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Friday, 23 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Dear Santa, can I have a better sailing season in 2017, with winds suitable for a 19ft sailing boat with dodgy rigging on a weekend that I'm not having to do something else?

Also Can I have a decent weather weekend early in the year when the tides are right so I can scrape the bottom and finally get some antifoul on the hull please?

Best wishes for the festive season to all the readers of this blog, The past year has seen a significant rise in viewer numbers according to Google's stats.

So thank you to reader's old and new.

I don't do this to make money, just to share ideas and the trials and tribulations of boating on a budget, so I'm heartened that there are like-minded souls out there struggling to keep costs down and happy to read the musings of a grey-haired old duffer like me. I've found some new blogs this year and hopefully will add more in 2017, so Skint Sailors around the World will have a wider range of blogs to read.

At some point I will do My usual cost calculation for the year and add it to my annual costs page on the top left. Apparently the wife has bought me something for the boat for Christmas. She's adamant that it's something I don't already have despite never having set foot on board. But she won't tell me what it is. I'll just have to wait to find out what it is then.

All the best everyone!


  1. Fair winds, following seas and Merry Christmas - haven enjoyed reading your blog. - Alden

  2. Happy Christmas and fair winds. Like the blog. Good to know what's going on down the harbour :)

  3. Happy Christmas. Looking forward to better weather and more time on the boat next year too!

    Intrigued to find out what she got you/the boat!


  4. Hope you had a good Christmas and whatever the mystery present is?