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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Don't drop me because it's a long way down

We were stuck in Bangor Marina, there was storm after storm and they were all coming from the South, so we could not start our adventure, so we decided to go back to the marina and use the...
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Making Washboards

We had travelled late from Carrickfergus because we had hoped that the weather would get milder as the evening progressed. However, we had got kicked about and anchored in the dark. Well now it was...
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I'm so glad that I have wobbly bits

We were in Carrickfergus for two nights and we were determined to make the best use of our stay, so one on the things on our list of jobs to do was repair the anchor locker. The piece of wood under...
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No sails! No engine! We've lots to do

As our contract nears the end, we carry on with our preparation for departure Departure day - 5 Beverley had visited a forcourt washing machine facility and got all the ropes washed. I have to...
Covered in filth, slime and dirt

Covered in filth, slime and dirt

I had at last finished my wee job that keeps me busy during the winter, so it was time to buckle down and help Beverley complete all the jobs that need doing before we can venture out on our...
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Radio Mic

We had taken the sail down, but it was far too windy to continue with that job, so we decided to tackle a little job inside the boat and that was our fixing our radio mic. The cable that we ordered...
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Stripper jumps from boat

The title for this episode comes from "Blown away" and is very accurate, but trust me on this we remain fully dressed through out the episode. I was at work, so it was up to Beverley to sort out...
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Winches Seized, radio broken. Just another day aboard...

One of the maintenance jobs that needed doing was servicing the winches. We service our winches every two years, it should be every year but in reality it is every two years. So prior to servicing...
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There's nothing worse than a lumpy bottom

Beverley and I are up to our necks in stuff to do, we have a whole load of half finished jobs that just need to get finished. On top of that Beverley has got to do see her Mum three times this week,...
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Replacing a water pump

We have had a problem with our water pump for quire some time, in fact it has been going off unexpectedly since 2020 and we mention it in our watermaker video. Since 2020, we fixed the issue of the...
Raising money for the RNLI

The RNLI turned 200 years old on 4th March 2024. So as sailors and people who promote the joy of sailing, we thought that we would like to raise just £200. What we hope is that other people take up the shout and raise their own £200. In the last 200 years the RNLI have saved over 144,000 lives and yet they are funded entirely by people like you. They are not government funded.

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