Made it back to Liverpool OK, 6 days with 3 stop overs, Gosport, Newlyn and Carnavon.
Good trip, but very cold, but worked well as ashakedown trip. Found a few problems, house batteries we're goosed, and had also been connected somehow to the start battery
, had to stop and replace the two house batteries. Both the fwd hatches leak when taking waves over the bow. Also found the filling hose to the fwd water
tank not connected properly, intersiting in a force 8 gale to find the fwd cabin
awash, but relief to find it was fresh water and not sea water.
All in all a good trip, and it was my first time through the Menai Straits, pretty cool stretch of water, particularly as we had to go through against the tide.
definetley needs a third deep reef.So have enough jobs now to keep us out of trouble.