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by Nick
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Dragging...
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Dragging...

BlowingOldBoots wrote:It has to be asked, but what type of anchor and seabed are you anchoring with / in?


Knox. Dunno about the seabed, supposed to be sand, but the anchor came up clean with some seaweed draped over the roll bar.

It was set before the wind did a 180.
by Nick
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Dragging...
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Dragging...

Doncha just love anchor watch? Thought I would share this with yous for something to do while I wait for dawn. Avy-J is currently stuck in a Spanish anchorage anchored in water deeper than I would have liked, with a boat that came in and anchored close-ish downwind of us just before sunset - - and t...
by Nick
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Espana
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Espana

Awfully sorry to hear about the Argyll weather :violin: :umbrella:

Glorious sunshine here, my shorts are too hot. :beach

We can see the undoubtedly covid-infested beach from here, but can't be arsed blowing the dinghy up to go ashore and catch it.
by Nick
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Espana
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Espana

Avy-J is safely anchored in Ria Viveiro, Spain, after a 69 hour crossing from St Yvette, Brittany.
by Nick
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: How will Webby cope?
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: How will Webby cope?

. Still hoping to get away at the end of next week, but all up in the air at the moment for various reasons, pandemic politics and boatyard shenanigans with Fairwinds among them. Also looking into getting Spanish residency when we arrive in the Canaries. If it is this year or never then that is a b...
by Nick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Horse to Water
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Horse to Water

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We depart for foreign shores in less than three weeks.

Anchor windlass installed yesterday.
by Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Horse to Water
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Horse to Water

. Gearbox - currently investigating the possibility of an oil change and new morse control as possible solutions. If after these it is still an issue then I will get back to you and your kibnd offer. Electric stick - may be a voltage problem, new batteries on order. Also an extension, as it is too ...
by Nick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Tigh an Truish - Anchoring Off
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: Tigh an Truish - Anchoring Off

. From a Seil Facebook group this morning: Good morning all from the Tigh an Truish Hope everyone is keeping safe and well in this strange and difficult time. We have been working tirelessly with the relevant paperwork, risk assessments and government guidelines to ensure our staff and customers sa...
by Nick
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: oar / oars required
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: oar / oars required

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Thanks everyone, I got a pair of oars today - they are a little short, but I think they will do for now.
by Nick
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: oar / oars required
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: oar / oars required

cpedw wrote:I think there's 1 or 2 aluminium/plastic standard inflatable oars in the loft. Do you want me to check?

Derek


No, it's OK Derek, but thanks.

Not convinced flatey oars would be up to the job.
by Nick
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: oar / oars required
Replies: 7
Views: 898

oar / oars required

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An exceptionally high tide took one of our ancient wooden dingy oars last Winter.

The boatyard has now said I can access the dinghy again to get out to Avy-J, so I am looking for either a single oar that will match the missing one or a pair of oars.

All suggestions except the fatuous welcome.
by Nick
Wed May 27, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Serving
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: Serving

Craobh will take boats from Friday I think. Darren has been locked down there on board one of his many boats for a few weeks. He's doing a Craobh to Tarbert delivery on Friday. Alastair's son will do my wee rigging job. Autohelm came with the boat and I am sure it was working normally on the trip do...
by Nick
Tue May 26, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Serving
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: Serving

I was self isolating mentally and physically, I thought it was a control board you were wanting. I dunno really. Think just goes hard over and the boat goes round in circles, so assumed it was the fluxgate. I seem to remember you saying you had one? Basically any gubbins that you think is working a...
by Nick
Tue May 26, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Serving
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: Serving

. You have to admit, Bluemoment would be a good name for a porn site . . . . The good news is, I can go sailing from Friday. Sadly my crew is a) buggered from a ditch diving episode b) nursing a sick pussy However, I am planning to single-hand over to Craobh in the guid shup Avy-J and chuck my mate...
by Nick
Mon May 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Can anyone explain?
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Re: Can anyone explain?

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