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by pagoda
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: South and West this time
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: South and West this time

Heading off in the next few days. Belfast first then Peel IOM , then Dublin +- then south and west. We have a new Knox (tested OK so far) to replace a Bruce look alike. It is at least of local provenance. We had a Manson on our previous boat, which worked well even through tides. The Knox looks the ...
by pagoda
Thu May 10, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: South and West this time
Replies: 6
Views: 794

South and West this time

Some years past we did the North Antrim coast - round Malin Head and into Lough Swilly. A bonny bit of coast and a good time ashore here and there. We didn't have time for any more West in Donegal. Work! No longer. We have 5 to 7 weeks to go round the whole of Ireland -clockwise this time. June into...
by pagoda
Fri May 04, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Heating, not burning holes in your pocket
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Heating, not burning holes in your pocket

My thoughts exactly. The Webasto was almost 10 years old . Repair was looking at >£500+ . The rest of the heater would still have been almost 10 years old.
A whole new heater for <£500 was the sensible choice I reckon.
by pagoda
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Heating, not burning holes in your pocket
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Heating, not burning holes in your pocket

After reading about how Eber and Webasto have been dominating the market for years, and charging very much top dollar for it I had a fatal problem with our 10 year old Webasto air top 5000. Cost to fix >£400. Still would be a 10 year old bit of kit. After some considerable digging around , considere...
by pagoda
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Ignorance
Replies: 12
Views: 1843

Re: Ignorance

We came to Lerwick from Haugesund, arriving in unreal (for Shetland) 22C weather. Several Norwegian boats around and a couple from Faeoe & Germany . And one or two other UK registered. Fair Isle had one Norwegian boat and us, nobody else. They went back to Shetland. Kirkwall had a broader mix of...
by pagoda
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Ignorance
Replies: 12
Views: 1843

Re: Ignorance

I have visited both Shetland and Orkney (and Fair Isle) so I have a good idea where they are. :) (Decent distance from the Clyde- or Norway) Perhaps not everybody should be visiting, they would be over-run, but Bluemoment folk certainly should try to have a trip up there at some point. The BBC attit...
by pagoda
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Snaw!
Replies: 0
Views: 903

Snaw!

If you think flakes on the page are a pest- just wait till next week! Siberian east winds are heading our way, with some precipitation - which for once won't be just water! (look up Sudden Stratospheric warming...) The normal west>>east flow at high levels in the atmosphere has reversed. The lower l...
by pagoda
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours
Replies: 6
Views: 2256

Re: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours

There was a wee motor boat moored close in to the NW side when we were there in late August, it was fairly shallow and didn't swing much so caused no real bother.

Graeme
by pagoda
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours
Replies: 6
Views: 2256

Re: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours

Not quite a Corran solution, though if you needed to bail out for shelter earlier than planned, there's a fine wee anchorage at the NE end of Eilean Balnagowan. Good for most things except North/north East. Been in there twice- going to/ from Corpach and Oban. N56 37.969 W5 20.160 But nowhere near a...
by pagoda
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Edinburgh’s new luxury marina
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: Edinburgh’s new luxury marina

And Dundee is talking seriously about converting an old dock... so more East coast potential. It's a heck of a haul from Dundee to Peterhead. Why Montrose won't get involved I do not know? Plenty of lucrative oilfield traffic?
by pagoda
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Edinburgh’s new luxury marina
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: Edinburgh’s new luxury marina

It's good to see some interest in marine based business..... But why do they think pitching it "high end" will work? How will the glorious cruising waters of the North Sea attract the high rollers? If they start off with basic facilities and then improve them as business picks up - that mi...
by pagoda
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Snow
Replies: 11
Views: 1858

Re: Snow

Gosh, it is December? in Scotland? Sounds entirely normal :roll:
by pagoda
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Nancy Black's is closed
Replies: 4
Views: 2044

Re: Nancy Black's is closed

What a bummer... I only occasionally went in on a mission for something, but I have drifted in (AKA magnet/iron filings) when on Kerrera and at Oban and come out with various things. Another Alladin's cave bites the dust. Sad. Thankfully there are still a few (fishing boat) related chandlers scatter...
by pagoda
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Camping Gaz
Replies: 15
Views: 3634

Re: Camping Gaz

Our local cowp has a locker full of empty red propane bottles that have been dumped for recycling. Assuming that they'd be cheaper than entering new contracts with Calor Gas, I offered to buy a couple but was refused as the council couldn't take responsibility for the (very small) safety risk invol...
by pagoda
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Spinnaker up!
Replies: 15
Views: 2458

Re: Spinnaker up!

Think enough said on the big floaty things in use at this time of year! They are great in light air if you are only short handed, OK in moderate air with plenty of bods. Other than those conditions they are good at biting one's rear end. Dry the beast out and pack it away until next May!

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