Sailing Yacht Salty Lass
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Sailing Yacht Salty Lass

Back in the water

When you are on the hard, there is a huge list of jobs that you want to do in the shortest time possible Prop The work that needed to be completed on the sail drive was adding the new anode before putting it back together. I tell you, the prop really needed a good clean, there was sand everywhere. Once it was cleaned, Beverley used the Selden grease on the shaft. The other little job that we did while we had the chance was change the oil in the sail drive. Mast There was still lots (Read more from Back in the water)

Ship wrecked? On the hard and in the yard

Keel We were in the yard and there was a whole host of extra jobs to do. One of the jobs that had not been planned for was the state of the keel. As soon as the keel had dried out, the copper coat, just started cracking and on further inspection it just flacked off. Once we identified the problem, we were able to remove all the paint in an hour. I was on the port side, while Beverley took the starboard side. We both loved the long strips of paint that came off. These are both worrying in (Read more from Ship wrecked? On the hard and in the yard)

More scary stuff - standing rigging

Of all the things that Beverley and I have discussed over the last few weeks, it is the state of our standing rigging. Despite the rigging being 15 years old, it is in quite good shape, so in my opinion did not need to be done now. However Beverley won the argument when she quite rightly argued that we were planning to own Salty Lass for at least the next 15 years, so knowing that that part of her was in good shape would be a good idea. Also, we both wanted a spinikar at some point in the future (Read more from More scary stuff - standing rigging)

RNLI

RNLI

Raising money for the RNLI

We were only on our third sail in our brand new boat to us and we had to call the coast guard for assistance. That assistance came in the shape of a RNLI boat from Portpatrick, so we have decided to raise money for the RNLI through our Damsels in distress page on just giving, that way you know that any money goes straight to them. We have set ourselves a target of £500 and we would like to honour our pledge, so if you like our videos then please give a little to those who rescue people in the seas around the UK.

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