Electrics

One of the 99 skills you need to learn about while cruising, is electrics. How is your boat wired, improving your electrics, upgrading your systems. We are luckier than most as Gaynor was an Electrical Engineer for a few years, while Beverley studied Physics for two years at University.

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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...
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More Stuff goes wrong

Two great passages to Holyhead, electrical issues, family, and lots of engine trouble as we travel from Beaumaris to Porthdinllean on the Llyn Peninusula and then on to Holyhead. The weather...
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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. ...
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Engine Troubles

We had hoped to sail with Karen back to Liverpool, but one look out into the lough, let alone the Irish Sea told us that we were not going anywhere. However Belfast Lough is a great place to sail,...
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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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Aladdin's Cave

We took ownership of our yacht on 14th March 2018, it had been a long journey to get our yacht but we felt that this was a great big step in the right direction to a different life offering new...
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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