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by Nick
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Summer Passage Plan
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Summer Passage Plan

Thanks all , looking at Heading over to Canna and then looking at the weather , for either heading straight over and then heading North up the Coast . or heading over the Skye. Canna is completely sheltered, and if you can tackle the kelp there is still room to anchor in the middle of the moorings....
by Nick
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Summer Passage Plan
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Summer Passage Plan

. July can be very mixed weather-wise. Possible 'easy' routes in short stages if you are held up by weather: Tobermory, Mallaig, Kyle, then Gairloch to wait for suitable weather for a Minch crossing Tobermory, Mallaig, Rona, Loch Shell Tobermory, Canna, Loch Harport, Loch Shell or Canna, Lochmaddy,...
by Nick
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: Sikaflex and modern communications
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Sikaflex and modern communications

Don't get Sikaflex on your finger and expect to be able to continue using fingerprint recognition to log in to your phone :shake:
by Nick
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway

claymore wrote:Perhaps we now need one in Ullapool or somewhere so that peeps can manage sailing beyond Ardnamurchan in bite size chunks


There's already a pontoon at Flowerdale in Gairloch, which is an ideal jumping off point for Stornoway - at least 10nm shorter than going from Ullapool.
by Nick
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Avy-J - the story so far.
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Avy-J - the story so far.

Cheers Sahona,

I have been given an old VHF aerial I am going to use to test the system, but may go for a splitter to simplify things and increase the range.
by Nick
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: In my mind
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: In my mind

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I quite like the snow
by Nick
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Snow's aff
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Snow's aff

claymore wrote:Whit snow?


Are you a bot?
by Nick
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Snow's aff
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Snow's aff

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. . . fer the noo . . .
by Nick
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway
Replies: 5
Views: 125

New marina and deep water port for Stornoway

. The proposal is for a new 80-berth marina behind Goat Island, and a deep water port that can take big cruise ships alonside on the opposite side of the harbour. http://bluemoment.com/pix/stornoplan.jpg http://bluemoment.com/pix/stornopic.jpg https://www.stornowaygazette.co.uk/news/funding-for-the...
by Nick
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Avy-J - the story so far.
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Avy-J - the story so far.

Aja wrote:Just out of interest, do you need a special insurance policy to let the boat out as an airbnb?

Donald


The boat will only be insured 3rd party , so I haven't looked into it.
by Nick
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Norway - pointers
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Norway - pointers

Re. gas - we took 3 bottles of Camping Gaz because we thought we might have trouble getting it. That lasted us for the month we were in Norway. We intended to go from Shetland to the Lofotens, but bottled it because we couldn't get more than a 3-day window of decent weather. Went from Lerwick to Ber...
by Nick
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Murrayfield Tomorrow
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Murrayfield Tomorrow

claymore wrote:Think I might need my thermal grundies


Please wear something over the top of them this time.

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by Nick
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Avy-J - the story so far.
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Avy-J - the story so far.

Will it pay? As in show a profit? It's a boat, don't be daft! Still planning to offset some of the marina fees in the Canaries by renting her out on AirBnB, but we don't really know a) If we will get there and b) What will happen when we do Not so much a plan as cautious optimism. Brexit isn't like...
by Nick
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Avy-J - the story so far.
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Avy-J - the story so far.

. We bought Avy-J (a Morgan Giles 30) for £3,500 in August 2017 using the proceeds from the sale of Catherine's Merc. The plan was a budget ocean going yacht for £10k max that we could sail to the Canaries and use as a Winter hideaway and occasional cruise round the Canaries (+ maybe Madeira and th...
by Nick
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Jerryca sh
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Jerryca sh

. From personal experience, 10l plastic jerrycans are lighter, easier to handle and easier to stow. Get an easy to operate (pump or jiggle-ball) syphon and practice filling your tank with it before you have to do it in a big sea. Rather than having to run the engine unneccesarily I would invest in ...

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