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by Mavanier
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: Rig and foils from Laser or similar
Replies: 0
Views: 1848

Rig and foils from Laser or similar

In a move that I might come to regret, I've decided to build a nesting dinghy as my tender. The design can take a rig and apparently quite a few people have used the rig and foils from a laser.
So just in case anybody knows of something lying around gathering dust...
by Mavanier
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Rigging?
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Re: Rigging?

I'm been personally involved in three rig failure incidents, although two were in Wayfarers. First one was when a clevis pin had been substituted with a split pin and the shroud came free in fairly lively conditions. Mast snapped but was sleeved and put back into use. Second one was my own Wayfarer,...
by Mavanier
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Profurl has disembowelled itself
Replies: 16
Views: 8960

Re: Profurl has disembowelled itself

Just to wrap this up, at last- my new circlips, bearing, and seals all came from eBay, and with only a moderate amount of swearing I managed to get everything together. For reference, circlips are measured by the bore or shaft diameter, not the groove that they sit in. I've gone for stainless ones a...
by Mavanier
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Profurl has disembowelled itself
Replies: 16
Views: 8960

Re: Profurl has disembowelled itself

Thanks but I think I should be OK. No actually sure what model I have anyway.
One of the circlips got mangled on the way out so I think I'll replace those too.
Had to resort to putting the alu tube in the freezer to pop the bearing off, worked a treat.
by Mavanier
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Apropos of not very much
Replies: 26
Views: 2944

Re: Apropos of not very much

Don't get too good a tan - "they" may not let you back in. And then there will be the cavity search probably based on "intelligence" from a phone call suggesting you may be a "person of interest". Not that I'm in any way jealous! Of the cavity search? Each to their own...
by Mavanier
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Profurl has disembowelled itself
Replies: 16
Views: 8960

Re: Profurl has disembowelled itself

Bringing this thread back from the depths of history. It has taken me this long to actually get round to tackling this problem. My short term solution was quite expensive, I bought another boat. Anyway Kelpie is slowly being put back together so that we can sell her (I don't fancy my chances of sell...
by Mavanier
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Apropos of not very much
Replies: 26
Views: 2944

Re: Apropos of not very much

You lot have cheered me up no end.
At some point in the early hours of new year's day it dawned on me that I turn 40 next year. I was so upset that I was forced to open another bottle of gin (we seemed to have finished the whisky).
by Mavanier
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Avy-J
Replies: 19
Views: 6271

Re: Avy-J

That is really impressive. You'll be glad to know the boat inside out when you are hundreds of miles offshore.
What's the plan now? Still heading for the Canaries this year?
by Mavanier
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway
Replies: 10
Views: 4354

Re: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway

Have they published a figure for the final dredged depth? Newton is a little way out of the main centre of town, although reasonably handy for the Tesco at least. And you could probably nip round by tender if you wanted to- assuming they give you the gate codes for the existing marina as well. The n...
by Mavanier
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: You are likely to enjoy this
Replies: 2
Views: 2389

Re: You are likely to enjoy this

Agree, good book. My MiL got it for me a couple of years ago, I wouldn't normally have thought of Mairi Hedderwick as anything other than a children's author.
by Mavanier
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Restoration Project, Isle of Raasay
Replies: 0
Views: 2471

Restoration Project, Isle of Raasay

At the end of last year one of my closest friends suddenly and tragically passed away. John, who was only 33, had gained a pHD and ran a small renweables engineering company on the Isle of Raasay. He was also a keen sailor and had previously lived aboard a 26ft SCOD which he refitted and sailed to N...
by Mavanier
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Feck me it's windy
Replies: 5
Views: 1955

Re: Feck me it's windy

We recorded sustained winds of over 40kt yesterday aboard the feed barge at work. It's kind of fun driving a power boat in those conditions but I'm feeling it today!
by Mavanier
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway
Replies: 10
Views: 4354

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 standi...
by Mavanier
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bluewater/liveaboard forum?
Replies: 13
Views: 3201

Re: Bluewater/liveaboard forum?

wully wrote:You don’t need to follow it chapter and verse....

I’m sure you won’t obey all the stuff on a web forum either?


Haha certainly not... but I do try to learn from other people's mistakes where possible...
by Mavanier
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bluewater/liveaboard forum?
Replies: 13
Views: 3201

Re: Bluewater/liveaboard forum?

Buy Annie Halls book ‘Voyaging on a small income’ Everything you need to know is in there. Have read it cover to cover quite a few times. It's good, and thorough, but IMHO she is quite a fierce advocate of ideas that are not mainstream, without really giving much consideration to differing opinions...

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