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by Greyfisherman
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: ACHTUNG WARNING LOOKOUT HERE WE GO
Replies: 10
Views: 5955

Re: ACHTUNG WARNING LOOKOUT HERE WE GO

Neuer Look - - - Wunderbar sieht gut aus.

Gut gemacht Nick !
by Greyfisherman
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Salen Jetty
Replies: 4
Views: 6977

Re: Salen Jetty

It's two years since I was last at Salen Jetty on their pontoon - - the first time would be a year earlier when Jan and her family had not long been there and they just had the buoys in the bay to welcome visiting sailors too. I phoned ahead to say would a buoy be available and she said she go out a...
by Greyfisherman
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Terry Wogan
Replies: 1
Views: 2153

Re: Terry Wogan

Dearest Terry, provided whimsical escapes from some of the hard realities of day to day working life. The prospects of achieving a corporate result from hard bitten Aberdonians or Fifers with predetermined attitudes to your margins faded into the distance as you listened. Many's the time a lay-by ha...
by Greyfisherman
Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The Nichts
Replies: 5
Views: 4004

Re: The Nichts

Wight Dawn wrote:
Greyfisherman wrote:As a "glass half full" sort of chap - I believe we are on the up.


Aye, the sun sets later (and that started about the 17th) but the sunrise gets later until the new year.


So truly after the Festive Season - "my cup shall runneth over" - Psalm 23-5.
by Greyfisherman
Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The Nichts
Replies: 5
Views: 4004

Re: The Nichts

As a "glass half full" sort of chap - I believe we are on the up.
by Greyfisherman
Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Sailspar dismantling problems
Replies: 12
Views: 6450

Re: Sailspar dismantling problems

Nick, Can't help with advice specific to your furling gear - but have dealt with Sailspar for many years for various bespoke jobs and have found them excellent for both advice and quality of workmanship. I'm sure if you give them a ring and ask for Derrick (yes Derrick) you'll get excellent advice o...
by Greyfisherman
Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 15
Views: 5589

Re: Happy New Year

A happy new year and fair balmy (and to make it exciting a few barmy) winds to all for 2015. Left West Coast waters 2013, currently in deepest Essex with new boat - to return up East Coast 2015 to base boat at Barcaldine with MRC - - hope to stumble into the odd (correct usage of the word) Bluemomen...
by Greyfisherman
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Windy night
Replies: 21
Views: 6640

Re: Windy night

Nick, I remember years ago (probably 30 odd) working on old Mk2 Jaguars with a pal and getting at the bolts which hold the gearbox bell housing onto the engine was nigh on impossible. Until we hit on the wheeze of bending a ring spanner almost 180 degrees into almost a U bend to get at the bolts - s...
by Greyfisherman
Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: iPad as a plotter
Replies: 25
Views: 9146

Re: iPad as a plotter

sam wrote:Storyline, yes, yes and yes.
Greyfisherman, I use a samsung tablet for my antares charts and have not had any problems with visiblilty on sunny days.



Sam - - many thanks - bit of a Samsung fan anyway - what size of Sammy tablet do you use - and do you use it with it's own GPS or an external one ?
by Greyfisherman
Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: iPad as a plotter
Replies: 25
Views: 9146

Re: iPad as a plotter

Hmmm - very interesting that UKHO charts and Antares works seamlessly on either an Ipad or Android equipped with it's internal GPS. My iPad doesn't have an internal GPS - I am using a wee Bluetooth gizmo. I too currently use a Bluetooth VMH GPS with my Laptop for UKHO charts and Antares as a way of...
by Greyfisherman
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: iPad as a plotter
Replies: 25
Views: 9146

Re: iPad as a plotter

Hmmm - very interesting that UKHO charts and Antares works seamlessly on either an Ipad or Android equipped with it's internal GPS. Would be useful to use in the cockpit for getting into anchorages and to find the best spots. Now I know it "persists" down fairly regularly in northern parts...
by Greyfisherman
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: So where are we all lifting out this year?
Replies: 30
Views: 10842

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

Very good - would you run to paying for awee Hurley - theres a feeling we need tae get him out of his comfort zone.... Your obvious pecuniary concern for a good friend and his well being does you credit. However whilst I may appear as a Yorkshire man of my acquaintance calls me "a southern eff...
by Greyfisherman
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: So where are we all lifting out this year?
Replies: 30
Views: 10842

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

This winter at Ynyslas - pronounced Inislas just inside the delightful Dovey river in Cardigan Bay. Moved on this summer after two wonderful full summers on the West coast using the moorings and overwintering at MRC's Barcaldine Marine. Overwintered 10 - 11 & 12 and can't recommend them highly e...
by Greyfisherman
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: new boots - recommendations?
Replies: 24
Views: 7941

Consider these ?

When about five years ago my old Gill (rubber?) boots gave up the ghost I fancied changing to breathables - the non breathables hopefully solving the problem of becoming uncomfortable when worn over more than an hour or so. Purchased a pair of these lookalikes from Compass and they've lasted well an...
by Greyfisherman
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Tiller Pilot for a Centaur.
Replies: 22
Views: 7268

Re: Tiller Pilot for a Centaur.

We have a Sadler 26 and purchased the AH 2000 in preference to the 1000 some four years ago. I'm not sure of my facts now but think the drive mechanism of the 2000 is different from the 1000 - which may help it cope with higher demands. I singlehand a great deal and find I use the AH most of the tim...

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