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by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Ignorance
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: Ignorance

I do not think it needed to be debated in parliament, rather farcical outcome I think. Maybe we should all demand that maps are printed at a 1:1 scale in case anyone thinks that the country is really that wee. Then again ..........
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Raising the Nancy Glen
Replies: 10
Views: 1735

Re: Raising the Nancy Glen

Gut feeling is that I would leave the bodies in the deep unless there is a reason to suspect criminal activity in which case, depending on an investigation into backgrounds and suspicion, a call to raise could be made. It is a genuinely difficult decision because most of these boats are supposed to ...
by BlowingOldBoots
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Raising the Nancy Glen
Replies: 10
Views: 1735

Re: Raising the Nancy Glen

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-44322253 The SNP government actions have probably made the situation a lot worse for this family: - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-44322253 The inconsistency is what is pathetic, who gets to decide that a boat should be lifted or...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Boatyard to check my keel bolts, chain plates etc?
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Boatyard to check my keel bolts, chain plates etc?

You need a surveyor who understands the structure and how GRP deteriorates to do the inspections if you wanted a competent opinion. However, to do it yourself is possible. There are good books on the market and second hand which would help you, do a search. There should be no real barrier to you doi...
by BlowingOldBoots
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: That's It - The Refit Is Finished
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: That's It - The Refit Is Finished

Thans for the best wishes folks.

I passed you on the gangway Wully, I think you were carrying an outboard motor, but with yer waterproofs and beenie hat on I failed to recognise you. It was only later that the penny dropped.

Anyway, the season has just started.

Cheers!

Alastair
by BlowingOldBoots
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: That's It - The Refit Is Finished
Replies: 4
Views: 582

That's It - The Refit Is Finished

Today I completed the installation of the new gas pipe, the last thing to be done on what turned out to be a 3 year on land plus 1 year on the water refit. Just need to service the engine, take all the crap off the boat and clean her up, then off I go. Like all the best plans there is big spanner in...
by BlowingOldBoots
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Ignorance
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: Ignorance

Jonas wrote:The boxes are also often at a different scale from the main map, making the islands look smaller - Orkenys as well as Shetlands.


Maybe A3 and smaller paper sizes should be made illegal.
by BlowingOldBoots
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Ignorance
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: Ignorance

I learned when I was young what the UK looked liked on a map, curiosity and geography at school. Seeing the islands conveniently placed in a box on a map, say next to Orkney does not make me believe that they are actually just to the east or west of Orkney.
by BlowingOldBoots
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Edinburgh's hotel bed shortage solved
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: Edinburgh's hotel bed shortage solved

A beautiful ship ruined by an ugly paint job. I knew a man who worked on her for a short period and he told a story about launching the buoys and their mooring gear. The buoy would be placed in the water and the anchor hung over the side with all the chain laid on the deck. The anchor would be relea...
by BlowingOldBoots
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A better effort than 'All Is Lost' ??
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Re: A better effort than 'All Is Lost' ??

Are there any zombies in it?
by BlowingOldBoots
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Ignorance
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Ignorance

Incredible! The Shetland people want their wind swept and barn islands shown correctly on maps, fair enough. However, a random selection of Scottish People in Edinburgh when asked where Shetland was and to point on a map, did not know and could not point to them on the map. I guess there is no point...
by BlowingOldBoots
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Flu
Replies: 22
Views: 2501

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: 22
Views: 2501

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: 1083

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: 10
Views: 1735

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...

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