Six things to watch for when hauling your boat


20120617Remove the speed log to prevent damage: This is common sense, but easily forgotten. The log is a simple paddle wheel that is generally located just forward of the keel, just where one of the lifting straps will probably go. Removing this is easy and done whilst the boat is in the water. Unscrew the speed log and remove, the through hole that the log has just come out of has a water flap that will close when the water tries to come in, (you will get some water coming in) but don’t panic just insert the replacement bung in the hole and screw it down in the same way that you removed the speed log – job done. Continue reading “Six things to watch for when hauling your boat”

The best sources for yacht repairs in Malta


The following businesses are my absolute first time go to sources for yacht repairs, spares and solutions in Malta. If they don’t have it in stock, which would be surprising, they will get it in a couple of days.

valletta malta harbourPlease do not waste your time trying to source other businesses or “get it cheaper”. The fact is that the majority of the other businesses are supplied by the businesses listed below anyway! One thing I will say, these guys are in great demand so try and book them. Continue reading “The best sources for yacht repairs in Malta”