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by Ocklepoint
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: If you are feeling generous
Replies: 0
Views: 692

If you are feeling generous

Round Rockall Rival Rally. Some of us plan to sail round Rockall this summer. I'm using it as a platform to raise a bit of money for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. Please click on the link below, have a little read; there's a link to the EMCT that will give you all the information you may need. A...
by Ocklepoint
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinking in the balmy south
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Re: Drinking in the balmy south

JeffNev wrote:I much prefer Southampton and Cowes week, not a fan of the London one.


I'm sailing during the summer.
Not much boating to be done in early January
I enjoyed my boaty day out in the smoke
by Ocklepoint
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: South and west of Islay?
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: South and west of Islay?

Thanks for the information and advice: it sounds quite a daunting place.
by Ocklepoint
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: South and west of Islay?
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

South and west of Islay?

I'm thinking of an anti clockwise circumnavigation of Islay next summer.........oh the dreams!

A glance at the chart is a bit frightening, strong tides, overfalls, big waves off both the Rhinns and the Mull of Oa.

Has anyone been round that way?

Any advice, warnings..............?

Thanks
by Ocklepoint
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 4049

Re: The needs are drawing in

It's for Avy-J, for Biscay and the Portuguese coast. Done it in fog twice and said never again. No radar. Scary indeed. Maybe the nastiest is crossing the Ushant Finisterre shipping lane at the very shallow angle to the course from the Scillies/L"s End to A Corunna. Nasty at night, it would be...
by Ocklepoint
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours
Replies: 6
Views: 1782

Re: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours

What's the tide doing over Hogmanay? If it were a calm evening/night you might have enough water to lie alongside the pier just to the north of the ferry slip on the west side. Doubt that anyone would bother you. Handy for the pub.
by Ocklepoint
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 4049

Re: The needs are drawing in

Yes. If you have a Vespermarine AIS receiver/transponder https://www2.vespermarine.com/xb8000-ais-transponder it will put out a wireless signal that iSailor http://www.isailor.us/ will display on your iPad . . . and of course if you have a spare £789 But that includes a transponder. I suppose the w...
by Ocklepoint
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 4049

Re: The needs are drawing in

Yes. If you have a Vespermarine AIS receiver/transponder https://www2.vespermarine.com/xb8000-ais-transponder it will put out a wireless signal that iSailor http://www.isailor.us/will display on your iPad
by Ocklepoint
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinking in the balmy south
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Re: Drinking in the balmy south

London, £20 each way on the train (older person), family to stay with in the Smoke, free entrance to show (RYA member)

Easy
by Ocklepoint
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinking in the balmy south
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Re: Drinking in the balmy south

My previous set of doilies was rather ruined..............replacements required
by Ocklepoint
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinking in the balmy south
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Drinking in the balmy south

I plan to be at the London Boat Show on Friday 12th Jan..............anyone likely to be there to join me for a beer?
by Ocklepoint
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 4049

Re: The needs are drawing in

I have a plotter (or two) on "Hirta" and an iPad running iSailor, Navionics, Admiralty and Antares. The iPad is the more useful. It probably uses a few more amps but I've never been short of them (200 watts of solar into a 200Amphr battery bank) The readable in the sun issue has never been...
by Ocklepoint
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Hatched in the Doric
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Re: Hatched in the Doric

Come on Rival sailors: your boat can do it. So can you. Come and join us. First round in Stormyway is on me.

Paul
R34 Hirta
by Ocklepoint
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Edinburgh’s new luxury marina
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

Re: Edinburgh’s new luxury marina

As a very Corinthian denizen of the Middle Pier (Granton for those that don't know) I welcome any development to our lamentable facilities. Should it ever come to pass, and there have been multiple metropolitan marinas mooted in the past, it would offer more choice to Edinburgh boaters. Like others ...
by Ocklepoint
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 120
Views: 31079

Re: Drinks

DaveS wrote:Of the dates suggested above suiting Silkie & Ken, I could make 25/11, 8/12, and 9/12. (I'm assuming Edinburgh, rather than Oban.)


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