14th August ‘Talisker 1’ was struck on her mooring.
The gentleman, whose incompetence caused the damage, emailed me to tell me what had happened. Ten out of ten to him for doing this. Many would have been thoroughly dishonest and skulked off without saying a word. A huge huge thanks to him.
I was told in the email that it was cosmetic damage.
I went out to ‘Talisker 1’ early the following morning.
So 4,000 NM in the Atlantic with not a mark and then this ..
Josh Major, Suffolk Yacht Harbour, arranged for the repair to be started early on Friday 17th .. if I could get the boat to the Orwell.
Thursday 16th and a sail round to the Orwell from Orford.
James, Olly, James & Jack look after all the hauling out at SYH. ‘Talisker 1’ is in very good hands.
It’s all completed quickly due to temperature. Another time of year and it could have taken several days. It is the astonishing colour match that is so wonderful. Robert, who specialises in wooden boats at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, has worked on ‘Talisker 1’ before repairing her P Bracket. An outstanding shipwright.
24th August and we can return to Orford