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by BlowingOldBoots
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Flu
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Re: Flu

The jab is a best estimate of the strain that will become dominant in the year that the protection is for. Apparently a person at the WHO uses information to determine which flu is going to be the one. WHO man then tells the suppliers who crank up the vaccine machines and knock out a billion or so j...
by BlowingOldBoots
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Flu
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Re: Flu

I am one these 'at risk' people and get the annual flu jab. I have nit had any flue like symptoms for many years but still have man flu, aka common cold,from time to time. Daughter came down with flu last week, 2 nights with fever, 40 Celsius, shaking like leaf, heart racing - very frightening. FIL ...
by BlowingOldBoots
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Historic ship could return to the Clyde
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: Historic ship could return to the Clyde

As a regeneration project that transforms into a maritime tourist attraction in a depressed area, the Scottish Government should fund the operation to hire the heavy lift vessel and bring her back to Port Glasgow. The Scottish Maritime history is in need of a complete overhaul and perhaps some conso...
by BlowingOldBoots
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Raising the Nancy Glen
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Raising the Nancy Glen

The wreck of Nancy Glen is lying at a depth of over 140m (460 feet). That is a tough call to raise a wreck. Salmond once again gets it wrong and turns it into a political point scoring contest by "calling" on the UK Government to fund the salvage. The Scottish Government should fund an att...
by BlowingOldBoots
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Raising the Nancy Glen
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Raising the Nancy Glen

Weird! updated post and it duplicated it. Deleted the duplicate
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Edinburgh’s new luxury marina
Replies: 4
Views: 621

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: 486

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: 936

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: 34
Views: 2257

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: 835

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: 34
Views: 2257

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: 895

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: 1134

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: 748

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...

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