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by BlowingOldBoots
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Advice Required On Cutting A Hole In A Bulkhead
Replies: 5
Views: 3096

Re: Advice Required On Cutting A Hole In A Bulkhead

Thank you Mathew for reading my post. It was 5 years ago and I eventually rerouted the gas pipe completely different to the original installation and no further hole cutting was required. My goodness, it is giddy in here, I don't think we have seen such a rate of response for many years now. Please ...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Dragging...
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Dragging...

Thanks for the data. That's good to know, worth giving all the details as this is a new anchor and information form real world experience is valuable. I have the 18kg Knox. If it struggles to reset on a 180 wind shift, it could be a number of things. On a Rocna for example, in sand, 180 degree shift...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Stainless Steel Sheet Bending and Welding in Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 5895

Re: Stainless Steel Sheet Bending and Welding in Scotland

I bought a stainless fridge from Penguin Engineering, so don't bother yourself Matthew, especially for galvanised steel which was not what I was wanting, but thanks for checking the thread and responding.
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Dragging...
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Dragging...

It has to be asked, but what type of anchor and seabed are you anchoring with / in?
by BlowingOldBoots
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Espana
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Espana

Nice one Did you get the wind vane fixed?
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Hater Triology, David Moody
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Hater Triology, David Moody

Hater Dog Blood Choke Hold I have been reading a lot of trash apocalyptic novels so nothing worth writing about. Then along pops David Moody's Hater Trilogy. A virus affects some human beings making them Hate and kill whomever is not infected, The Unchanged. Set in the UK, around Cambridge, society ...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Spinnaker
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: Spinnaker

Try this website to establish the measurements: -

http://www.usedsails.com/index.htm?measuring.htm~right
by BlowingOldBoots
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: How will Webby cope?
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: How will Webby cope?

He is going for the full burn, France plus 14 days quarantine, then onwards to Spain, for 14 days quarantine, the Portugal for another 14 days.

Seriously, sounds like he is on his well on his way. Heading to France now, or maybe crossing Biscay as I type.

Safe travels Webby.
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: News on Covid and Access Issues
Replies: 23
Views: 2245

Re: News on Covid and Access Issues

As of this weekend Colonsey is open. Friends went over in their car and are staying in the Hotel which I understand is owned by the Island's owner. The wee cafe at the pier has a one way system operating and was reported very busy. Mixed reception on the Island. One farmer was not please to see them...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: News on Covid and Access Issues
Replies: 23
Views: 2245

Re: News on Covid and Access Issues

Eigg wants everyone to stay away and everything is still closed. The stuff that is open is for locals only. Yachts (and other forms of leisure pursuits) specifically told to stay away. http://isleofeigg.org/coronavirus-covid-19/ PLEASE READ our COVID-19 Guidance Eigg’s community response to COVID-19...
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: News on Covid and Access Issues
Replies: 23
Views: 2245

Re: News on Covid and Access Issues

People who deliberately go to these islands to live, for a way of life, are not likely enamoured with crowds, hustle and bustle. Covid may represent everything that is bad about the life that they have left; hardly surprising that there is a negative disposition to outsiders. It is just another form...
by BlowingOldBoots
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: News on Covid and Access Issues
Replies: 23
Views: 2245

Re: News on Covid and Access Issues

Tarbert Harbour (Loch Fyne) Open from the 17 July, controls in place. Check website for latest. https://www.tarbertharbour.co.uk/index.html We are please to announce that Tarbert harbour will be opening to visitor boats from the 15th of July, in line with government guidelines. As always, the safet...
by BlowingOldBoots
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: News on Covid and Access Issues
Replies: 23
Views: 2245

News on Covid and Access Issues

It would be useful if forum members could post updates, rumours, actual experience on matters associated with sailing and Covid, especially limitations and restrictions. The objective is to be informed, not to criticise or shame. As a start based on my direct experience. Feel free to contribute as a...
by BlowingOldBoots
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Tigh an Truish - Anchoring Off
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Re: Tigh an Truish - Anchoring Off

Good news, hope it is successful at easing the cash flow pain.
by BlowingOldBoots
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: New Tool Box From Gash Wood
Replies: 9
Views: 1340

Re: New Tool Box From Gash Wood

I don't do gleamier and rather like manky, it suits my outlook on life. At the bottom of the box there is a new, self contained socket and spanner set. There are enough tools on my boat, thank you very much. The next project is a whisky glass drawer, made from the finest offcuts of teak faced ply al...

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