azur
It feels like a cosmic realignment, as though the universe was a bit more orderly now, as though a wrong has been righted: a boat has returned to where it belonged... June 21st might have been the shortest day of this year 2019, but it certainly wasn't the least glorious. The boys must have felt … Continue reading Obelix can swim!
First Friday off without having to drive up to Whangarei (getting fined on the way): let's take some time to post pictures of inside Obelix... Chart tableCouchDoor to the heads + v berthView from couchReady to jumpJumpK.O.First game of CatanView from saloonGalleyKids cabinAzur's bedKids rain jacketsView from Tewa's cabin
Another weekend, another mission tickedHere we are with a fully covered bottom! After Thomas and I finished the last of the 14 coats of epoxy/fairing/primer/antifouling on Sunday, you might think we kissed languorously, hugged each other, and jumped in the air, arms up high in large victory signs. I wish. Instead, I somehow had mixed … Continue reading Antifouling ✓
Or when you learn the difference between epoxy and antifouling paint Just the antifouling left...So we were done with our seven coats of epoxy and, "only", had to apply the antifouling. Two coats of primer, three coats of antifouling that is, but no mixing to do, no sticky sleeve to change every so often, no … Continue reading Antifouling part I
Or how it took seven of us to take care of Obelix' "down there"... Obelix: 'Mission Epoxy' - the finishing crew We had a mission: Covering Obelix' hull, below the waterline, with 4-6 more coats of epoxy resin. May sound easy, but not so much when you consider that: the surface to cover was 43 … Continue reading Obelix – Mission ‘Epoxy’, la revancha
All things considered, perhaps conceiving a third child would have been simpler... Boats and babies have much in common: from day one they require a lot of undivided attention to fulfill their destiny and (your) dreams, they're full of surprises - you never quite know what will come next, and they add a new line … Continue reading Obélix, our new baby
And quickly got to learn the meaning of the word... Indeed, comments abound when you start telling people you've bought a boat, and you suddenly get pitchforked into the not-so-secret society of boaties. A special race of people who talk, think, and breath boat, and expect you, now that you're one of them, to have become … Continue reading So we bought a boat