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by wully
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Flu
Replies: 15
Views: 201

Re: Flu

claymore wrote:Whit some folk wull do tae avoid their round.....


Learnt it fae you, the maistir o’ the beer body swerve..
by wully
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Flu
Replies: 15
Views: 201

Flu

6 days lost to it so far. I’ve been spending more time asleep than the cat and even sleeping is tiring me out. Hope the worst is over now as I’ve managed eventually to eat something and am even sipping some cask malt medicine - which worryingly seems to taste different. Anyone tried the flu vaccinat...
by wully
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Oyster Yachts goes into liquidation
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Oyster Yachts goes into liquidation

Och, who am I going to buy my next new luxury yott from now?
by wully
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinking in the balmy south
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Drinking in the balmy south

I enjoyed my boaty day out in the smoke Good! Travelling from here it makes no sense to go to London for a crappy garden furniture show with some boats in one exhibition hall when for around the same cost and travel hassle you can go to a proper ‘Boot’show with 17 halls stuffed with boatie every th...
by wully
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: South and west of Islay?
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: South and west of Islay?

Ocklepoint wrote:Thanks for the information and advice: it sounds quite a daunting place.


Like everywhere else, it depends on the weather. It is lovely on a reasonable day- With the wind, tide and swell adding or subtracting from the fun depending on what they’re doing.
by wully
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: South and west of Islay?
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: South and west of Islay?

When I first sailed over on the nice side of Cape McCartney there was the wreck of a Russian factory ship on the west side of Gigha. It ended up there after a wave broke on top of the bridge off the SW of Islay killing some of the crew.. The only time I’ve sailed round that way was getting home afte...
by wully
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Christmas over, still snowing
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Christmas over, still snowing

JeffNev wrote:I must admit that I have long forgotten what snow looks like! I believe that the last time we saw snow on the south coast of England was all the way back in 2013.


I’d have thought you had enough misery to put up with living down there you poor man.
by wully
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Christmas over, still snowing
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Christmas over, still snowing

claymore wrote:More runny noses than stiff willies here in Denmark.
What snow?


Jist make sure it warms up in the next couple of weeks please.
by wully
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Aries Windvane - how good are they?
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Aries Windvane - how good are they?

Kin ell....
by wully
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Aries Windvane - how good are they?
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Aries Windvane - how good are they?

Aries and Hydrovane seem to be the No.1 choice and are said to be more powerful. Never used one but would be put off by all the string required in the cockpit, especially if you’ve a wheel steered boat. Reading accounts of folk using Aries worn through rope seems to be a recurring problem. Horses fo...
by wully
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 2189

Re: The needs are drawing in

After a very scary, foggy night rounding Lands End I swore I’d have radar and goretex foulies... I never got round to fitting it but this boat came with one. I’ve fitted an AIS transponder Which is a brilliant piece of kit but only shows you who’s out there if they are transmitting... I’m still tryi...
by wully
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 2189

Re: The needs are drawing in

I splashed out on a funcy Raymarine plotter what pumps out WiFi so the Aye-pad can mirror what’s going on anywhere onboard. The (Superb) Digital Yacht AIS talks to the plotter who talks to the Aye-pad.. all very convivial. Only problem is that grumpy auld fart of a radar refuses to talk to anyone, j...
by wully
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinking in the balmy south
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Drinking in the balmy south

2 LIBS tickets arrived here last week in a plain white envelope with no explaination as to their origins and I didn’t ask anyone for them..

Now, if they also send return sleeper tickets I might think about it...
by wully
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinking in the balmy south
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Drinking in the balmy south

I’m trying to work in the logistics of going to Boot in late January...that is a PROPER boat show.

Well worth the effort as it is massive and has all manner of water toys on display, make the London show look really feeble.

Take at least 2 days if you go.
by wully
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinking in the balmy south
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Drinking in the balmy south

Are you going to find deals on garden furniture and shoe cleaning products?

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