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by Gardenshed
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: RYA yachtmaster theory (on-line) recommendation:
Replies: 13
Views: 454

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: 6176

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: 6176

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: 6176

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: 1792

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: 4078

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: 5533

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: 4014

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: 7557

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: 4056

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: 5403

Re: Delusional boat sellers

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

who needs steering?
by Gardenshed
Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Referendum
Replies: 7
Views: 3234

Re: Referendum

On the basis that I have the same level of authority as given to the current leader of Thailand under section 44 of their interim constitution, I'd be happy to do so....
by Gardenshed
Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Referendum
Replies: 7
Views: 3234

Re: Referendum

So Remain with the currently annual plan or Leave and set up a Chentleman's cruise that is independent of the bureaucracy, dogma and structures of the current set up. I predict that votes will be split (equally) between the Leave and Remain factions, split along complex lines based on hull length, l...
by Gardenshed
Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Jib Sheets
Replies: 13
Views: 11838

Re: Jib Sheets

bowlines are the simplest and easiest and mean you can easily remove one or both sheets if necessary (if a sheet gets chafed or damaged. Alternatively, splice a loop in the end of each sheet (not easy if braided rope, simple if dyneema) and use a soft shackle to attach all to the sail. Hardware/stee...

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