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Our blog contains, videos - these all have Prudence in the bottom left hand corner, galleries - these have © Salty Lass in the corner and just plain stories or how tos - these are plain pictures. However you use this blog, we hope that there is lots for you to enjoy.

Watch our "Where we spent all our savings" video and add comments

Where we spent all our savings

Next week we will finally be installing the DC-AC convertor that we bought last year with the last of our budget. So we thought that this would be a great opportunity to discuss our budget for...
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Varnishing and Condensation

As soon as the New Year hit I was off the boat visiting friends and family. I love catching up with everyone, but it means leaving Beverley alone and I think she ended up talking to herself as well...
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Why do we need to know anything about tides?

It was the 31st of December and I was doing the washing so I had a huge pile on deck. Beverley was very cheeky and asked what my favourite laundry moment of 2021 was, to which I had to reply, Cuan...
Watch our "It takes more than weather to stop us" and add comments

It takes more than weather to stop us

In what can only be described as a marathon edit, Beverley produced this weeks episode which is our review of 2021. In that time we have sampled all sorts of weather including the beast from the...
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You can fix anything with tape

Beverley and I had been in port for a long time, we have had storm Arwen which was a real bute, followed by storm Barra which was another cracker. On top of this I have got a wee job and I have been...
Watch our "Anchoring" video and add comments

Anchoring

Anchoring out is such great fun, you can get to places that are remote, interesting and beautiful. The other good thing about anchoring is the cost, with everywhere in the Scottish islands being...
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Mooring techniques

Well the winter talks have begun and to kick the season off, we start with how we moor up to mooring buoys Why moor, or What is wrong with marinas? Location - They might not be where you...
Watch our "Windlass Repair" video and add comments

Full windlass Service

All our visitors had gone so it was at last time to pull the windlass and fix it. So these are the steps we took Make sure that the windlass is electrically isolated. We did this by first...
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Are the batteries dead? Or "just resting"?

As soon as we got back to Belfast I was away to visit my parents for a short while, so Beverley was the one that moved Salty Lass from Abercorn Basin to Bangor. To do so she enlisted a guy who is...
Watch our "Our last hoorah! No more sailing!" and add comments etc

Our last hoorah! No more sailing!

The weather was overcast, but there was no rain forecast so we decided to explore Islay, so we took the bus to Bowmore. Bowmore can be best described as a one street town with the circular church at...