Maintenance

Keeping your boat in shape and other routine maintenance tasks.

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...
Watch our "Lazy Jackes" video and add comments etc.

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...
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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 "Storm sailing preparation" and add comments etc.

Prepare for the worst

One of the items in the Yachtmaster syllabus is "Preparing yacht for sea and for adverse weather" so Beverley and I decided to chat about that and how we always prepare Salty Lass for storms even...
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Staying Alive

One of the services that the RNLI do, is show you how to service your life jacket. So we decided to share with everyone some of the tips that we had picked up. Life jacket Service You need to...
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Beaten by a window

When we bought Salty Lass, the windows were crazed and it was one of the items that was on our to do list, so it was time so sort them out. Well it was another windy day in Bangor, and we are so...
Watch our "Water locked" video and add comments etc.

Rusty Waterlock

Our waterlock was rusting from the inside and leaving trails of rusty water on the inside of our boat, so it was time to get stuck in and put a new one in. It's great to receive packages,...
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It's a horrible day

It's a horrible day, the weather is dreadful, and Beverley and I are not only suffering from SAD, we are depressed as we have how gone sailing for a few days. Not only that more storms are on the...
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Eberspacher Exhaustion

The motor in our Eberspacher had just failed, so we decided that while we were sorting out the motor, we would also sort out our exhaust, which was just exhausted. We knew that the motor would be...
Advice onboard

Advice onboard

When we heard about the Free RNLI life jacket check and advice onboard sessions we decided to book one, with the Community Safety Officer We had booked an Advice Onboard session with our local ...
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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