The new sprayhood is made from a material called 'weathermax'. It is altogether lighter and feels less sturdy than the original canvas, but I hope that is just a perception and that it withstands the ravages of usage. Time will tell. It seems to fit reasonably well. I may have a go at adjusting the frame just to see if I can achieve slightly more tension in the window area.
And, yes, it's a change in colour scheme from the previous pale cream colour. Hopefully, this one will look cleaner for longer...!
I've also been busy on association business, organising rallies for the fiftieth anniversary of the first Drascombe. The East Coast version for this will be held at Suffolk Yacht Harbour on the River Orwell, 9-11 June.
Also, we held our inaugural east coast winter gathering at Southwold on the first Saturday in January. I thought no-one would turn up but, in the event, it was a merry throng! We met at Southwold harbour and ate in the Harbour Inn who served us exceptionally well! It looks as though this will have to be added to the calendar as an annual fixture...
|East coast Drascombe gathering, Saturday 7th January, Harbour Inn, Southwold|