Archive for May, 2010

Removing old paint with pasta

Digilux 2, 28mm 100 ISO f5.6 @250 sec Dried pasta for removing old paint.   One of the things I like best about the boating world are the interesting people that one meets, it seems to attract individual, confident and clever people. Enter Thierry Schrive a Frenchman who has spent the last three years developing […]

Are you the Farmer? T Shirt

Are you the farmer? T shirt from the classic film ‘Withnail & I’ at Redbubble

Brompton Folding Bicycle

Leica Digilux 2. Brompton folding bike at the town of Erice above Trapani, Sicily, summer 2007 Bicycles are brilliant. They must be one of the best ever inventions that humans can be proud of. Now that we’re getting wise to pollution more and more bicycle lanes are being constructed and this is good news. Because […]

Save the Humans T Shirt

Save the Humans T shirt in many colours for boys and girls at Redbubble

Leica M9, instant deployment case

There’s no point having a great camera if you don’t have it with you when you need it. The Leica M9 is pretty compact for what it is but it’s still quite a lump to lug about. If you wear it around your neck you run the risk of damaging it or the lens as […]

Leica M9 T shirt

Leica M9 T shirt from Redbubble.

Delta anchor review

Leica Digilux 2, Doolittle in the ‘Blue Lagoon’ Croatia. Like most things these days, anchors are being constantly developed and are now more effective and easier to use. There is a bewildering choice of anchors out there made in alloy, steel or stainless. No one to my knowledge has yet made a plastic anchor but […]

Everything you wanted to know about Boating but were afraid to ask

Leica Digilux 2, 90mm. f10 @ 500 sec ISO 100. This kind of outrageous, thoughtless and dangerous behaviour is just too common these days. During my travels around the UK and the Mediterranean many things occur to me but perhaps the saddest is that few people take going to sea seriously. We are cocooned in […]

W Anchor T Shirt

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Sail faster and more often

All photos: Leica Digilux 2. Using a pole to hold out the jib when sailing downwind.   Part one: Setting up a more efficient rig for windward and downwind work. No one wants to motor when they could be sailing. The wind is free if only we can harness it’s power. Here are some suggestions, […]