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.

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Rusty Sailors

Salty Lass was tested as much as we could, so now it was time to go out and test ourselves with a few basic manoeuvrers like tacking, putting reefs in, gybing and the like. Also seeing as Beverley...
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Disaster Zone

After living aboard for four months and not moving our boat was what could only be described as a disaster zone. We had all the tools and equipment that we normally have in the v-berth in the back...
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No sheets to the wind

At last the end of the projects seem in view. We have serviced all sorts, tidied up various areas of Salty Lass and got ourselves as ready as we can in these crazy times. We still have no idea where...
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It's a cover up

Well the electrics were in, so now it was time to get my trusty sewing machine out and put it to good use building our extension. So with me taking up all of the room in the main cabin Beverley went...
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Have we wired our AC mains backwards

Our sockets were ready and we had run our cable through the yacht so now it was time to wire up the AC on our boat. We had a few hiccups along the way, like I broke another pair of glasses, but we...
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I can see clearly now the grain had gone

We had bought some replacement windows and they had been in our back cabin for a few weeks now, so it was time to rip out the old and put in the new. On top of windows we have been tasked with the...
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Stuff needs doing

When ever we are not working or the winds are light then its projects for us and we just get on with stuff as stuff needs going Adding our training wheels We needed to add our training...
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Stormy weather projects

The weather was really bad, so there was no sailing for us. So it was a case of getting stuck in to boat projects of which we had quite a few, but before that could all happen we seriously needed...
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No cruising for us

We were getting ready to go, but we found an oil leak so we had to get that sorted first. There was a sharp rain shower down at the marina, followed by a beautiful rainbow. We both love to see...
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Lazy Jacks

One of the reasons we returned to Carrickfergus after our trip to Strangford Lough was because we had gone shopping on the internet and bought a whole load of Dyneema so that we could do our lazy...