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by pagoda
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Another Dilemma
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Another Dilemma

Same liferaft problem.

6 person canister raft, now wanting annual £300 check-up..... I used to think the 3-yearly fee was costly, but once a year? extortionate?
by pagoda
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Inveraray Pier News
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Re: Inveraray Pier News

How are they going to get a fecking cruise liner past the Minard Narrows? :shake: Think "Majestic Line" the wee cruise boats maybe. Might get Hebridean Princess if they are being bold? There was a Glasgow - Inverary steamer service more than a century ago so why not- it is buoyed. Nothing...
by pagoda
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Norway Pilot Guide: Den Norske Los
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Norway Pilot Guide: Den Norske Los

I think this gives the link to the current PDF's: https://www.kartverket.no/en/Maps--Nautical-Charts/Nautical-Publications/The-Norwegian-Pilot-Guide/ The statement on the above page implies that the PDFs will be updated once its all online? I printed these all out and used them this summer on our t...
by pagoda
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 2444

Re: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?

mm5aho wrote:Getting there.
Think we're at about 25 cans so far.


What's the chance of this happening? Timing?

Cheers, Graeme
by pagoda
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 180
Views: 55517

Re: Drinks

This is getting to be fun...

https://what3words.com/showering.darker.rainy

just perfect!
by pagoda
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: AIS surprise
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: AIS surprise

Catriona which runs between Lochranza and Claonaig on Kintyre does exactly the same.
We came up from Campbeltown a few days ago and saw the wee ferry apparently going backwards (by AIS) across the Kilbrannan Sound at 9Kts.
It does look weird on the plotter mind you!
by pagoda
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 2444

Re: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?

Hi Geoff,
I would be up for 3 cans of Black "Performance" AF.

Cheers, Graeme
by pagoda
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Stavanger to Oban - any advice
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

Re: Stavanger to Oban - any advice

. I've sailed an Albin Vega from Stavanger to Peterhead and from Haugesand to Peterhead. Both involved two nights at sea but neither crossing was particularly traumatic - or particularly pleasant. Peterhead is a depressing port of arrival after what feels like a moderately epic voyage, but kit is h...
by pagoda
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Stavanger to Oban - any advice
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

Re: Stavanger to Oban - any advice

Well we got there. Four of doing 4hours on 4 hours off in pairs. A headwind mostly, so a long tack south west knowing wind was to go to south, then a better beat north west, coming in sight of Peterhead first then along coast and wanting to stop first at Lossiemouth, we were knackered so called in ...
by pagoda
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Avy-J
Replies: 19
Views: 3197

Re: Avy-J

Aja wrote:
ParaHandy wrote:care to share who supplied the 50w walk-on solar thingy?


I've got two 50w flexible solar panels. Been on the boat for, I think, five years. Got them from Photonic Universe who still have a good reputation.

Donald


Also got our 100W panel from Photonic Universe. They seem well clued up.
by pagoda
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin
Replies: 7
Views: 2529

Re: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin

spuddy wrote:Despite the big words I've ordered a Solomon Gursky was here on your recommendation.
Ta for the tip


Snap! Also bought "Cocksure" by the same author. Decidedly strange! Not remotely politically correct in the current climate....

A curious but talented writer!
by pagoda
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Stavanger to Oban - any advice
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

Re: Stavanger to Oban - any advice

Geoff, I've sailed from Norway to Scotland twice. 2015 and 2017. First time was Sandnes (Gandfjord behind Stavanger) to Peterhead. That was on our 35ft boat - just myself and my son. It took 54 hours, 260 miles, two full nights at sea towards the end of August. I worked all over the North Sea for 38...
by pagoda
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: AIS / RADAR
Replies: 10
Views: 2299

Re: AIS / RADAR

I call myself a fair weather sailor but have been caught out in crap visibility a couple of times. A good plotter is OK to tell you where you are. I fitted an AIS so I know where CalMac are, and the other big annoying people. Not really bothered about other yachts which may or may not bounce off wi...
by pagoda
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway
Replies: 10
Views: 2970

Re: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway

Well we have been into Stornoway recently and had a look round at the new works at Newton Bay. Lots going on, huge diggers and dumpers building sea walls and wave breaks. It sounds like Stornoway Port Authority (from the lads at the harbour) the new facility is to allow the local boats to move out ...
by pagoda
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stavanger - marinas
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: Stavanger - marinas

Geoff, Having spent some of 2 summers near there with the boat... There are not many "commercial=public" marinas in Western Norway. Many facilities which look like marinas are actually private clubs, with very limited (if any) visitor spaces. They also have very long waiting lists due to t...

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