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by ubergeekian
Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Divine Intervention
Replies: 7
Views: 3002

Re: Divine Intervention

Being somewhat pedantic (what on here!?) I don't find any mythical creatures (including anyone's gods) at all threatening. Their followers however are different kettle of fish, & many of them frighten me considerably! On a sailing trip to Bangor twenty years ago I had the dubious pleasure of se...
by ubergeekian
Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: To Claymore, a Grandson
Replies: 17
Views: 5181

Re: To Claymore, a Grandson

Clyde_Wanderer wrote:Although we have never met, its still a Big Congratulations from me.
C_W


Me too.
by ubergeekian
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Tiller Pilot for a Centaur.
Replies: 22
Views: 6691

Re: Tiller Pilot for a Centaur.

If you think they are bad you should try dropping in on the Norfolk Broads Forum. Surely it can't be that bad ... <Has a look> <Shudders> Oh my god. It's as if the Lounge bred incestuously with the Motorboaters to produces a forum with six webbed toes on each foot. Still, Normal for Norfolk, as the...
by ubergeekian
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: In the dark
Replies: 14
Views: 4538

Re: In the dark

If you are describing approaching the bay while comming in from west through the Tan, then yes it is a fair slog up to intersect the leading line before adjusting cog to 333deg, but comming from that side I would go between the islands and west bay shore north up to pier. From the west. Turning in ...
by ubergeekian
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: In the dark
Replies: 14
Views: 4538

Re: In the dark

The finnal leg into Milli bay was interesting I did it (effectively) on my own one night last year, under sail, which was an interesting experience. Coming from the west it takes an awful long time until the leading lights appear - not at all the route I (and I guess you) would take in during the d...
by ubergeekian
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: In the dark
Replies: 14
Views: 4538

Re: In the dark

Shard wrote:Gets gey cold around 0400.


Doesn't it just? Funny how very much darker 0400BST feels than 2200BST.
by ubergeekian
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: In the dark
Replies: 14
Views: 4538

Re: In the dark

[quote="marisca"]If you can get away from those distractions night sailing can become a wonderful experience with navigation lights pinpointing your position and course and other vessels being obvious from a great distance. Dark nights can have phosphorescence, bright nights stars. /quote]...
by ubergeekian
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Calendar
Replies: 6
Views: 3224

Re: Calendar

Clyde_Wanderer wrote:Erhm, not sure about the black stripe.
Newbridge yes, Navigator, no, but very close.

Voyager? You can see the stripe in the picture, honest.
Any guess on the red one?

Not a clue. Marcon?
by ubergeekian
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Calendar
Replies: 6
Views: 3224

Re: Calendar

Clyde_Wanderer wrote:Anyone care to guess what the two boats are ( make/class)?


Is that a black stripe around the coachroof front of the yellow one and, if so, Newbridge Navigator?
by ubergeekian
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: To our Clyde-based patrons
Replies: 28
Views: 7579

Re: To our Clyde-based patrons

The handhelds take a fair time to burn - not sure I would want to stand still holding one for that length of time if the boat was sinking, whereas the rockets just whoosh off. I'm surprised that no-one makes floating reds. From personal experience I know that if you throw a lit red flare in the wat...
by ubergeekian
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where was Loch Mora in "The Maggie"?
Replies: 4
Views: 3232

Re: Where was Loch Mora in "The Maggie"?

Looks like Crinan to me - with a stuck on pier that doesn't quite fit the real pier? In the second foatie the piles look a bit light weight and you can see it doesn't quite line up. It is pretty shallow off the pier and they probably only found that out when they tried to take the wee ship in I'm s...
by ubergeekian
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where was Loch Mora in "The Maggie"?
Replies: 4
Views: 3232

Where was Loch Mora in "The Maggie"?

I've just been watching "The Maggie" and playing spot-the-location. Most of them I knew, but there's one that puzzles me, and that's "Loch Mora". Various online sources say it was filmed at Crinan, and some of the distant scenes do look a bit like the north side of Loch Crinan, b...
by ubergeekian
Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Seahorses?
Replies: 4
Views: 2628

Re: Seahorses?

I presume from Studland Bay's other reputations that seahorse thrive on nudism and sexual exhibitionism. Surely Scotland's too cold for either of those? I don't know, pick a nice day and just about anything is worth a try. Pick a ... what? He said, looking out at more feckin' drizzle, and after spe...
by ubergeekian
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Seahorses?
Replies: 4
Views: 2628

Re: Seahorses?

Exciting feature by the delectable Jackie Bird on the Beeb news the other night that people are being asked to report seahorse sightings in Scottish waters. Poor wee beasties - are they now to be hunted down here the same way as in Studland Bay (wherever that is)? Do the Scottish ones need eel gras...
by ubergeekian
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Whats at the north end of Loch Linnhe?
Replies: 10
Views: 4177

Re: Whats at the north end of Loch Linnhe?

The place in Glencoe, was the Glencoe Hotel. Most of the voices we heard sounded like they lived nearer us than you. I went to a cracking good Hogmanay Ceilidh there many years ago, mainly because the bass player in the band ("The Aucterby Band" - say it in an Aberdeen accent) was a pal o...

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