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by Gardenshed
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation
Replies: 59
Views: 5315

Re: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation

from the scottish government website: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-scotlands-route-map-indicative-dates-remainder-phase-2-early-phase-3/pages/2/ Phase 2 - Indicative Dates Travel distance restriction relaxed - 3 July Self-catering accommodation and second homes (without sha...
by Gardenshed
Mon May 11, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation
Replies: 59
Views: 5315

Re: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation

Whether or not we are allowed to visit, work on and use our boats, the yards and contractors should be allowed to re-start work. The rural economy is being hit hard and anything that can protect and preserve employment should be encouraged. It will be more straightforward to have safe, self-isolatin...
by Gardenshed
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: What Am I?
Replies: 42
Views: 3722

Re: What Am I?

BlowingOldBoots wrote:Last clue.

Going end to end needs a stable sail, otherwise you may find time it will not tell!


Spinnaker Pole
by Gardenshed
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: RYA yachtmaster theory (on-line) recommendation:
Replies: 13
Views: 1854

RYA yachtmaster theory (on-line) recommendation:

Any recommendations of an on-line RYA Yachtmaster theory course? ....or any providers to avoid
Looking for something additional to do to use the time spent when social distancing
by Gardenshed
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Boaty contractors in the Oban area
Replies: 18
Views: 8512

Re: Boaty contractors in the Oban area

Mast down. Keel stepped so always down when the boat is out of the water, to keep it dry inside
by Gardenshed
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Boaty contractors in the Oban area
Replies: 18
Views: 8512

Re: Boaty contractors in the Oban area

replaced standing rigging, guard rails, some stantions, replacement halyard and full rig-check. what impressed me were the detailed issues he identified and fixed, small items that have corroded and eroded over the years He communicates really well and proactively so no surprises. Good to see a youn...
by Gardenshed
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Boaty contractors in the Oban area
Replies: 18
Views: 8512

Re: Boaty contractors in the Oban area

Alex Spence (07342920301) is doing some work for me at Craobh and is doing a great job. Highly recommended
by Gardenshed
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Ships passing in the day
Replies: 1
Views: 1978

Re: Ships passing in the day

It was a pleasure to accept your hospitality and meet your team, looking forward to the next time.
Hope you’re all having fun despite the lack of wind
by Gardenshed
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Short jaunt
Replies: 7
Views: 5155

Re: Short jaunt

the ying and yang of sailing.
should this be "tip of the week" or a "I learned about sailing from that" thread?
by Gardenshed
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay harbour authority
Replies: 9
Views: 6701

Re: Oban Bay harbour authority

you can also report the incident to the Oban Harbour Management Group:

https://uk.hazman.org/incident/5lUlKMfF ... HNCUeCrXMr

did anyone else who completed the questionnaire, get an email from the Oban Bay Harbour manager?
by Gardenshed
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Christmas over, still snowing
Replies: 6
Views: 4361

Re: Christmas over, still snowing

Decorations down & back to work
It'll be colder for me on Monday: Inner Mongolia -17 the daytime high, -26 in the morning. Can't even find the place on a map, A Er Mountain / Aerxan

Happy new year to all!
by Gardenshed
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Poorly marked lobster pots and fishing gear - Petition
Replies: 4
Views: 8482

Re: Poorly marked lobster pots and fishing gear - Petition

I agree with Blowing old Boots The creel fishermen are out making their living, in all weathers and all year around. Cruising yachtsmen are at sea by choice. Inshore creel fishing is also one of the most dangerous occupations in the UK and not very profitable (hence single-person boats) so why burde...
by Gardenshed
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A guid New Year to ane and a'
Replies: 6
Views: 4378

Re: A guid New Year to ane and a'

All the best ti all for 2017
by Gardenshed
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Delusional boat sellers
Replies: 13
Views: 5894

Re: Delusional boat sellers

"manoeuverability provided by the twin Volvo 2003T 43 HP engines and a bow-prop"

who needs steering?

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