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Chris & Kyla's Great Adventure
Thanks for the great web site.
There are a number of jobs I need to do on my Catalina 22 Kittiwake.
Last summer we towed the boat 1700 miles from the north of the UK to a small Greek Island call Alonissos .
We had a good trip, camping in the boat. It took us 7 days, but we were not in any hurry.
We arrived on 1st June.
Bits from the trip are below.
Chris & Kyla
View from their window, Votsi Alonissos, Greece
First stop, Tebay just 5 miles from home, to check straps and wheel bearings.
– even the camping on the boat was fine, though it caused some surprise and a lot of questions! Seven nights altogether; we were lucky with the weather, no rain the whole trip.
Camping at Lake Lugano, Switzerland at a great campsite right on the edge of the lake with big mountains all around.
In Greece we had a fantastic stop at Meteora & walked up to see some of the monasteries in the mountains.
The worst bit was having to reverse up the steep slope onto the ferry from Volos; much smoke and burning clutch as the trailer brake kept coming on.
Evening Kayaking. We are very pleased with our Point65 tandem sit on top. It has taken us round half the Island and across 4 miles of open water in quite a chop to the next uninhabited Island without a problem.
Moored up for lunch, Kyla looking for shells
Moored alongside, unusual for the Med usually bow or stern to the jetty. We have added a Greek courtesy flag from the crosstrees.
A lunch time stop in the Devils Schism & time for a quick cool down swim.
The ferries are a bit bigger than Windermere in the Lake district, and were out to prove steam does not give way to sail!
Thanks to Chris and Kyla for Sharing their trip!
Captain Don sent us some great photos of his Catalina 22, "Y-Knot?" on the ocean.
Zig, below is another fun photo taken out on the Pacific while we motored around Pt Loma into San Diego Bay. The wind was on our nose as we motored up a swell. We've registered up to 10 MPH on the GPS surfing down the swells occasionally. It looks like a photo from the perfect storm, but it really wasn't that bad, and we had the Autohelm on duty the entire trip.
Southern California, USA
Skipper David T. shared pics of his 26' 1969 Columbia Mkll (the Psalm 93:4)
June 20, 2010
Love your web site! I just finished restoring a 26' 1969 Columbia Mkll (the Psalm 93:4) and so many of the things you have done to fix, update and make your boat more comfortable sounds SOOO familiar! It took me almost a year and a half to finish a 4 page, 2 column list of things needing replaced or repaired.
A friend and I took it to Santa Catalina Island, just off the Southern California coast last week for it's first real open water trials. It did great until I noticed water sloshing around the bilge and cabin floor. I forgot to close the head-to-sea valve and when we heeled over water came in through the toilet! Oh well, the bilge pumps took care of it once I closed the valve.
As I was going through your web site it's given me a few ideas I want to check into.
Thanks for all the info and great ideas!
Wow!!! David T what a spectacular reconditioning job you did with Pslam93:4. Thanks for sharing Your Part of the World!
Jamie's Photo Album.
Thank you Jamie for sharing!!!