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by Orla
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Man arrested after yacht ran aground on shores of Loch Linnhe
Replies: 2
Views: 2547

Man arrested after yacht ran aground on shores of Loch Linnhe

Anybody know what happened here, wondering why he would be arrested....
by Orla
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Back to basics - Clearance under bridges
Replies: 5
Views: 2721

Re: Back to basics - Clearance under bridges

All sounds way over my head :roll:
I don't thing I would try this:-

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by Orla
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Plan B lives again
Replies: 16
Views: 4785

Re: Plan B lives again

Hi Nick, I'm in a hotel just along from it, but working on this:-

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Trish & I will be down at the marina quite a bit so will keep an eye out for you....

Dougie
by Orla
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Plan B lives again
Replies: 16
Views: 4785

Re: Plan B lives again

Also in Las Palmas, Mrs Orla and myself.
If we can do anything, just let me know, will be here for another couple of months :)
Dougie
by Orla
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sextant
Replies: 7
Views: 3479

Re: Sextant

:lol: :lol: never thought of that, I'm off to ebay to find a sextant....

What ever happened to Europe's GPS I wonder.
by Orla
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Orkney resource - passage, anchorage and tide info
Replies: 1
Views: 2754

Re: Orkney resource - passage, anchorage and tide info

Thanks for that, good find.
Hopefully make use of it one day soon :)
Dougie
by Orla
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A gude-willie waught
Replies: 4
Views: 2158

Re: A gude-willie waught

Happy New Year everyone :pipes
by Orla
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Transocean Semi runs aground at Dalmore Lewis
Replies: 4
Views: 2073

Re: Transocean Semi runs aground at Dalmore Lewis

According to the BBC nobody was onboard the drill rig, which is rediculous, how are they ment to reattach without having people onboard..
And now they have an even bigger problem to solve, obviously had no plan in place incase the bridle snapped, which is quite a common occurrence.
by Orla
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Transocean Semi runs aground at Dalmore Lewis
Replies: 4
Views: 2073

Transocean Semi runs aground at Dalmore Lewis

Why were they towing a drilling rig down the west coast of Lewis with the weather that was forecast. Sounds like a gamble to me, I've been on a transoceanic rig being towed when the bridle snapped, not fun, just a single line from rig to towing vessel, fine in calm conditions but in any large sea st...
by Orla
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Balloch Dodgers
Replies: 41
Views: 13153

Re: Balloch Dodgers

Is there not a danger you could become known as Bollock Dodgers :lol:
by Orla
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Balloch Dodgers
Replies: 41
Views: 13153

Re: Balloch Dodgers

The sailrite you tube channel is really good for advice and ideas, not shy about giving away lots useful advice.....

Dougie
by Orla
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Rodel Hotel closed
Replies: 4
Views: 4237

Re: Rodel Hotel closed

Yes we heard the same, it is a shame. We were married in Harris too and spent a few nights in the hotel. Also sailed Orla into the bay and spent a week on one of the moorings for our anniversary.. Must be a hard business to sustain, not a lot of local trade, quite a few property's for sale over ther...
by Orla
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New Members and Mini Coopers
Replies: 7
Views: 2847

Re: New Members and Mini Coopers

I seem to remember a thread somewhere where they were discussing how well they go to windward, could have been TOP.

Dougie
by Orla
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Politics - do we want it here?
Replies: 8
Views: 2245

Re: Politics - do we want it here?

+1 to the above posts. I don't post to much on here but I read most things and always come away with a smile or a laugh. The same can't be said for TOP, I come away angry and disliking to many people, I have no negative thoughts about anyone here, long may it continue. Anyway for what its worth :sal...
by Orla
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Hamsi's sail blog
Replies: 2
Views: 4838

Re: Hamsi's sail blog

Thanks for posting this, I really enjoy people just getting on and doing this kind of thing, no fuss...

Dougie

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