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  1. 410. Top Tips Tuesday - Hotter Than The Hobs Of..

    Well the last few days of hot weather do remind me of the temperature that, at times, we ‘enjoy’ on board Hindsight in the Ionian. Having said that we ALWAYS abandon ship towards the end of June when it’s cooking, and don’t return till early September. We go for plenty of water during the morning, zero% Amstel beer if having a...
  2. 409. Top Tips Tuesday - Light As A Feather!

    As I said in an earlier blog ‘old age is a b…r’. Now I am back from a red hot Greece and back upstairs in the sail loft, manhandling some of the larger sails around the floor, through the long arm sewing machines or lifting them into customers’ cars becomes harder and harder. Likewise, out in Greece, handling our tender outboard weighing in...
  3. 408. Top Tips Tuesday - Sorry!

    Sorry folks if I let you down last week as I know one or two of you 'eagerly' look forward to my weekly ramblings. Truth was I didn't have the time nor energy, never mind the technical know-how, to sort last Tuesday's TT! Last week in the Ionian was a bit of a challenge, what with the temperature (around the...
  4. 407. Top Tips Tuesday - Old Age Is A B...ER!

    One of Jen's friend's mums used to state the headline comment and yes, almost half way through my seventies, I must agree with it. I would point out that the spirit is still willing but the flesh is weak, however I'm sure a lot of it is self inflicted! Back in the seventies whilst working for Musto & Hyde sailmakers...
  5. 406. Top Tips Tuesday - Ahead Of My Time?

    Out in Greece, moored stern to on the Iris pontoon, having said goodbye to daughter Clare, son in-law Ian and their two youngsters and awaiting the arrival of eldest daughter Kate and her family, I heard a distinctive Geordie voice on a Sailing Holiday flotilla yacht ‘two doors up’ from us. Being the nosy sort of fellow that I am I...

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