Gill and I bought TG in Bristol in 2008 from a lovely guy called ... well, Guy! It all seems a long time ago now - if we;'d known then what we know now, would we? Good question....
We are indebted to the Dutch Maritime Museum in Rotterdam who traced TG's history from her registration numbers stamped into the hull. It turned out she wasn't built in 1897 as we'd been told, but 1914 which is why we [...]
One of our favourite weekends, when Country Living magazine came aboard. Just a truly lovely bunch of girls, and a brilliant October Iandian Summer. Fab!
From time to time, we get offered the chance to feature TG in print. In theis case it was Grazia! magazine. To be fair, it was freezing!
Our old berth was at Pin Mill on the river Orwell, and because the tide went out it meant an overnight stay somewhere else - in this case, the Royal Harwich Yacht Club. Lovely, and always welcoming.
After about 18 months, TG was ready to go afloat - a real champagne day, although there was still the interior fit out to go, it felt like we were getting somewhere at last....Grand Designs?
In for a penny.... As we were working on TG, we realised that we were often stooping, so we bit the bullet and cut her roof off, adding 100mm/4" to the headroom, and what a difference it made too.
Nope, plate welding. Not a job I fancied much, but Melton Boatyard did! Simon and Ryan spent the winter months cutting, shaping and welding 6mm plate to make the hull safe, sound and water-tight. Nasty job....