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by Nick
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: The needs are drawing in

marisca wrote:Missing a Navik may not have been a bad thing. Another Contessa 32 had one and the water vane attachment was not up to the job.


The Navik on Fairwids steered her several thousand miles back in 2006/2007 , though it has only done a N Sea crossing and a couple of Minch crossings since then.
by Nick
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: The needs are drawing in

. Thanks, I had a look. Not sure if it would be suitable - in theory it is for up to an 8m boat. I've only sailed the MG once, but it had a bit of weather helm and I would prefer something a bit tougher if possible, but have asked the guy if it has a mounting bracket and will look at some photos. J...
by Nick
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: The needs are drawing in

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Serendipitously, 40m of chain has appeared, so that is one item off the list.
by Nick
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: The needs are drawing in

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Black Nancys has been stripped bare and the doors locked. Apparently everything went away on a lorry yesterday.
by Nick
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: The needs are drawing in

I heard of someone with a liferaft, but its 6 man, valise and out of inspection!! (but you knew that already) If you get desperate enough to buy a new windvane, I can recommend Seafeather as excellent value. I already approached Sea Feather, as they are badly in need of a new website, but they were...
by Nick
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 12
Views: 331

The needs are drawing in

. I need the following before May next year: 4-man canister liferaft Windvane self steering 40m 8mm chain spliced to 25m 14mm octoplait (windlass would be nice as well) Decent plotter with all-Europe charts - and that is just what I can think of at the moment. Other small items I can find, but thes...
by Nick
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Nancy Black's is closed
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Nancy Black's is closed

On the Oban Times website . . .

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by Nick
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 120
Views: 25118

Re: Drinks

Just seen this.

Afraid Catherine's son and family are coming up tomorrow for their first visit to Seil so I won't be available, could do a quick meet-up in the T&T maybe?

Silkie wrote:OK it's a date.

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

:beer
by Nick
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 120
Views: 25118

Re: Drinks

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I would just like to point out that the Christmas drink has never been less than three hours travelling for me.

In light of the fact that this forum has been going for 18 years I think it is my turn.
by Nick
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The End of an Era
Replies: 0
Views: 264

The End of an Era

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Paul McNeil has hung up his RYA instructors hat and Westbound Adventures is no more.

Westbound Adventurer is still very much out there though, give Paul a wave if you see her on the water.

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by Nick
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 120
Views: 25118

Re: Drinks

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Might I suggest the Oban Inn as a venue?
by Nick
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New marina in Harris
Replies: 2
Views: 555

New marina in Harris

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Pontoons at Tarbert

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Oh - and pontoons at Scalpay as well.

Marina in Village Bay next?
by Nick
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: WHYW 2017 Video Gallery
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: WHYW 2017 Video Gallery

BlowingOldBoots wrote:Excellent videos, are they yours?

Alastair


No, I just put them on the site
by Nick
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: WHYW 2017 Video Gallery
Replies: 2
Views: 558

WHYW 2017 Video Gallery

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just added some excellent videos to the West Highland Yachting Week website

http://whyw.co.uk/video-gallery-2017/
by Nick
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: An easier "where is it"
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: An easier "where is it"

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Gruinard Bay ?

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