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by cpedw
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: RYA yachtmaster theory (on-line) recommendation:
Replies: 13
Views: 454

Re: RYA yachtmaster theory (on-line) recommendation:

claymore wrote:I was rather hoping to develop my skype techniques and do a bit of writing.
All is lost
Yes. Woman's Hour (radio 4 this morning) warned that a consequence of Covid will be lots of dreadful novels.
by cpedw
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Residential moorage.
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Residential moorage.

I don't have 1st hand experience but I did once think about it. There are some residential moorings and very few marinas. Demand for them is high so get your application in early to Scottish Canals.

Derek
by cpedw
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: A Change of Underpants Required After Entering Ardrossan Harbour
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Re: A Change of Underpants Required After Entering Ardrossan Harbour

Not so long ago ... The new pontoons were damaged but no yachts were affected (not sure if the pontoons were in use then).

Derek
by cpedw
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Backstay insulators
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Re: Backstay insulators

A strap wrench is my first thought but has probably been yours too. With sandpaper to improve the grip. If that doesn't do it, how about a locknut on the undone thread (when you get one end off!)? Put it back with a nut on, tighten the nut on the insulator, take off the 2nd end, then there are 2 fla...
by cpedw
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Nick's next project?
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Nick's next project?

McWester 26 for free
Or any other takers?

Clyde Puffer model
Less adventurous for the wealthy.
by cpedw
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay public meeting 4th February
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Re: Oban Bay public meeting 4th February

I was there. It was all very upbeat with progress reported though still a long way to go. I came across this press release on the RHYC site. I hope it's accessible from there; I can't find it on the Oban Harbour website! It gives a fair summary with extra news of the appointment of legal people - th...
by cpedw
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Second Sleep, Robert Harris
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: Second Sleep, Robert Harris

I just noticed that it's being read on Radio 4 at midday. Today is part 4 of 10.
by cpedw
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay public meeting 4th February
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Oban Bay public meeting 4th February

7pm, 4th February 2020, Argyllshire Gathering Halls, Breadalbane St, Oban PA34 5NZ. Oban Community Harbour Development Association (OCHDA) is holding a Public Meeting to address the future of Oban Bay. The meeting will report on progress of plans to run the bay as a Community Harbour Trust Port. Arg...
by cpedw
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Boaty contractors in the Oban area
Replies: 18
Views: 6177

Re: Boaty contractors in the Oban area

The good people of Creran Marine have issued an updated list for the New Year: GENERAL MARINE ENGINEERING Hilts Engineering 07799061357 Robert Desadler 07799143888 GRP, GELLCOAT REPAIRS, BOAT BUILDING, PAINT FINISHING Maclean Marine 07733017776 MacKenzie Marine 07867998382 OUTBOARD SERVICING AND REP...
by cpedw
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Is it the snow?
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Re: Is it the snow?

It's fixed! I wasn't noticing some new posts in a thread. :oops:

Derek
by cpedw
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Is it the snow?
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Is it the snow?

When I look at the "Board Index" page, any sections with unread posts show a red circular icon at the left hand edge. All read show in blue. Recently, the "Shooting the breeze" section has been showing red regardless of read or unread bits. All the others seem to be working as ex...
by cpedw
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where wuz Claymore?
Replies: 11
Views: 1693

Re: Where wuz Claymore?

DaveS wrote:I have to ask, why would anyone want to do this?

Because she can ?
by cpedw
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Wind Powered Charger / Shore Powered Charger - Black Wire Connection
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Re: Wind Powered Charger / Shore Powered Charger - Black Wire Connection

If you want the charging current to be measured then the black should be at the away-from-battery end of the shunt I think.

This is based on knowing nothing at all about your setup, but guessing that it's like most with the ammeter shunt in the battery negative line.

Derek
by cpedw
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: What will we talk about ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

What will we talk about ...

now that TOP is taking a day off?

Derek
by cpedw
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Connel Bridge reduced clearance
Replies: 1
Views: 2531

Re: Connel Bridge reduced clearance

It seems September was optimistic but there are signs today that work is about to start. I wonder if the finish date will be put back 2 months too.

Derek

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