Cap'n Spack Jarrow

She's a Staaa-aaaa-aaar

(Part 2)

Now the series 'His Dark Materials' has started I can confirm that Zeelandia plays a starring role in that she is John Faa's ship, King of the Gyptians. I have spotted her once in the first scene with the Gyptians....(third row from the left, 2nd barge from the bottom of the picture)

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The weather was scorchio for . . .

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November 07, 2019

Elvis is not dead...

Elvis is not dead. I say again, Elvis is not dead…. And by Elvis I mean me, your favourite Captain of disaster and mishap, weaver of words and hilarity and all round, well, you get the idea. I have to apologise for my somewhat extended break from the blog. In short, new job, new county, house move, new child. Pretty much covers it….

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October 26, 2019

The Power and the Glory...

(well, no power as yet and 'glory' is debatable...)

One of the biggest snags I have when I visit the Boatyard is not lack of enthusiasm, but lack of electrical power. There are plenty of 240V points but Zee is at least 75 yards from the nearest point meaning I have to get enough 240V extensions from around the yard, ensure they have the right plugs, lay them all, and then no doubt check where . . .

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December 09, 2018

Is there a god?

I mean talk about 'click bait' in the title right? Well, why am I suddenly questioning the existence of the divine? Well,it's not the way you think. I am actually starting to suspect that my trust in empirical lack of evidence for a grand creator. "Why?" I hear you cry. Well, it surely cannot be correct that one person . . .

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September 28, 2018

"Two masts, or not two masts? That is the question"

So this could be my most contentious post in all the time I have been blogging. Far more contentious than some of my other musings like, "Is Trump a genius?", "The Earth IS flat and here's the proof..." and "Islamic State - not evil murderous scumbags, just misunderstood and in need of a hug".

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September 17, 2018

Top Tips

AKA - 'sh$t I wish I had known/done/purchased when I started'

Pre Purchase

1)Find a mooring. Seriously. The number of people who have purchased boats or barges and then have nowhere to park it is ridiculous. Don't be that person. If you don't have a mooring which can accept the length, draft, air draft, width AND weight of your vessel then don't buy. Wait until you have one. If . . .

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August 29, 2018

Progress of sorts...

The barge has been 'dressed', moved, filmed, undressed and is now ready for dry dock. Friday coming the dry dock will be empty and the blocks will be set for her. Hopefully if it all goes according to plan Zee should be in dry dock in a week's time or so. There are a few days set aside for work to get Zee back to her white painted . . .

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August 27, 2018

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