For the past year, we’ve been sailing in and around the southern Caribbean Island of Grenada. There is one location that we’ve found to tick all the boxes – it’s beautiful, inexpensive, provides access to shops and amenities, has the kindest people and much more. Watch the video below to get a glimpse into one of
A feathering propeller needs to be serviced at least once a year. To do a full service the boat needs to be out of the water. Watch the video and then check out the 7 steps to servicing a feathering propeller (checklist) below.
Our intention was to leave Trinidad and Tobago and head 90 miles north to Grenada. After two different Diesel engine leaks, pulling up someone else’s anchor chain, fouling our prop with a huge fishing net and getting an unidentifiable alarm, we wondered if the gods were against us. And that’s before we had a run in with suspected Venesualan pirates. Boy did we have troubles in Trinidad and Tobago.
Throughout the year we take volunteer crew members to sail with us on Britican for an extended period – usually six weeks to two months. The crew member pays for his/her flights to and from our location and we cover the cost of food and housing. Chiara is our latest guest – watch her amazing
Here’s the scoop on our solar power installation on a sailboat – Sailboat Britican. We are five years into our liveaboard lifestyle and we still cannot say we are experts about the power systems on our boat. But it has been enough time for us to determine that a solar power installation was in need.
Most people buy an Oyster Yacht not because they want to race in regattas but because it’s a beautifully designed heavy displacement ocean going beast of a boat. It’s most definitely THE boat that will look after you and your family for an around-the-world voyage. Oysters are functional to the highest standard yet elegant and
Racing an Oyster Yacht Video! Meet the crew. Check out the race course. Get a glimpse of the parties. Spend six minutes getting an idea as to what it’s like to not only race in a regatta but to race on an Oyster Yacht. Get the behind the scenes scoop by reading the article: Racing
In this video, Simon will show you how to do a yearly diesel generator service. This service includes changing the air filter, oil filter, oil, belts, coolant, changing any bad hoses, impeller, cleaning the heat exchanger and putting on a new anode. When we first got a boat, we let others service our engines for us. Time after time we were disappointed to find that things were done wrong or not done at all. Discover how you can service your generator yourself!
In this episode, we finally get out of the dirty water in the commercial harbor to what appeared to be a beautiful quiet bay. We couldn’t have been more wrong. The noise forced us to weigh anchor and move. We then had engine failure. This time it was in the middle of a shipping channel,
Did our on the hard anti-mold preparations deliver good results? What boat jobs did we get taken care of while away from Britican? And is it possible for masts to hit in a big swell when tied up on a jetty? Watch our latest video to find out answers to all these questions.