Diesel Bug

Diesel Bug

This is a topic that comes up frequently in the boating community, so here we will look at what is diesel bug, how do you know if you’ve got it, how to treat it and ongoing treatment What is diesel Bug Diesel bug as it’s commonly known is a microbial...
Dropping the rig

Dropping the rig

Dropping the mast from El Rubicon Recently we had to drop the rig from the deck of El Rubicon, with a deck stepped mast it’s not as big a job as it may first appear providing you enlist the help of a rigger and suitable crane. To begin with, as with most jobs...

Preparing for extended cruising

There are numerous books written on this subject so I’m not going to try and re-invent the wheel here. I am merely providing some insight into how we are preparing El Rubicon for our extended winter cruise down to the Canary Islands. Firstly, start planning...
Sailing in Spain

Sailing in Spain

Sailing in Spain. People often ask me where is my favourite place to sail in Spain. It’s a difficult question to answer as the Spanish coastline is very long and varied. Having sailed most of it apart from the Northern Cantabrian coastline I am providing a...

Southampton Boat Show Countdown

Only 6 weeks to go – With summer well and truly upon us, the temperature is soaring and perfect sea breezes are found most afternoons.It’s difficult to turn our thoughts to the Southampton Boat Show where go-n-sail will be exhibiting on stand J006 in Ocean...