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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 'Installing Solar on our boat' video and add comments etc.

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...
Watch our 'Going off grid' video and add comments etc.

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...
Watch our 'The best way to crash' video and add comments etc

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...
Watch our 'Lashing down in Lamlash' video and add comments etc.

Lashing down in Lamlash

We had left Troon and we managed to sail across the Firth of Clyde to Arran and a town called Lamlash which is just behind a small island called Holy island which gets its name because of St....
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Liv'n the dream

After we had left Largs we motored to Millport just three nautical miles from Largs. There we went onto a mooring which was rated at 15tonnes and cost only £10 for the night. We came in at low...
Watch our 'Sailing to Saturn' video and add comments etc.

Sailing to Saturn

We were in Ardrishaig and Salty Lass needed a good clean. We also needed to stock up on food. the last place that we had done a food shop was in Oban so supplies were running pretty low. So there...
Watch our 'Electric nightmares' video and add comments etc.

Electric nightmares

Even though I know more about electrics than any other boat related subject, it seemed to be the one that I shied away from the most. The wiring put in by Bavaria looked cracking. The wiring added...
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Back in the water

When you are on the hard, there is a huge list of jobs that you want to do in the shortest time possible Prop The work that needed to be completed on the sail drive was adding the new anode...
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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