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by pagoda
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Stavanger to Oban - any advice
Replies: 10
Views: 598

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: 10
Views: 598

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: 1567

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: 996

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: 10
Views: 598

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: 1443

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: 2139

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: 1
Views: 486

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...
by pagoda
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

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 Sandwick. Lots going on, huge diggers and dumpers building sea walls and wave breaks. It sound like Stornoway Port Authority (from the lads at the harbour) the new facility is to allow the local boats to move out for ...
by pagoda
Tue May 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

Re: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway

Sandwick is still just a proposal. A fairly major development, with big breakwaters, new road access, etc. Newton Basin isn't developed yet either. It will need dredged, some infill to create hardstanding, and of course the pontoons themselves. It will be great for SY to gain a dedicated hard stand...
by pagoda
Tue May 07, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: You are likely to enjoy this
Replies: 2
Views: 826

You are likely to enjoy this

I bought it years ago - almost pre-sailing!
Read once smiled and put it aside,
10 years of sailing later , picked it up again.

Chust wonderful stuff :D

Mairi Hedderwick "Sea Change"
by pagoda
Sun May 05, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Back to basics - Clearance under bridges
Replies: 11
Views: 4904

Re: Back to basics - Clearance under bridges

Bridges I can almost cope with - We went under Fehmarn Bridge on the way back from Kiel to Scotland. Nominally 22m . Our VHF is about 20.5m . There were tide gauges on the bridge supports but it was still a bit scary. http://www.23hq.com/pagoda54/photo/54533972/original underneath: http://www.23hq.c...
by pagoda
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Another new rock
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: Another new rock

I'll be up that way at the end of June, might just have a look for the sake of curiosity :)
by pagoda
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Another new rock
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: Another new rock

Must be quite a lump of a wee hill on the bottom, since most of the surrounding water is about 25m. Not one to get excited about I think :)
by pagoda
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Norway - pointers
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

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...

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