Storm Fantasy is an Easterly 30 (9.15 metres) keel boat, not a trailer sailer. It’s made of fibreglass with a balsa core: 1.7 m draft 3.04 m beam displacement 4330kg ballast 1070kg Engine is Nanni 2 cyclinder diesel in Line 11KW (15hp) diesel, 570 cc based on Kubota. Here’s my Safety Card for the boat.…Read more Easterly 30 – Storm Fantasy
This WAS the Easterly 30 Mooring Cleat and Bow set up of Storm Fantasy. It’s been replaced by a much stouter set up after I noticed on the new-to-me boat while preparing for an approaching storm that the cleat was loose.
SAFETY CARD for Storm Fantasy A. SAFETY IS HABIT So always do tasks exactly the same way. Even if it take a bit longer, enjoy the zen of safety. When you’re tired and in trouble, your brain will do the thing you’ve trained it for. B. Make yourself familiar with the boat – open everything…Read more Storm Fantasy – Sailing Yacht Safety Card
Deep water sailing is something I’d wanted to do for a long time. (pic is not me or my old Mirror Dinghy. My old pics lost in mists of time) Although I’d crewed on planing 16 footers at university and found it an incredible buzz hanging out on the trapeze, I wasn’t bitten by the…Read more Sailing