Friday, 20 May 2011

Starks Kettle

The "to do" list for my boat isn't getting any shorter! I'm new to "to do" lists but after some intense boat work I had hoped it would minimise itself.

Still, some notable additions! I now have an adjustable wand by Phillippe Oligario, and that for me is a nautical version of owning a kettle by Phillipe Stark. Its beautifully built and is the wand of wands. As I sailed last night at a nice warm Hayling Island I really enjoyed the control it gave me. It was easy to fit! Admittedly first time I fired it across the dinghy park, but then changed to a more permanent fixing than super glue. Anyway I really like it and I can see it being more useful in light winds rather than chicken downwind stuff, but we'll see.

Ooh and I now have a new mast coming, and finally I have the correct sail numbers on my sail too, the latter only took two goes. Alzheimer's setting in early probably.

But the coolest thing on my to do list was to buy a bike! And so I'm the proud new owner of a fixed wheel Kona racing bike and after 45 minutes of strenuous cycling yesterday I think that derailleurs really should only be used by the over fifties.

And so I do miss not being at the Mothfest and I hope they are all having a good time, but I'm cracking on and a bit more organised I hope.

PS Mach 2 sailor Geoff Carveth we think has just won the Zhik Laser SB3 World Championships! Hot off the press and barring protests but well done mate!


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6 comments:

Michael A said...

fixed wheel! you are mad.

Cookie said...

Yup. Nutter. tried it once on my singlespeed - I'll keep my brakes thanks!

Anonymous said...

fixed gear or singlespeed?? if you have breaks it aint a fixie...

Simon Payne said...

Fixed, but with brakes.

andrew friend said...

very hip simon, will you be over to visit east london any time soon?! :) next step is the oversized moustache.....!

Limbic Candy said...

Rumours are you caught a Feva in the Glyn Charles, too...