Category Archives: Equipment

Update on transmission problems and chilling in Vieste

As you know, the mechanic was due to arrive on Sunday morning (yesterday) so we had a quick breakfast as previous experience has shown that people tend to turn up in the middle of eating! However, by midday there was … Continue reading

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Bari

We had hoped to make our way up on Thursday towards Bari or Monopoli to meet out first guest of the season, Michael, but it was not to be. We were waiting for the delivery of a new passarelle (gangplank) … Continue reading

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Finally, the adventure begins

Finally, we were ready to leave Malta but the weather was trying to thwart us as it had been quite blowy overnight Monday and all day Tuesday.  We thought the sea might be a bit rough so we left it … Continue reading

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The beginning of the adventure – sort of!

I arrived late on Tuesday evening, having waited for the plane to disembark (too many passengers in passport control) then waited for the luggage (no explanation) and finally for a taxi! By the time I got to the boat, it … Continue reading

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A short but profitable visit

We had decided that we needed to go out to Malta at the end of Feb to check on Nimmie but, more importantly, to get some new electronics fitted. We had bought a transmitting AIS (Automatic identification System) at the Southampton … Continue reading

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New season, new gear

We haven’t managed to get back to the boat since we ‘winterised’ her at the end of September. Life in the UK has got in the way but she has been admirably looked after by Peter, our caretaker. We have … Continue reading

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Who says it’s glamorous having your boat in the Med?

So, this weekend is all about getting Nimrod ready for the season after her winter on the hard. She’s now back in the water with a new mainsail, stack pack, sprayhood and fridge compressor. We had taken a late flight … Continue reading

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Two more than competent crew – day skippers no less!

Sunday, September 12th arrived with a clear blue sky and temperatures on the high 20s by 9am. Loui and Kate were due to land around 10.40am having got up at stupid o’clock to fly from Gatwick to Malta. They arrived … Continue reading

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Back where we belong

Back in Malta for Easter with Liz’s parents. They are staying in an hotel in Sliema (about 5 mins away) and we are, of course, staying on Nimmie. We arrived just after 7pm on Thursday  evening, picked up the hire … Continue reading

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Pictures from yesterday

These are the pictures we wanted to post. Capri at sunset as we left di Stabia for the last time, Nimmie before and after, Nimmie about to be relaunched and Tropea from the marina. <a

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