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by Jonas
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: South and west of Islay?
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: South and west of Islay?

Had some cracking sails down the West of Jura and Islay making good times with the tide.
One time anchored in Port na Haven and the tide rushing between the islands held us stern to a bitterly cold wind.
Like anything pick the weather and work the tides, and enjoy the Atlantic swell!
by Jonas
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Free to a good home
Replies: 2
Views: 2720

Re: Free to a good home

Reminds me, we sailed round Shetland this year with charts of 1972 vintage. Rocks hadn't moved but the buoyage was a bit different.
by Jonas
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: ProAIS2
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Re: ProAIS2

In engineering terminology, RTFM is the final and last resort of any fault-finding and repair process only to be considered once all other options have been tried unsuccessfully. Usually undertaken once the faulty system has been stripped down to base components spread across the bench, some of whic...
by Jonas
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Round Mull
Replies: 44
Views: 13803

Re: Round Mull

Ruadh is the new dubh.
by Jonas
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Yellow thing near Sanda- big black beast in Brodick!
Replies: 4
Views: 5223

Re: Yellow thing near Sanda- big black beast in Brodick!

Some kind of update if anyone's interested, the turbine has been sat on the quay at Campbeltown for 6 months. Not sure if it's going back in or if so when.
Renewable energy, saving the world...
by Jonas
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Yellow thing near Sanda- big black beast in Brodick!
Replies: 4
Views: 5223

Re: Yellow thing near Sanda- big black beast in Brodick!

It is a tidal turbine 'prototype' and has been at that angle for well over a year. It sat on Campbeltown quay for 6 months or more before being towed around and then finding their balance calculations were a bit out. So far as I know it has yet to produce an amp, not even sure if the cable is sorted...
by Jonas
Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Easter Moorings
Replies: 3
Views: 3080

Re: Easter Moorings

ALSO - Carradale strops have reportedly been steam cleaned, so forget the mussels!
by Jonas
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Easter Moorings
Replies: 3
Views: 3080

Re: Easter Moorings

UPDATE - there are now mooring strops with blue pick-up buoys on the SC Visitors Moorings.
by Jonas
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Easter Moorings
Replies: 3
Views: 3080

Re: Easter Moorings

Hello to all. I've been looking at Blue Moment for years, just decided to join. Readers of Scuttlebutt may be familiar with my recent work winding up the seahorse botherers on the South coast. There are 4 moorings at Carradale, I believe they have been left in all winter so unless the strops have be...

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