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by aquaplane
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Well my Buckos
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Well my Buckos

claymore wrote:Not sure I'll ever see Ardfern, the boat or your good selves again.
Dear Heart has decreed this "The winter of the new kitchen"


Was there folding of the arms and tapping of feet involved?
by aquaplane
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Any news from the west?
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: Any news from the west?

I may have said this before. The cash/grants for the Oban transit marina was intended to get footfall in the town to spend money. Local boats tied up with folk sat at home spending money where they would anyway isn't going to increase the local economy one jot. The bloke at Campbeltown thought he wa...
by aquaplane
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Well my Buckos
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Well my Buckos

Stopping on the mooring in TV this year, the insurance seems to agree with me that a swinging mooring in Tayvallich is better than a pontoon in Tarbert. Still got to get the antifouling thing sorted at a reasonable time. Early season when I want to do it yards are full of boats and the management is...
by aquaplane
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Oban Bay Notice to Mariners
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Oban Bay Notice to Mariners

Next they will want to extend "Oban Bay" to the area between Lismore light and Lady Isle. As I was heading to Oban I was overtaken by Hebredean Isles, closely followed "Isle of Mull" or Coriusk approaching the gap and was edging North to leave a big gap between me and Lady Isle w...
by aquaplane
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Nearest Measured Mile To Craobh Marina
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Re: Nearest Measured Mile To Craobh Marina

I did it by GPS, two waypoints a mile and a bit apart. Head for one and when a mile away start the run, stop it when you get there. Turn round and repeat with the other waypoint. Ignore the instruction which says that if you are happy with the result you are done, do two more runs and it may save th...
by aquaplane
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Integrating new and new electronics.
Replies: 5
Views: 2090

Re: Integrating new and new electronics.

What I ended up with. Speed, trip and depth on an i50 tridata inside. Looks quite lonely because I moved the p70Rs outside where I use the pilot most, the remote can be used inside instead of the other way round. Wind is on a i60 to port outside where I can see it from the tiller. The Axiom 9 plotte...
by aquaplane
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: DSC alerts today.
Replies: 1
Views: 735

DSC alerts today.

Motoring past Ardmore today I got regular DSC alerts for something 30 odd miles away bearing 017 degrees. Stornoway were discussing a boat on a rock, no immediate peril but another yacht stood by until Oban Lifeboat got there. After the fourth alert I got the chart out to see where the lat and long ...
by aquaplane
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Next week
Replies: 13
Views: 1968

Re: Next week

He was aboard to show me his shiny red thing at about 17:00.
We seemed to disturb the supernatural Ebber switcher oner ghost, but couldn't repeat the occurrence!
by aquaplane
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Edinburgh or Greenock to Ardfern?
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Edinburgh or Greenock to Ardfern?

I think that like Pete Cooper, she has people to do these things for her :)
by aquaplane
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Edinburgh or Greenock to Ardfern?
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Edinburgh or Greenock to Ardfern?

All being well I'm heading from Yorkshire via M6, M74, M8, Erskine bridge to Crinan ish and don't mind diverting the odd few miles. Bearing in mind it's already a 6 hour drive, the diversion is better after the M8 when I have got there. Hamilton services is a frequent pi(ss)t stop so would suit me f...
by aquaplane
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?
Replies: 26
Views: 10785

Re: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?

I just re-found this thread and realise I didn't feed back what happened. I went to BEE and they did a good job for quite a bit of cash. But I now have a working autopilot with a remote I can keep in my pocket. Infact BEE came to me, or Seminole, in Tarbert so I had to pay for a couple of nights dig...
by aquaplane
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: WOULD YOU LIKE A WEEK'S FREE ACCOMMODATION IN THE CANARIES?
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: WOULD YOU LIKE A WEEK'S FREE ACCOMMODATION IN THE CANARIES?

I thought a day's work for a week's accommodation was a reasonable deal, though it only really makes sense if you are going to be in the area. Sorry I miss read it, I thought it was an awful lot of work for a weeks holiday, you mean several people do a bit of work and get time in the sun for it. Af...
by aquaplane
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: WOULD YOU LIKE A WEEK'S FREE ACCOMMODATION IN THE CANARIES?
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: WOULD YOU LIKE A WEEK'S FREE ACCOMMODATION IN THE CANARIES?

Is this you?
When I saw it elsewhere I thought it was someone taking the piss.
by aquaplane
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Integrating new and new electronics.
Replies: 5
Views: 2090

Re: Integrating new and new electronics.

Not done anything yet but will have to get going after Easter. I'm thinking i50 speed and depth inside with i50 tridata repeater in the cockpit. i60 wind in the cockpit, but combining wind speed and depth on a MFD in the cockpit might be an option, I don't know. Having the plotter outside next to th...
by aquaplane
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Integrating new and new electronics.
Replies: 5
Views: 2090

Integrating new and new electronics.

last year I replaced my Autopilot with a new Raymarine jobbie, 'coz the old one was broken. Now the depth and log and GPS have packed up, hardly surprising as they are well out of warranty. The speed and depth had a repeaters outside. The GPS was inside and hard to see from the helm. So the task is ...

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