Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sorting the engine – step 1

We were taught early on in our sailing career that it was best if we had a clean engine and engine room since any problems would be obvious. We were lucky with our first boat, the Dufour, since it had 2.5 engine hours when we bought her and was spotless. It was easy to keep […]
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Well, you wouldn’t want cold fenders!

When we first got Mariadz, we wanted to spoil her with a little pressie that made her look pretty. This was before we understood the full extent of the refit required when we thought everything we needed to do was in the survey! I decide to push the boat out, so to speak, and bought […]
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First sail of the season (curtailed)

The winter projects were complete and we were keen to get back out on the water having got a bit stir crazy for not being able to take Mariadz out for a sail. ¬†We also had a lot of new toys to play with (calibrate) and we were keen to do some of the basics […]
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