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by stevepick
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Fender board
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: Fender board

Thanks for all the help, I was wondering if it needed to be something serious in hardwood, glad that something like scaffold will do the job.
by stevepick
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Fender board
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Fender board

Need a fender board for this years travels. Its a 40 foot dufour. recommendations for dimensions of board, and type of wood would be appreciated.

Steve
by stevepick
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Norway - pointers
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Norway - pointers

Thanks Graeme. We aren't time limited. The boat will be fully crewed, but point taken. We can always take the decision on Norway landfall once we are waiting for weather in shetland.

I was kind of assuming that I would have to redo my regulator and gas setup once in norway.
by stevepick
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Norway - pointers
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Norway - pointers

claymore wrote:No idea about gas but take a brolly.


I have read that this may be necessary :( , but I am hoping against hope they get a summer like they had last year.
by stevepick
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Norway - pointers
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Norway - pointers

Plans for this summer are Norway, first to the Lofotens, jumping off from Shetland then down to Bergen and back to Shetland over 2 months - June and July in Norway. Have been enjoying re-reading Nicks Blog. Any practical tips or pointers? The boat will be switched over to propane, but my umderstandi...
by stevepick
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Is TOP broken?
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Re: Is TOP broken?

Nick wrote:.
This place isn't broken.

Just sayin'


Thank goodness :-)

I am guessing that the TOP brexit forum finally imploded/went nuclear over the weekend. The moderators all banned themselves, and now no-one can get in the fix the issue.
by stevepick
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: St Kilda Challenge
Replies: 11
Views: 3591

Re: St Kilda Challenge

Sorry Geoff , can't help, we are doing the sprint (ha!) race on Ataraxia, but should see you about. Hope you get someone.
by stevepick
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free furler bits
Replies: 1
Views: 2484

Free furler bits

I have replaced the profurl furler on my 2004 Dufour 40 this season. The old furler is available gratis to anyone who may want "bits". The foil is in good nick, the drum is "fair" & the top swivel is pretty knackered. Get in touch if you want it. Its lying in a yard near Oban...
by stevepick
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Pontoons at Castlebay
Replies: 3
Views: 5157

Re: Pontoons at Castlebay

All the VB's are still there, 3 are inside the breakwater , and a couple look a little dubious now because of their proximity to the pontoon. I guess a few VB's will be lost when the fingers are in place.
by stevepick
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Pontoons at Castlebay
Replies: 3
Views: 5157

Pontoons at Castlebay

Was over in Barra earlier in may during "summer" - as we chugged up to the VB's a pontoon unexpectedly appeared. A largish breakwater pontoon is in place , with nice walkway to shore. The pontoon fingers to go inside the breakwater are not in place yet, but water and leccky are on the pont...
by stevepick
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Marina sold
Replies: 8
Views: 7111

Re: Oban Marina sold

That is great news for the staff and marina. I hope the new owners have the cash and ability to take it forwards.
by stevepick
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New pontoons in Oban finally to be built
Replies: 2
Views: 4968

Re: New pontoons in Oban finally to be built

If the contracts are out, then that means its going to happen. Still not sure I can believe this is going to happen after so much wasted cash and false dawns over the last 11 years I have been following the story. My understanding is they are going in on the north side of the north pier? Its not the...
by stevepick
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Rockall experience
Replies: 6
Views: 10293

Re: Rockall experience

I bumped into Jim MacIlraith (Survey one) at Craobh in july, he had just returned from a trip to Rockall in his boat. It may be worth dropping him a line? Maybe he is writing it up for one of the mags.
by stevepick
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Avoid letting people down.
Replies: 9
Views: 3754

Re: Avoid letting people down.

Claymore, are you confusing metrology with meteorology? I can sympathise, I have had trouble with my vowels since primary school.
by stevepick
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Farewell Oban Marina (Kerrera)?
Replies: 9
Views: 9690

Re: Farewell Oban Marina (Kerrera)?

So its not sold. Story on the marina website news section. Looks like it will go on to 2018 before a sale is considered again, improved ferry service and some improvements in water supply promised. Good to see the excellent staff keep their jobs.

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