Monthly Archives: September 2017

Extending the pushpit

Everyone has some things they like and dislike about their boat.  There are probably two things that I can think of on Mariadz. The first is the wheel size compared to the gap in the cockpit.  The only way around the wheel is to go up on the cushions as there is no leg-width gap […]
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Swim platform fixing and improvements

In early 2016, we discovered a hydraulic leak from the rams that deploy and stow the swim platform.  After a time, this stopped the swim platform working and we knew we would need to do some work to get it fixed, as a long term fix rather than a short term bodge.  Immediately after it […]
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We’re getting old – Mariadz zimmer frames

Having been caught in a storm in the English Channel previously (The return from Dunkirk (part 2 of 3) – pan pan), we are very conscious of safety and making sure that the crew are never put in unnecessary danger.  I know some people think this is overkill but our view is that if one […]
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Bringing Formula 1 technology to Mariadz – or why every boat should have a spoiler/car port/helipad/tea tray/solar power

Lots of people brag about how fast their boats are and most of the time it is light hearted banter.  We have such a conversation with our friend Stig, since we chased his boat Wild Dream 2, up the Wallet when returning from Burnham on Crouch one time.  We gave them a one hour head […]
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