I finally got more than a fleeting visit aboard the boat.
Saturday I was babysitting all day, but Sunday I got out to the boat as early as possible, about 3 hours before high tide.
I had to repair one of my locker tops that had started splitting: my fault for using exterior grade plywood I suppose. Some Marine ply will be on the shopping list this autumn then.
I also sorted the other turnbuckle on the main stay. Jim snapped me at work from his boat:
The dinghy looks almost as big as Sprite, which at 14ft I guess it is!
Here's a zoomed in look:
With that complete, it was a case of have a brew and wait for high tide and another job: using Sprite 2 to move Nicky's yacht Meagles to a new mooring down the beach.
Not an easy task given the number of mooring ropes fouling the shoreline from all the boats on or very nearly on the beach. But with a bit of effort we got Meagles away from the ropes and into clear enough water to move her down the beach.
No pictures of this yet. I was too busy at the time! But Jim took some from a distance so I may be able to post them later.
So a swim from Nicky pulling ropes out to us and me using Sprite, we got Meagles down the beach to her new home.
Then back to my mooring for another brew and then pack up and row ashore.
All in all I think I had 4 hours aboard Sprite and the Sun shone all the time, so not a bad day at all