How do I pass on my confidence? Electric Drive on a sailing boat works and works well. A sail boat with electric drive, must be up there as one of the most fuel-efficient forms of transport on the planet. More than 1,500 nautical miles and 3 months extended cruising on OCEAN STRIDER, has forced usContinue reading “SAILING ELECTRIC. It’s a REALITY.”

UK to France. Our first European country.

Newlyn UK to Brest France. Bon Voyage UK for now! We couldn’t stay in Newlyn for long, but I’d like to say. It’s a long time since I was in Cornwall. Padstow and Newlyn have still got a traditional charm and I look forward to visiting when we get back. Time to crack on withContinue reading “UK to France. Our first European country.”

Christmas Day, presents opened. In the workshop all day…

Update: Project Kawasaki H1A, 500 triple: Forks built and filled with oil, new headrace and wheel bearings, front brake shoes re-lined and like new, new front tyre. Nuts and bolts to replace, if I can find them! And that’s just for starters!!!


A clean, quiet, vibration free propulsion unit for your boat. DC Electric Drive. WHY FIT ONE? I fit DC Electric Drives professionally, we have one on our sail boat. I hope the following post, will convince more people to fit them. DC Electric Drive, a tough decision to make. Fitting: I looked at a fewContinue reading “DC ELECTRIC DRIVE”


RESTORATION PART 4. It’s all about sending, buying, cleaning, restoring and getting parts ready for the rebuild now. Be sure to use reputable re-finishers and repairers. There are lots of cowboys out there!!! Try to attack this, one part at a time. Grab a seat, get comfortable and some decent music on; it all helpsContinue reading “RESTORATION PART 4”


Organise Yourself It makes all the difference! Double check images of the standard bike against the parts, so that you don’t make mistakes with the finish. If it’s a custom job, it’s decision time. Some of this work gets a bit frustrating but it will be worth-it when your rebuilding. As you check, you’ll buildContinue reading “RESTORATION PART 3”

Where did that day go?

Everything should start with a plan and drawing. I spent most of day changing a few things on the site. Including my email address, which is now, I hope you all understand and continue to visit. I’m new to blogging and setting up websites and I’m really enjoying it. My theory is, it canContinue reading “Where did that day go?”

KAWASAKI H1A chroming is top quality!

Only just opened the chroming box for the Kawasaki H1A. I was informed by the chrome before he sent the parcel, so not panicking but most has not been sent back yet. Sent in June, told 10 weeks, which I thought was a long time but still waiting for most of it????? Well happy withContinue reading “KAWASAKI H1A chroming is top quality!”