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by Caer Urfa
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Aberdour Marine
Replies: 0
Views: 2745

Aberdour Marine

Since writing my History of the Colvic Watson Motor Sailer which included a section on the 'Veracity Class' built by Aberdour Marine some new research has turned up some additional interesting information. My previous research shows only Two of the Colvic Watson 'Veracity class' were ever built by A...
by Caer Urfa
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Errrmm....
Replies: 7
Views: 3063

Re: Errrmm....

Shard wrote:I was going to say something.


With posts like this the posts on this site gets worse, I think it's time to find a more interesting sail cruising site !

Mike
by Caer Urfa
Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: When should a sacrificial anode be changed?
Replies: 5
Views: 11494

Re: When should a sacrificial anode be changed?

When should a sacrificial anode be changed? Ours still has its basic shape, a bit pitted, but still has plenty of surface area. Yet, I've seen people to replace them at about that stage. Also, any suggested uses for the old one? You do not say how long the existing one has been 'on' ! When inspecti...
by Caer Urfa
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Tall Ships
Replies: 8
Views: 3157

Re: Tall Ships

The Russian Mir coming in as I left Blyth tonight
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by Caer Urfa
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Under sail this season . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 5833

Re: Under sail this season . . .

98% of the time I sail alone, pictures taken by a boat going back to Amble who know me
by Caer Urfa
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Under sail this season . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 5833

Re: Under sail this season . . .

Whats so unusual about these pictures taken of me sailing back to the Tyne?? I sail all years round and these were taken in -14 deg C in January! http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo142/byronastar/Picture093.jpg http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo142/byronastar/Picture060.jpg http://i370.photobuc...
by Caer Urfa
Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Colvic Watson Jura 35 & Veracity 35 Motor Sailers
Replies: 16
Views: 9667

Re: Colvic Watson Jura 35 & Veracity 35 Motor Sailers

Aja wrote:Yes do speak to Survey One - but don't get into a conversation about sleeping bags, alcohol or New Year.
Regards
Donald


Thanks guys I will pass on your kind regards to James and thanks for your help
Mike
by Caer Urfa
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Colvic Watson Jura 35 & Veracity 35 Motor Sailers
Replies: 16
Views: 9667

Re: Colvic Watson Jura 35 & Veracity 35 Motor Sailers

why don't you call around some of the marine surveyors (Maitland Murray, Survey one, Fraser Noble etc) as one of them is bound to have been involved if there was a big insurance claim. they may also have been involved in surveying them when they changed hands :D Hi Gardenshed Many thanks for your s...
by Caer Urfa
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Colvic Watson Jura 35 & Veracity 35 Motor Sailers
Replies: 16
Views: 9667

Re: Colvic Watson Jura 35 & Veracity 35 Motor Sailers

I have recieved a report that a Colvic Watson Jura 35 class Motor sailer blew up blowing the deck and wheelhouse off and then caught fire above no 4 lock on the Crinan canal (southern end) and later sank a few years ago. It is my beliefe that this was the Maid of Jura and not the Pride of Jura as re...
by Caer Urfa
Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Veracity 35
Replies: 9
Views: 5150

Re: Veracity 35

Bonjour, I am French, (sorry but bobody is perect), I looking forward to buy a "Veracity 34" motor-sailers. I know about his seakeeping qualities, but I would like to have more informations on its sailing abilities for istance( near reach, abeam reach etc .... Does any one know this kind ...
by Caer Urfa
Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: Colvic Watson Owners Group
Replies: 0
Views: 12507

Colvic Watson Owners Group

Hello All Since recently joining this site I have had a considerable amount of PM asking where is the Colvic Watson Owners Site. Colin Jones started a Colvic Watson web site many years ago but due to the amount of spam he was getting and the time it was taking up for him to run the site on the 7th A...
by Caer Urfa
Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Colvic Watson Jura 35 & Veracity 35 Motor Sailers
Replies: 16
Views: 9667

Re: Colvic Watson Jura 35 & Veracity 35 Motor Sailers

Mike See PM Can you tell us all? I'm interested! Hello Markie As said before I wrote the 'History of the Colvic Watson Motor Sailer' for the Colvic Watson Owners Group last year and the response was a bit overwhelming to say the least. People have later sent other bits of information to me and with...
by Caer Urfa
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Colvic Watson Jura 35 & Veracity 35 Motor Sailers
Replies: 16
Views: 9667

Re: Colvic Watson Jura 35 & Veracity 35 Motor Sailers

Hi I am at Glasson in the morning - I will enquire Hello Claymore again Thats geat! I had very confusing reports from various people but from your experiance with Jura boats then you will sort it out, please take your camera and e-mail me as many pictures as you can my address is: mike@colvicwatson...
by Caer Urfa
Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Colvic Watson Jura 35 & Veracity 35 Motor Sailers
Replies: 16
Views: 9667

Re: Colvic Watson Jura 35 & Veracity 35 Motor Sailers

Star of Jura was on Charter from Rhu in the early 1980's - I chartered her for a week. Pride of Jura was berthed for a while in the mid 80's in Skipool, Fleetwood. She was then sold and renovated somewhere in the South and was the subject of an aticle in Sailing Today Hi Claymore Thanks for the inf...
by Caer Urfa
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Colvic Watson Jura 35 & Veracity 35 Motor Sailers
Replies: 16
Views: 9667

Colvic Watson Jura 35 & Veracity 35 Motor Sailers

Hello All After the overwhelming response to my first paper on the History of the Colvic Watson Motor Sailer I am currently researching for a part 2. Have you seen or do you own a Colvic Watson Jura35 or a Veracity 35 in your marina? Only seven of the Jura Class was built and I have tracked down pos...

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