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by pagoda
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Norway - pointers
Replies: 9
Views: 533

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: 542

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: 553

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: 2384

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: 533

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: 364

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: 533

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: 779

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: 6
Views: 1005

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: 1360

Re: Where is it?

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


And the other posts above were missing?
by pagoda
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Antares charts
Replies: 19
Views: 1797

Re: Antares charts

To be honest...
The Antares Charts are good, but the Memory Map folder systems and licensing arrangements are POOR & Confusing and their support is equally unimpressive.
by pagoda
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Marina Pods – the innovation that gives you access to renewable energy on the water
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: Marina Pods – the innovation that gives you access to renewable energy on the water

What a lovely idea ... For Greece /Med /Far East? I can't see them surviving F6-7 SW followed by F7-8 W or NW later in a normal West of UK environment? Or atlantic swell getting near them. The Caribbean application might just be OK on the west side, but there you would find them converted by the loc...
by pagoda
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 43985

Re: Drinks

marisca wrote:bigparty; Doric Bar, Market St, Edinburgh
19.00 Monday 10th December


Unless anyone wants to argue?


No arguing now lads..... got the train organised !

Graeme
by pagoda
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 43985

Re: Drinks

Sorry to interrupt the Faroes charts discussion but ....... The drink date plebiscite has had an underwhelming response but the conclusion could be that on Monday 10th, 4 people might turn up. Is that it? Can Pagoda book his away-day, off peak, train brief yet? Will anyone make a decision? Is the b...
by pagoda
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Another Referendum
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Re: Another Referendum

When does the decision on date happen??
- I'll need to get train tickets in good time

Cheers, Graeme

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