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Leg 1 of my Transatlantic crossing. Lagos to Las Palmas

The UK’s Brexit vote had a serious negative effect on our journey. I’ll say no more! The next part of the journey was going to be unplanned and a serious commitment. My choice was to head for the Mediterranean with very tight Schengen time. Or head South for the Caribbean, a year earlier than we’dContinue reading “Leg 1 of my Transatlantic crossing. Lagos to Las Palmas”

Electrically Propelled Boats and Batteries

We’ve been in the harbor for a while now, on OCEAN STRIDER our solar electric propelled sail boat. Which gave us the opportunity to have a chat with a very interesting Dutch couple. All about linking a set of AGM Batteries to a set of Lithium Ion Batteries. Hybrid Battery systems They gave me theContinue reading “Electrically Propelled Boats and Batteries”

Stunning Five Mast Cruise Ship moors in PORTIMAO

A five mast cruise ship arrives in Portimao Portugal. A fantastic looking Cruise Ship “Club Med 2” I heard what sounded like a big ship passing, as I lay in bed this morning. Jeanette was up, which makes a change. She let me know there was another cruise ship pulling into port. This one hadContinue reading “Stunning Five Mast Cruise Ship moors in PORTIMAO”

Patience is a virtue on a Sail Boat with Solar Electric Engine

We’ve learnt to be patient now we have a solar electric engine onboard OCEAN STRIDER: 1,500 miles of sailing, Maryport to the Algarve. Passage plans as we travel onboard OCEAN STRIDER are evolving to suit “sailing” long distances with a solar electric engine. Our journeys are much longer than they were and usually to newContinue reading “Patience is a virtue on a Sail Boat with Solar Electric Engine”

PORTIMAO Elite Police Beach Obstacle Course

Beach Obstacle Course A damp and windy Sunday is not what most are looking for on the Algave.  But on Praia da Roche Beach, in Portamao, Portugal,  it is perfect if you are about to run the length of the beach, approx 3.5 times, whilst throwing yourself over, under and across some challenging obstacles alongContinue reading “PORTIMAO Elite Police Beach Obstacle Course”

We’ve made improvements to our website OCEAN STRIDER

We’ve spent some time re-organising our blog site @ oceanstrider.co.uk. All about our adventures onboard OCEAN STRIDER. A COBRA 1050 10.4 meter live aboard sailing yacht with a Lynch electric propulsion engine. Our aim is to make this blog site easy to navigate and as informative as posible. Now and in the future we willContinue reading “We’ve made improvements to our website OCEAN STRIDER”

A Sailing dream, Now a Reality.

The dream becomes reality. We sailed South, to the ALGARVE in PROTUGAL!!! On 24th July 2021, we started our epic journey, from Maryport in the UK. Sailing and living onboard OCEAN STRIDER. Continuing South for more than 1,000 miles, as the crow flies. Sailing roughly 1,500, nautical miles, to our destinations on the way. We’veContinue reading “A Sailing dream, Now a Reality.”

Sustainable and living the dream!

THE CHERRY ON TOP! OCEAN STRIDER’s, renewable, sustainable electrical system, explained. A boat can be as comfortable as a house & more sustainable. I’ve lived on boats, on the inland waterways and the salty sea since 1989. I’m not sure I could live any other way. For personal use and through business, I’ve fit outContinue reading “Sustainable and living the dream!”

Long Distance Sailing with an Electric Engine.

Extended Cruising, using an Electric Powered Sail Boat. Long term test about Ocean sailing onboard an eco friendly yacht. It’s over a year since I fitted the electric drive to OCEAN STRIDER. Practical information regarding its use, is almost impossible to find. Manufacturers just don’t have the time to do what we are doing. IContinue reading “Long Distance Sailing with an Electric Engine.”