Month: December 2015

Anchor rollers

Here’s a post I made earlier – actually a few years ago – I hope it’s still of interest.. I like walking around marinas, there’s just so much to see and reflect on. As I stroll around I tend to settle on a theme for the day: Drooping spreaders, types of bow or stern, cockpit …

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Lancaster Canal

When I can’t be out sailing I like to hike the tow path of the Lancaster Canal – by the time I’m finished I’ll have walked the whole length of it, albeit in somewhat erratic stages. For a couple of years I had my day-sailor, Minnie, on the canal. She drew less than 3’ and …

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Davit slings

Mounting the inflatable tender on davits is an ideal solution to the stowage challenge presented by these indispensables of the cruising life.  A balanced connection between the davit falls and the dinghy is best achieved by davit slings – usually one at the dinghy’s bow, one at the transom. Each davit sling has a lifting …

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Antenna cable check

This time of year a post on how to check the integrity of a coaxial cable run is appropriate – masts are down, pre-launch checks are underway. When you use a multimeter to check that you have no short circuited connectors in your cable run you should be aware that the cable must be disconnected …

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