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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.”

Rounding Land’s End, heading for Newlyn.

I read it somewhere “You have to plan, not to plan”. Newlyn, here we come and not the Silly’s :-> You can’t plan to far ahead when you are sailing. The date was the 16th August, almost 3 weeks after leaving Maryport. On schedule!! Our priority is to cross the Bay of Biscay before stormyContinue reading “Rounding Land’s End, heading for Newlyn.”

DC ELECTRIC DRIVE

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”

How to D.I.Y. like a professional. Its about the mindset. Read on!!

You can do it properly. Learn fast, take advantage of every experience! That’s a very broad statement. One which, if you get time to think about it, should make every task easier and better in the end. I’m sure we all remember parts of our younger days, or maybe you are young. “This is toContinue reading “How to D.I.Y. like a professional. Its about the mindset. Read on!!”

Planning your boat, reducing the learning curve.

You know the boat you can have, to suit your budget, location and mooring. You’ve asked the builder for the internal dimensions of the cabin, that will be available in a boat of the size you can have. I like to get the dimensions for the floor and height of the gunwales. Your floor sizeContinue reading “Planning your boat, reducing the learning curve.”

My Boat Building Experience

This is a brief summary of how to plan & work on narrowboats, wide beams and other boats. I have more than 30 years, living on and building narrowboats and over 10 years, building wide beams. I hope the following can reduce your learning curve, help save you a lot of time & money andContinue reading “My Boat Building Experience”