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by pagoda
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: A Change of Underpants Required After Entering Ardrossan Harbour
Replies: 4
Views: 2239

Re: A Change of Underpants Required After Entering Ardrossan Harbour

I came over from Brodick this afternoon. Blowing most of 20+ Kts SSW, maybe 1.5m seas outside the entrance. (we have sailed in with these conditions) The Caley Isles managed the sharp starboard turn with aplomb - rolling a bit as the beam seas got her. No big deal. It worked. Either somebody new is ...
by pagoda
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Rigging?
Replies: 7
Views: 1951

Re: Rigging?

Thanks for the feedback. Our mast came down about 10 days ago and I stripped off all the wire and delivered it to Fairlie Rigging. They are doing the forestay in the yard but everything else in their workshop. Twelve years old it all looks in good shape but I would prefer not to be worrying about it...
by pagoda
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bridge over the North Channel?
Replies: 8
Views: 2045

Re: Bridge over the North Channel?

I can't see it happening. Apart from Beaufort's Dyke munitions - it's just too deep for conventional bridge building. Add scour from tides, typical west coast weather and some large tanker traffic it does not make much sense. The bigger bridge projects on mainland Europe - Oresund between Copenhagen...
by pagoda
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin
Replies: 11
Views: 6223

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

Just finished Michael Palin's book. Took a while but it was excellent. He is clearly damned good at research and also good at writing it all up!
It all finished badly for Franklin in the Canadian Arctic, but they took quite a few problems with them....

well worth a read.
by pagoda
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Rigging?
Replies: 7
Views: 1951

Rigging?

We finally bit the bullet and took the mast down for new standing rigging. It's not that old, just 13years. For it's first 10 years (in Kiel) the rig was down every winter, so nothing was tricky about slackening off wire. I didn't want to put it off as I only aim to do this once (!probably!) I have ...
by pagoda
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Another Dilemma
Replies: 7
Views: 1891

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: 2859

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: 4000

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: 19
Views: 7060

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: 189
Views: 67863

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: 2081

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: 19
Views: 7060

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: 4564

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: 4564

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: 8585

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.

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