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by Mavanier
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Pesky Kids!
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Pesky Kids!

If Attenborough is 'one of the kids', I'd hate to see your definition of an old man...
by Mavanier
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Leaving the boat near Mallaig
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: Leaving the boat near Mallaig

Armadale always seems a bit exposed to me, but it must be OK if IoS Yachts use them all through the season.
There's also visitor buoys at Kyleakin and Broadford- the latter being a bit exposed to the north IMHO.
by Mavanier
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Stainless Steel Sheet Bending and Welding in Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Stainless Steel Sheet Bending and Welding in Scotland

I'm sure there must be someone closer to you, but Caley Sheet Metal in Inverness ought to be able to do this I think.

It's worth shopping around for this kind of work. I needed some galv steel fabricated and found prices for the job varied between £80 and £400!
by Mavanier
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 2176

Re: The needs are drawing in

Hebridean has to be worth considering. I know someone who used one to take his Co32 to Faeroe and back and thought it was excellent. On liferafts, I'm currently looking into this as well and have concluded that you just have to pony up the money and buy a new one. Brand new 4 man canister LR- cheape...
by Mavanier
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Leaving the boat near Mallaig
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: Leaving the boat near Mallaig

Arisaig is a good bet.
Mallaig is a bit pricey IMHO and exposed to the N.
Further up, Kyleakin is cheap, being council run, but unless you're quite small you'll struggle to find a space amongst the locals and fishing boats.
by Mavanier
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New marina in Harris
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: New marina in Harris

I hope it does well, although personally I would probably be more inclined to stop at Scalpay rather than make the detour to Tarbert. But I'm usually heading to Stornoway, not everyone will be. It's a real shame the community run shop in Scalpay didn't manage to stay open long enough to see the pont...
by Mavanier
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Rival 34 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1695

Re: Rival 34 for sale

Price now reduced to £9000 for a quick sale. The family are keen to wrap everything up soon so somebody is going to get a bargain. In the interests of full disclosure, there are a couple of issues apparent which ordinarily would be resolved before sale. The gearbox seems to be losing a bit of oil, a...
by Mavanier
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Profurl has disembowelled itself
Replies: 10
Views: 2014

Re: Profurl has disembowelled itself

Alternatively you could treat your fine self to a lovely new Harken roller system and I will happily take your rebuilt furling drum off your hands...
by Mavanier
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Don't try to make a sprayhood
Replies: 9
Views: 2460

Re: Don't try to make a sprayhood

Certainly less well ventilated than the old one. A fine job.
I also approve of your alternative use for a winch handle holder :)
by Mavanier
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Profurl has disembowelled itself
Replies: 10
Views: 2014

Re: Profurl has disembowelled itself

Frankly I'm shocked that someone who takes their racing as seriously as you do thinks a furler has any place on a boat in th first place.
by Mavanier
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Late summer weather?
Replies: 0
Views: 1087

Late summer weather?

I might manage to put together a few days in mid September... is there a site somewhere for historic weather data? Wondering to what I extent I will be urinating contrary to the airstream by tentatively planning a wee late summer cruise. I seem to recall the odd spell of settled weather sometimes ma...
by Mavanier
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Jim McWhir, Rival34 "Rona"
Replies: 3
Views: 1675

Re: Jim McWhir, Rival34 "Rona"

Thanks for that Donald. We had a wonderful wake/celebration/session for Jim in Stornoway last weekend- a great turnout by sailors, musicians, and everyone else who knew him. A very interesting obituary detailing his role in the Dolly the Sheep project was published in The Times: Obituary: Jim McWhir...
by Mavanier
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Profurl has disembowelled itself
Replies: 10
Views: 2014

Re: Profurl has disembowelled itself

Thanks for that- things are looking up! After a bit more Googling, I think I *may* have a R25 model- although I'll need to get back to the boat and check some measurements. I'm a bit daunted by trying to measure the diameter of the parts needed- perhaps Profurl can tell me this though? I reckon I sh...
by Mavanier
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Profurl has disembowelled itself
Replies: 10
Views: 2014

Re: Profurl has disembowelled itself

Yes I was just digesting that page, quite useful. I'll need to work out exactly what model my Profurl is- I don't recall seeing it anywhere, but there's a manual somewhere. Am I right in thinking that the only thing stopping the furler pulling apart is a circlip above the bearing? I had assumed it m...
by Mavanier
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Profurl has disembowelled itself
Replies: 10
Views: 2014

Profurl has disembowelled itself

Hoisted the jib up the foil today (yes, it's nearly September and this is me getting the boat ready for this season) and the furling drum decided to part company with its housing. Not pretty! Ah well most people use too much halyard tension anyway. https://i.imgur.com/izHBp72.jpg I think this damage...

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