Archive for March, 2011

Clean Boat, all in one boat cleaner

It really is amazing just how many products you need to carry to keep your yacht looking spick and span so anything that reduces the amount of stuff you have to carry aboard has to be a good thing. Enter ‘Clean Boat’ a do it all wonder product. Yes, I know, you’ve heard it all […]

Tedlar UV sail protection

Almost invisible ‘Tedlar’ UV strip on new Ullman Tan Sails. When the time came to replace the sails on the boat I was faced with a new dilemma, namely what to use for a UV strip. Previously the sails were hank on so were never out in the sun for months on end but now […]

Oil analysis for a longer engine life

This is a first for me. I must be getting old or maybe it’s because I have finally realised the importance of taking care of things properly rather than just trusting to fate. Just changing the oil and filter regularly on a marine diesel engine should be enough to keep it running well for years […]

Bridgestone BT 016 tyre review UPDATE

This is the front tyre. Worn almost flat on the sides. Very strange wear. It’s been a year since I bought a set of Bridgestone BT 016 tyres for the Monster. My initial thoughts can be read here. What do I think now after a couple of thousand miles? Well, I’m still not convinced. These […]

Fiat 126 Bis long term review

Wilf, our trusty (well not that trusty) 126 Bis in Cannes. Leica M9, 21mm Asph You know how it is, when you don’t need to buy a car, you see them for sale simply everywhere but when you suddenly need one, there’s not one for sale. This is the situation I found myself in about […]