Camomile shows a leg

Camomile on the beach

Camomile on the beach

Darwin doesn’t have the same environmental issues that Queensland had and many of the rally boats have been landing on the beach to have their hull scrubbed.  We decided to get Camomile’s ‘legs’ out and join them.  We landed on the beach at 9am this morning and by 10.30 most of the hull was exposed so Bill and Norman could start scrubbing.

She looks as though she'll fall over but it's quite safe

She looks as though she’ll fall over but it’s quite safe



I made a quick exit to the town to pick up my passport with it’s Indonesian visa stamped in it.  Luckily when I returned it was all finished!

Posted on July 24, 2013, in Port posts and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I knew you could careen a vessel, but I never thought you could do that with a fin keeled boat. I’m not sure I’d have been comfortable doing that! lol

    • It really is quite safe, the ‘legs’ have a large foot on the bottom that can be raised telescopically enabling us to take the boat right into the shore just after the high tide and lowering them. There’s a line from the bottom of each leg to the bow and the stern to stop them pulling forward or aft. We usually put out a stern anchor and tie a line to a tree but it was very protected in Darwin so we didn’t bother. The harbours in Northern France are full of boats on legs.

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