Lewis Ready To Test

6 Responses

  1. Bob Bois says:

    Hi Neil,
    Just wanted to let you know that having followed your blog since you started it, I have since gone back and started reading from start to finish, like a book.

    It’s just really inspiring to see the perseverance and quality of work you’ve achieved.

    So, you’ve built the boat, and you’re inspiring others (at least I’m inspired) with your writing.

    All that’s left is crossing oceans in Gleda and you’ll have achieved what you set out to do.

    Awesome job.

    By the way, since the collapse of my building shed a few years back, and the subsequent sale of my Tiki 46 plans, I am now ready to actually build my boat and will be back on track this summer.

    The 46 is too big, the Tiki 30 is too small. So, it looks like I’ll go ahead and build the 38. Hope to see you on the water and voyaging soon.

    Take care,


  2. NeilH says:

    Hey Bob, great to hear that your V2 build project is about to start. If I’ve in some small way played a part in getting you there then I’m very pleased, but given the challenges you’ve faced and overcome so far I don’t think perseverance will be an issue for you.
    I wish you all the very best and I look forward to sailing with you someday soon.

  3. darren says:

    Thank you for taking the time to reply , its appreciated 🙂

  4. bruno says:

    Hi Neil,
    hope all is fine for you and your project,
    i have been studying the Hebridean windvane the last weeks, and i would like to know if you had any additional feedback on the magic thing … as i’m considering building one for my good old Romanée “Moscatel”,
    thanks in advance

  5. NeilH says:

    Hi Bruno

    I’m still playing with the vane but I’ve no hesitation in recommending it for a monohull. The small problems I am experiencing are entirely down to the unusual positioning on ‘Gleda’.
    It was fun to make, way cheaper than any alternative and, remember, it steered us across Biscay straight out of the gate.
    Good luck

  6. bruno says:

    Great ! good enough to convince me !
    fait winds !

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