Friday, 11 May 2012

Testing a Contour HD camera

The Chandlery at RSC very kindly let me demo the waterproof Contour HD camera whilst windsurfing today. Great results for a first go using the head-cam mount. I may well consider investing in one in the future!

Even "yachties" like dinghy cruising!

Read an interesting blog post on yachting world today, seams even "yachties" like the idea of dinghy cruising!

Read the article here.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Wayfarer starts around Britain trip

Well I recently read  about a 21 year old that is aiming to sail a wayfarer dinghy around Britain. Aiming to complete the trip in 71 days, Ludo will be the youngest and fastest person to sail a wayfarer around Britain.

Of course I emailed him offering my time as a crew, but something tells me that he will have more than enough willing crew members to help him along the way! You can follow his progress on his website, currently 12 days into his trip.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Removing the centreboard

I recently noticed that my centreboard had a chunk missing from the leading edge, I'm not sure how long its been like this but its there is enough missing to warrant a repair. So today I removed my centreboard and this is how to do it!

1. With the boat on its launching trolley, prop up the front of the boat so you have enough room to lie down under the front of the centre board slot.

2.  lie under the boat and locate the metal retaining plate on the leading edge of the centreboard.

3. with a cross head screw driver in hand, remove the 2 screws holding in the retaining plate -- put them somewhere safe

Friday, 4 May 2012

Wanderer Boat Tent

Found this today, if you are after a tent for your boat the Canvas Windmill has wanderer dinghies... covered!

Obviously there main business is wayfarers but a quick email confirmed they do wanderer boat tents.