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by Gordonmc
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Diesel runaway
Replies: 11
Views: 3337

Re: Diesel runaway

My Land Rover Discovery, company car, had a runaway which all but destroyed the engine. Fortunately I was not driving at the time as a work colleague had borrowed it to go to a job. He got to a section of dual carriageway and managed to pull into a layby when the revs started red-lining. Absolutely ...
by Gordonmc
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Rutland wind turbine
Replies: 0
Views: 4284

Rutland wind turbine

Rutland 914i windcharger. 12v This has been refurbished and produces current when spun with a drill. Disassembled with all parts present but no controller. The charger comes with a 41mm mounting pole so collection would be required. Item is in Ayr but I could do Rothesay or Colintraive area by arran...
by Gordonmc
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Raising the Nancy Glen
Replies: 10
Views: 9480

Re: Raising the Nancy Glen

Having spent the days before the loss of Nancy Glen with friends in Tarbert I have a different perspective than that of B.O.B. It is only natural that the families of the two lost men as well as the wider community want recovery of the bodies for proper funerals and that in itself justifies the call...
by Gordonmc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Inflatable wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 3062

Re: Inflatable wanted

Nick, You still looking for a flubber? I have an Avon Rover hard transom inflatable. About 2.7 m Scruffy and patched (thanks to a scrote with a stanley blade) but it holds air for a few days. The floor is Ikea bed-slats which could do with replacement. Free for collection by arrangement, Loch Riddon...
by Gordonmc
Tue May 30, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: filming
Replies: 14
Views: 6791

Re: filming

There was an effort to dredge a channel into Maidens harbour but I don't know what depth they achieved.
The jetty/breakwater is stone and concrete.
More at if of interest.
Just North of Turnberry.
by Gordonmc
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Submarines
Replies: 8
Views: 8667

Re: Submarines

The encounter with a surfaced sub I had first week in November was a tad uncomfortable. I was heading south to the winter berth... overnight at Port Bannatyne and was off Kilchattan Bay on the big Cumbrae side on a Starboard reach. I had spotted four vessels heading North just off Wee Cumbrae... one...
by Gordonmc
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: When stuff interferes with leisure time.
Replies: 1
Views: 2542

Re: When stuff interferes with leisure time.

You missed a good night in Kames.
The band was good and made up for the lack of a music festival this year. Was told the festival will return in 2017.
Things really got boisterous when the Kyles arrived with the Celtic Society cup after beating Inveraray.
by Gordonmc
Thu May 26, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mercury 3.5 outboard
Replies: 2
Views: 9082

Re: Mercury 3.5 outboard

by Gordonmc
Thu May 26, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Rutland 914i wind generator
Replies: 0
Views: 11980

Rutland 914i wind generator

All in the subject line, really. I have bench tested the turbine and it produces volts when spun. There is some powder coating scuffing, but condition is not bad. One new vane. No controller. It comes with a mounting pole but no other fixings so posting out would be expensive, which is why I am offe...
by Gordonmc
Thu May 26, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Powder Coating
Replies: 4
Views: 3254

Re: Powder Coating

I have used Carrick Engineering, just off Prestwick Airport. Shaw Farm industrial estate.
They powder-coated a windlass for me, although their main work seems to be refurbishing car wheels.
01292 67889
by Gordonmc
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mercury 3.5 outboard
Replies: 2
Views: 9082

Mercury 3.5 outboard

An old-style Merc 3.5 two-stroke short-shaft with neutral and drive gears.
A runner.
Collection from Ayr.
by Gordonmc
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Puffers
Replies: 17
Views: 8397

Re: Puffers

I thought the sailing ship was the Glenlee, AKA The Tall Ship now parked at the Transport museum.
A good mix of new film and archive material in the programme and I thought Mr. Heyman struck the right note.
I also enjoyed the episode of Para Handy which followed.
by Gordonmc
Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: unfortunate incident
Replies: 3
Views: 2504

Re: unfortunate incident

It was probably a good call to go for a professional salvage rather than having the lifeboat pull her off the rocks. The boat was on a barge in the inner harbour over the weekend with a breach to the port-side and a split a good way down the stem. She wouldn't have floated for long. Good to learn th...
by Gordonmc
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Surge a coming . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 4419

Re: Surge a coming . . .

Not a very good picture of Rothesay Harbour on 3rd January during the surge... You might be able to make out the swing bridge is under water. As of yesterday (Sunday 12th) the bridge is still out of action, i...
by Gordonmc
Fri May 03, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Who can make us a new sprayhood?
Replies: 16
Views: 9154

Re: Who can make us a new sprayhood?

Forth Marine Textiles made a sprayhood for Flap using a skip-recovered aluminium frame. Cheapest I could find at the time and the quality of the work couldn't be faulted. They are Dunfermline based but come over to the West coast for measuring and fitting. If you can do without the old sprayhood the...

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