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by Corona
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: inverary moorings
Replies: 2
Views: 640

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: 555

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.
by Corona
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Fender board
Replies: 9
Views: 1683

Re: Fender board

739 South Street, a bit beyond Arnold Clarke Mazda.
by Corona
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Fender board
Replies: 9
Views: 1683

Re: Fender board

If you do decide to go for scaffold board (I wouldn't) Glasgow Wood Recycling (forget the name of the street but between Dunbarton Rd. and the river) usually have stacks of it, its life on staging is limited and then it has to be used for something else, (in our case, raised beds in the veg. garden)
by Corona
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Summer Passage Plan
Replies: 10
Views: 1810

Re: Summer Passage Plan

Canna, Dunvegan (Stein) Stornaway. But with all that time to spare, Tob. Tiree, Gunna Sound, Barra, then wander north along the E. coat of the Long Isle at your own pace. Sheltered route via Tob. Kyle of Loch Alsh, the Inner Sound to Gairloch Or Loch Inver. Out one way, back the other, hundreds of s...
by Corona
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Fender board
Replies: 9
Views: 1683

Re: Fender board

A suitable length of tanalized sw decking, (Hardwood is also availabe) needs no painting or further treatment, the ribbed surface tends to disguise the inevitable scuffs. It just needs to be long enough to span two piles but best to make it as long as your stowage arrangement permits.
by Corona
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: LOCK 3 ENGINEERING
Replies: 0
Views: 1149

LOCK 3 ENGINEERING

This is a recommendation based on my satisfaction with work they have done for me, no other motive other than to encourage the maintenance of specialized local facilities. I hope it might be useful. Ross Weir has a small but very well equipped and competent engineering workshop beside Lock 3 in Ardr...
by Corona
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Anodes for VP130 saildrive leg
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

Re: Anodes for VP130 saildrive leg

The anodes I have for sale are the original (for use without the cutter) they were not usable after the cutter was fitted, I took a pair to a workshop and asked if they could be modified, Jackie Kay was not keen so I left it. Ambassador were charging almost double the price for modified replacement ...
by Corona
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 4707

Re: Review of 2018

Our sailing year was influenced by our dog, Toby he came over to Argyll with us as a pup in 2004 and had really enjoyed working on the canal and sailing the West Coast with us in the four boats we have owned since. We launched and stepped the mast in April but a gap in the headfoil more than half wa...
by Corona
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Anodes for VP130 saildrive leg
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

Anodes for VP130 saildrive leg

I have 2 pairs of these, they are the split type which does not involve the propellor, one has never been out of the box, the other had a brief immersion in the sweet waters of the Crinan Canal but is 'good as new'. History is that the immersed one was fitted briefly but removed to allow the fitting...
by Corona
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Suitable sealant for diesel filler hose/tank joint.
Replies: 8
Views: 1814

Re: Suitable sealant for diesel filler hose/tank joint.

The word you guys are looking for is 'spigot'. The sealant referred to was applied around 14 years ago and was indeed Hermetite, the filler hose is now 30 years old so may have stiffened up a bit, I am fairly sure it is fibre reinforced neoprene so will be difficult to manipulate. If I was fixing it...
by Corona
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Short jaunt
Replies: 7
Views: 2160

Re: Short jaunt

That is how you learn stuff, next time the seacock will be shut. I had a similar though less adventurous incident last month when I washed(and tumble dried) my sailing jacket with my phone in one of the many secret pockets, lesson learned, I will not be putting anything in the washing machine for at...
by Corona
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Antares charts
Replies: 19
Views: 3610

Re: Antares charts

About ten years ago I was looking for a particular type of adhesive on YBW, this bloke calling himself 'Wully' turned up at my door with a spraycan of just the sticky stuff I needed, gratis, would accept no payment. Before he left he whipped out his Ipad to introduce me to Antares charts and I have ...
by Corona
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Crinan Canal Closed
Replies: 6
Views: 3010

Re: Crinan Canal Closed

They got some boats through today using a crane to swing the gate, they stayed open late to allow transits to complete. They intend to work on it tonight and have cut up one of the swing bars lying close by to make a replacement balance beam. It looks as if they are striving to keep the canal open s...
by Corona
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Crinan Canal Closed
Replies: 6
Views: 3010

Crinan Canal Closed

Closed today, Sunday, 17/06 for repairs. Top beam in one of the gates in lock 6 at Cairnbaan was so rotten it broke. Probably take most of the week to find a new beam and fit it. The big timbers lying here and there in the long grass are swing bars, (awaiting the end of the work to rule before fitti...

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