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Search: Posts Made By: dylanwinter1
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 2,146
Posted By dylanwinter1
scotland

I have just had three wonderful weeks sailing on the west coast of scotland

only lost two days dues to bad weather

here is a little film about how good it can be
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Family-Built Trailerable Pirate Ship Launched

that is bonkers

so bonkers I chased down a few more snaps of her

Home build pirate ship ę Keep Turning Left (http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk/sailing-around-britain/home-build-pirate-ship/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Re-build cost if you have just the hull

walk away

buy one with gear on it

D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Visitor

poor little blighter looks on the thin side to me - is it actually alive?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,289
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: picking a new motor for the job!

6hp - long shaft - 26 foot boat - half revs - 5 knots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQRF2cLPwUk
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Sailboat Trailer Rental

renting boat trailers is problematical

I loaned mine to a neighbour and asked him not to dunk it but to get his boat craned off and into the water by the local boat yard

two weeks after he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 3,963
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Why don't boats have headlights?

this one had headlights

http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/dredger-1.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,333
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: baby stay steering sail

oh bollo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4Z9p2DIEnM
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,333
Posted By dylanwinter1
baby stay steering sail

I have had some success with sheet to tiller steering - but only seem to get the best from the boat when one or other of the sails is slightly over-sheeted

which is annoying

I came across the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,338
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: What do you pay for Slip Fees??

currently paying £50 a week for a 26 foot boat near Portsmouth

pontoon, showers, drying marina

lekkie extra

pretty bad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiHKTfk1IsM
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,375
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Hours on watch. Navy research.

we are planning to do a three man 450 mile trip from the Solent to Edinburgh

we are taking food for six days

I have yet to decide how to organise the watches

but it will be the end of May so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By dylanwinter1
First sail in Westerly Centaur 35 minute film - not much happens

Last week after two intensive months of fettling and the haemorraging of money I was rewarded with my first sail on the Centaur

she is an English classic - 3,000 of them made, a real caravan but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: How comfortable to you feel leaving your boat at anchor?

utterly agree

I am never quite chilled when she is at anchor

I sleep fine because I would wake up - or so I thought until I did not put enough scope out one night on the Roach in Essex and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Thugs - bl@@dy thugs !

bastards - theiving scrote

They had some eastern European gangs lifting outboards in Wells in Norfolk - the local police issued canvas covers for the outboards and asked the owners to take the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Harmony around Cape Wrath

steady on old chap

here is me touching the inner zen while on a mooring in West Mersea, Essex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYYMHp5KLq0
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Harmony around Cape Wrath

I love the tides....

there is always slack water sometime and you can usually get out of the main flow and wait for the forces of nature to calm down

I think the tides runs at a max of nine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Harmony around Cape Wrath

I most certainly am

wonderful history

I have been up there for the BBC making some history programmes - but I was boatless

this time it will be different

soak up some atmosphere and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By dylanwinter1
Harmony around Cape Wrath

I have acquired a new to me yacht for the rough stuff around the top of Britain.

She is a 1978 Westerly centaur B layout with a new(ish) 18 hp inboard.

This means the well idea has been parked...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,022
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Making money with your sailing blog

this the graph of internet hits on the candle heater films

http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/potheadforkandle.jpg

450,000 hits in one day

it is my sixth viral -0 none of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,022
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Making money with your sailing blog

jonesyboy

you do self deprecation like a brit

well done that man

D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,022
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Making money with your sailing blog

coherent.... coherent....

who said it has to be coherent

damn
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,022
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Making money with your sailing blog

as a hack the new media has brought me far closer to the people who read my words, listen to yak and look at the images

I know more or less who they are, where they live, youtube tells me how old...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,022
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Making money with your sailing blog

that is not on my blog

it is on youtube....

I can embed it here and embed it on my blog,

you can embed it but not host it

google has a deal with all the major music owners
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,022
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Making money with your sailing blog

there is a rough balance sheet on my blog in case anyone is interested

on a UK forum I was accused by a sailor of being lazy self indulgent journalist

he then told me how hard his clients were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,022
Posted By dylanwinter1
Re: Making money with your sailing blog

having been blogging and youtubing since 2007 and I am starting to learn a bit

The sailing blog does not make me any serious money - I have tried adverts on there and a donate button

but...
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