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by PaulJS
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: A and R Way Boat Building / Other Skilled Joinery Peeps
Replies: 12
Views: 7028

Re: A and R Way Boat Building / Other Skilled Joinery Peeps

Good afternoon all, Does anyone know of a useful boaty handyman in or around the Scottish side of the Solway Firth area? I've got my boat out of the water at Kippford, but due to working abroad and weather often being dodgy while I'm home, the list of jobs just gets longer. I would love to find some...
by PaulJS
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Lang Mae Yer Lums Reek and Some 2016 Thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 15381

Re: Lang Mae Yer Lums Reek and Some 2016 Thoughts

I would like to add my best wishes for the New Year to all, and to your families. Hope to get some time on the water this year. If only I can get the weather gods to smile during my leave periods I might manage more than 2015's total of one short dinghy outing on Loch Ken! It would also be nice to m...
by PaulJS
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Bulk Purchasing and Buying Power
Replies: 127
Views: 32353

Re: Bulk Purchasing and Buying Power

blimey! Got logged out and lost my message... Anyway, I think that this is a brilliant idea and would definitely be interested in purchasing anti-fouling at a discounted rate if possible. I'd also like to offer the suggestion of the end purchasers paying the volunteer using Paypal. Despite it's some...
by PaulJS
Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: St. Kilda
Replies: 27
Views: 12657

Re: St. Kilda

Rugger!!!
Just wrote a long spiel about my brief Army time on Kilda, but I'd been logged out before I could submit it.
Ah well, it was probably a bit boring anyway!
by PaulJS
Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 44
Views: 11920

Re: Sad news

Hi Nick,

I only know you through my infrequent visits to this forum and the YBW ones, but please accept my condolences.

Paul
by PaulJS
Thu May 30, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Any sailmaker recommendations or warnings?
Replies: 7
Views: 3811

Re: Any sailmaker recommendations or warnings?

That's two recommendations for Nicholson Hughes. I just tried to access their website, but unfortunately it's one of many that is blocked out here so I'll give them a shout when I get home in 2 weeks.

Thanks again to everyone.
by PaulJS
Sat May 25, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Any sailmaker recommendations or warnings?
Replies: 7
Views: 3811

Re: Any sailmaker recommendations or warnings?

Thanks very much. It seems that the quotes I've received are in the right ball park. I'll see if I can access Swift Sails website out here. (I'm working through my company's internet and lots of sites are blocked) I was really hoping someone would be able to give comments such as "highly recomm...
by PaulJS
Tue May 21, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Any sailmaker recommendations or warnings?
Replies: 7
Views: 3811

Any sailmaker recommendations or warnings?

Hi, I've just received some online estimates for a new set of sails for my recently acquired MacWester Wight ketch which vary between just under 2 thousand and almost 3 thousand pounds. I'm reasonably happy that these are fair prices, but without prejudicing opinion by naming the companies I would a...
by PaulJS
Wed May 08, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Eventually got my new boat home!
Replies: 5
Views: 2692

Re: Eventually got my new boat home!

Thanks everyone.

I'd forgotten about the non-working compass light :roll: , but thanks for the good news about the log cable. If that works I'll make do with that until winter when she comes out of the water before fixing her new instruments.
by PaulJS
Wed May 08, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Eventually got my new boat home!
Replies: 5
Views: 2692

Eventually got my new boat home!

A quick update on my "Oban to the Solway, fancy a trip" post in the "Around the Scottish Coast" forum ... Luckily Derek, the gentleman who helped me bring the boat from Buckie to Kerrera was also able to help me getting the boat home, but we had a few surprises. I went up to Kerr...
by PaulJS
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban to the Solway, fancy a trip
Replies: 1
Views: 2213

Oban to the Solway, fancy a trip

Hi everyone, I bought a Macwester Wight in the Moray Firth last August, and during one of my leaves, with help from a much more experienced sailor than myself brought her through the Caledonian Canal and down to Kerrera where she's spent the winter. Anyway,I'm planning on bringing her down to Kippfo...
by PaulJS
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Looking for help in Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 2886

Re: Looking for help in Scotland

Thanks for all the replies, as I've just explained on my YBW thread my access here has been pretty patchy, but I'll do my best to get in touch with everyone ASAP.

Regards,

Paul
by PaulJS
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Looking for help in Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 2886

Looking for help in Scotland

Well she breezed through her pre-purchase survey, so I'm about to send off the cheque to finalise the purchase of my first yacht, a 32 ft MacWester Wight, so soon I'll be a very inexperienced yacht owner! Anyway, the reason I'm asking for help is that she's in the Moray Firth and I've got to get her...
by PaulJS
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 40
Views: 5755

Re: New to the forum

Blimey! I'd forgotten that I'd joined this forum... And I'm a mere whippersnapper... Although I don't know who that grey haired old fart that I shave every morning is! :violin:
by PaulJS
Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 40
Views: 5755

New to the forum

:tiphat: Just a quick post to say Hi to everyone.
Some forumites may recognise me from YBW.com, where I actually found the link here, but this seems a far more sociable place.

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