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by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Edinburgh’s new luxury marina
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Edinburgh’s new luxury marina

It's good to see some interest in marine based business..... But why do they think pitching it "high end" will work? How will the glorious cruising waters of the North Sea attract the high rollers? If they start off with basic facilities and then improve them as business picks up - that m...
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Stainless Steel Sheet Bending and Welding in Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Stainless Steel Sheet Bending and Welding in Scotland

Hello,

I am going to make a custom fridge to maximise the available space. I am looking for a a company that take my drawing and bend stainless sheet and weld the edges to make a suitable box.

Anyone know of such a company, central belt preferred but can travel anywhere really?

Thanks,

Alastair
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours

Hello, Son wants me to take him and friends to Corran on the yacht for Hogmanay. Apparently there is gig in the village hall or something that their Mountaineering Club are having. I am not keen but might just do it. I am looking for any experience or comments on overnight stops at Corran, North and...
by BlowingOldBoots
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 33
Views: 1599

Re: The needs are drawing in

Tried to send you a PM but the software would not allow it. Anyway, over on YBW there is a wind vane for sale: -

http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.ph ... f-Steering
by BlowingOldBoots
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Snow
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: Snow

Lovely! All festive again.
by BlowingOldBoots
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 33
Views: 1599

Re: The needs are drawing in

There's the Hebridean of course. Depending on skills it doesn't take too long to fabricate. Works very well! Did a trip to Madeira and Azores a couple of years ago with one and he was excellent. Chum finished an Atlantic circuit this summer with one and awarded his a gold medal - worked faultlessly...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The Russians are Coming
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: The Russians are Coming

Early this summer there was a very, very large super yacht anchored off Inveraray. It was owned by a Russian, pic below: - https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4506/26395765459_aae663964e_k.jpg IMG_6587 by Rival Sailor , on Flickr It would be cool if some big money was brought to the area. Maybe he will f...
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Green Boat No More
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: Green Boat No More

Are you actively looking for a replacement boat, single share, or another part share in a boat? Curious and would look out if you are interested.
by BlowingOldBoots
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: WINDY WEATHER WARNING 50kts Oban Area Marinas
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: WINDY WEATHER WARNING 50kts Oban Area Marinas

Met Office is prediction +50 gusts from 19:00 to 04:00 and much lower mean wind speeds nows. Hope all stays OK at your end, I've changed jobs and been allover the place, up at the boat next weekend, I hope. I'll let you know and if you are around and would like a cup of tea and biscuit call by. Good...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: WINDY WEATHER WARNING 50kts Oban Area Marinas
Replies: 4
Views: 642

WINDY WEATHER WARNING 50kts Oban Area Marinas

The weather forecast on the Met page, using Arduain Gardens weather forecast point as the nearest to Craobh Marina, shows 40 to 50 kt gusts from the SE veering to SW over Monday / Tuesday night, over the whole area. If your in the area check your boats whether in or out of the water. I am not but ha...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: WHYW 2017 Video Gallery
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Re: WHYW 2017 Video Gallery

Excellent videos, are they yours?

Alastair
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Just a thought, but.....
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: Just a thought, but.....

Telo wrote: ..... We'll probably start coming out in September...... :(


Is this a group decision?
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: headlining
Replies: 7
Views: 1261

Re: headlining

Make new panels, it is faster and easier in the long run than trying to clean up the old ones, not that expensive. Do not use contact spray, you don't get the depth of coverage needed and it will fall off. Use foam back stuff as it hides any irregularities much better.
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The complex questions of life
Replies: 14
Views: 1485

Re: The complex questions of life

You sad lot. It is because modern men, you piss stinking Y front wearing old farts, wear boxer shorts, snug fitting at that, with no Y or slot for the dick. A top exiting tadger is far easier to extract with unbuttoned trousers. The alternative is trying to force the waist band down and extract the ...

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