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by Arghiro
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: Someone to engrave a headstone
Replies: 7
Views: 6395

Re: Someone to engrave a headstone

I carved a house name on a slab of slate once. It's not hard to cut, mark it out with chalk until you like what you have & then carve away with whatever you have. I think I may have used a screwdriver or a bit of stainless rod. After I had carved out the name, I filled in the letters with white ...
by Arghiro
Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Yachts on moorings - etiquette
Replies: 14
Views: 4602

Re: Yachts on moorings - etiquette

As a fellow R32 owner (not that its relevant!) heres my thoughts. I would have picked it up and left it in the cockpit if it was safe and convenient to do so. Don't think I would have bothered with a note. Be convenient I mean that as I often sail single handed if I had full sail up I doubt if I wo...
by Arghiro
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Anyone out?
Replies: 18
Views: 5693

Re: Anyone out?

Big tides next week & Sea Rush is on a new quayside berth so I will be babysitting her thro at least one tide & may go for a little potter later. I am also considering having a look at setting up a couple of oak pads on the transom for davits. I've had them for a few years now, but hate dril...
by Arghiro
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: Keep your top pocket
Replies: 8
Views: 12728

Re: Keep your top pocket

When I did that while tying off the aft mooring warp, it fell out, one bounce on the aft deck & splosh into 6' of water. I never even found it again, even after the tide went out. :( Not a good idea to have it in you back pocket either, especially when boarding the dinghy in light surf & you...
by Arghiro
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Survey for insurance purposes
Replies: 25
Views: 6286

Re: Survey for insurance purposes

I realise I am a little late in the day joining this thread, but I too am of the opinion that boats with rigs built like a brick outhouse & sailed on family picnics tend not to lose their masts that often. My aged Westerly has short fat masts & heavy rigging and is still healthy @ 41 years o...
by Arghiro
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Acid Rain or what?
Replies: 5
Views: 2836

Re: Acid Rain or what?

I once had my hull speckled with hundreds of small welding sparks by one guy working on his boat upwind of mine. Absolute beggar to get rid of them, there are still some turn up now & again, 20 years on.
by Arghiro
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Warm Whisky In The Morning
Replies: 4
Views: 4127

Re: Warm Whisky In The Morning

An Island friend & myself, travelling in Northern Slovakia some years ago shortly before the two countries split, came across a shop with bottles of "Scotch" called "Old Cock" - in English. I think the 70cl bottle cost us something like £1.50p, slightly dearer than the local ...
by Arghiro
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: I finally cracked today ...
Replies: 21
Views: 4424

Re: I finally cracked today ...

. Our Spade doesn't fit on the bow roller. We carry it hooked over the pulpit and bungied in place. It means it is a bit of a faff unbungie-ing it and feeding it under the pulpit prior to anchoring and vice versa on departure, but you would get used to it and for us I guess the unstowing and stowin...
by Arghiro
Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Spam attacks!
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Re: Spam attacks!

Thank you kindly for your valiant efforts, & lang may yer lum reek.

Cor, your language is weirder than them Yacky Da guys where I sail. :tiphat:
by Arghiro
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Spam attacks!
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Spam attacks!

Woa, I thought the site had livened up a bit, but it all turns out to be a load of spam.

C'mon Nick get off ya butt & kill it all, your defences have been breached, or is it your breeches need defending?
by Arghiro
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Poll - hitting rocks
Replies: 3
Views: 3231

Re: Poll - hitting rocks

Never hit any on the Scottish west coast so had to post "no" But I have hit dozens (& a few wrecks too) around N Wales. As pointed out on the other thread, your tiny tides make it a lot easier to anchor near rocks without hitting them. When there is a 11m range & strong currents, o...
by Arghiro
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: The rocks are growling this year
Replies: 7
Views: 4559

Re: The rocks are growling this year

Folk placing too much faith in their chart plotters? Ardfern always has a good selection of boats in for keel pan surgery- one boat had only been sailed by its new owner for 6.5 hours...that's gotta hurt. I'm sure that they create a feeling of confidence that isn't really justified in many cases. A...
by Arghiro
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Timber Ship aground 2.5M South of Tobermoray.
Replies: 18
Views: 5154

Re: Timber Ship aground 2.5M South of Tobermoray.

So no free distribution of wood to the locals then? As happened darn sarf a few years back.
by Arghiro
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Fleeces with confusing "inside pockets"
Replies: 3
Views: 1930

Re: Fleeces with confusing "inside pockets"

(snip) My point is that it seemed my fleas had inside pockets, but in fact they are the exterior pouch pockets tacked in one place to the interior of the jacket - creating an interior pocket with open sides. (snip). I believe you can get powders to get rid of them. But I would be paying them or let...
by Arghiro
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: This time of the year
Replies: 10
Views: 3478

Re: This time of the year

Well I retired years ago & get even less time on the boat than ever. Too many family commitments now as the beggars think I have nowt else to do but help them out . . .

It is nice to be able to help & to see the G-kids, but it would also be nice to have a bit more me time too.

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