The BBC Radio 4 Shipping Forecast is as English as tea with the Queen, cricket on the village green, warm beer in the pub or fish ‘n’ chips wrapped in paper.
Bronze v plastic? Groco v Marelon? Why don’t our seacocks fit our skin fittings? We went shopping in Phuket with American McGee for seacocks and other essentials.
In this episode the diesel leak defeats Liz, Jamie’s had enough of trying to get the brand-spanking-new bronze seacocks to fit, and we need your help on the solar panel installation.
This is the full interview with Jai, our rigger. He talks about what to look for when inspecting your rigging, whether using Dyneema instead of cable is a good idea, and much more.
We wanted to support the local people by using an untried canvas worker… But no-one was really sure they knew what they were doing. Including the canvas guys themselves!
Drum roll please! We have a winner of caption competition #2… And we launch caption competition #4 on YouTube.