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by JimC
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Looking for advice on windlass purchase
Replies: 8
Views: 3076

Re: Looking for advice on windlass purchase

Are you really convinced that £1k+ ( by the time you've sourced the wiring, windlass, etc.) is the best way of resolving your problem? Well not absolutely convinced and very much open to alternatives. How I actually did my back in was, having lifted the anchor out of the locker, I had to pass it fo...
by JimC
Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Looking for advice on windlass purchase
Replies: 8
Views: 3076

Re: Looking for advice on windlass purchase

I had a look on the Hunter site and the last picture in the Hunter 31 gallery shows an anchor locker complete with windlass. The amount of rode shown might be good for what the English call the "East Coast". Why not give Hunter a ring? I've spoken to Hunters and to another Channel 31 owne...
by JimC
Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Looking for advice on windlass purchase
Replies: 8
Views: 3076

Re: Looking for advice on windlass purchase

Nobody got anything to tell me about windlasses then?
by JimC
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Looking for advice on windlass purchase
Replies: 8
Views: 3076

Looking for advice on windlass purchase

One unwelcome thing I brought back from my recent Scottish cruise was a bad back brought on by manually deploying my 14Kg Kobra anchor, not just the hauling in but the lifting out of the locker and onto the bow roller. So I've decided two things: I'm going to carry the anchor permanently on the bow ...
by JimC
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: Improvised whisker pole
Replies: 6
Views: 12441

Re: Improvised whisker pole

"Does it float?" no I shouldn't think so, not for long anyway, but neither do the purpose made extending ones.
by JimC
Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: Improvised whisker pole
Replies: 6
Views: 12441

Re: Improvised whisker pole

Our boathook is made from a paint roller extension pole from Wickes with a nylon boathook fitting screwed to the end. The outer tube is GRP and the inner is aluminium alloy, it's very strong & light and extends to about 8 foot so we can use it as a whisker pole off the mast. Here's the link http...
by JimC
Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Places to visit returning from Oban
Replies: 15
Views: 4678

Re: Places to visit returning from Oban

We're now back home in sunny Glasson (it seems so after Scotland!). En route we visited Puilladobhrain, Craobh, Ardfern, Craighouse, Port Ellen, Campbeltown, Portpatrick, Whithorn, Little Ross, Whitehaven & Piel Island. We've saved Claymore's N. Irish suggestions for another time. We passed thro...
by JimC
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Places to visit returning from Oban
Replies: 15
Views: 4678

Re: Places to visit returning from Oban

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I'll visit as many of them as I can.
by JimC
Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Places to visit returning from Oban
Replies: 15
Views: 4678

Re: Places to visit returning from Oban

I've been into Puilladobhrain, very snug and pretty but a bit crowded when I was there and not much swinging room. I was hoping there might be some nice anchorages among Luing, Scarba, Colonsay, Jura, Islay etc. I visited Gigha on a previous cruise.
by JimC
Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Places to visit returning from Oban
Replies: 15
Views: 4678

Places to visit returning from Oban

A few weeks ago we sailed up from our home port of Glasson Dock via Whitehaven, Isle of Whithorn, Portpatrick, Troon, Rothesay, Kyles of Bute, East Loch Tarbert and the Crinan canal. We've left the boat at Oban and will soon be returning to her to complete our cruise by returning home outside the Mu...
by JimC
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Warning Anchor thread (for a small ish boat)!
Replies: 9
Views: 3638

Re: Warning Anchor thread (for a small ish boat)!

Thanks for that Alan but I'm OK splicing laid rope, Boy Scout training and all that. My instructions for octoplat are here and I didn't find them over helpfull, and very blue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_Eu_k16Z88 Try this link for eye splicing octoplait http://www.sw-marine.co.uk/acatalog/8_S...
by JimC
Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Warning Anchor thread (for a small ish boat)!
Replies: 9
Views: 3638

Re: Warning Anchor thread (for a small ish boat)!

I think 10 metres of 7 or 8 mm chain and 50 metres of 12 mm octoplait will be fine. I only have this length of chain myself as my boat is rather fine forward and I don't want too much weight in the bows. Main drawback is that your boat will tend to wander around at anchor more than would be the case...
by JimC
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Kobra 2 anchor
Replies: 15
Views: 12743

Re: Kobra 2 anchor

"Interesting to see what the end of season critique contains." What does it contain? Are they any good?

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