Boat Projects

If you own a boat then there are always boat projects to do. If you are cruiser, then your boat is your home, as well as your means of transport, so it is best to keep your boat up-to-date and in good condition.

Watch our 'Blinded by the light' video and add comments etc.

Blinded by the light

Beverley services all our cabin lights while I get to grips with moving our stern light Beverley and I had been out searching the internet, to buy a new light for the kitchen and a whole load...
Watch our 'Drunken Sailor' episode and leave comments etc.

What shall we do with a drunken sailor

We had come to Belfast lough for the winter. There are some great marinas in the lough and we choose Bangor, as the town has some great facilities all within walking distance of the marina. The...
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Eberspacher Diesel Heater Service

You need to service your Eberspächer Diesel Heater every 2000 hours, which is just three months if you are using the heater all the time. So when we took up our slip in Bangor Northern Ireland...
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Engine trouble revisited

We sorted out our engine again. This time the starter motor and a small gasket on the water impeller. We also found out the plans for the new marina and the proposed schedule of works. We had...
Watch our 'Clearing up after Pan Pan' video and add comments etc.

Diesel engine exhaust elbow

The clean up after our Pan Pan begins, so we sort out our problems and we discuss wind over tide. One of the issues that we had discovered after our Pan Pan was that the diaphragm around the...
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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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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...
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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