Tagged: Gaffs

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3568Hrs – Tiller #2

The tide seemed to be running against me today, unlike yesterday the sun stayed hidden, the rain started falling again and the air felt still and heavy. I felt low on energy, my brain and body...

3562Hrs Gaffed 2

3562Hrs Gaffed

Well last nights storm was a belter. 110mph recorded on the South Coast, two lives lost, including a passenger on a cruise liner hit by a freak wave in the Channel, more torrential rain adding to...

3556Hrs – Another Day Another Storm 0

3556Hrs – Another Day Another Storm

It’s getting a tad monotonous now. I’m working during the best parts of the day and yet the lack of sunlight makes it feel like evening all day. More torrential rain, more severe flood warnings, and...

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3538Hrs – Metalwork For A Change

Another productive day. I got two good coats of primer on the gaffs, I finished priming the underside of the deck pod roof and got the top side filled and sanded ready for glassing. My main...

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3531Hrs – Wind Behind Me

It blew hard all night and for most of the morning but at least it changed direction so it was no longer gusting through the barn like yesterday. To be honest I hadn’t planned a long...

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3524Hrs – Blowing Old Boots (Again)

I cut my work session short today as the wind gusting through the barn was making things hard work. I could hear the squalls coming across the fields and through the trees before hitting the barn,...

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3512Hrs – Working To Weather

I’ve felt better about things today. The weather is still lousy but given there are many who’ve lost their homes to flooding and the power of the sea these last few days I’m not going to...

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3489Hrs – Inland Inundation

It keeps on coming, day after day, week after week, rain, rain and more rain, at this rate I’ll be able to forget about transport and float ‘Gleda’ down to the coast. At least the temperature...

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3480Hrs – My First Gaff

Gaff is an Irish/English slang word for house, as in ‘fancy coming over to my gaff for a drink?’. Today I’ve been working on the nautical type of gaff though, as in ‘a spar to which...