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by Silkie
Fri May 03, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?

How about drilling a couple of exploratory holes to see what the transom plate is made of and it's condition? I would have guessed that it's one piece with the backstay attachment and is therefore stainless and probably all right. You may be able to get away with just replacing the top plate. Or am ...
by Silkie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 14
Views: 8538

Re: Batteries

Bought a new battery for Silkie from Costco. Bosch marine/leisure batteries 75Ah for £35 and 110Ah for £56 inc VAT. Seems like a decent price? It's hard to believe that this battery lasted 13 seasons but it did and I'm now in the market for a new one. Does anyone have a recommendation for a reasona...
by Silkie
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Avy-J - the story so far.
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

Re: Avy-J - the story so far.

Will it pay?
by Silkie
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: RIP Cruiser Uno :(
Replies: 4
Views: 3137

Re: RIP Cruiser Uno :(

I used the new Uno last year and it was fine which is more than can be said for the absurdly expensive Trilux which seems to positively encourage growth on the outboard leg.
by Silkie
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Is TOP broken?
Replies: 8
Views: 2091

Re: Is TOP broken?

Moderation here is the very epitome of fair-minded even-handedness as you are all no doubt aware. Anyone who disagrees with this statement will of course be instantly banned.
by Silkie
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Greece
Replies: 8
Views: 2332

Re: Greece

Pretty sure I've sung the praises of the Ionian to you a few times. Wall to wall sunshine (with the odd thunderstorm) and fairly predictable breezes, no tides, almost no rocks to hit, nearly as many harbours and anchorages (and more pubs) as the West and much cheapness - what's not to like?
by Silkie
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Port Bannatyne update
Replies: 11
Views: 2934

Re: Port Bannatyne update

claymore wrote:How do we avoid this becoming an anchoring thread?

Don't mention the scope. I mentioned it once but I think I got away with it alright.
by Silkie
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Nancy Black's is closed
Replies: 4
Views: 4397

Re: Nancy Black's is closed

Oh dear. They might not have been the cheapest but if you needed a grip-thribley in a hurry there was a reasonable chance they would have one.
by Silkie
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 47639

Re: Drinks

OK it's a date.

Now who's up for the Oban Inn tomorrow or maybe Friday?

:beer
by Silkie
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 47639

Re: Drinks

There are far too many individualists in sailing in general and on this forum in particular.

I'm up for the Oban Inn if it could be the evenings of 23,24,25/11 or 8,9/12 but not all of them.

:cheers

Or I could do Edinburgh at these times too. :santa:
by Silkie
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where's this anchorage?
Replies: 10
Views: 3263

Re: Where's this anchorage?

I've only been in once but I'm pretty sure it's not Loch a Choire - the land is much higher all around.
by Silkie
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Contessa 26 for £2,000
Replies: 3
Views: 2345

Re: Contessa 26 for £2,000

Know anyone who wants to buy a Hurley 22?
by Silkie
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How's your Summer going?
Replies: 16
Views: 7698

Re: How's your Summer going?

We seem to be in the right place for now. Orkney and Shetland have had mainly brilliant sunshine for the past 2-3 weeks. There was a very wet day in Fair Isle and a gale 2 weeks ago and some quite strong winds odd times but overall we've been having a very good time. We didn't expect it to be warm ...
by Silkie
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: If this was the answer
Replies: 3
Views: 2783

Re: If this was the answer

Too easy huh?

If you're planning a cruise in August I am reliably informed that the last fortnight will be superb sailing weather.
by Silkie
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: If this was the answer
Replies: 3
Views: 2783

If this was the answer

"Jist the usual; slurred speech; unsteady gait; a tendency toward impromptu midnight swimming; laughing immoderately at the pish being spouted by those around me; conscienceless lust for anyone who doesn't already have a willie between their legs; weeping freely while listening to young childre...

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