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by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: News on Covid and Access Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 282

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: 14
Views: 282

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: 14
Views: 282

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: 433

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: 686

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...
by BlowingOldBoots
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation
Replies: 59
Views: 3004

Re: Restart Scottish Sailing Consultation

RYA Scotland's response to members based on their solicitations to the Scottish Government and the Scottish Government's announcements on Phase 2 restrictions: - Colleagues, Friends The First Ministers announcement on Thursday brought a little good news in relation to boating but was unfortunately s...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: New Tool Box From Gash Wood
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: New Tool Box From Gash Wood

Well, ya bunch of critical cantankerous complainers, I fitted my 'tool box from gash wood' sans grief. It is not too heavy, snuggly fits behind the companionway steps and now holds all the tools, including the lecy tool box freeing up a drawer below the chart table. While it can't replace the compan...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The nichts
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: The nichts

Gawd preserve me!
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How cold?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: How cold?

Which reminds me, I still have the tank for the heater Wully, unused as of yet, but I will return it when I get back up to Craobh Marina.
by BlowingOldBoots
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How to get launched?
Replies: 43
Views: 3328

Re: How to get launched?

Boat is now launched and alongside at Kip. The move to Craobh will likely have to wait until Phase 3.
by BlowingOldBoots
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Historic ship could return to the Clyde
Replies: 3
Views: 5533

Re: Historic ship could return to the Clyde

Latest news on the Falls of Clyde. The Mail Chimp link allows you to subscribe to receive news updates. https://www.foci.scot https://mailchi.mp/3f6d19cef303/falls-of-clyde-international-news?fbclid=IwAR0Nm0ozOc3OCmwMw0L12qsvnxvcVcmImiO4sNxtwAAFOiFHi2SLayPVqfQ Falls of Clyde International have now s...
by BlowingOldBoots
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: EU 90 Day Rule Post Brexit for British Citizens, UK 180 Day Rule For EU Citizens
Replies: 1
Views: 554

EU 90 Day Rule Post Brexit for British Citizens, UK 180 Day Rule For EU Citizens

This is not a political comment piece or Brexit comment piece. Currently the UK has an odd situation that will come into force post Brexit. EU citizens can stay in the UK for 180 days and British citizens can stay in the EU for 90 days on a tourist visa based on an offer that the UK has made to the ...
by BlowingOldBoots
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New Argyll Navigation Warning.
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: New Argyll Navigation Warning.

Terrifying, not only from the speed POV, but also now a falling from height risk. I bet it is great fun. Is it more stable than a conventional windsurfer once on the foil, or is it very tippy?
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun May 31, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New Argyll Navigation Warning.
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: New Argyll Navigation Warning.

How does that work then? Does it fit into the skeg slot or centre board slot?
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat May 30, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How to get launched?
Replies: 43
Views: 3328

Re: How to get launched?

. I think those slow to shut down now will come in for severe criticism when this first spike gets out of hand. Which it is going to. ..... According to some commentators on the radio this morning we have come out to early, we still have too high a daily infection rate, the R number is still too cl...

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