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by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Short jaunt
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: Short jaunt

...... However on port tack on my boat, galley sink goes below water level and overflows into saloon, A seacock in drain prevents this when twiddled. I remembered to do this twice but not for the critical third time ..... Do you actually open the sea cock again when on the favourable tack again?
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay Harbour Authority - developments
Replies: 4
Views: 1857

Re: Oban Bay Harbour Authority - developments

Trust Ports may not be a good idea if this article in Wiki is anything to go by and the alleged nepotistic, self serving shysters of the Oban area, whom could be reasonably expected to serve their own needs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trust_port
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: XC Weather and the coming storm . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: XC Weather and the coming storm . . .

Why do we expect deadly accurate weather predictions? Personally, beyond, a few days is all that really matters anyway. I am more worried about the mess the Met Office have made of their website. It was perfectly usable and now it is a dogs breakfast.
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Map Of Aquaculture Sites in Scotland (Fish Farms, Mussel Farms etc)
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Map Of Aquaculture Sites in Scotland (Fish Farms, Mussel Farms etc)

Folks may find this useful, I also posted it in YBW. The links below are to the Scottish Government's, Natural Scotland aquaculture resource site. Of particular interest to sailors in Scottish waters is the map feature where you can filter what the map shows. http://aquaculture.scotland.gov.uk/map/m...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2389

Re: Review of 2018

fairy nuff wrote:..... the engine overheat alarm to go off after about ten miles........ where we could find no obvious cause. ..... attempting to diagnose the overheating problem. Still no cure in sight. ......


That symptom can be caused by scaling in the exhaust elbow.
by BlowingOldBoots
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2389

Re: Review of 2018

Spuddy, I don't think duplicating your own post counts towards "boost the punter count". :-)
by BlowingOldBoots
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Will there be a wake?
Replies: 22
Views: 1578

Re: Will there be a wake?

Facebook is getting used more and more and I suspect for the reasons you suggest Webby, the hassle of maintaining a forum. My cousin has a Trident 24 and they dropped their forum for FaceBook, likewise the Rival Owners Association, although they still maintain their forum. It is easier and faster to...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Gael Force own brand anti fouling paint
Replies: 8
Views: 3816

Re: Gael Force own brand anti fouling paint

I am on year three of Cruiser Uno, new formula, and while I have had a bit of grass skirt, which went away, some slime, in general I am weed free. Boat activity has been sedentary for most of the time, berthed bows into the midday sun. I have noticed that the dark blue colour has nearly all leached ...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2389

Re: Review of 2018

BlowingOldBoots wrote: ...... By the way I am experiencing a lot of latency when using this website. My internet speed is fast at 28/7 DL/UL speeds. Not experiencing that with other sites.
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Mooring Buoys Lobster Pots In Carsaig Bay
Replies: 0
Views: 513

Mooring Buoys Lobster Pots In Carsaig Bay

Hello, Hooked a pick up buoy attached a large morning buoy for a lunch time stop. The pick up line was about 12/14 mm and there was no mooring strop but a large chain loop a bit under the surface. We could not get the chain loop to the boat but noticed the outline of a lobster pot a bit below the su...
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2389

Re: Review of 2018

What will likely be the last sail of the year today. Headed down form Craobh to Carsaig Bay and back to Craobh. Great weather, sunny all day, WSW to W 15kts, no rain at all. With the tide we achieved 8.9 kts over the ground and 6.5kts through the water mostly reaching or fine reaching but on the way...
by BlowingOldBoots
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2389

Re: Review of 2018

A good year for me in the context that the refit is now complete and my working schedule is hectic; I just made the effort Nothing fancy just local sailing between Loch Aline, Craighouse, Ardfern and Crinan. I am out again this Friday with friends. 2019 will see me sailing further and possibly one m...
by BlowingOldBoots
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Darren Taylor Yacht Repairs
Replies: 14
Views: 2257

Re: Darren Taylor Yacht Repairs

I emailed him about a month or so ago to query if he could perform a task I needed doing and so far I have not received a reply. This just confirms that the level of service these days poor in general.

Alastair
by BlowingOldBoots
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Store No Way coastguard dalek
Replies: 17
Views: 3069

Re: Store No Way coastguard dalek

Ach well, think of the tax revenue saved and the safety implications because seafarers are not fantasising.
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Buck up Admins!
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Re: Buck up Admins!

I WOULD NEVER TAKE PART IN FAVOURS FOR PHONES. APOLOGIES FOR THE LARGE TYPE BUT MY EYESIGHT HAS BEEN GETTING WORSE THESE LAST FEW WEEKS.

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