Over the festive season, if you need a quick fix of dinghy cruising nautica, here are some of the posts from 2019.....
I managed to sail up two rivers without resorting to the outboard. I started to learn some canvas work skills, built a set of oars and reshaped the yard and boom. I added five new videos to my YouTube channel at
I saw plenty of wildlife, visited some lovely traditional boatyards and met wonderful new people.
Anyway, have a wonderful festive break - see you out on the water in 2020.
Finally in print
Sailing back from the river Yealm
Making a sailors ditty bag
Making new shrouds for Arwen
Building a new pair of oars - part 11
Sailing up South Pool creek
Charging a VHF using portable power banks
A day sail around Plymouth Sound
Getting great photographs of your boat out on the water
Safety considerations - what do you carry in your PFD?
Making galley boxes - an update