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by pagoda
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Short jaunt
Replies: 3
Views: 83

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: 333

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: 507

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: 550

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: 40001

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: 40001

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: 421

Re: Another Referendum

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

Cheers, Graeme
by pagoda
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 40001

Re: Drinks

I seriously considering Faroes for summer 2019. No specific date yet, but sort of loosely thinking a week to get there, a week there and a week back. Depart Clyde for Stornoway, then on to Suderoy (south end), and meander north through the islands. Similar route back, though Orkney and Caledonian C...
by pagoda
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 40001

Re: Drinks

So that's sorted! Wednesday 12th December, Doric Bar, Edinburgh from, say 1900 on. Now, who is coming? I think I can probably get down there on that date. Have any of the likely names been up to Faroe yet? I would really like to do it, but her indoors is uneasy. I pointed out it's only 2 days saili...
by pagoda
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Store No Way coastguard dalek
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: Store No Way coastguard dalek

I accidentally heard the Stornoway robot yesterday - between Bute and Arran. Quite a surprise . Weird to hear Stornoway in the Clyde. Maybe the high pressure is to blame? I think the Belfast lassies sound much better than the robot. Lets hope they don't get the chop as well....
by pagoda
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Interesting plans from Calmac
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: Interesting plans from Calmac

Is it true that Western receive no subsidy, but run as an independent commercial enterprise? Allegedly the owners of Western Ferries said that if his company received the same grant as Calmac they could run their service for free... BTW, I had a huge, tasty steak pie on the Calmac ferry today..you ...
by pagoda
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Interesting plans from Calmac
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: Interesting plans from Calmac



Yes, that was a bit unfortunate. However most Calmac routes don't have to deal with Kyle Rhea tides!
by pagoda
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Interesting plans from Calmac
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: Interesting plans from Calmac

Interesting times indeed.. As a regular user of Calmac/ CSPCo and MacBraynes over the last 55 years, a rejig of the fleet management and infrastructure makes some sense. I've seen something of the Norwegian and Danish ferry system as well. One lingering impression of the Calmac empire is that the or...
by pagoda
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Any news from the west?
Replies: 17
Views: 2923

Re: Any news from the west?

I support local boats using these new facilities. I have a vague memory somewhere of seeing a locals price list (unsure where, but this year. Possibly Lochmaddy?) where I figured that a local could keep a boat there for a year from about the price of a visitor berth for a few days. But there should...
by pagoda
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Any news from the west?
Replies: 17
Views: 2923

Re: Any news from the west?

As Marisaca points out ----Where I see a problem arising, as it has elsewhere, is that local boats will occupy most of the berths and because it is a safe space there will be more of them. Thus the moans about space availability will start from those expecting Solent marina style facilities. I under...

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