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by BlowingOldBoots
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Review of 2018

Spuddy, I don't think duplicating your own post counts towards "boost the punter count". :-)
by BlowingOldBoots
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Will there be a wake?
Replies: 22
Views: 555

Re: Will there be a wake?

Facebook is getting used more and more and I suspect for the reasons you suggest Webby, the hassle of maintaining a forum. My cousin has a Trident 24 and they dropped their forum for FaceBook, likewise the Rival Owners Association, although they still maintain their forum. It is easier and faster to...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Gael Force own brand anti fouling paint
Replies: 8
Views: 3251

Re: Gael Force own brand anti fouling paint

I am on year three of Cruiser Uno, new formula, and while I have had a bit of grass skirt, which went away, some slime, in general I am weed free. Boat activity has been sedentary for most of the time, berthed bows into the midday sun. I have noticed that the dark blue colour has nearly all leached ...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Review of 2018

BlowingOldBoots wrote: ...... By the way I am experiencing a lot of latency when using this website. My internet speed is fast at 28/7 DL/UL speeds. Not experiencing that with other sites.
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Mooring Buoys Lobster Pots In Carsaig Bay
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Mooring Buoys Lobster Pots In Carsaig Bay

Hello, Hooked a pick up buoy attached a large morning buoy for a lunch time stop. The pick up line was about 12/14 mm and there was no mooring strop but a large chain loop a bit under the surface. We could not get the chain loop to the boat but noticed the outline of a lobster pot a bit below the su...
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Review of 2018

What will likely be the last sail of the year today. Headed down form Craobh to Carsaig Bay and back to Craobh. Great weather, sunny all day, WSW to W 15kts, no rain at all. With the tide we achieved 8.9 kts over the ground and 6.5kts through the water mostly reaching or fine reaching but on the way...
by BlowingOldBoots
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Review of 2018

A good year for me in the context that the refit is now complete and my working schedule is hectic; I just made the effort Nothing fancy just local sailing between Loch Aline, Craighouse, Ardfern and Crinan. I am out again this Friday with friends. 2019 will see me sailing further and possibly one m...
by BlowingOldBoots
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Darren Taylor Yacht Repairs
Replies: 14
Views: 1567

Re: Darren Taylor Yacht Repairs

I emailed him about a month or so ago to query if he could perform a task I needed doing and so far I have not received a reply. This just confirms that the level of service these days poor in general.

Alastair
by BlowingOldBoots
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Store No Way coastguard dalek
Replies: 17
Views: 2195

Re: Store No Way coastguard dalek

Ach well, think of the tax revenue saved and the safety implications because seafarers are not fantasising.
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Buck up Admins!
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Buck up Admins!

I WOULD NEVER TAKE PART IN FAVOURS FOR PHONES. APOLOGIES FOR THE LARGE TYPE BUT MY EYESIGHT HAS BEEN GETTING WORSE THESE LAST FEW WEEKS.
by BlowingOldBoots
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: The Weatherman
Topic: Met Office Web Page Changing - Beta Feedback
Replies: 0
Views: 1032

Met Office Web Page Changing - Beta Feedback

The Met Office is changing its web page layout. The Beta version can be accessed from the current web page where you can view some of the new styles and leave feedback. I do use the Met Office Web Page for inshore forecasts and synoptic chart information as well as vanilla forecasts for areas that I...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: The Weatherman
Topic: Jet Stream Map
Replies: 0
Views: 659

Jet Stream Map

With the first of autumn's cold spells arriving this weekend it got me thinking about the jet stream and its position. Apparently the jet stream is what drives how the weather arrives in the UK. The link below is a good site for viewing jet stream predictions and when compared with the synoptic char...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Any news from the west?
Replies: 17
Views: 2911

Re: Any news from the west?

I may have said this before. The cash/grants for the Oban transit marina was intended to get footfall in the town to spend money. Local boats tied up with folk sat at home spending money where they would anyway isn't going to increase the local economy one jot. The bloke at Campbeltown thought he w...
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Interesting plans from Calmac
Replies: 11
Views: 1558

Re: Interesting plans from Calmac

Norway are also building tunnels and bridges and getting rid of some of their ferries. Norway also has a colossal sovereign wealth fund, maybe the largest in the world and a tiny population. There is no comparison that can sensibly be made between the UK and Norway regarding ferry strategy. A vision...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Well my Buckos
Replies: 17
Views: 2467

Re: Well my Buckos

Heading to Kip for the winter to reduce the driving time to the boat but will keep the boat in the water. Spring time will need to haul out for anti-fouling.

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