Small comforts

Small comforts

Comfort, and I think I’ve said this before, can be a whole lot of small things that add up to an elimination of all the annoying things that just don’t fit. Kairos helm seat is quite high, it leaves the legs dangling about a foot ( or two feet  if I were being...

Preparing to go cruising.

Planning to go cruising is one thing, getting ready to go is another. The electrical system in this old ship of mine is now 47 years old and pretty near everything in her is electric. The original wiring is domestic rather than tinned marine grade, and over the past...
Repair work

Repair work

I’ve a boat in for repair.  Not my usual thing, but in this case the customer wants his boat ready to go for the nearly upon us summer holiday season, and “boat yards” aren’t into doing small repairs on small sailing boats. Particularly not at this time of...
We went sailing last weekend.

We went sailing last weekend.

Its springtime here, the temperatures at night are still a bit chilly, especially up on the mountain lakes but the daytimes are lovely.  We had great weather, the sailing ranged from drifting conditions to really gusty, and as often the case on a lake with high...