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We are not perfect, but we try our best to explain how we do stuff

Watch our "Man overboard preparation" video and add comments

Man Overboard preparation

Really this is just the start of our thinking on Man Overboard, as we will be coming back to this topic again as we perfect all the techniques, but we have at least started the study with, how do we...
Watch our "Go faster by sailing slower" video and leave comments etc.

Go faster by sailing slower

We are allowed out of the marina so we took the opportunity to practice some skills and put into practice some of the theory we are learning for our Yacht masters. We needed to move slip from one...
Warch our "Victory" video and add comments etc.

Victory

In our last blog, we realised that our mast wind instrument needed recalibrating, so we went out primarily to sort that out. Well as usual we got stuff wrong, nothing went right, but eventually...
Watch our "Wiring the electrics on our boat" video and add comments etc.

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...
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...
Watch our "Winding the boat" video and add comments etc.

Winding the boat

There is not much that we can do in lock down to pursue our goal of becoming Yachtmasters, but one thing that we could do was turn the boat by lines alone. We had decided to practice winding...
Watch our "Mysterious gifts" video and and add comments etc.

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...
Watch our "Installing AIS" and add comments etc.

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...
Watch our "Navigation - Outline plans" video and add comments etc.

Navigation - Outline plans

Following on from our previous video, we extract all the relevant information needed to draw up an outline passage plan for leaving Belfast Lough and heading over to Liverpool. Creating an...
Watch our "Plotting our escape" video and add comments etc

Passage planning - Sources

When planning a passage then you need to look at a variety of different sources of information. This allows you to paint a better picture of where you are going and what to expect. Sources of...
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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