Monday, August 24, 2015

Sails... yes we are going grey

We have been struggling with our sail choices - after all the dacron sails on R2 lasted for years, the main that sailed us all the way from the canaries to Australia and was on the boat when we sold her was made by a tailor from Lanzarote.... we had a lot to learn. We had quotes from a number of sail makers, chatted with friends, Oyster owners, sailmakers and finally after a great Skype call with Jon from Dolphin have settled on DYS with tenara thread and sailkote to make the sails easy to furl away.

Then we saw this and the grey obsession kicked in.....

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Name Graphic

This is the draft name graphic we just designed - introducing the Askari swirl..... which in my mind combined with the name means this boat will protect us as we journey in the sunshine....