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by aquaplane
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Do we think
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Do we think

White knuckle ride up sound of Isla, 10.4 kts sog wing a wing, must go
by aquaplane
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Do we think
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Do we think

My HH VHF charges from a 12 V fag lighter thingy.
USB is only 5V.
by aquaplane
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: I never realised
Replies: 37
Views: 1082

Re: I never realised

I really don't know what all the bother is about. I have been in and out of Oban North Channel several times over the last several years and not had any problem. OK I have listened to the VHF for a bit before casting off from where ever, and set off in the knowledge that I had a good time to escape...
by aquaplane
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: LED Flares
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: LED Flares

I gave in a couple of years ago and started buying MnS 36" 29" keks, but need a belt. The 34" jobbies are a bit snug and I keep loosing the button. I'm going to be walking round in my undercrackers if I can't resolve this dilemma.
by aquaplane
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: I never realised
Replies: 37
Views: 1082

Re: I never realised

I really don't know what all the bother is about. I have been in and out of Oban North Channel several times over the last several years and not had any problem. OK I have listened to the VHF for a bit before casting off from where ever, and set off in the knowledge that I had a good time to escape ...
by aquaplane
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: I never realised
Replies: 37
Views: 1082

Re: I never realised

Burst Boiler wrote:I nearly booked a holiday in Falkirk. I wanted to go to Faliraki.

I found that really funny, probably coz I'm pissed, but maybe when I'm sober too.
by aquaplane
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Cleit cardinal and Claymore's Rock
Replies: 16
Views: 756

Re: Cleit cardinal and Claymore's Rock

Aja wrote:There's another rock?

Donald

Have you not looked at the sailing directions? There are rocks all over.
by aquaplane
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Cleit cardinal and Claymore's Rock
Replies: 16
Views: 756

Re: Cleit cardinal and Claymore's Rock

I think it would be nice if they asked me if it was ok to put a cardinal mark on my rock....... :lol: I wish the Seil shoreline was in the pic then I could see the relative position of the rock. From what I remember of the place, the shore is just out of frame to the left? I normally avoid the hidd...
by aquaplane
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Feck me it's windy
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Feck me it's windy

I only pegged out the pillow cases this morning, too windy for the bottom sheet and it's not got reefing points.
by aquaplane
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: New anchor chain and stuff.
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: New anchor chain and stuff.

But it's such a bleeding faff, can't I just get some chain and research a windlass later? The ones I have looked at don't say owt about uppy downy buttons, they look like optional extras. I liked the hand jobie on a curly wire we had on the Sailing Holidays boat. Are foot buttons good or is there a ...
by aquaplane
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: New anchor chain and stuff.
Replies: 5
Views: 443

New anchor chain and stuff.

The anchor chain on Seminole is rusty, certainly the end 10-20 meters so I'm wondering about replacing it. I don't know the history of the chain so it could be the original 1982 stuff which on a Jeanneau could be metric or imperial? I have looked at the gypsy on the manual S/L windlass and can't fin...
by aquaplane
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: XC Weather and the coming storm . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: XC Weather and the coming storm . . .

Why they think they can be accurate six days hence is beyond me, the first 3 days may be close but after that it's a lottery.
by aquaplane
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Cleit Rock
Replies: 8
Views: 786

Re: Cleit Rock

wully wrote:They could Mibbies put up some transits to make Transits easier?


Naaa, that wouldn't work it would mean that folk have to take their eyes off their plotter and look at the scenery.
by aquaplane
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Brokers- perhaps not a total waste of time after all
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Brokers- perhaps not a total waste of time after all

When we were looking for a boat on the west coast I went and asked in a marina between Ardfern and Oban what they had for a £10,000 budget. "Oh you want a fixer upper do you, we don't have anything like that". I got a well equipped, sailable Centaur for £6000. But not on the West Coast. I ...
by aquaplane
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Claymore's Bits and Pieces
Replies: 20
Views: 3682

Re: Claymore's Bits and Pieces

My chart table is high off the ground without much head room, does Senga have long legs and a short back? Just asking?

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