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by spuddy
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin
Replies: 7
Views: 2067

Re: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin

Despite the big words I've ordered a Solomon Gursky was here on your recommendation.
Ta for the tip
by spuddy
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: I know who this is!
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

Re: I know who this is!

RNLI have assisted two friends of mine in the last couple of months. One was heading for the Jester start but engine failed with headwind conditions. I was waiting for a rendezvous with him in Eastbourne and in touch via phone. He's no snowflake and has done thousands of miles including Atlantic cir...
by spuddy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Short jaunt
Replies: 7
Views: 2604

Re: Short jaunt

I might open it if on same tack for a week or two but not short tacking up the Medway. Usually do washing up no more than once a day but if sailing it would be done in a bucket - it;s that sort of boat and I'm that sort of bloke. Oh yes, health and safety, I have two buckets!
by spuddy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Fender board
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Re: Fender board

Some folks use a scaffold board/
I've got a length of purlin from a loft conversion. No real need for it in these southern semi-suburban zones but if going a bit more remote I tie it up along a shroud
by spuddy
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Avy-J - the story so far.
Replies: 10
Views: 2531

Re: Avy-J - the story so far.

I was going to say it sounds like the best sort of partner: classy but robust. However that should imply low maintenance....which is where the analogy breaks down. Sounds pretty much like my state of repair - 90% done and 90% still to do. Boat still operational for jaunts of a few days but for owt l...
by spuddy
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Jerryca sh
Replies: 8
Views: 1909

Re: Jerryca sh

No experience of autopilots, assuming that's the below decks type but 3 tillerpilots have given up the ghost on me, despite several varieties of covers intended to keep water out. I personally wouldn't depend on a tillerpilot for offshore sailing, especially not single-handed. Before the Jester Azor...
by spuddy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Short jaunt
Replies: 7
Views: 2604

Re: Short jaunt

Yeah but.....I keep learning the same stuff over and over again. The problem was that I twiddled the seacock twice but forgot before the beat back up river.
by spuddy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Short jaunt
Replies: 7
Views: 2604

Short jaunt

Expect most know of the Med further south but there's another that's closer - the Medway which has more birds and square miles of mud. Some club members had a trip from Hoo to Queenborough last weekend. Tis only about 6 miles but two boats anchored for the night up a creek. Quite blowy especially wi...
by spuddy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Antares charts
Replies: 19
Views: 4012

Re: Antares charts

I bought the Antares charts and they're snugged up on my lappie. Trouble is I don't know what to do next. Checked over the instructions but got no further.
Can anyone give me a simple starter please? I'll probably try to get no 2 son to sit alongside me for when the concentration lapses.
by spuddy
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Shetland Sailing Mysteries by Marsali Taylor.
Replies: 3
Views: 2659

Re: Shetland Sailing Mysteries by Marsali Taylor.

Thanks. Bought two for the kindle
by spuddy
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 5309

Re: Review of 2018

Sorry. Sorry (repeating again; must be those radishes). I made an attempt to edit out a 'Not.
by spuddy
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 5309

Re: Review of 2018

I'll do my bit to boost the punter count. The medics have been at these last two years but chums have crewed to do most of the pulley haulywork I got Meccano in my other hip and anticipated heading north after a couple of months but then got hernia and had long wait for puncture repair. Planned a t...
by spuddy
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 5309

Re: Review of 2018

I'll do my bit to boost the punter count. The medics have been at these last two years but chums have crewed to do most of the pulley haulywork I got Meccano in my other hip and anticipated heading north after a couple of months but then got hernia and had long wait for puncture repair. Planned a tr...
by spuddy
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 11219

Re: The needs are drawing in

There's the Hebridean of course. Depending on skills it doesn't take too long to fabricate. Works very well! Did a trip to Madeira and Azores a couple of years ago with one and he was excellent. Chum finished an Atlantic circuit this summer with one and awarded his a gold medal - worked faultlessly ...
by spuddy
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The complex questions of life
Replies: 14
Views: 4987

Re: The complex questions of life

I open the conversation in urinals by saying: "This water's cold". Got a response once - "And deep".

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