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2019

In 2019 there was a lot of boat projects, Salty Lass was set up as a day cruiser and we wanted to live aboard full time. As usual it always takes longer than you think and it was the end of May before we finally left Liverpool. We then went on an adventure cruising around Scotland and Northern Ireland, before returning to Liverpool to see family and friends. We left Liverpool to Conwy and cruised along the North coast of Wales. We then decided that the weather was getting too bad for cruising so we decided to move to Bangor for six months to complete yet more boat projects and get in some winter sailing.

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Installing Solar on our boat

We finally finish installing solar power on our boat - so that means completing the solar arch and wiring up the solar panals. We also sail to Conwy and meet friends in the pub. We had been in...
Solar Panel

Adding Solar power to a Yacht

Details on the solar panels we used, along with the other equipment required, wiring diagrams and other key information. We bought our solar panels from Bimble Solar , so the reference number...
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Going Off Grid

We start preparing for going off grid, so that means buying equipment to construct a solar arch and the solar panels themselves. We also have to deal with a water leak from our hot water tank. ...
Solar Arch for a Bavaria 36

Solar Arch for a Bavaria 36

Equipment and contruction diagram for making a solar arch, plus ideas for improvements that you could use in your design. There are lots of things to consider when creating a solar system for...
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Sea State - Moderate

We had at last left Belfast Lough, it had seemed liked ages that we had been there. We had, had a great time but our itchy feet was moving us on. As usual, the weather had been too rough to get out...
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The best way to crash

We were in Abercorn Basin in Belfast. The wind was just too strong to go out into the Irish sea, but with Belfast right on our doorstep, there was lots to do. So we took a bus up to Queens...
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Engine Troubles

We had hoped to sail with Karen back to Liverpool, but one look out into the lough, let alone the Irish Sea told us that we were not going anywhere. However Belfast Lough is a great place to sail,...
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Do the Hokey Cokey - Carrickfergus & Bangor - Sailing Belfast Lough

We had taken refuge in Larne lough for the night. It was great of the boys from the East Antrim boat club, to let us have the mooring. There was a south going tide quite early that morning so we...
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Sailing Scotland

Our 2019 cruise around Scotland started in Port Ellen on the isle of Islay which won our good variety award as there was lots of good walks in the area, a good point of interest, to go and explore...
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Rock 'n' roll

So it was time to say Goodbye Scotland for now, we will be back, we only scrapped the surface of what Scotland has to offer, there is so much more to see in Scotland, so we will have to come back...
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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