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by Mercian
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: I Hate Painting!
Replies: 3
Views: 3075

Re: I Hate Painting!

claymore wrote:Excellent report. Are you available for other commissions?


Sadly no, after launching yesterday I had to return to the day job. :(
by Mercian
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: I Hate Painting!
Replies: 3
Views: 3075

I Hate Painting!

Just spent the the last five days painting, decks, coachroof, cockpit and antifouling oh, and replacing windows. Back in on Wednesday, still to do: engine check, polish topsides, mark anchor chain, complete repair to taffrail capping, tidy up the inside which is a complete mess! Jobs to complete afl...
by Mercian
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How my boat has shrunk
Replies: 11
Views: 5236

Re: How my boat has shrunk

The largest boat I have sailed was a Sadler Barracuda, 45ft I think, I remember it was quick! Likewise I could justify owning a boat of this size. I do all my own maintenance etc and decided some time ago that 32ft was about the maximum I could maintain on my own and still have time for sailing. My ...
by Mercian
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stonemouth
Replies: 23
Views: 9090

Re: Stonemouth

I guess it's like all these things - bits of it were filmed in different locations, depending on the needs of the production. Mr Google says Macduff (I thought he was the Thane of Fife? :)) but presumably that was for the scenes set in the Town itself, with the waterfront stuff done elsewhere. Wull...
by Mercian
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: LED conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 4076

Re: LED conversion

They look good. I tried the link but they do ship to UK! Will delve a bit further. I This winter I have replaced all my nav lights with LED lamps bought from here: http://www.boatlamps.co.uk/contents/en-uk/d104.html. Changed the Tri and anchor, front bi and stern. They look good when on. Hopefully t...
by Mercian
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Feeling Guilty
Replies: 1
Views: 2014

Feeling Guilty

Boat hauled out and mast removed late November, due to relaunch late March, long to do list of which I have done nothing, not even been back to the yard! Feeling guilty about those weekends wasted watching football, going to the pub etc, so my one and only New Year resolution is to at least make a s...
by Mercian
Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Yachts on moorings - etiquette
Replies: 14
Views: 6299

Re: Yachts on moorings - etiquette

Don't disagree with that. Sometimes when I leave my tender on the mooring if out for the day I have returned to find the painter wrapped round the mooring riser, especially if breezy! Can be a paint to unwind!
by Mercian
Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Yachts on moorings - etiquette
Replies: 14
Views: 6299

Re: Yachts on moorings - etiquette

As a fellow R32 owner (not that its relevant!) heres my thoughts. I would have picked it up and left it in the cockpit if it was safe and convenient to do so. Don't think I would have bothered with a note. Be convenient I mean that as I often sail single handed if I had full sail up I doubt if I wou...
by Mercian
Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: AIS
Replies: 26
Views: 9296

Re: AIS

I am trying it too this year. Bought a NASA AIS engine and will link it to my also new chartplotter.

Will report back on how it all works, or doesnt!
by Mercian
Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Englandshire survives
Replies: 8
Views: 3945

Re: Englandshire survives

Quite right. Living in Kent, at the forefront weather apocalypse, I have been unable to get a train into work today as there were twigs, sorry, trees, on the tracks so have had to work from home. My clearly too tall silver birches are still upright, the power is on and I believe my boat is still afl...
by Mercian
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: What Is A Decent Sort of Blog Thing For Pictures and Notes
Replies: 2
Views: 1749

Re: What Is A Decent Sort of Blog Thing For Pictures and Not

I am planning on on a similar refit over this winter, first proper one in the five years I have owned the boat. I will be equally happy to post photos as for the information of others.
by Mercian
Mon May 13, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Shouldn't someone tell them.........
Replies: 3
Views: 3112

Re: Shouldn't someone tell them.........

No she was really towed stern first. She was alongside HMS Belfast facing upriver. I don't think they turn them in the pool anymore since one unlucky RN type managed to lay his ship alongside London Bridge. I work not far from Tower Bridge and have seen several Navy vessels leave, all of them towed ...
by Mercian
Mon May 13, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Shouldn't someone tell them.........
Replies: 3
Views: 3112

Re: Shouldn't someone tell them.........

They may be facing the wrong way but they are going in the right direction. They are towed out stern first!
by Mercian
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: HELP NEEDED FOR MSc Studies
Replies: 13
Views: 6371

Re: HELP NEEDED FOR MSc Studies

Survey completed. I also use a laptop rather than a chartplotter, but one is on the wishlist! Mainly use GPS and paper charts though as battery life on the laptop is rubbish.
by Mercian
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Fenestrated snurble grip-thribleys
Replies: 11
Views: 4400

Re: Fenestrated snurble grip-thribleys

Do they now come in handed pairs?

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