Navigation

Learning to navigate, is an important skill to learn. We have had to navigate through some tricky channels, as well as learning to navigate passages. We have brought some of these skills into our videos so that others can learn, mainly from our mistakes.

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...
On the map of Marine Traffic at last

On the map

On 17th March 2020, Salty Lass joined Marine Traffic. We had set up a test rig on the 14th and we were really excited to see all the other vessels pop up, but we could not determine if we were...
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...
Watch our "Buoys" video and add comments etc.

Buoys

One of our subscribers had wanted us to talk about buoys, and we had just found some flip cards on the Lass, left by the previous owner, so we thought that this would we a great topic to talk about....
Day shape

Make your best guess

While learning about day shapes, I have really come to realise that sometimes you have to make your best guess. When I look at this picture, it reminds me that people get things wrong. I took...
Collision Regulations Summary

Collision Regulations Summary

When you read the collision regulations then it is important to create your own summary on them. This is our summary, and represents the main points that we thought were important. Part A -...
Watch our 'More Stuff goes wrong' video and add comments etc.

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...
Watch our 'Rule of Twelves' and add comments etc.

Rule of Twelfths

After spending the night in Howth, we were ready once again to set sail, and this time the wind was in the right direction so that we could anchor in the Skerries. Looking at the passage we decided...
Watch our navigation of the Swellies and add comments etc.

Navigating The Swellies - Menai Strait - North Wales

Beverley was wondering about the passage and worrying about the length of time it would take. So we got the maps out and I saw immediately where she was going wrong. It was the same mistake that I...
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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