Mike and Helen Norris have just sent two further instalments of their blog. They are to be found as usual at http://www.islanddriftergreece2019.blogspot.com
Mike and Helen Norris are cruising the Greek islands. Their blog is
As ever, their acount is informative and entertaining!
For sale Colvic Countess 28 “Buongiorno”
The Countess 28 is a high-volume family cruiser with a very spacious interior for her length. There are few other 28-footers, even now, with as much interior space.
For further details call 07733 207702 or email email@example.com
Lying: Tuckton, Christchurch
Keel: Twin bilge keels with encapsulated ballast and skeg-hung rudder
Silva 515 DSC with Navtext
Lowrance 3500 plotter
Nasa depth sounder
Nasa wind Instruments
2 x Plastimo bulkhead compasses
Autohelm (tiller pilor)
Engine: Vetus 3M10
100L fuel tank
30 Gallon water tank.
Sails and Spars:
Fully battened mainsail in Stack Pack.
Roller reefing genoa
Cruising chute in snuffer
2 x winch handles
Anchor ball & motor sailing cone.
Plovey anchor with 35m chain.
Kedge anchor on chain and warp
Sparyhood and rear cover
8 fenders and various warps
MOB horseshoe lifebuoy, light and danbuoy
Coastal flare pack
3 x fire extinguishers
First aid kit
This is a restoration project. The previous owner died before he could finish the refit of the the interior.The hull is in good order, and was painted two years ago but not used since. The BMC 38hp motor is in very good order. Mast and rigging are also in good order. Apart from a genoa (missing) the sails are there.
The present owner reckons the boat could be back in the water within a few months.
On the hard at Olhao, about ten miles from Faro. Further details from firstname.lastname@example.org
We have received a subscription from Sean, but have no contact address or phone number. If you read this, Sean, please contact the Hon. Secretary.
Sean’s Countess is “Domino”. If anyone knows how we may contact Sean, please let us know.
We have had a call for advice from Colin Ennis, who needs to know what propellor he should fit. His Countess is a fin keel model with a 30hp engine. If you have an answer for Colin, please e-mail him at email@example.com regarding size, pitch (3-bladed).
A prospective member has asked about fitting a holding tank to his Countess 28 preparatory to taking the boat to the Mediterranean. Does any one have experience of this modification? If so, please contact Tony Kerry with details.
This boat is currently cruising the Caribbean