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by BarnacleBill
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: When stuff interferes with leisure time.
Replies: 1
Views: 2193

When stuff interferes with leisure time.

I hate when work interferes with my leisure time. My options were to sail along with the Cruise in Company from Rhu to WLT this weekend, or head to Kames where my mate is playing with a band, He was keeping a mooring for me. Guess what, I ended up having to carry out an essential repair on the car :...
by BarnacleBill
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: GPS speed V Through the water speed
Replies: 12
Views: 10341

Re: GPS speed V Through the water speed

Getting my head round this now. One of those Doh! moments :lol:
by BarnacleBill
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The Nichts
Replies: 4
Views: 2954

Re: The Nichts

Aye, it'll soon be winter :D
by BarnacleBill
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: GPS speed V Through the water speed
Replies: 12
Views: 10341

Re: GPS speed V Through the water speed

Cheers guy's
I think I'll read the instructions on how to re-calibrate the Target Log. I take it that the log speed should match the GPS speed?
by BarnacleBill
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: GPS speed V Through the water speed
Replies: 12
Views: 10341

Re: GPS speed V Through the water speed

Hi Claymore, I was sailing...well, motoring into an ebb tide
by BarnacleBill
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: GPS speed V Through the water speed
Replies: 12
Views: 10341

GPS speed V Through the water speed

Hi all I can't quite get my head round this :D While sailing from Millport last weekend, my GPS displayed the boat speed as 4.3 knots, while the NASA Target Log with a clean paddle wheel displayed 2.2 knots sailing into the oncoming tide. I'm assuming the tide was running 2 knots (didn't bother to c...
by BarnacleBill
Fri May 22, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Holiday Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 2478

Holiday Weekend

I am about to head up to the boat for the weekend. Things to do are; Rig the jib sheets, outside / inside the shrouds? Will try both to see what's best. Get the outboard into the well, get it running. Might as well do the same with the tender's outboard. Check the electrics Clean the gunge off the h...
by BarnacleBill
Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Trailer near Oban?
Replies: 5
Views: 3631

Re: Trailer near Oban?

Can't help with the hire of a trailer I'm afraid. For the long term, you could consider getting hold of a caravan chassis that can be adapted to suit the boat quite cheaply.
by BarnacleBill
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Plastimo toilet not flushing
Replies: 5
Views: 2620

Re: Plastimo toilet not flushing

Actually thought about pouring in some warm water Wully, but wasn't sure if it would work. Will try that next time I'm up at the boat.
by BarnacleBill
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Plastimo toilet not flushing
Replies: 5
Views: 2620

Re: Plastimo toilet not flushing

Thanks guy's
I found some new parts still in their wrappers in a box, along with new parts for a Yamaha outboard. These parts look like they belong to the pump assembly according to the Jabasco website. Lets hope it's a clean easy fix :D
by BarnacleBill
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Plastimo toilet not flushing
Replies: 5
Views: 2620

Plastimo toilet not flushing

Hi gang. The Plastimo toilet on my new to me boat, is not sucking in water nor flushing. I checked the seacocks were open, and move the dry/wet lever. If the toilet is not used for a while, is it necessary to prime by filling the bowl with some water first? I am a bit reluctant to strip it down in c...
by BarnacleBill
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Thinking about this boat
Replies: 6
Views: 4892

Update

After considering many boats, I eventually bought the Dufour 1800 that was in very good condition. It was a bit over the budget I had set aside, but it ticked all the boxes and came with many accessories like, tender & outboard, cradle and a new head sail to name a few. I am looking forward to w...
by BarnacleBill
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Thinking about this boat
Replies: 6
Views: 4892

Re: Thinking about this boat

Cheers guy's and thanks for the info BoB
by BarnacleBill
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Thinking about this boat
Replies: 6
Views: 4892

Thinking about this boat

Toying with the idea of selling my Hurley 20 to get something bigger. Spotted a nice Dufour 1800 where I am berthed at Rhu Marina, but just a bit too much just now at £5200, but not saying no. Anyway, spotted this http://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kayaks-jet-skis/virgo-voyager-sailing-yacht/1096273380 ...
by BarnacleBill
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bilbo
Replies: 8
Views: 3456

Re: Bilbo

There's a few on there that I felt like winding up recently, but thought why bother :D

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