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by Nick
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Historic ship could return to the Clyde
Replies: 0
Views: 192

Historic ship could return to the Clyde

http://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/resources/images/7272251.jpg?display=1&htype=0&type=responsive-gallery Save Falls of Clyde International is battling to rescue the iconic vessel, which was built in Port Glasgow in 1878. The last surviving four-masted iron hull sailing ship in the world is...
by Nick
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 1657

Re: The needs are drawing in

Amazing Geoff, wiill do. Parcel is with Hermes now, should arrive early next week.

Next refreshments in the T&T are definitely on me.

mm5aho wrote:Nick,

when you get it, send it to me, and it's possible I might be able to help.
And next time I'm in the otter pool, I'll come over the hill thirsty!

Geoff
by Nick
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 1657

Re: The needs are drawing in

mm5aho wrote:Do you know the dimensions of the weight?


The guy has an engineering drawing which he is sending me.
by Nick
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: Forum moved to new server
Replies: 2
Views: 5072

Re: Forum moved to new server

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No record of any such post in the database, and your permissions are all OK . . . . could be a glitch on your system leading you to think you had posted it. Please try posting again in the members forum.
by Nick
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 1657

Re: The needs are drawing in

mm5aho wrote:What bits are missing from your Navik?


The water vane and trim tab - which I am pretty sure I have a spare of under the port bunk on fairwinds - and the counterbalance weight that goes on the bottom of the actual vane.
by Nick
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 1657

Re: The needs are drawing in

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Thanks Geoff. That's a weird looking system, looks like the trib tab mounts directly on the rudder?

I bought three quarters of a Navik on EBay yesterday, just need to get it here from Devon now.
by Nick
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Christmas over, still snowing
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Christmas over, still snowing

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It's 12th Night and bloody freezing though sunny here this morning.
by Nick
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Aries Windvane - how good are they?
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Aries Windvane - how good are they?

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Well, I've bought three quarters of a Navik from a bloke in Dawlish. Now I need to work out how to get it up here.
by Nick
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Aries Windvane - how good are they?
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Aries Windvane - how good are they?

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'parently it's quite a good price for a second hand Aries. It was the Mk5, the one where you can (relatively) easily get the paddle out of the water.

I am looking for something that (if possible) doesn't cost a quarter of what I paid for the boat though.
by Nick
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Aries Windvane - how good are they?
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Aries Windvane - how good are they?

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The Aries I was watchng went for £911 - too rich for my blood I'm afraid, though I did get quite excited towards the end.
by Nick
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Aries Windvane - how good are they?
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Aries Windvane - how good are they?

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Don't think a horse is the answer.
by Nick
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: All the best
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: All the best

. Heading up to the Trousers for a few ales and the bells in about half an hour, then back here to entertain any passing vagrants and vagabonds. Sausages are on sticks, Runrig is on the choob. Never mind the weather, it's a beautiful crisp snowy night here on BlueMoment :snowman Have a good one whe...
by Nick
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 1657

Re: The needs are drawing in

Maybe the nastiest is crossing the Ushant Finisterre shipping lane at the very shallow angle to the course from the Scillies/L"s End to A Corunna. Nasty at night, it would be really scary in the fog without at least an AIS receiver. It's funny you should say that, but I've done it twice and re...
by Nick
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 1657

Re: The needs are drawing in

Again I think it all depends on where you plan to be, how often you plan to be there. Then you have to balance your wallet to how risk adverse you are. Day sailing on the west coast on a slow boat during the summer, very seldom any fog, good weather forecasting, very little shipping, you can save t...

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