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by JohnBuch
Tue May 31, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Albin Vega V3040 Fleur
Replies: 0
Views: 2647

Albin Vega V3040 Fleur

1977 second series Albin Vega For Sale Lying Ashore at Rosneath, Clyde. New Beta engine three years ago. Generally in good conditiion and includes Chart Plotter and Autohelm. Mooring also available if needed in Gareloch. Price excluding mooring £9,000 ovno. Contact John Keith on 0780 1275836 or emai...
by JohnBuch
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Different "Where is it?"
Replies: 9
Views: 2479

Re: Different "Where is it?"

Definitely Loch Lee - the giveaway is the shape of the burn entering from the left of the picture and the small square plantation - shelter for a house- above it. The big crag at the head of the glen on the left looks interesting - Bruntwood Craig on Hunt Hill I think- but can't find any info on cli...
by JohnBuch
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Idle curiosity - Marcon
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

Idle curiosity - Marcon

Long winter evenings leaving too much space for idle curiosity - what does the term 'marcon' mean in relation to boats? I know it comes up in the name of some boats e.g. Marcon Tomahawk. But also seen a reference which implies that it has some link with boat shows. Can anyone put me out of my misery...
by JohnBuch
Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Where is it?

Looking East from Kyleakin?
by JohnBuch
Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The other side of the boom
Replies: 13
Views: 4848

Re: The other side of the boom

Thanks Nick, interesting detail. Barton sell a pack for converting to slab reefing - was that what you used? If not how long was the track you used and how long would you have used in retrospect?

ta,

John
by JohnBuch
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: bicolour nav light
Replies: 0
Views: 2476

bicolour nav light

Anyone got a bi- colour nav light lying around unused? Prefer 25W.
by JohnBuch
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Oxalic acid
Replies: 18
Views: 7147

Re: Oxalic acid

Also bought mine from local pharmasist at Killearn = cost less than a fiver for enough for 2x 27 foot boat! Only problem I had with it was leaving it in the little unmarked plastic bag and two months later nearly using it as sugar!!! By the way C_W, I decided to try out the 'new' McGruers yard for w...
by JohnBuch
Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Dopey question
Replies: 26
Views: 4236

Re: Dopey question

The winter I kept the boat in I think I got more done than if she had been on the hard - was more pleasant going down to a floating boat- and had a couple of good sails in December in a very quiet Upper Clyde. BUT one of my teak cleats was snapped during a wild night storm. Really a decision you can...
by JohnBuch
Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: ...and another 'Where is it?'
Replies: 4
Views: 2188

Re: ...and another 'Where is it?'

:thumbsup: Close enough! Not Tanera Beag - the smaller neighbour Eilean Fada Mor. Absolutely beautiful anchorage - clear water and coral sand.
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by JohnBuch
Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: ...and another 'Where is it?'
Replies: 4
Views: 2188

Re: ...and another 'Where is it?'

Further North.

Markie wrote:Torridon Mountains in the Background.

It's too Far South to be Rona.

So East side of Raasay?

Amazing shot, thanks for posting, it's made my night.
by JohnBuch
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: ...and another 'Where is it?'
Replies: 4
Views: 2188

...and another 'Where is it?'

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by JohnBuch
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Quantity of anchor rode in a Vega
Replies: 15
Views: 5604

Re: Quantity of anchor rode in a Vega

Thanks Dan, that ties in with what I thought. Although my first impression is that the ankarolina doesn't look look that strong it is acually given quite a strong breakage load by the manufacturer - certainly octoplait would be better to handle - I don't have a windlass. Just as an aside do you know...
by JohnBuch
Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Looking for help to sail boat back from Ullapool to Clyde
Replies: 0
Views: 1451

Looking for help to sail boat back from Ullapool to Clyde

Short notice, but any members interested in helping me sail my boat (Albin Vega - so 'cosy for three') back from Ullapool to Helensburgh? Thinking of setting off Tuesday evening but flexible -planning to do 24 hour sailing and watches to get back ASAP. PM me if interested and we can have a phone cha...
by JohnBuch
Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Quantity of anchor rode in a Vega
Replies: 15
Views: 5604

Re: Quantity of anchor rode in a Vega

Sounds good Dan, can I just clarify two things: How do you attach the shackle to the nylon warp? I only ask because with the nylon to chain connection usually used there is a bombproof splice overlapping with chain for a couple of feet. My 'system' ( which I'm not entirely sure about) is having an A...
by JohnBuch
Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: newbie wants to know what mooring costs may be.
Replies: 15
Views: 6851

Re: newbie wants to know what mooring costs may be.

Can't comment on Wales/ NW England particularly but I too have been trying to boat on a budget. I got my Albin Vega for 10k. Would recommend a Vega because of the sturdy construction and the backup from a very active class association. Up until this year I rented a mooring for the summer c.£650 for ...

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