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by bilbo
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Tip For Running Cables In Tight Spaces
Replies: 4
Views: 3416

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: 6999

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: 12841

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: 3911

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: 14302

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: 3341

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: 3911

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: 3911

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: 5319

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: 5319

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: 3603

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: 5733

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: 5733

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: 5319

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:
by bilbo
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The Light Blue Book
Replies: 8
Views: 5733

Re: The Light Blue Book

Akshully, Tonald, me ould fruit, I had been researching articles on The Craigallian Fire..... which my grandfather frequented before - and after - his Spanish Civil War episode.... which turned up some old pieces 'online' in The Herald. One was an journo's appreciation of 'An Leabhar Liath' in the s...

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