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by aquaplane
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How to get launched?
Replies: 29
Views: 1111

Re: How to get launched?

I have written this year off. Not expecting to do any sailing before August and probably not after then.
by aquaplane
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: There is hope
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: There is hope

I got the Tinker out of the garage a couple of days ago to redo a leaking patch.
It never warmed up enough to do the job.
Put it back yesterday to keep it dry.
Oh well, try again another day.
by aquaplane
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Rigging?
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Re: Rigging?

I asked about the Bavaria incident. The forestay, or a fitting in it failed. It wasn't rough or windy, but she didn't answer my question about if they had too much sail up. The rigging was fairly new so it looks more like poor fitting or a weak part rather than aged worn out bits. Her main concerns ...
by aquaplane
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Rigging?
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Re: Rigging?

The only person who I know who has had a dissmasting experience is a lass who came to crew for me. She was crewing on a Bavaria (42?) from Lanzarote to Africa with a charter company, as a holiday I presume, and they ended up back in Lanzarote mastless. I know nothing of the conditions when it went p...
by aquaplane
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: 2nd Fall-out from Brexit
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: 2nd Fall-out from Brexit

DaveS wrote:Are you suggesting that yon nice Mr. Johnson has been a bit economical with the actualite?


Only when his lips move.
by aquaplane
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The nichts
Replies: 4
Views: 1274

Re: The nichts

I love predictability.

Is it an age thing?
by aquaplane
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: welcome anchorages
Replies: 9
Views: 2567

Re: welcome anchorages

I used to look on it as a useful, annually updated, compliment to the CCC pilots which can be out of date by the time I feel like replacing them. After falling foul of two years out of date info in WA when visiting Derry last year I had to revise my opinion. A couple of anchorages are now included i...
by aquaplane
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Contrary to Popular Opinion
Replies: 10
Views: 2863

Re: Contrary to Popular Opinion

Of course our combined weight comes in <100, almost ( :shock: ) give or take 10yrs, one of the benefits of finding younger crew.

We have condoms, may be out of date LOL.
by aquaplane
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Contrary to Popular Opinion
Replies: 10
Views: 2863

Re: Contrary to Popular Opinion

Seminole is interested.

Is that Tuesday 27th August?

Do you have box of plans to cover all eventualities?
by aquaplane
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Now You See Them, Now You Don't - Sailing In A Plastic Tent Is A Bad Idea
Replies: 5
Views: 2261

Re: Now You See Them, Now You Don't - Sailing In A Plastic Tent Is A Bad Idea

I have found this too.

Seminole has an inside steering position with windscreen wiper for the view ahead, but I still have to go out for a good look round frequently when it's wet.

I only hide inside when it's honking it down or we are shipping lots of spray bashing into a headwind.
by aquaplane
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Is My Knox Broken?
Replies: 3
Views: 1903

Re: Is My Knox Broken?

:) My Knox had mud on when I got it aboard at Ardminish this morning. I thought I was in sand!
Never budged apart from the 90° change in wind direction, 15m chain in 3m water :D
by aquaplane
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 3901

Re: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?

That looks substantial and neat, it's not always easy to do both at once.
by aquaplane
Sat May 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: SIPR 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 4019

Re: SIPR 2019

Geoff seems to have made a couple of places up too
by aquaplane
Tue May 14, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Nice night
Replies: 11
Views: 5111

Re: Nice night

I know that it's an old thread but "is the TnT doing food yet"? Looking at visiting Friday.
by aquaplane
Mon May 06, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: AIS / RADAR
Replies: 10
Views: 3773

Re: AIS / RADAR

I call myself a fair weather sailor but have been caught out in crap visibility a couple of times. A good plotter is OK to tell you where you are. I fitted an AIS so I know where CalMac are, and the other big annoying people. Not really bothered about other yachts which may or may not bounce off wit...

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