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by BlowingOldBoots
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Snow, Where Is The Snow?
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Snow, Where Is The Snow?

I am not mad.
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Snow, Where Is The Snow?
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Snow, Where Is The Snow?

Ahhhhh! Normality returns, all is well again.
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Snow, Where Is The Snow?
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Snow, Where Is The Snow?

by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Snow, Where Is The Snow?
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Snow, Where Is The Snow?

It would be nice to have a bit of snow this Christmas, both virtual and real. Come on webmaster, switch on the snow!
by BlowingOldBoots
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Wind Powered Charger / Shore Powered Charger - Black Wire Connection
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Wind Powered Charger / Shore Powered Charger - Black Wire Connection

Derek,

The shunt is on the large diameter black cable that goes to the domestic battery negative (not sure about the starter black cable). I'll investigate moving both the wind powered charger and the shore powered charged black wires to the stud on the shunt.

Thanks.

Alastair
by BlowingOldBoots
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Wind Powered Charger / Shore Powered Charger - Black Wire Connection
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Wind Powered Charger / Shore Powered Charger - Black Wire Connection

Hello,

Should the black, negative wires be connected to the shunt instead of the battery. After the refit, the BEP voltage / charger thingy does not show current when charging.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Alastair
by BlowingOldBoots
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Variable Pitch Props and Shaft Brakes
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Variable Pitch Props and Shaft Brakes

Hello, I am fitting a new propellor to the yacht and considering something like a Bruntons Auto Prop. A colleague suggested that because I have a hydraulic gearbox, which can't be locked, I will need a shaft brake. The logic I think is that water flow across the prop due to sailing and causes it to ...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Scottish Boat Show At Kip
Replies: 1
Views: 840

Scottish Boat Show At Kip

Attended it this year. Not bad, small of course but useful. Got good deals on a few things and saw inside a few boats; quite liked the Hanse yachts. It was quite busy and at one point the pontoons were very low in the water, about 4" from the top. Too many fat Weegies I think :-) It is still op...
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Inveraray Pier News
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

Inveraray Pier News

Looks like the pier will be open in spring 2020 for cruise liners. The opening time is based on a note stuck to the gate, the plans for the cruise liners is based on a blether. It would be nice to think that the pier will be opening again. I see the 'VItal Spark', ex Eilean Easdale, ex Vic 72 is for...
by BlowingOldBoots
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Now You See Them, Now You Don't - Sailing In A Plastic Tent Is A Bad Idea
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Now You See Them, Now You Don't - Sailing In A Plastic Tent Is A Bad Idea

I have seen a small number of yachts motoring along with the fully enclosed cockpit habitat erected. I can guess it is warm and dry, I get that. However, sailing along recently towards the Treshnish Isles, with my spray hood up, in the rain and smirr, I noticed how the plastic screen filters the lig...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Cracking Weekend Sail: Kip, Kyles, Lochranza, Kip - Also Great App For Showery Weather
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Cracking Weekend Sail: Kip, Kyles, Lochranza, Kip - Also Great App For Showery Weather

Supposed to be on a bike run this weekend with camping but weather forecast was crap. Instead we headed down to the boat which is currently at Kip. Great sail on Thursday night up to the Kyles of Bute where a considerable amount of whisky was consumed at anchor. Departed next afternoon for Tarbert i...
by BlowingOldBoots
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: inverary moorings
Replies: 2
Views: 1404

Re: inverary moorings

Yes, contacting them would be good. Also tell them to get the pier fixed and place a pontoon down the inside and dredge it a bit. A fixed pier with pontoon would attract Cruise Liners; they need a place for the shuttle boats to discharge / pick up. However, before we know it, if it gets renovated, t...

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