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by cpedw
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours

Balnagowan is a bit restricted by a mooring in the bay, though still usable I think.

Derek
by cpedw
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours

We once stopped on the north side, which I think is the most practical spot to be close to the village, for a lunch break. It was straightforward to anchor though there are are a few moorings. It seemed like it would be OK in settled southerly weather. Definitely not the place to be in any sort of n...
by cpedw
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Nancy Black's is closed
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Nancy Black's is closed

I blame the designers of shopping websites. :shock:

Derek
by cpedw
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: SC5616 - a disappointment
Replies: 13
Views: 2439

Re: SC5616 - a disappointment

Have you looked at the pdfs of updates for small craft folios? For 5611 and 5616 they are 20-odd pages of tedium, including significant stretches of crossings-out. I don't find winter that dull. Does anyone know how to tell when there has been a change to the updates? The page https://www.admiralty....
by cpedw
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: SC5616 - a disappointment
Replies: 13
Views: 2439

Re: SC5616 - a disappointment

News from UKHO: "You contacted us in June regarding ADMIRALTY Leisure Folio SC5616, and the missing panel 5616.3C Inner Loch Nevis. You may be interested to know that a new edition is being published in February and the panel has been included within the next edition. Have a lovely weekend. UKH...
by cpedw
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 120
Views: 26904

Re: Drinks

Nick wrote:.
Might I suggest the Oban Inn as a venue?

Seconded.
by cpedw
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Temporary obstacle in Connel Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Temporary obstacle in Connel Bay

There is (currently) no intention to have a permanent installation at Connel, though the Falls of Lora impresses me with the power on display. The people doing it have said that they are trialling their new design of turbine platform which they hope to sell in SE Asia for use in river estuaries. The...
by cpedw
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Temporary obstacle in Connel Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Temporary obstacle in Connel Bay

This link https://www.dropbox.com/s/2i599y060ad884r/SME_PLAT-I_Connel%20Poster_23102017.pdf?dl=0 describes a tidal turbine that's scheduled to be in Connel Bay November and December.

I won't be out and about then, but someone might be?
by cpedw
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where's this anchorage?
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: Where's this anchorage?

I'll stick my neck out: Loch Tamnavay on Harris? I've only been once but it was a memorable visit as the throttle cable snapped as we anchored. Simple enough to finish the anchoring but rather remote for acquiring a replacement.

Derek
by cpedw
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Don't try to make a sprayhood
Replies: 9
Views: 2065

Re: Don't try to make a sprayhood

But it's the only way to guarantee that real fire effect.

Derek
by cpedw
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Pontoons
Replies: 5
Views: 1997

Oban Pontoons

I hear the new pontoons by the North pier are now officially open. Just in time for West Highland Week so the construction cost should be covered by Friday :wink:

I don't know what they charge or who collects the fees. Anybody know?

Derek
by cpedw
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: SWR meter
Replies: 1
Views: 1556

SWR meter

Having suffered from slowly failing VHF aerials several (at least 2) times, still receiving OK and not aware that I'm unable to transmit more than a 100 yards, I decided to investigate SWR meters. I found this on the web and decided to give it a try. Mostly very cheap components; the meters were the...
by cpedw
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: SC5616 - a disappointment
Replies: 13
Views: 2439

Re: SC5616 - a disappointment

cpedw wrote: To quote Lynne Truss, "That is a disgrace."

I've just been corrected on TOP; Not Lynne (the punctuation expert) but Liz Truss (the government's cheese spokesman of the time). :oops:
by cpedw
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: SC5616 - a disappointment
Replies: 13
Views: 2439

Re: SC5616 - a disappointment

claymore wrote:Troublemaker :)

Well you'll know better than several on here how the arrival of the state pension (last Wednesday :D ) burdens one with the duty to keep these government departments in line. It's an uphill struggle at UKHO. Argyll council were a lot more amenable.

Derek
by cpedw
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: SC5616 - a disappointment
Replies: 13
Views: 2439

SC5616 - a disappointment

Last month I bought a copy of SC5616, the Ardnamurchan to Shiants lesiure folio (2nd edition). I was seriously disappointed when I got the the narrows in Loch Nevis. The chart stops there. No coverage of the eastern part of Loch Nevis past 5deg 36.86W. That's about 3 miles of loch uncharted. It's es...

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