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This is a quick introduction to Britannia, showing  the main features.
A detailed list of the boat's specifications.

 

the owners aft cabin was completely transformed, from a very bad layout, into a proper stateroom.
The aft bathroom was remodeled, including a new bathtub.

DECK

A hot tub in a sailboat - why not?
An unusual aproach to making a cockpit awning.

MACHINERY

This shows how an automatic battery filling system can make filling eight batteries easy.
A new headliner was installed through the whole boat
If your chain does not self stow, move the locker further aft and lighten the bow.
This is the debate about wire or rope lifelines.
This is the story of preparing for and surviving a hurricane in Florida.
Two 16,000 BTU air conditioning units were installed to cool and heat the whole boat.
A three day passage in the Gulf Sttream delivering Britannia to her new home in North Carolina.
floathub keeps an owner informaed about his boat equipment through the internet
How heavy teak washboards were converted into new front doors.
This shows how to easily form an eye splice in Dyneema rope.
A separate 3 cu ft freezer keeps all food flozen

SAILS AND RUNNING RIGGING

CRUISING AND SIMILAR STORIES

DINGHY REPAIR AND OTHER RENOVATIONS

This inovative idea gives easy access to a dinghy on davits for storage of fenders and ropes.
This article explains how a delapidated dinghy can be restored to look like new.
Replacing a Halky-Roberts dinghy valve can be tricky.
An electric dinghfy hoist saves all the pulling on tackles.
The complete water cooling system on the Perkins 4-326 was renovated to allow the engine to breath again.
This shows a differnt method to make an easy eye-splice in double braided line.
Sound deadening the engine and machiners is easy.
Living and teaching young children while living aboard in the Mediterranean for six years.
Engine heat extractor fans to keep the machinery and engine bay cooler.
The cabin sole was restored to a beautiful teak and maple finish.
The forward cabin was modified and enlarged.
The forward bathroom was enlarged and a shower fitted.
This is about the constrution of a large radio controlled model Gaff ketch that sails like the real thing.
This shows how a generator can be repaired inside the boat.
Installing new larger navigation lights, in place of the tiny little original pimples
A new "office" replaces the old chart table.
Up-and-over pullies were needed to allow new lines to pass over decks.

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Advantages and disadvantages of a project boat and one ready to go.
A failed attempt to move Britannia from Florida to North Carolina.
Sea bung allows sea-cocks to be repaired and replaced under water.
This is the history of rope, from early grass weaving to the latest Dyneema threads which are stronger than steel.
Fitting a squaresail is easier than you might think.
Dismanteling and rebuilding a flooded starter motor.
New transom nameboards improves the rear end.
A new dining table seating six replaced the old fixed table.
This is a detailed review of the many wrist watch computers for sailors.
How to repair torn portlight screens and keep the  bugs away.
Trailboards are a traditional way to decorate the bow of a sailboat. this article shows you how to make your own.
Birds can caus big messes on boats. These products are available to deter them.
Two new electric heads (toilets) replaced the oldleaky manual contraptions.
A childrens story about Captain Roger and his naughty boat.
Converting Britannia into a schooner meant completely renewing all the running rigging and rerouting it into the cockpit.
South on the intracoastal waterway in Florida is not as easy as it might seem.
The boat was originally a ketch and converted into a square rigged brigantine schooner.
A proper yacht club, fleet reviw.
All of Britannias hot and cold water pipes were replaced with modern plastic pipes.
A tongue-in-cheek analysis of the differences in nautical terms between England and American sailors.
replacing a rotten wooden bowsprit with a new abricated in aluminum.
Quickfist is a selection of devices to secure neaerly anything to a boat.
Italian made, Viadana blocks and tackles are available for all sizes of boats.
A serious flooding from a shore water hose produced a fail-proof remedy.

OVERVIEW

 SPECIFICATION

 AFT CABIN

AFT BATHROOM

   HOT TUB

 AC

FREEZER

CABIN SOLE

FWD CABIN

FWD BATHROOM

CHART TABLE

 DINING TABLE

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SAIL PLAN

 CHANGE OF RIG

ANCHORING

ANCHOR WASH

 AWNING

LIFELINES

FRONT DOORS

 KISS

NAV LIGHTS

SQUARE SAIL

Sternboards

TORN SCREENS

Trailboards

BATTERIES

 CHAIN

BOWSPRIT

ENGINE REPAIR

NOISE DEADENING

 FANS

GENERATOR

STARTER

PLUMBING

EYE SPLICE.

SPECIAL BLOCKS

HISTORY OF ROPE.

 DYNEEMA SPLICE.

GULF STREAM

HURRICANE
MATTHEW

LIVEABOARDS

RESCUE BOAT

CHILDREN' S STORY

INTRACOASTAL

GOODBYE FLORIDA

DINGHY COVER

DINGHY RESTORE

NEW VALVES

GAFFER

PROJECT BOATS

FLEET REVIEW

UK v US

 FLOODING

SAILING WATCHES

VALVE SEALER

EWINCHER2

QUICKFIST

How to fit accurately reading water tank gauges.

TANK GAUGES

INTERIORS

The port side cabin was modified into a double berth with extra storage.

PORT CABIN

HEADLINER

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A second water heater doubled the capacity to heat water for the hot tub.

WATER HEATER

An early infestation of termites were completely elliminated by professional exterminars.

TERMITES

The galley was transformed, inlcluding a wawher/dryer.

GALLEY

VIADANA

OFFICE FLOOR

 TOILETS

Items for sale.

FOR SALE

Seasucker is a vacuum operated holding device

SEA SUCKER

All sail controls are routed to the cockpit and safely handled.

RUNNING RIGGING

Read the derivation of many nautical sayings.

SAYINGS

Stopgull products are for to keep birds off boats.

STOP GULL

How to make a portable deck and anchor wash system.
This describes a drag-proof anchoring method.
A novel, but simple way to organize your boat spare parts.

DINGHY HOIST

FLOAT HUB

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HURRICANE
DORIAN

Preparing for the arrival of hurricane Dorian
Detailed instruction how to service and repair a  KISS wind generator
Finding a leak in a water heater is not easy

LEAKING TANK

A review of the Garmin sailing watch

GARMIN

BIRD SCARERS

A review of the Ewincher2 electric winch winder.

EWINCHER 2

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          ASSORTED ARTICLES

A new floor was needed for the renovated office.
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        LAYOUTs

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This is a quick introduction to Britannia, showing  the main features.
The galley was transformed, inlcluding a wawher/dryer.
A bief history of electric winch winders and feartures of the modern models.

WINCH WINDERS

 

This is notification of a malfunction on my Powerwincher machine.

POWERWINCHER NOTICE

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