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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 "Installing AIS" and add comments etc.

Installing AIS

One of the items that we have wanted for a long time was AIS, but there are so many options to choose from that it was difficult to decide which solution was right for us. So to let us decide we...
Watch our "No regrets" video and add comments etc.

No regrets!

On the 14th March we celebrate two years of Salty Lass coming into our lives and reflect on how it has changed us. Two years ago we had our sea trial and survey and that had gone well, so the...
On the map of Marine Traffic at last

On the map

On 17th March 2020, Salty Lass joined Marine Traffic. We had set up a test rig on the 14th and we were really excited to see all the other vessels pop up, but we could not determine if we were...
Watch our "Navigation - Outline plans" video and add comments etc.

Navigation - Outline plans

Following on from our previous video, we extract all the relevant information needed to draw up an outline passage plan for leaving Belfast Lough and heading over to Liverpool. Creating an...
Watch our "Plotting our escape" video and add comments etc

Passage planning - Sources

When planning a passage then you need to look at a variety of different sources of information. This allows you to paint a better picture of where you are going and what to expect. Sources of...
Watch our "Making side panel" video and add comments etc.

Making side panels

Due to the truly rotten weather our side panels had got really baggy, so I decided to make them shorter, but first I thought that I would share all the hints and tips of making the panels in the...
Watch our "Staying Alive" video and add comments etc.

Staying Alive

One of the services that the RNLI do, is show you how to service your life jacket. So we decided to share with everyone some of the tips that we had picked up. Life jacket Service You need to...
Watch our "Beaten by a window" video and add comments etc.

Beaten by a window

When we bought Salty Lass, the windows were crazed and it was one of the items that was on our to do list, so it was time so sort them out. Well it was another windy day in Bangor, and we are so...
Watch our "Buoys" video and add comments etc.

Buoys

One of our subscribers had wanted us to talk about buoys, and we had just found some flip cards on the Lass, left by the previous owner, so we thought that this would we a great topic to talk about....
Watch our "Water locked" video and add comments etc.

Rusty Waterlock

Our waterlock was rusting from the inside and leaving trails of rusty water on the inside of our boat, so it was time to get stuck in and put a new one in. It's great to receive packages,...
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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