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by stevepick
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: oop north
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: oop north

Good in parts :D . Got ourselves up to Lerwick waited for weather window. Departed Lerwick with 4 days weather looking good - intending to sail straight to Lofoten. 2 crew (out of 5) hit with seasickness so put into Balta. Recovered next day headed off, wind didn't pan out so put into Ålesund, weath...
by stevepick
Fri May 31, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: oop north
Replies: 4
Views: 378

oop north

So , years ago, a screensaver popped up on my PC at work. it was a view of Reine. Inspired I thought I must go there one day. So now we are here and no picture really does it justice .... https://photos.app.goo.gl/3f7FSvTXJkywP2DE7 So far have only had a great time in Norway, even in the rain. when ...
by stevepick
Fri May 31, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Round Mull Race 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Round Mull Race 2019

I cant make it this year, first time in ages we wont be there. I really do commend it, its the best event of the season for me and our crew.
by stevepick
Mon May 06, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Back to basics - Clearance under bridges
Replies: 11
Views: 4406

Re: Back to basics - Clearance under bridges

Bottom of page of tide tables in Reeds lists height of HAT above chart datum, and work out from there, I guess you can interpolate HAT same way as you would standard tidal heights ? Have to admit that I am in the camp that like plenty of clearance. The optical delusion that you are going to hit the ...
by stevepick
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Fender board
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

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: 1350

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: 1417

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: 1417

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: 1417

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: 2170

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: 3879

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: 2830

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: 5581

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: 5581

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: 7675

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.

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