Well we were all ready for a practice sail down to Sydney harbour this weekend. The forecast was 15-20 knots on the nose so it would have been a good shake down. However, misfortune got in our way once again. As we left the mooring we had a bit of a breakdown in communications between bow and helm and managed drive over the top of our mooring and get it wrapped around the prop. We managed to get free with the help of our friends at the Quays Marina, who secured the boat, whilst Pat got the snorkel gear on and with knife in hand cut the mooring. Fortunately X-Pat is coming out of the water on Tuesday for a pre-trip antifoul so we will be able to deal with the rope around the prop then.
On the plus side we stayed onboard on Saturday night and had a pleasant evening and also managed to get a few more jobs done. Lots more lessons learnt!