Non-piling anchor chain solution

New Gas Locker

Boat Handling In Tight Places

Great day with Yachtmaster Examiner/Instructor Mark Lewis, who is based on the Orwell River, and Principal Instructor at Shearwater Sailing School.

My notes for future reference, diagrams by Mark:

Boat-Handling-In-Tight-Spaces – PDF Document including diagrams

GMI 20 Flicker

Broken Garmin Wind Vane


Photo credits: David Hadlow


MD2020 impeller sizes

On the left is the larger Johnsom pump impeller, on the right is the earlier Jabsco.

VANG Installation

Z Spars are upgrading me to a larger model FOC, how is that for service!

Volvo MD2020B finally installed after complete re-build!

Project – Holding tank

Z Spars Boom Fitting

The problem is to achieve an acceptable angle, I reduced the inner tube by approximately 200mm, now just before the boox is horizontal there is no spring and the two tobes are tight together.

The mast foot fitting extend up inside the mast making it difficult lower the mast bracket further, but it could possibly be lowered by 30mm.