2021

Well the year is up for grabs with who know what

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It takes more than weather to stop us

In what can only be described as a marathon edit, Beverley produced this weeks episode which is our review of 2021. In that time we have sampled all sorts of weather including the beast from the...
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You can fix anything with tape

Beverley and I had been in port for a long time, we have had storm Arwen which was a real bute, followed by storm Barra which was another cracker. On top of this I have got a wee job and I have been...
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Anchoring

Anchoring out is such great fun, you can get to places that are remote, interesting and beautiful. The other good thing about anchoring is the cost, with everywhere in the Scottish islands being...
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Mooring techniques

Well the winter talks have begun and to kick the season off, we start with how we moor up to mooring buoys Why moor, or What is wrong with marinas? Location - They might not be where you...
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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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Are the batteries dead? Or "just resting"?

As soon as we got back to Belfast I was away to visit my parents for a short while, so Beverley was the one that moved Salty Lass from Abercorn Basin to Bangor. To do so she enlisted a guy who is...
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Our last hoorah! No more sailing!

The weather was overcast, but there was no rain forecast so we decided to explore Islay, so we took the bus to Bowmore. Bowmore can be best described as a one street town with the circular church at...
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Riding the rocket! Extreme tides

We were once again in Craobh, a nice enough marina, but realistically there is not much to do. The shop is really tiny and it is miles from any where, so it was a good thing that we were going that...
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Fog, anchoring, charging and the big screw-up

As we continued down the Sound of Jura, the fog started to descend, so much so that I could not distinguish between the sea and the sky. The biggest problem was that the land was obscured too, but...
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Atlantic crossing. Easy-peasy

We had done a short bunny hop down the coast to Puilladobhrain Anchorage which was quite snug with quite a few yachts all anchored up. The entrance to the anchorage is 4m in depth but with having...
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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