Tag: Sailing

April 24, 2021 Peter No comments exist

Antifouling: The process of protecting your hull from marine growth by applying a protective paint layer to the bottom of your boat. It has been a while since Great Escape was taken out of the water and even longer since the boat was last antifouled. We could see the marine growth at the water line…

September 8, 2018 Peter No comments exist

It seems there is always something to do on the boat. It is now almost three months since we arrived in Wyee and Great Escape has not moved from her swing mooring at Wyee Marina. Most of the outstanding maintenance had been done in Adelaide before we left but there are still a few items…

July 16, 2018 Peter No comments exist

We spent a few nights in Bermagui waiting for a suitable weather window. This would be the last stretch but we would stop in at Careel Bay Marina in Broken Bay for a few weeks to visit our good friends, Win and Helan, and to do some maintenance before taking the boat to Wyee Point….

June 15, 2018 Peter No comments exist

Image courtesy of Aloha Accommodation The trip from Adelaide to Robe was a real baptism of fire for us. Heading down St Vincent Gulf the wind picked up and we had frequent 20 knot gusts. We discovered two things very quickly, Margaret suffers from terrible sea sickness when the wind is over 10 knots, and…

June 12, 2018 Peter No comments exist

We were really glad to get out of Adelaide. Buying the boat in Adelaide, and getting it ready for the trip to Sydney, had proved to be anything but a pleasant experience. You can read all about that experience here. We had however met some wonderful people in Adelaide. Gill and Chris had been our…