Maintenance

Keeping your boat in shape and other routine maintenance tasks.

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Where we spent all our savings

Next week we will finally be installing the DC-AC convertor that we bought last year with the last of our budget. So we thought that this would be a great opportunity to discuss our budget for...
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Varnishing and Condensation

As soon as the New Year hit I was off the boat visiting friends and family. I love catching up with everyone, but it means leaving Beverley alone and I think she ended up talking to herself as well...
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Full windlass Service

All our visitors had gone so it was at last time to pull the windlass and fix it. So these are the steps we took Make sure that the windlass is electrically isolated. We did this by first...
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Nightmares!!

As we continue on with our essential maintenances, we come across various nightmares which we overcome in true Salty Lass fashion. Boat wiring The less that is said about our previous owners...
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Is this bit meant to come off?

With our second week in the yard, it was time to crack on and remove our above water sea-cocks, and start on our toe rails and stanchions. Cushions Our cushions needed updating so I bought...
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18 months of neglect

It is not a great feeling seeing your yacht being lifted out, but it is a necessary one because the anode needs changing plus a host of other tasks needs doing just to keep our home in tip top...
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The best way to clean your bottom

Spring has begun and our itchy feet are starting to itch something shocking. Some good news though when this video goes out we will be allowed to do local sailing. On top of that Scotland will be...
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No sheets to the wind

At last the end of the projects seem in view. We have serviced all sorts, tidied up various areas of Salty Lass and got ourselves as ready as we can in these crazy times. We still have no idea where...
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Fun with our Furlex

Our sail projects continue, with me on the sail bag and Beverley on the Furlex. In addition to these projects, we were loaned a storm sail from our friend in Sailing North so that I could measure...
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Time to get ready to go

The weather at the moment, just seems to be one thing after another if its not storms, then it is snow, not much snow I grant you, but still snow. Our dream is to sail south and not worry about snow...