Thursday, 26 November 2009

Stornoway here we come

We have decided that although it will be expensive we will take the Glenachulish to Stornoway so we can work on her keel and other areas of the hull that need some major welding. Before we go we need to overhaul the engines and patch some minor holes! Watch this space for photos of us crossing The Minch in a few weeks.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Glenachulish in her original colours


This photo is of the Glenachulish in her original colours taken at Balachulish in her younger days. Perhaps we ought to paint her these colours again?

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

40 years old

The MV Glenachulish is 40 years old this year so she takes quite a bit of looking after. This year we will be concentrating on the hull and keel so we may need to take her to a slipway in Stornaway to have the work done. Donnie and Q are looking forward to taking her over the Minch in 12 hour sailing - a little more than she usually gets across the Kylerhea Narrows!

Winter maintenance

The Ferry is now out of the water for its usual winter maintenance. New skipper/engineer Q is busy with his paint brush and soon the welding kit will put in an appearance.