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by pagoda
Tue May 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Re: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway

Sandwick is still just a proposal. A fairly major development, with big breakwaters, new road access, etc. Newton Basin isn't developed yet either. It will need dredged, some infill to create hardstanding, and of course the pontoons themselves. It will be great for SY to gain a dedicated hard stand...
by pagoda
Tue May 07, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: You are likely to enjoy this
Replies: 0
Views: 82

You are likely to enjoy this

I bought it years ago - almost pre-sailing!
Read once smiled and put it aside,
10 years of sailing later , picked it up again.

Chust wonderful stuff :D

Mairi Hedderwick "Sea Change"
by pagoda
Sun May 05, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Back to basics - Clearance under bridges
Replies: 11
Views: 3993

Re: Back to basics - Clearance under bridges

Bridges I can almost cope with - We went under Fehmarn Bridge on the way back from Kiel to Scotland. Nominally 22m . Our VHF is about 20.5m . There were tide gauges on the bridge supports but it was still a bit scary. http://www.23hq.com/pagoda54/photo/54533972/original underneath: http://www.23hq.c...
by pagoda
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Another new rock
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Another new rock

I'll be up that way at the end of June, might just have a look for the sake of curiosity :)
by pagoda
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Another new rock
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Another new rock

Must be quite a lump of a wee hill on the bottom, since most of the surrounding water is about 25m. Not one to get excited about I think :)
by pagoda
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Norway - pointers
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: Norway - pointers

There are leisure portfolios of Norwegian Charts- not unlike the UK versions. A mixture of vast detail and poor detail. They were about NOK500 a set when we last bought one in 2014. Area coverage isn't great for the money. I would make sure you have the most up to date electronic charts. Just be ver...
by pagoda
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Fender board
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Re: Fender board

Agreed, about 6 to 7ft of 1" by 8" .
Good weight is worthwhile for piled steel piers - or rafting on a fishing boat.
Ours is tied off inside the stanchions on Stbd, like an extra bit of toe-rail.
by pagoda
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Summer Passage Plan
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: Summer Passage Plan

Thanks all , looking at Heading over to Canna and then looking at the weather , for either heading straight over and then heading North up the Coast . or heading over the Skye. We did a lot of that about 5 years ago, MOK, Gigha- Black Isles, west round Mull, Bunessan, Coll, wait on weather!, then B...
by pagoda
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3434

Re: Review of 2018

Missed the thread earlier on... Busy 2018. Main event was Round Ireland clockwise. June to August Decent weather a lot of the time. The coast from Cork South and West round to Bantry Bay is pretty (East coast from Strangford south is not exciting in general) North from Galway is pretty deserted and ...
by pagoda
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Norway - pointers
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: Norway - pointers

Propane is standard in Norway/Sweden. Butane sometimes doesn't work very well, so they don't use it.
You can find regulators/ adapters in the UK, if you look at caravan campervan supply places. (at sensible prices)
Many Norwegian Propane bottles are composite rather than steel - so lighter!

Graeme
by pagoda
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Rotovector
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: Rotovector

How many wires are involved - going up the mast? 8 or more? (12vDC, ground and 3 pairs) If so , it is likely to be an " old school" three phase DC potentiometer, with the proportions of wind direction calculated from the three components of the the wind vector. Does wind speed from the Cup...
by pagoda
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Norway - pointers
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: Norway - pointers

The BIG question is... How long can you take? I've done the N.Sea 3 times between Lossiemouth and Stavanger / Shetland/Bergen. Most was OK, but none was trivial. June into early August over there is HIGH Season. Seriously Busy. A combination of hordes of Southern visitors and hordes of locals. It is...
by pagoda
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anchor winch woes
Replies: 10
Views: 1265

Re: Anchor winch woes

As Geoff suggests, filing down other brushes to the same size is the way to go. Did that for an antique starter motor. Silly money for originals. Our Quick windlass has a 2 pole contactor which had some wear on the "UP" side (no surprise) . It can be dismantled fairly easily. Fine wet n dr...
by pagoda
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Short jaunt
Replies: 7
Views: 1556

Re: Short jaunt

I sometimes feel that many electronic things ( for land use) should NEVER go offshore. Having seen what can happen to non-tinned cable I am convinced!
Ordinary electronics rot!

That's why B&G and Raymarine stuff lives behind gaskets and varnished circuit boards etc....
by pagoda
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 19
Views: 2162

Re: Where is it?

Cape Wrath light, from the SW.
Only seen it from the east, coming form Loch Eriboll... :D


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