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by BlowingOldBoots
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Where Am I?
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Where Am I?

While away the long, languid hours of lock down dreariness and guess where I am? Feel free to post your own 'Where Am I'; alliteration is preferred, but optional.

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by BlowingOldBoots
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Steamy Zorst
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Steamy Zorst

I was once interested in Yoga but soon got put off it, or at least group yoga, as they were all a bunch of spanners. Nothing changed then.
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Dezinced Propellor and New Propellor
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Dezinced Propellor and New Propellor

....... On the subject of the ring from the prop - I have a couple of old ones and I'm wondering whether we couldn't form a band - the Nautical Propanologists is, I think quite catchy and if we work on it - we may be able to play at the Edinburgh festival in '21... I will consider giving up the day...
by BlowingOldBoots
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Dezinced Propellor and New Propellor
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Dezinced Propellor and New Propellor

This year I have bought an Electro Eliminator and will fit that to a floor just beside the stern gland. I will connect the electro eliminator to the anode. The yacht has an Aquadrive CV coupling, fitted 10 years ago, which is not electrically bridged by me. I don't know whether the CV joint is inter...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Dezinced Propellor and New Propellor
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Dezinced Propellor and New Propellor

Last summer I had a 10 year survey which identified that the propellor had dezinced. You can see from the pictures the pink surface after scraping the bronze material. It also rung quite dull, but still had a shallow ring, additionally the blade tip just crumbled away after a light tap with a small ...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: As I Write
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: As I Write

It could have ended in heartbreak, with hindsight saying it was not worth it. That could be how to think about it. There will be other winters to go skiing.
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: Opening The Side Flap On A Rotary Lawnmower
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Opening The Side Flap On A Rotary Lawnmower

Don't when it is running. In mulching mode, with mower running, I opening the side door to removed a small stick. Small sticks ejected at high speed hurt a lot one they strike ones finger tips.
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How to get launched?
Replies: 29
Views: 1082

Re: How to get launched?

I'm in a quandary - a moral yin not the Ardrishaig yin. My boat is about 70 miles from home in a yard which, at the moment, is still launching. My wife and I are both in our 70s, self-isolating 'cos that's mostly our normal behaviour and we are maintaining social-distancing stringently. I can leap ...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How to get launched?
Replies: 29
Views: 1082

Re: How to get launched?

wully wrote: ........ Will that clown Boris lock everyone down before we get that far?


Probably after, if form is anything to go on.
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: RYA yachtmaster theory (on-line) recommendation:
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Re: RYA yachtmaster theory (on-line) recommendation:

A collaborative novel could be an amusing idea to waste some self isolation time. (although actually I'm supposed to be working, we've got business pretty much as usual other than some hygiene rules). It was a dark and stormy night. The rain fell in lumps onto the deserted pavement as the Webmaster...
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How to get launched?
Replies: 29
Views: 1082

Re: How to get launched?

Yard not shut, just not allowing any customers in during the hours they are there. So I can finish the preparations on weekends, but they're not launching any boats. I read somewhere that Spain and France have banned leisure boating. I cannot think why they'd do that? Surely having people at sea ke...
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How to get launched?
Replies: 29
Views: 1082

Re: How to get launched?

Ardfern are actively encouraging everyone to their yard, local shop and cafes and advertising that it is business as usual. You can make of that what you want. Some take the virus issue more seriously than others. I am likely shut down for a long time as my yacht will probably not get launched. I ha...
by BlowingOldBoots
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: A Change of Underpants Required After Entering Ardrossan Harbour
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

A Change of Underpants Required After Entering Ardrossan Harbour

Skill and powerful thrusters. Ardrossan harbour entrance proves challenging for the MV Caledonia.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-51522580
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Apropos of not very much
Replies: 26
Views: 3006

Re: Apropos of not very much

I can't cheer you up but maybe I can make you think about life in the present more positively, even though your friends are passing. Today I received news that a very good friend's daughter has died. She is young, just 23, struggled with life, was clever but had a chaotic existence which took a heav...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Second Sleep, Robert Harris
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Second Sleep, Robert Harris

Set in Great Britain 1000 years after the apocalypse, the cause of which is not really known, except there was a rapid collapse of a technologically advanced society. Now, Britain is agricultural based relying on medieval technology. The priests run the show because man's ancient immorality led to t...

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