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by bilbo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Eigg yacht pier closure
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Eigg yacht pier closure

I came across this 'elsewhere' and thought it worth echoing here.... if not already in the public domain. "Lon nan Gruagach Who do we tell about interruption of mooring services? The drying yacht wall at Eigg pier will be out of service for a few weeks next month, whats the best way to let any ...
by bilbo
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Tip For Running Cables In Tight Spaces
Replies: 4
Views: 4046

Re: Tip For Running Cables In Tight Spaces

That's interesting. I have new wiring to run, and I'm learning late in life that struggling with the wrong tools is a mug's game. So now I have both a 15m. 'Am-Steel' reel of flat spring steel wire - called, I believe, a 'fish wire' - with an 'ook on the end AND a 3.3m. grp 'Cable Rod Kit', for much...
by bilbo
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: Forum moved to new server
Replies: 2
Views: 7703

Re: Forum moved to new server

Hello? Is anyone there...? Oh, hej, Nick. ".....If anything else isn't working please post it here." Just a mention. Earlier, on Monday pm, I had email auto-notification of a post re. "Who gets up your nose most on YBW?" and - fule that eye yam - I pecked a reply, mentioning me m...
by bilbo
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: CC2017
Replies: 46
Views: 13638

Re: CC2017

how do we break this to the fragrant flossie?


I've heard Para ca'ed a few things in my time, but that's a new pejorative.... :tiphat:
by bilbo
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Banned from Top
Replies: 7
Views: 4131

Re: Banned from Top

Ah'm thinkin' they dinnae unnerstaun' Auld Scots o'er there..... nor Scots Nouveau, neither.
by bilbo
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: BlueMoment manuals downloads disabled
Replies: 25
Views: 15784

Re: BlueMoment manuals downloads disabled

I 'spect to collect a 'fresh-as-a-daisy' Beta 14 thingy in a few days. Chances are it will come with a Manual. And I'm likely to have a couple of others, too, such as the Sea Feather 'how-to-do-it' booklet.

When all that sorts itself out, would it be appropriate to photocopy and post 'em to you?
by bilbo
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Scottish Bothy Bible/Geoff Allan
Replies: 0
Views: 4129

The Scottish Bothy Bible/Geoff Allan

Just out a few days ago, I believe, this near-complete (!) 'guide to Scotland's bothies and how to reach them' is - for an ould expatriate like me, a sight for sore eyes, and certainly dredges up memories of the 60s - Shenavall and Ryvoan, Ben Alder and Staoineag..... and of some of the howffs and d...
by bilbo
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Banned from Top
Replies: 7
Views: 4131

Re: Banned from Top

Got out of jail by offering an apology. You're 'quoted', jim. Not me - I got the whole 'bell, book and candle' bit. Maybe the Star Chamber lot reckon you're harmless. But 'owthef did his Webbyness get away with it? Does he have shares? Rolly-up troosers and wimpy handshake? Passeth all understandin...
by bilbo
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Banned from Top
Replies: 7
Views: 4131

Re: Banned from Top

"Wibble''.....

Really?

Wot you bunch o' hairyarsed cnuts been up to?
by bilbo
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Trapped!
Replies: 7
Views: 5518

Re: Trapped!

Aye, Right enough.

But I'm stuck with that 24/7. You only need to get by for a few seconds..... so, man up!
by bilbo
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Trapped!
Replies: 7
Views: 5518

Re: Trapped!

bilbo wrote:Peeps might care to read this wee tale by YrsTrly. http://flip.it/nl-RVd
I'd thought to offer it to Nick to join t'other half-dozen tales I'd donated to Blue Moment in years past, but Peter Nielsen - 'Sail' Editor - pays better.... :santa:



£253 quids worth! Help ma boab! Whit next?
by bilbo
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sextant
Replies: 7
Views: 3897

Re: Sextant

wully wrote:Id have a play with it? You don't even need to be on the boat. A basin of water in the back garden can be used as a horizon...



Aye, but for the real mccoy you need an accomplice standing off stage and throwing buckets of cold salty water at you every few minutes....
by bilbo
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The Light Blue Book
Replies: 8
Views: 6015

Re: The Light Blue Book

Does the gaelic have an expression for 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'...?

:goatd
by bilbo
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The Light Blue Book
Replies: 8
Views: 6015

Re: The Light Blue Book

No, Lady_Stormrider. Again, no.

Not even close.

But it may be an appropriate post for 'BlueMoment'....
by bilbo
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Trapped!
Replies: 7
Views: 5518

Trapped!

Peeps might care to read this wee tale by YrsTrly.


http://flip.it/nl-RVd


I'd thought to offer it to Nick to join t'other half-dozen tales I'd donated to Blue Moment in years past, but Peter Nielsen - 'Sail' Editor - pays better.... :santa:

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