Posted 1st April, 2015; written by Jamieanne Comyn

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Posted 20th February, 2014; written by Jamieanne Comyn

Sailing is a special kind of freedom...

Sailing is a special kind of freedom...

Being on the water is for many very centring (including myself), peaceful and yet energising, confronting and demanding in an affirming way.

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Posted 20th February, 2014; written by Jamieanne Comyn

Welcome

Welcome

The Welcome. The day began with warm glorious sunshine, wind and the promise of an amazing event...

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Posted 20th February, 2014; written by Jamieanne Comyn

Introduction

Introduction

Introduction: Well, the day had finally arrived. Three Dutch Tall ships were in South Australian waters.

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Posted 20th February, 2014; written by Jamieanne Comyn

Dedication

Dedication

This book is dedicated to ...

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Posted 20th February, 2014; written by Jamieanne Comyn

A Series of Articles

A Series of Articles

Ok... I've written a few articles (at least 3 for now) and to put them into context they are based on text from a book I am currently putting together pertaining to the Tall Ship Festival that occurred in Port Adelaide in August and September 2013.

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Posted 30th July, 2013; written by Jamieanne Comyn

I Love Sailing

I Love Sailing

There are so many reasons as to why people love sailing. The love of sailing sees such a diversity in how this is actioned, the people sailing involves, and the diversity of situations and circumstances in which sailing takes place.

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Posted 18th April, 2013; written by jelly

Four shopping trolleys and an irate fisherman - by jelly

Four shopping trolleys and an irate fisherman - by jelly

The other week, Jonny and I set off to the Solent for a week�s sailing, we went to the supermarket to stock up for the week. I think we got a little bit carried away, as we ended up needing a trolley to carry everything back to the boat.

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Posted 8th April, 2013; written by jelly

An unusual hazard of eBay shopping - by jelly

An unusual hazard of eBay shopping - by jelly

Jonny bought a rigging screw off eBay. A bronze one, to go with his beautiful wooden ketch.

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Posted 14th March, 2013; written by jelly

Being ill on a boat - by jelly

Being ill on a boat - by jelly

There’s a lot of talk about being seasick on a boat - in fact, it’s about one of the most commonly-discussed subjects. But what about being sick sick on a boat?

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Posted 14th March, 2013; written by Rob White

A new web site about living aboard

A new web site about living aboard

Living on a boat has its quirks and pitfalls, but is a hugely rewarding experience.

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Posted 14th March, 2013; written by jelly

The things you get used to - by jelly

The things you get used to - by jelly

If I had to pick one thing on my boat that always causes me grief, my answer would require no thought.

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Posted 19th February, 2013; written by jelly

The Boatowner’s Calendar by jelly

The Boatowner’s Calendar by jelly

When it comes to living on a boat, there are many notable occasions that occur every year.

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Posted 15th February, 2013; written by jelly

“But... you live on a boat!” by jelly

“But... you live on a boat!” by jelly

Returning to my desk with a plate of scones, jam and butter, a few of my colleagues’ eager eyes turned in my direction.

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Posted 15th December, 2012; written by jelly

Bosun the Boat Dog by jelly

Bosun the Boat Dog by jelly

Now, Bosun isn’t an actual Bosun – much to my disapproval of his blatant disregard for his namesake – he’s a dog.

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Posted 8th December, 2012; written by jelly

Haggling with the insurance company by jelly

Haggling with the insurance company by jelly

One of my first memories of boat ownership, back in December 2008, was phoning around trying to get a reasonable quote to insure my new pride and joy.

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Posted 1st November, 2012; written by jelly

Probably the real reason I live aboard (and why winters are bearable) by jelly

Probably the real reason I live aboard (and why winters are bearable) by jelly

Probably the real reason I live aboard (and why winters are bearable). Conversations all seem to start with the same question: “What’s it like on your boat now it’s coming into winter?

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Posted 25th October, 2012; written by jelly

‘Marine’ equals double the price - by jelly

‘Marine’ equals double the price - by jelly

I turned the key to start the engine, and there was a horrible mechanical grinding noise.

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Posted 25th October, 2012; written by jelly

Engine control jammed in full throttle reverse gear! by jelly

Engine control jammed in full throttle reverse gear! by jelly

The engine control jammed in full throttle reverse, the gear lever was physically immovable – horrible! The only saving grace was that I was still tied to the pontoon......

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Posted 3rd October, 2012; written by Rob White

Kilmelford Yacht Haven

Kilmelford Yacht Haven

Established over 20 years ago, Kilmelford Yacht Haven is a family run business with sheltered moorings and unrivalled marine repair facilities. It is a very friendly place to be. Here is what they have to say about them selves.

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Posted 16th August, 2012; written by Rob White

Oban Cinema now well and truly open.

Oban Cinema now well and truly open.

For those of you lucky enough to be cruising on the West coast of Scotland, Oban is always a good place to spend a couple of days and now even better with the cinema open again!

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Posted 20th July, 2012; written by jelly

Turning the key, nothing happening� by jelly

Turning the key, nothing happening� by jelly

So, over the past few months, Miley�s engine has been a bit temperamental. This is the first time since I�ve had her (Dec 2008) that she hasn�t started instantly every time.

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Posted 5th July, 2012; written by jelly

Waterbuoy? by jelly

Waterbuoy? by jelly

The Christmas before last, my younger land-dwelling brother very considerately bought me a Waterbuoy keyring.

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Posted 20th April, 2012; written by Rob White

New Owner's Listing Service.

New Owner's Listing Service.

We are starting a new Owner's Listing Service giving the same Internet marketing all our listings get, advice on the best photos and description plus helpful advice on how to handle the sale.

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Posted 15th April, 2012; written by Rob White

Big Developments At Tarbert Loch Fyne

Big Developments At Tarbert Loch Fyne

Big Developments At Tarbert Loch Fyne, the guys from NorthWest Marine hard at it.

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Posted 15th April, 2012; written by jelly

jelly paints! Column #5 – by jelly

jelly paints! Column #5 – by jelly

After beginning the process the other week by sanding the decks down, £25 went on a tin of International’s Interdeck. Now I keep catching myself looking out of the window to remind myself that, yes, I can do this maintenance malarkey!

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Posted 2nd April, 2012; written by jelly

Time to paint the decks Column #4 – by jelly

Time to paint the decks Column #4 – by jelly

The other day, I took maintenance matters into my own hands.

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Posted 23rd February, 2012; written by jelly

A lesson on self-reliance Column #3 – by jelly

A lesson on self-reliance Column #3 – by jelly

Resigning myself to the fact that the marina was unable to fix the hose pipe fitting that day, I thought about my options.

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Posted 17th February, 2012; written by jelly

My frozen valentine Column #2 – by jelly

My frozen valentine Column #2 – by jelly

Not only had the fitting frozen and broken, but the entire water supply to the pontoon was frozen solid.

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Posted 8th February, 2012; written by jelly

What winter woes? Column #1 – by jelly

What winter woes? Column #1 – by jelly

Winter as a live aboard. The first in a new series of regular columns by jelly.

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Posted 3rd February, 2012; written by Rob White

Replace Those Old Decals and Stripes!

Replace Those Old Decals and Stripes!

Naughty Gull Marine Graphics, a marine industry sign replication company, is proud to announce its short length remake service of multi-colour hull stripes for older boat and yachts that are being refurbished and cannot get the old stripes and origin

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Posted 28th November, 2011; written by Bob Orrell

Should Bugs or Boats Take Priority?

Should Bugs or Boats Take Priority?

Are Marine Conservation Areas and Marine National Parks a good idea? Almost certainly but there is no freedom to roam at sea, so what are the implications?

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Posted 24th November, 2011; written by Claire France

Boat Insurance, The good, the bad and the ugly

Boat Insurance, The good, the bad and the ugly

A sorry tale, with a happy ending)

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Posted 23rd April, 2011; written by Rob White

Carrick Castle, Loch Goil, now has Two 15 tonne Deep Water Visitors Moorings.

Carrick Castle, Loch Goil, now has Two 15 tonne Deep Water Visitors Moorings.

Yachts and other boats up to 15 tonnes visiting Loch Goil's Carrick Castle can use the club's blue visitor's mooring buoys one cable north of the castle. Free WiFi available too!

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Posted 1st February, 2011; written by Bob Orrell

Marinas – do they give value for money?

Marinas – do they give value for money?

Bob's thoughts about UK Marinas.

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Posted 8th December, 2010; written by Bob Orrell

Is An Amateur-Built Boat a Dodgy Investment?

Is An Amateur-Built Boat a Dodgy Investment?

The pros and cons of amateur built boats.

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Posted 4th December, 2010; written by Rob White

Free Liveaboard Magazine scheduled to launch in early 2011

 Free Liveaboard Magazine scheduled to launch in early 2011

A new FREE magazine for liveaboards and anyone interested in life on the water..

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Posted 1st December, 2010; written by jelly

Love at first sight? Column #0 – by jelly

Love at first sight? Column #0 – by jelly

Our first instalment from jelly. Sailor, writer and entrepreneur.

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Posted 21st November, 2010; written by Bob Orrell

Is a Yacht Surveyor Worth The Fee?

Is a Yacht Surveyor Worth The Fee?

Another great article from our sailing expert and Author Bob Orrell

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Posted 15th October, 2009; written by Rob White

Skipper fined for drunken sailing

A drunk skipper who had to be rescued when his boat ran aground on a beach has been fined £1,000.

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Posted 14th December, 2008; written by Rob White

Scottish Postgrad buys SCOD

Scottish Postgrad buys SCOD

John Macbeth, a Scottish postgraduate student today took possession of his new home, Dunderave a 1965 South Coast One Design from the previous owner.

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Posted 28th November, 2008; written by Claire France

Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Gosport

Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Gosport

Young couple JellyEllie and James have come up with an innovative way to finance their new boat/home.

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Posted 31st October, 2008; written by Rob White

Visitor's Mooring at Carrick Castle

A 15 tonne visitor's mooring with pickup is now available at Carrick Castle, Loch Goil.

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Posted 30th October, 2008; written by Rob White

Carrick Castle Boat Club now provides free WiFi access to the visitor mooring area.

Carrick Castle Boat Club now provides FREE WiFi access for visting boats and members.

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Posted 20th October, 2008; written by Rob White

Maryport Marina, Cumbria

Maryport Marina, Cumbria

We are pleased to announce Maryport Marina have joined us as our third Referral Agent. Situated on the beautiful Lake District Coast, the Marina has now expanded to 170 pontoon berths, takes boats up to 20 metres and has a 10 ton hoist.

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Posted 20th October, 2008; written by Rob White

New Visitor Moorings in Oban Bay

New Visitor Moorings in Oban Bay

15 top quality visitors are now available in Oban Bay, at the southern end of Oban Bay to be exact, just off Dungallan Parks close to Oban Sailing Club adjacent to private moorings in Cardingmill Bay.

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Posted 17th June, 2008; written by Claire France

Kilted Calum on top of the world

Kilted Calum on top of the world

The intrepid teenager has reached the summit of Ben Nevis.

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Posted 18th May, 2008; written by Claire France

Western Horizon Yachts sponsors Calum Evans in Tall Ships Race.

Western Horizon Yachts sponsors Calum Evans in Tall Ships Race.

When we found out that local teenager Calum Evans was looking for sponsorship to take part in a tall ships race we were interested in finding out how we could help.

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Posted 14th May, 2008; written by Rob White

Ardoran Marine, Lerags

Ardoran Marine, Lerags

Ardoran Marine, a great boatyard located to the south of Oban have become our second referral agent

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Posted 19th September, 2007; written by Rob White

Western Horizon's Agent in North Wales and the North West of England

Western Horizon's Agent in North Wales and the North West of England

We have today signed and agreement with Ian Crystal to act as a Western Horizon's Agent in Wales and the North West of England

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Blogger Biogs

A brief intro to our contributors.

Bob Orrell

Brings wide ranging articles from the pen of a skilled wordsmith and sailing veteran.

jelly

jelly shares insights into the life and loves of a liveaboard writer, sailor and young entrepreneur.

Claire France

Founder and former director of Western Horizon Yachts, Photographer, Web Techie, and reluctant blogger.

Rob White

If you've viewed one of our boats in Scotland the chances are you have met Rob, our voice of experience and enthusiasm.

Jamieanne Comyn

I grew up around family members who were either building wooden boats, piloting tugboats, roaring around in a speed boat, who knew the art of putting ship into bottles, boat blue prints, drawings and paintings, chatter regarding boats amongst other things and summers at the beach.

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