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by Corona
Wed May 13, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Fred's moving his boats
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Fred's moving his boats

I had read on another boating forum that shipping lines can no longer just abandon their crew wherever the ship is but have to continue employment or repatriate. It was suggested that the cheapest way to do that in current conditions is to send them home by sea and that with little hope of business ...
by Corona
Fri May 01, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: In 1956
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: In 1956

Back in the sixties many rural Catholic churches in N.I. had a building fund, one of their fund raising efforts on summer nights involved 'grass track racing' the track usually consisted of two narrow mountainy fields with part of the stone wall separating them removed at each end, so the track was ...
by Corona
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: In 1956
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: In 1956

At the time I did the Grand Tour of Scotland on the fancy Norton I had just passed my test on the first bike I owned, It was a 200cc side valve Ariel Colt on which I had spent a couple of weeks wages, about £40, we used it for expeditions to the Peak District but once we got to the hilly bits it was...
by Corona
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: In 1956
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: In 1956

In 1959 I was living in digs in Mansfield, the landlady's spoilt son was given a new Norton motorbike and I agreed we would spend the Easter weekend exploring Scotland, we had a couple of ex. army capes that we used to fashion a bivvy to sleep under and some sort of primitive stove. We took turns to...
by Corona
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Residential moorage.
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

Re: Residential moorage.

The majority of residential moorings are on the Lowland Canals (Glasgow-Falkirk-Edinburgh) there are some on the Caley in Inverness but none on the shorter Crinan Canal though we have had liveaboards staying here. Most, I think, have waiting lists but as suggested you should contact Scottish Canals....
by Corona
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bridge over the North Channel?
Replies: 8
Views: 2045

Re: Bridge over the North Channel?

Of all the ambitions that I could list, this one would not be far from the bottom, what is the attraction for you,do ye fancy a burd over there?
by Corona
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: 1st Fall-out from Brexit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: 1st Fall-out from Brexit?

Did he fumble? he immediately celebrated the try,or was he trying it on, surely not? If the SRU had treated THe senior Russel fairly perhaps his son would have more respect for it. It must be difficult working for an organization that victimised your father while at the same time copping an enormous...
by Corona
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: 1st Fall-out from Brexit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: 1st Fall-out from Brexit?

Perhaps you guys could have cut him a bit of slack, he played against Saracens in the afternoon, got beat, which feels twice as bad when it is them, and the result meant that instead of a home semi they have to go away to Clermont, probably one of the hardest places to win. Got himself up to Scotlan...
by Corona
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: 1st Fall-out from Brexit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: 1st Fall-out from Brexit?

Being Irish, I am not as upset as the rest of you about Hoggy dropping it, but I thought it was a dire game. It might have been different if Finn had been there? However I really enjoyed the first half this afternoon though it was a real disappointment that les frogs could not deny our friends their...
by Corona
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Profurl has disembowelled itself
Replies: 16
Views: 10007

Re: Profurl has disembowelled itself

Probably far too late to be of help but I have a 38 page 'Profurl, manuel de montage' which covers the R25 model. It has detailed diagrams and photos of how all the parts go together but Profurl part nos. rather than bearing sizes, loads of dimensions though. It is mostly in French but the illustrat...
by Corona
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Apropos of not very much
Replies: 26
Views: 4226

Re: Apropos of not very much

Bitdefender has issued strong warnings that I should keep out of this discussion but what the heck. I am a child of 1940 entering my 9th. decade next week, so qualified to deal with Claymores depression. Back in my late forties when my prostate started playing up, after sticking his finger up my bum...
by Corona
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Tunnocks Flotilla May 2nd 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 2221

Re: Tunnocks Flotilla May 2nd 2020

Go West, young man.
by Corona
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Snow, Where Is The Snow?
Replies: 12
Views: 2374

Re: Snow, Where Is The Snow?

You are a real troublemaker aren't you?
by Corona
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: inverary moorings
Replies: 2
Views: 2717

Re: inverary moorings

Amused by Scottish Canal's mooring outside the sea lock at Ardrishaig, put in after they removed the waiting pontoon. Spherical plastic buoy with a big 'V'on it, no eye, no strop, only way to use it is to lassoo the riser. Been there since spring but no one has managed to use it yet.
by Corona
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Lochalsh pontoons
Replies: 3
Views: 2677

Re: Lochalsh pontoons

Came past early Friday morning and there seemed to be one in (or almost) in place so should be sorted and usable by now. Their lack has certainly put pressure on the visitors moorings in Plockton, compounded by the arrogant gentleman with the glass bottom boat making himself harbourmaster at Kyleakin.

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