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 "No cruising for us" video and add comments etc.

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...
Watch our "Getting ready to go" video and add comments etc.

Getting ready to go

Restrictions are starting to get lifted, so it was time to finish off loads of little jobs that had been started, but not finished, as well as clear the back cabin, of all the stuff in it. A lot...
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Wiring the electrics on our boat

It had been a job on our to do list for a while, but at last there was no more excuses, so it was time to bite the bullet and rewire our electrical panel. We were in Carrickfergus and the...
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Marine AIS - The good and the bad

We decided to do a collaboration video on a topic that we found baffling and that was choosing our AIS. There were just so many choices that it was difficult to decide which one to go for. In the...
Watch our "Autopilot is cleverer than we thought" video and add comments etc.

Clever Autopilot can follow a track

Well we found out that we can do more with our Auto pilot, we can get it to follow a track so that should be really useful. We even get the opportunity to get some drone footage in and that is...
Watch our "Marine autopilot installation" and add comments etc.

Marine autopilot installation

One of our Newsletter followers requested a video on our Autopilot installation, which we had done last year. With the only other footage being a whole load of what can only be called wee jobs then...
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Mysterious gifts

We found a whole load of goodies up in the cockpit from one of our subscribers so we set to making good use of what we found. I was waking back from the marina offices when I found a hole load of...
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Our watermaker

We heard the high pressure pump go off unexpectedly, and the last time that happened we had lots of water in the bilge, so it was time to investigate. You can tell that Beverley and I do not...
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Installing AIS

One of the items that we have wanted for a long time was AIS, but there are so many options to choose from that it was difficult to decide which solution was right for us. So to let us decide we...
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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