We have a perennial issue of wooden gigs cooking in the Red Compound, can some of you think how you can help us out with any of the following:
1: Adopt a gig, park it in the shade or under cover in a cool place at your work or house(cannot be under a tree due to spores).
2: use some shade material or curtains over the port side bows and back 4 metres draped like a curtain to stop the sun and wind beating on them in the afternoon.
3: Join in and find other innovative ideas to arrest the harmful effects of this glorious weather. Such as rotating the gigs to point south west into the pm sun.
4: Set up a SALT water dousing rota and help to run it.( I have an IBC that just needs filling up then you can fill it up from from the harbour with a pump)
5: Get some hessian sacking from a builders merchant and lay it inside the hull plates to absorb the dousing water and maintain the moisture.
I’ve had enquiries to launch them but that just wets the keel and garboards, no further, it also allows the topsides to get weather as the cover is not on.
Please take the above seriously and help out to keep our gigs fit for the water....it’s all there to do.
Sign up pls and participate below 👇 or I’ll start ringing lol..😜
Thanks every one who stepped up to this call on and off this post for securing temporary homes for the gigs.
Also Adam for your management of the fix and all those planning a bunker in Red compound.
Anyone else is welcome to help out and I’d encourage you to be part of the solution here!
Thanks Mary and Derek, Adam will post for this when the gigs come back from their AirBnB’s some time later this year.
We’ve managed to get them squirrelled away to secure locations out of the sun so that ticks the shade off for now.