Work in Progress
Work progresses on Mojo in Lanzarote.
Meanwhile in the bar, there’s many with dreams of transatlantic sailing, one couple by chance at the table next to me heard I had a catamaran, and they volunteer that they are Going To Get A Boat One Day. He fancies a Lagoon BUT “She’d prefer a monohull” says the guy. “She” nods and joins in. Some years ago She saw her absolute Dream Boat - right here in this marina! So what was that then? It was a Jeanneau 57, with a gold hull. And it looked fab! Oh really? So I asked …. was that in 2015 - almost exactly five years ago? Erm, yes, 5 years ago, they agree. And… it was called “Snap Decision” wasn’t it? Er,. yes and She still has it as her screensaver. To her horror and his glee, I explained that Snap Decision was mine. I sold it a year later, the gold hull is known as “chanmpagne” colour, and…. it was godawful on a downwind transat, lurching along with incessant rolling over each and every dang wave. Catamaran - much MUCH better downwind and at anchor, and that's most what you'll be doing on a transat from east to west. And a transpac from Panama too. Sorry.
Are you planning a transat in a very wonderful-looking monohull? Urgh. Like many others, my monohull transatlantic trip was first in a series of Just The Once.
Back to Mojo - nice progress with the extra fuel tanks, giving 1200litre capacity plus jerrycans. But other stuff is WAY behind schedule. It’s always like this.