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by Burst Boiler
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation
Replies: 58
Views: 2707

Re: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation

I believe if done correctly it makes the meter run backwards. Better than slipping a photo negative into the case, or drilling a tiny hole and sticking a pin in.
by Burst Boiler
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation
Replies: 58
Views: 2707

Re: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation

Ah see he's been using the fabled orange mooring warp. The one that reminds you that its not been undone by the blue flash, bang and sizzled electronics.
by Burst Boiler
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation
Replies: 58
Views: 2707

Re: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation

Completely agree - all systems go from the 3rd for those who don't live close to their boat. Well done to all who showed patience and stuck to the guidance. Enjoy the rest of the season everyone.
by Burst Boiler
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: 15th July
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: 15th July

I heard unoffcially from an official source that it's provisionally the 10th. But that's hardly insightful since if the roadmap phases line up with the 3 weekly announcements, its the day after the one after next. Why do you think the 15th? To prevent the orangemen marching on the 12th?
by Burst Boiler
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How to get launched?
Replies: 43
Views: 3119

Re: How to get launched?

At this stage of things, we are gong to see a background of continued fall in new cases generally, but with localised bursts of new infections. The long incubation period and the role of infectious asymptomatic carriers means these bursts exist before they are identified. The tactics to deal with th...
by Burst Boiler
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How to get launched?
Replies: 43
Views: 3119

Re: How to get launched?

This is a good question that I've also been chewing over. I've not launched yet, but whether I can justifiably drive an hour there and an hour back for a day sail will influence whether I do launch or not, at least for now. I think if you go out, get into trouble and require assistance from official...
by Burst Boiler
Sun May 31, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Refurbishing an anchor windlass
Replies: 6
Views: 3396

Re: Refurbishing an anchor windlass

Nick, Did you get anywhere with that windlass?My "free" replacement worked twice in Strangford Lough then gave up the ghost. I now have two disassembled VS1000 motors at home (main body and gipsy still on the out of reach boat). I'm just about to order replacement bearings for the motor an...
by Burst Boiler
Sat May 30, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How to get launched?
Replies: 43
Views: 3119

Re: How to get launched?

If wully is right, then it'll soon start pishin doon and all the wobbly pink flesh and corned-beef legs will be back in front of the telly. Problem solved.
by Burst Boiler
Fri May 29, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How to get launched?
Replies: 43
Views: 3119

Re: How to get launched?

Catching rain water must be a plan fraught with success in Scotland... Haw Wully - given yer sunburnt personage, and yet current rehydrating with beer, wid ye like tae reconsider? If I was ankurred at the burnt isles waitin for the death bug to disappear, id be an entry for best dried arrangement b...
by Burst Boiler
Tue May 26, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Wait for it, wait for it . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 2533

Re: Wait for it, wait for it . . .

Just finished reading this (the kindle book, not the thread). Really enjoyed it - moves along at a nice pace, very informative but not so much detail that you get bogged down. Nice to read to get a sailing fix while locked down.
by Burst Boiler
Fri May 22, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation
Replies: 58
Views: 2707

Re: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation

"Golf, canoeing, hiking, outdoor swimming, angling" all within 5 miles of home!!!!!! Who, the hell, are the demographic they're aiming at? Hiking is defined as "the activity of going for long walks, especially across country" - needs to be modified to include going round in circ...
by Burst Boiler
Fri May 22, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation
Replies: 58
Views: 2707

Re: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation

Might you take some comfort from this post in TOP? Derek Hard to take comfort from people being deliberately thick on TOP. Unless they really are that thick, which is always possible. All this "if I was stopped by the police I would just say such and such". For goodness sake, you are bein...
by Burst Boiler
Mon May 18, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation
Replies: 58
Views: 2707

Re: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation

Just to clarify, I am fairly sure I had Covid-19 whilst skiing in northern Italy in late feb. The symptoms weren't the usual ( I was extremely fatigued, elevated, but not high temp and mild dizziness & nausea for 2 days). So I would like a test, if only to confirm that I did have it, and got ov...
by Burst Boiler
Mon May 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation
Replies: 58
Views: 2707

Re: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation

I took a wee gander at some of the submissions to the consultation (the original topic of this thread). Not all of them are a paragon of balanced reporting. Seems cruisers never need local facilities because they don't need to go ashore (for food, dispose of rubbish, do laundry) can always find some...
by Burst Boiler
Thu May 14, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Belfast
Replies: 8
Views: 8991

Re: Belfast

Went to Bangor last May for 2 nights. Ended up staying a month. Great place in itself with lots of pubs, restaurants, cinema etc plus an easy train ride into Belfast. Considered moving the boat there - might still do for a season.

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