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by pagoda
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Snaw!
Replies: 0
Views: 58

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: 936

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: 936

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: 621

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: 621

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: 835

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: 859

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: 2282

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: 1434

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!
by pagoda
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The complex questions of life
Replies: 14
Views: 1771

Re: The complex questions of life

Aja wrote:To undo the top button, one has to undo the belt as normally the buckle covers the button.
Donald


And other than the PITA value of the button fly.... I like the 501s. Last 2 pairs bought in Tulsa, less than half the cost in Glasgow :D
by pagoda
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Camping Gaz
Replies: 15
Views: 2282

Re: Camping Gaz

Oh yes! Bangers - and the home made mods we used to try as youngsters! We experimented with all sorts of stuff involving nitrates of Sodium/Potassium. Chlorates ,sugar, charcoal etc/etc Wonderfully noisy and occasionally spectacular. No harm done. We blew up cow pats a few times though! And a few wa...
by pagoda
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: headlining
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: headlining

When cleaning off the old panels what aspect of them made you decide to replace the ply? And then what type of ply did you use? Marine? supplier? Aitkens? 5mm exterior ply- can't recall the brand? I could not get enough of the traces of old glue off- they would not give a flat surface with the new ...
by pagoda
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 10mm Stainless Anchor Chain 15metres
Replies: 2
Views: 2047

Re: 10mm Stainless Anchor Chain 15metres

Hello Sifford,

Check your PMs please - chain is still available.

Graeme
by pagoda
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: headlining
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: headlining

If it's not the foam backed version it won't be quite so horrible to deal with. I re did our ply headlining panes a couple of years ago, and found the surface of the old panels AFTER removing the vinyl and glue was not really good enough to put up again. I used the originals as templates and cut new...
by pagoda
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: We've bought another boat
Replies: 17
Views: 3634

Re: We've done it too...

We did the "new boat to us" route as well. Admittedly firmly in the AWB camp. Another Jeanneau. The French do good sailboats, thank goodness they get Yanmar-San to do the engines. The idea of a French designed engine in a boat makes me weak at the knees. We did sail her back to the Clyde f...

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