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by DaveS
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Cleit Rock
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Cleit Rock

Whoopiedoo - its have a pop at Claymore time Shirley not. I thought that Cleit Rock already had a perch. It's the unseen " Claymore 's Rock " that needs a marker. It would be pretty hard to hit Cleit Rock, the bow wave around it seems to push you clear. Ash, says the veteran of only 3 tra...
by DaveS
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway

That looks impressive, any idea who's paying for it?

Does Sandwick Marina (shown in yellow) exist currently, or is this additional new development?

I haven't been to Stornoway for a few years.
by DaveS
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Rotovector
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Rotovector

Thanks for the replies. I'm fairly certain there's just two wires going up the mast, so that would tie in with the DIY diagrams. I suspect that sorting this is going to have to wait until the mast is back up, but I'll have a look with an ohmmeter first.
by DaveS
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Rotovector
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Rotovector

I'm steadily working my way through the extensive defects list for the new (to me) boat, and starting to think about some of the less essential, but nice to have issues. The wind instrument isn't working. The masthead unit is a rotovector: a three cup anemometer with one cup elongated so that rotati...
by DaveS
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Short jaunt
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Re: Short jaunt

"on port tack on my boat, galley sink goes below water level and overflows into saloon" That brings back memories. My first boat, a Vivacity 20, did exactly that. A cover over the sink meant that this misbehaviour was never seen. It meant that there was always some water sloshing around in...
by DaveS
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 19
Views: 1360

Re: Where is it?

SW corner of Ardnamurchan?

Having now looked up Fladda-chuain, clearly not.

How about Garbh Eilean, Shiants?
by DaveS
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: SWR meter
Replies: 5
Views: 4812

Re: SWR meter

mm5aho wrote:I have one too, and can lend it to especially deserving souls.


Likewise.
by DaveS
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Marina Pods – the innovation that gives you access to renewable energy on the water
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: Marina Pods – the innovation that gives you access to renewable energy on the water

Just been given rather short shrift by the 'Management' who were quick to defend their "wave screen" Ah well - perhaps we should get one installed in Pullers to complement the existing pontoon structures that are in place? Don't start giving ideas to money grabbing capitalists. We don't n...
by DaveS
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2384

Re: Review of 2018

2018 started well for me, with lots of wee jobs that have niggled for years finally getting completed. The summer cruise was good in decent weather, with the highlight being rounding Barra head and the western bird cliffs of Pabbay and Mingulay. Then I managed to set the boat on fire. :( The replace...
by DaveS
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Antares charts
Replies: 19
Views: 1797

Re: Antares charts

Delighted to read this. Bob provides an excellent service for very little cash. A sight more deserving than many.
by DaveS
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Darren Taylor Yacht Repairs
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Darren Taylor Yacht Repairs

Telo wrote:
DaveS wrote: a Seastream 34.


Coincidentally, there's a revived thread about the Seastream 34 on Scuttlebutt.


Thanks for that. I've now read it (it's months since I was last on Scuttlebutt) and left a comment.
by DaveS
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 43985

Re: Drinks

I've been away for a couple of days, but have now voted: available any night, but would really urge against choosing Friday, and even Thursday might be quite busy.
by DaveS
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 43985

Re: Drinks

marisca wrote:There's always one!


Could people make Tue 11? Earlier in the week is likely to be quieter than later.
by DaveS
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 43985

Re: Drinks

I can make it.
by DaveS
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Darren Taylor Yacht Repairs
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Darren Taylor Yacht Repairs

He's also the new owner of Avilion. I know, I was on board her three weeks ago. All the whisky had been removed! What's the new boat going to be, Dave? Yes, I carefully tidied away all my stuff (including the whisky). It took 6 car trips, and I'm still cleaning smoke damage off things. Down to only...

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