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by mm5aho
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Rockall by Rival
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Rockall by Rival

11days later, back at departure point at Kip. That's some wild place, Rockall. Worth its own weather forecast!
by mm5aho
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Rockall by Rival
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Rockall by Rival

We leave for Rockall on Wednesday at 1800 from Kip on a fundraising voyage for able2sail, the Scottish sailing charity that takes disabled people out for days sailing (with their family usually). Its about 1000 miles round trip, 2 women, 2 men, 10 days, 2 stops (Castlebay westbound and Stornoway eas...
by mm5aho
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Crinan Canal Closed
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Crinan Canal Closed

Got thru today, but slow as usual. Two Russian boatloads behind us, and others going a bit slow. In at 0830, out at 1545. The days of 4.5 hour passages there are gone it seems. The office staff seemed to do well fixing the lock 6 arm, but the whole atmosphere in that organisation seems sad. Slow sai...
by mm5aho
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Crinan Canal Closed
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Crinan Canal Closed

We often only open 1 gate, being such a narrow boat, wonder if they might let us thru like that? 2 big boats on boatyard visitor moorings with fenders out, suggests there might be a queue?
by mm5aho
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Crinan Canal Closed
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Crinan Canal Closed

Just arrived at Crinan to take a shortcut. Maybe not!
Been a tad windy this last few days. 4 tired sailors. Left rum this morning. Lochmaddy morning before.
Geoff
by mm5aho
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: St Kilda Challenge
Replies: 11
Views: 692

Re: St Kilda Challenge

Wed night was challenging before leaving the marina. 50 kn measured by handheld on marina. Had dropped to 30 by 1500 when we started in the start window of 1300-1600. Huge seas, 2 reefs, 2 seasick crew, decided enough and followed a competitor to Port Ellen for some sleep. Big boats kept going. Migh...
by mm5aho
Thu May 31, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: St Kilda Challenge
Replies: 11
Views: 692

Re: St Kilda Challenge

Your AIS track suggests you're doing exactly that - not leaving the mooring. Did you leave it on by mistake?
by mm5aho
Thu May 31, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: St Kilda Challenge
Replies: 11
Views: 692

St Kilda Challenge

Due to injury of one crew member (on another boat in the Scottish Islands Peaks Race), I have a vacancy for a crew member on the Rathlin to St Kilda race on 14th June. (about 180 miles) We will leave Gourock on Tuesday evening 12th for Rathlin, race 14th to 16th then on to Lochmaddy for the prizegiv...
by mm5aho
Tue May 29, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Old codger cleans up
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Old codger cleans up

Well done to that old codger of this parish who pushed his slaves to sail that Contessa faster than most others in the fleet round the deep waters of Loch Fyne last weekend, to come home laden with trophies and prizes for various aspects of performance. Beat me back to the RGYC moorings last night! ...
by mm5aho
Mon May 14, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Retirement? My arse!
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: Retirement? My arse!

Between Oban sailing club and a ramp on Kerrera if I remember right.
Looks like not a lot of wind, but might be better tomorrow night for the nigh trip to Sanda.
by mm5aho
Sun May 13, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Retirement? My arse!
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: Retirement? My arse!

I'm leaving for Oban and the SIPR on Tuesday night after work. Probably stop at Whiting Bay Arran for 6 hours sleep then round the MoK and northwards arriving in Oban in the small hours Thursday. But if there's no wind we might stop and catch a few more Zs somewhere north of Pladda Luing. Find a par...
by mm5aho
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: RIP Cruiser Uno :(
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Re: RIP Cruiser Uno :(

Flag. https://flagpaints.co.uk/marine/ They have two types, cruising and "performance" I've used the cruising for a few years and it works well in the Clyde and west coast areas I've sailed. Several of us combined a year back and bought a job lot. I'm now down to 2.5 tins left after a 2 co...
by mm5aho
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Snow
Replies: 7
Views: 1125

Re: Snow

Forecast is that we might get some more this weekend.
by mm5aho
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Ignorance
Replies: 12
Views: 1811

Re: Ignorance

I used to live and work in the north (Elgin) and a girl in our office, in her mid 20s had never been as far as Aberdeen or Inverness in the other direction. I suspect there are many Scots who know very little Scottish Geography. Here in Cumbernauld today, I had some ask me "Hey Geoff, You're or...
by mm5aho
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Various
Replies: 1
Views: 997

Re: Various

All sold now.

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