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by trev
Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: A possible health thing.
Replies: 19
Views: 14588

Re: A possible health thing.

Retiring is easy. I've done it 3 times. Retired at 50 - and started my own business, Travelled thousands of mile - Africa and the middle East, and retired again at 60 - Lasted 8 weeks and I got a job with County Council. They threw me out at 65 and SWMBO put her foot down - and produced a long list ...
by trev
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Yellow thing near Sanda- big black beast in Brodick!
Replies: 4
Views: 6479

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

Hmmm - man on lee side of wheel stood with his hands in his pockets.
by trev
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Moorings
Replies: 16
Views: 7245

Re: Moorings

So many potential problems. I will have to use Plan B - Pay a professional to install the mooring, make sure the boat is insured to live on a mooring and if any of the possible disasters occurs, including 3rd party claims - let the insurers worry about it. Its all far too complicated for me to worry...
by trev
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Vhf Radio
Replies: 8
Views: 7051

Re: Vhf Radio

Perhaps worth giving a thought about what to do if the reading is too high, that is of course having decided how high is too high. If the wireless works - ie if you can talk to people on the thing - I would suggest the best thing to do would be nothing.
by trev
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Moorings
Replies: 16
Views: 7245

Re: Moorings

It is always possible that by following the official routes you do inadvertently put yourself at odds with the locals who may have managed happily without such formalities and may not wish the evil eye of Mordor, or Crown Estates as they like to be known, to swing in their direction. If in doubt, a...
by trev
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Moorings
Replies: 16
Views: 7245

Re: Moorings

Be assured I have no intention of doing a bothched job of this (don't know where you got the idea I was) I have exchanged e-mails with a very nice lady at Fort William Yacht Club and once I find a buyer for my house and confirm purchase of the Scottish house I will have them go ahead and fix a moori...
by trev
Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Displacement
Replies: 2
Views: 3122

Displacement

Does anyone know a simple way of measuring, or better still calculating, the displacement of a boat?
by trev
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Moorings
Replies: 16
Views: 7245

Re: Moorings

I take a slightly different position. It is my intention to move to Scotland to live and what I do not want to do is to start off by putting myself in a situation at odds with local practice and local people. Having looked at some documentation surrounding mooring. it is, to me, unnecessarily comple...
by trev
Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Moorings
Replies: 16
Views: 7245

Re: Moorings

I've been on the Fort William Yacht Club site and they seem to have the process nailed down, they don,t mention how much it costs - but I can always dip in SWMBO's purse if its a bit expensive. All I need now is someone to buy my house. We've just changed estate agent so fingers crossed. If I read i...
by trev
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Moorings
Replies: 16
Views: 7245

Re: Moorings

Laying an individual mooring is exactly what I am intending to do. I would like to do the thing properly if I can. If it costs a few pounds then I'll pay (not happily, I'm a Yorkshireman) - It can't cost as much as a years marina fees (which appear to be almost double what I pay Royal Quays on the T...
by trev
Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Moorings
Replies: 16
Views: 7245

Moorings

I have twice in recent weeks e-mailed Marine Scotland with questions about installing a mooring. I have yet to receive any response. Is this normal? Have they closed for the summer to go sailing? All I want is information, I'm not actually asking them to do more than answer a question. Does'nt seem ...
by trev
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Home sweet Home
Replies: 8
Views: 3586

Re: Home sweet Home

It IS the sea - well a sea loch anyway. Maritime Mobile is on the cards but not signed off yet by SWMBO. One battle at a time - softly - softly...................... Of course its only there for emergencies in those wild and lonely waters.
by trev
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Home sweet Home
Replies: 8
Views: 3586

Re: Home sweet Home

Ha - You have not taken into account the subtlety and depth of my perfidy. The house SWMBO wants is custom designed for HF radio and aerial erection. Long length of garden and plenty of wooden antenna supports (AKA trees). Although altitude is important for VHF - earthing is vital to HF operation. T...
by trev
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Home sweet Home
Replies: 8
Views: 3586

Re: Home sweet Home

Yes, you're right of course. Logical argument and reason is a complete waste of breath. After 37 years I ought to know better.
by trev
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Vhf Radio
Replies: 8
Views: 7051

Re: Vhf Radio

I agree with Sahona. Its too easy to be too purist in this area. An SWR meter will give you a good enough indication of the system being OK or duff. The actual output might not be accurate, but that doesn't matter. But then don't expect to get a lot of use from it. I have several radio transmitters...

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