Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Android & Navionics - the pocket sized chart plotter

Father Christmas had been incredibly generous this year and provided me with a galaxy nexus, Googles latest Android phone. Possibly one of its best features is its ability to download Apps from the Android Market, such as Navionics Chart Plotting App which turns mobile phones into pocket sized chart plotters. [...]

Friday, 16 December 2011

Getting my girlfriend sailing

Having spent so much time at the boat recently, I wanted to show my girlfriend Laura what sailing was all about. I also was keen to turn my hobbie into our hobbie and in the process gain a regular crew member.

Unfortunately Laura had limited sailing experience.... she had never been sailing. In fact when she had been on a motorboat, she was very sea sick, so I had my work cut out to convince her of the merits of my favourite past-time. [...]

Friday, 9 December 2011

Wanderer Owners Manuals

Included for reference are links to Hartley's Wanderer Owners Manual and the Classic Wanderer Hanbook. Whilst both of these texts are offered for free, I am conscious of copyright infringement so the availability of these items is awaiting approval from original owners. [...]

Friday, 18 November 2011

Boat Decal

Whilst Tardis had been subjected to an official christening, her name was just scribbled on a scrap of duck tape stuck on the stern, today she received a more permanent solution. [...]

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Boat Christening & First Sail

Today was launch day for W1672, I had taken her down to Rutland Sailing Club a few days before and had been waiting for a weather window, as I would be sailing single handed. [...]

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

New Boat!

After waiting what has felt like an eternity, today W1672 was collected from Hartley LaminatesI had recruited the help of my Dad for the handover, mainly because he helped me get a great deal on the ex-demo Wanderer but also as he has experience trailing boats. He said it had something to do with air miles on a credit card too ..... I can't be sure. [...]