Maintenance

Keeping your boat in shape and other routine maintenance tasks.

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This buoy saved us over £1000 pounds

Well oour annual maintenance time has approached and it is time to pull out our anchor chain and inspect it. Now we check our chain every tear, but one of the things that we don't do every year is...
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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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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...
Watch our "It's time for the January sails..." video and add comments

It's time for the January sails...

The weather is still not great here in Bangor, with lots of dull days and grey skies, but its dry enough to get some projects started, so we have started with our fender step. ...
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Is our propeller broken?

The sails were down and Salty Lass was ready for going into the yard. Once in the yard she got her bottom cleaned. Salty Lass is copper coated so there were very few barnacles, the ones we have tend...
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Why you should never make your own sprayhood

I am turning into my mother every day, and with the expression I am wearing in this picture then I look just like her. This is my grumpy look, and the only saving grace is I do not show this face...
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Man Overboard! Sorted??

We have three weeks left on our contract so we are buckling down and sorting out all the wee jobs that need to be done so that we are ready to go off. Some of these jobs are tiny like making sure...
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Why we don't go south for the winter

This week we celebrated Twosday which was at 22h 22m 22s on 22/2/22. We celebrated in grand style here on Salty Lass with a cup of tea and a crumpet. We also did a few small projects here on...
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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