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by Sandgrounder
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 40000

Re: Drinks

I would be interested in coming along and introducing myself if that would be OK. Either Oban or Embra is fine and most of the dates are fine but the sooner a definite target the better :)
by Sandgrounder
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?
Replies: 26
Views: 12583

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

Boat Electrics and Electronics Ltd are also based at Kip and they deal with Raymarine. I've recently had a quote for a Raymarine Wheelpilot
by Sandgrounder
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The Rugby
Replies: 2
Views: 2164

Re: The Rugby

Didn't get to see it; too busy staring in blank bemusement at Englands lack of a clue! Sounded good when I read the reports. Forgive the English slant; I am.
by Sandgrounder
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Canna shop robbed :(
Replies: 4
Views: 4018

Re: Canna shop robbed :(

Naah, Canna's far too nice for them
by Sandgrounder
Fri May 08, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: A Book of Death and Fish
Replies: 5
Views: 8019

Re: A Book of Death and Fish

Have to confess that, having greatly enjoyed the Lewis trilogy by Peter may, I am struggling to get to grips with this book. Maybe it meanders more than I like
by Sandgrounder
Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: My Brother-in-Law
Replies: 6
Views: 2765

Re: My Brother-in-Law

Claymore,
I've only just seen this. Very sorry to hear this news.
by Sandgrounder
Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Not looking forward to the next few days.
Replies: 17
Views: 5068

Re: Not looking forward to the next few days.

Visited my pampered craft on Windermere today.

You will understand my consternation when I say, at 400m through bins, that the forehatch was wide open unlike when I last checked over 10 days ago. Had been left on vent and catch had broken - easy to sort just a nuisance
by Sandgrounder
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Hypothetical Advice - New, to me, Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 5842

Re: Hypothetical Advice - New, to me, Boat

Can anyone tell me, how does the Renown/ Pentland/ Berwick/ Longbow range compare with the Moody 33? Another boat where you appear to get a lot for your money/ I was moored immediately ahead of one in Tarbert, Loch Fyne, for two days in 1990 but we never discussed it's merits or otherwise.
by Sandgrounder
Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Hebridean Diary of a Serial Sailor
Replies: 9
Views: 13428

Re: Hebridean Diary of a Serial Sailor

As said previously, if you miss the end bits, the sailing section is pretty readable.
I think, as with many books available free on e-readers, it could do with some serious editing.
by Sandgrounder
Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Top three (or more) anchorages
Replies: 58
Views: 37700

Re: Top three (or more) anchorages

I may be a bit out of date because I've not been to any of them for at least 25 years but: -
1. St Ninian's Bay, Bute
2. Puilladobhrain
3. Bull Hole
by Sandgrounder
Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: RYA Tidal Calculations
Replies: 26
Views: 7511

Re: RYA Tidal Calculations

They sail Sceptre out of Fleetwood; that must be fun with a draft in excess of 3m
by Sandgrounder
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Hypothetical Advice - New, to me, Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 5842

Re: Hypothetical Advice - New, to me, Boat

I sailed a ketch rigged Berwick from Loch Carron in about 1981, when there was still a charter company at North Strome so sailing another would probably do little to elucidate. I need to try, in quick succession: - a Renown; a Konsort; a Halmatic 30; and perhaps one of these - http://www.western-hor...
by Sandgrounder
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Hypothetical Advice - New, to me, Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 5842

Re: Hypothetical Advice - New, to me, Boat

Thanks for that Bob; it sort of confirms my thoughts. My only fear with a Konsort, which I have sailed for a week maybe 25 years ago, is that acquisition will swallow the budget and leave little or nothing for the inevitably ancient engine and wiring etc. The Konsort, from Rhu, performed very well i...
by Sandgrounder
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Hypothetical Advice - New, to me, Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 5842

Re: Hypothetical Advice - New, to me, Boat

mm5aho wrote:Rival 32?


Mmmmm hadn't thought of one of those. Chartered one from Ardvasser (?) in the mid 80's but can remember little about it beyond having a less than watertight forehatch.

What sort of prices do they fetch now?
by Sandgrounder
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Hypothetical Advice - New, to me, Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 5842

Hypothetical Advice - New, to me, Boat

Hi, A scarce few of you may know that I hope to return to Scottish waters, within the next 18 months, after a gap of 25 years or so. Probably The Clyde but maybe further North on the West Coast. I no longer have, since my late 20's, any ambitions in relation to racing, either off-shore or round the ...

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