Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Here we go again

We’ve decided that we might be getting old. Sanity Again is a wonderful boat, but at 70’ and 23 tonnes displacement she can be quite a handful to heave about on a mooring or lock landing. We thought about getting a shorter used boat, but couldn’t see anything we liked. So it’s going to have to be a new boat, a Braidbar naturally, and the next build slot is not until early February/late March 2021.

After an email exchange with Donna and a phone call with James, we’ve booked that slot.

I’m going to repeat what I did with SA and keep a separate blog about it. There’s nothing up there yet, but I’ll give the link here when there’s something to read. As before, I’ll do occasional posts about our design thinking in the run up to the build and then probably a weekly one once the build is underway. What I can say here is that the theme will be minimum maintenance and a modern approach in a much shorter boat.

We’re really looking forward to working with James and his team – I reckon he’s the most exciting designer in his field these days.




7 comments:

Nev Wells said...

That is very exciting... 2021 now that is patience. I will look forward to the planning and progress blog posts.

I am too loyal to Percy to change at the moment , daft I know but when that seed of an idea is planted you never know what grows from it.

Take care

Nev

Bungle said...

Sanity Again Again, or perhaps Sanity Again^2 (can't do a superscript 2 in this text box but you know what I mean!)

Nev Wells said...

I always thought More Insanity would be the best name for a follow up boat called Sanity

Bruce in Sanity said...

Actually, she’s going to be called OMDB, but you’ll have to wait for the other blog to,find out why!

;))

Bruce

Bungle said...

Only four letters, well, cheaper on the signwriting if nothing else....

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

Had a word with Sanity last trip on the T&M

Adam said...

Exciting! Look forward to following the new blog.