I decided to build a new yacht, larger than Capsicum and in steel with a wooden deck and "Deck Salon". One of the reasons to use steel is that Adam has offered to help and he is a welder. I will update the web site as jj-boat progresses, why the name? I named it after my grandchildren's first name initials
joshua, joseph, ben, oliver and thomas.
The a could stand for adam or andras. They have been a tremendous help to me.
My Mum and Adam (he was there in Sprit) launched jj.boat on the 12 May 2005 at Lake Side Marina,Poole
Sailing Plans of jj.boat
A record (Log) of jj.boat's travels
Log of "The Greens" trip on jj.boat
|March 16||Puerto de los Alcazares, Mar Menor|
|March 17||2924||Mar Menor, get ready for "The Green" washing, cleaning , sorting car or taxi||Mar Menor|
Emma and family got a taxi from Alicanti. Meet them at Santiago de la Ribera. Got a big hug from the boys. Sailed back to the Island. Tired up along side the jetty and we all walked ashore, tried to get rid of some of the boys energy. We re anchored about 100 meters from the shore, had dinner and went to bed.
|March 18||2938||7||Sailed to Isla Perdiguera (Pirate Island)|
Benny.G trying out the hammock, Tommy.G helping.
Woke at 7:30, Haven't been up this early when at anchor before, all had breakfast, Tommy, Ben and Joe played in the dinghy. Decided to go to a nicer beach, sails and motored to Puerto de los Alcazares.
Benny.G, Tommy.G and Joe, in the dinghy with Joe steering on his own
|March 19||18:00||2948||5||Left Puerto de los Alcazares, sailed in a force 6 to 7 at 7.3 knots just a reefed Genoa arrived at Isla Predigest (Pirate Island) 19:00|
|March 20||10:30||2947||Left Isla Prefigure|
|March 20||11:30||2954||6||Arrive Puerto de Tomas Maestre,|
|March 20||12:00||2954||Left Puerto de Tomas Maestre Bridge opened|
|March 20||Joe||We sailed in the proper sea. We used 2 head sails and the motor. We went in the dinghy to the beach with Tom. We went on the rollercoaster. Joe Green (6) wrote this in the log book.|
Tommy first on the swing seat over the sea
|March 20||15:00||2965||11||Arrived Torrevieja Played in dinghy, Justin got bread||Torrevieja|
|March 21||Went into Marina and went walk along the sea front and had lunch at burger king and ben eat chips, hen we saw a sand castle of the Eiffel Tower and a dragon plus a elephant then we went to see the submarine and fishing boats then we went to the fair and me tom and Dad won a army set and plane too.|
|March 22||14:00||2965||Left Torrevieja. Shopping, Beach Sailed close to the coast|
Looking towards Pirate Island from Puerto de los Alcazares
|March 22||18:00||2988||Arrived Puerto de Tomas Maestre Bridge opened, got water, Anchored at Puerto de los Alcazares|
|March 23||4||Played on beach. Left Puerto de los Alcazares and sailed to Pirate Island.|
Puerto de los Alcazares from jj, we had to wake up to this every morning
|March 23||4||Sailed back to Puerto de los Alcazares. Tried to put up up cruing chut but got stuck, sorted it and practiced man overboard|
|March 24||Played on beach at Puerto de los Alcazare and in dinghy, Joe is a very good dinghy sailor, Chris and Tom arrived.|
Tommy.G Joe and Benny.G. We only had time to watch one DVD
|March 25||Sailed to Puerto de Tomas Maestre to get water and petrol|
Emma & Justin relaxing
|March 25||Back to Puerto de Los Alcazares. Tried out the new ring that Chris got. Played on the beach and I towed the boys around in the ring and Hendrk and Dana played football with boys.|
|March 25||"The Greens" have gone home I will miss them, I enjoyed there visit.|
Your sailing would be more enjoyable if you new a few knots & a bit about sailing
We will have a cutter rig (2 sails at the front)