September 2015

  1. 83. Top Tips Tuesday - As The Nights Draw In - Flood It LED Floodlight

    How time flies! Last week, and it seems such a long time ago, I was sailing in shorts and t-shirt and thinking life cannot get much better. Now, I’m back in the UK and by the time I had finished last nights evening meal it was almost dark. With the light fading so quickly and with so much to be done before the...
  2. 82. Top Tips Tuesday - Spaghetti Junction - Shore Power Splitters & Shurhold Dual Action Polisher

    Sheltering from the afternoon sun at Spartakhori (Port Spiglia) in the Ionian, it's hard to imagine that in a couple of days it will be back to the grind in the UK. No doubt some skippers will be making plans to lift out, some may have already done so, others will no doubt leave till later in the hope that the autumn...
  3. 81. Top Tips Tuesday - The Need For Speed (And A Good Grip On The Wheel) - Leather Steering Wheel Cover Kit

    Half way through a two week cruise on our good friends' Oyster ketch, I was so chilled that another Top Tips Tuesday was the last thing on my mind as we broad reached at 6-7 knots with five sails drawing, main, mizzen, yankee, staysail and mizzen staysail. With three retired International 14 helms on board whilst we like to cruise, once...
  4. 80. Top Tips Tuesday - A Faithful Friend At Less Than Half The Price

    February the 14th 2014 I blogged about my amazing long suffering Musto Gortex mid layer jacket and salopettes that had given me awesome sterling service over a great number of years. Well the bad news is that they are changing the lining and apparently, according to my business partner Andy, improving on perfection! The good news is that we have managed to secure a quantity of...
  5. 79. Top Tips Tuesday - Lest We Forget - Maintenance Logbook

    Yup it’s the 1st day of September and for us Northern Folks summer is almost over, in a couple of weeks, if not earlier, there will be a nip in the air and of course the nights are drawing in fast, so whilst it’s still fresh in your mind why not put pen to paper and start listing (if you haven’t...

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