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Making our way South.

Its hard to get off the hamster wheel. Using the electric drive/engine, when not needed, wasn’t going to teach us anything. Its a tough learning curve. Carbon free if possible “yes” but a skipper has a responsibility to the crew/wife, RNLI & self. For emergency’s only. I fitted a Hyundai 7kw, air cooled, LPG siteContinue reading “Making our way South.”

A fantastic encounter with DOLPHINS

We were retuning from Kirkcudbright on the West, Scottish Coast bordering England. We were lucky to get this unexpected display, by a small group of DOLPHINS. They carried on for a while, so we just went round in circles until they stopped. We would love you to like the video and follow us: Click theContinue reading “A fantastic encounter with DOLPHINS”

Whitehaven to Barrow In Furness.

The 2nd stage of our travels. Robinson Cruisers, Carbon Free Sailing with Ocean Strider. 25 July 2021: We left Whitehaven, on a sunny day and managed to sail most of the way to Barrow In Furness, with a following wind. Most of our sailing on this day was running, with our sails gull-winged. Meaning theContinue reading “Whitehaven to Barrow In Furness.”

Setting Off On Board OCEAN STRIDER

The first day of our world cruise. Late start as expected! The first day was always going to be a late start. Still trying to get all the kit on board at 1am in the morning and it was a hot night. Bed looking very inviting, we’d finish in the morning. After waking up, weContinue reading “Setting Off On Board OCEAN STRIDER”

RESTORATION PART 4

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”

RESTORATION PART 3

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”