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by mm5aho
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Mooring servicing - Clyde?
Replies: 0
Views: 135

Mooring servicing - Clyde?

Since one servicing outfit ceased business, there's maybe only one? Seems pretty busy (doesn't reply anyway). Is there another?
by mm5aho
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 37113

Re: Drinks

I hope to be there, will also get a train if there is one!
by mm5aho
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 37113

Re: Drinks

Electric charts for Faroes - that sounds good. What voltage (format)? I'd like to get some in .KAP format. Any ideas where to get?
by mm5aho
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 37113

Re: Drinks

I seriously considering Faroes for summer 2019. No specific date yet, but sort of loosely thinking a week to get there, a week there and a week back. Depart Clyde for Stornoway, then on to Suderoy (south end), and meander north through the islands. Similar route back, though Orkney and Caledonian Ca...
by mm5aho
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 37113

Re: Drinks

Can't make Wednesdays. Any other day?
by mm5aho
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 37113

Re: Drinks

Haven't visited here a while, and another year's past.
Is the date settled then?
by mm5aho
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Interesting plans from Calmac
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: Interesting plans from Calmac

I sail past Western Ferries pier at McInroys point Gourock often and have always admired that system of holding the ferry by the propulsion system against a pier built for that. I see they have now started rebuilding the Dunoon side pier after this summer doing the Gourock side. Is it true that West...
by mm5aho
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Broadford Bay Skye developments?
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Broadford Bay Skye developments?

I have sailed past there! But not stopped, didn't seem much to stop for .
It's as part of the editorial team of the CCC Sailing directions that I'm enquiring after someone reported a new pontoon there.
Someone else has suggested that this could be the Kyle pontoons wintering location?
by mm5aho
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Broadford Bay Skye developments?
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Broadford Bay Skye developments?

Can anyone report any developments of pontoons or a new quay in Broadford Bay Skye?
There's a report from a passing yacht of something happening there. Anyone know what?
by mm5aho
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Any news from the west?
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Re: Any news from the west?

I should have said "I support SOME local use" or words to that effect. I don't agree with locals hogging it, and filling the facilities.
by mm5aho
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Any news from the west?
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Re: Any news from the west?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcmQb1MUxsM This video is of boats on moorings at Gourock. On Sunday evening coming ashore Phil noticed a nearby boat's mooring strop had come off the stemhead fitting and was lying over the toerail. We stopped and I climbed aboard and reset it and set the pin that h...
by mm5aho
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Any news from the west?
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Re: Any news from the west?

I support local boats using these new facilities. I have a vague memory somewhere of seeing a locals price list (unsure where, but this year. Possibly Lochmaddy?) where I figured that a local could keep a boat there for a year from about the price of a visitor berth for a few days. But there should ...
by mm5aho
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Any news from the west?
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Re: Any news from the west?

Further on Castlebay: One fellow Rival (Rockall trip) anchored where the moorings used to be, and discovered that the remnants of the old moorings were left there on the seabed, and fouled his precious anchor (not even a Knox, so unsure why "precious", and he would not abandon it. Meantime...
by mm5aho
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Port Bannatyne update
Replies: 11
Views: 1248

Re: Port Bannatyne update

I've also anchored at the west end of Kames bay, but think that it drops off really fast - a bit like anchoring at the west end of Holy Loch - a mudflat with a precipitous drop at east edge.
But I've still done it at both places. But then, like Pagoda I have a good anchor! :lol:
by mm5aho
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Nearest Measured Mile To Craobh Marina
Replies: 9
Views: 1536

Re: Nearest Measured Mile To Craobh Marina

I used to have one of those, and did the calibration both by measured mile (Arran, yes, its still there), and by GPS. Best I've found is the canals (Caledonian or Crinan) with their permanent slack water, but have done this at sea also using the GPS. There's a factor to adjust. I used to have the ST...

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