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by cpedw
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A Lesson for Nick
Replies: 0
Views: 90

A Lesson for Nick

I just passed an entertaining couple of hours trying to buy tickets on the Caledonian Sleeper.

I challenge all to give it a go. We had to resort to the telephone help line, which was exactly what it says on the tin.

If only Nick designed websites like that ... :wink:

Derek
by cpedw
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New buoys for Oban Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: New buoys for Oban Bay

I thought they had changed the lateral marks to cardinal ones to avoid confusing the occasional visitor who doesn't understand the direction of buoyage in Oban, so this might be a retrograde step. They did indeed round the Ferry Rocks in the SOund of Kerrera. That helped to make things clearer ther...
by cpedw
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New buoys for Oban Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 179

New buoys for Oban Bay

This Notice announces Seasonal Port & Stbd buoys (one of each) in the North Channel. They are also shown on the Code of Practice where the chartlet illustrates the locations. Both these documents show them as unlit but an evening in Eeusk was slightly disturbed by feeble flashing lights from th...
by cpedw
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Edinburgh's hotel bed shortage solved
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Edinburgh's hotel bed shortage solved

I knew a man who worked on her for a short period and he told a story about launching the buoys and their mooring gear. The buoy would be placed in the water and the anchor hung over the side with all the chain laid on the deck. The anchor would be released and as it and the chain accelerated, the ...
by cpedw
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Edinburgh's hotel bed shortage solved
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Edinburgh's hotel bed shortage solved

According to YBW, the NLB's Fingal will soon be a hotel with character (and cost I expect) in Leith. There's a very strange photo accompanying the news item on the PBO page. It seems to show a semi-submerged boat. http://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/03/PA-2...
by cpedw
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Pontoons
Replies: 6
Views: 2918

Re: Oban Pontoons

So, is the transit pontoon still there or is it on the road after last nights breeze? 5 months on and the pontoons are still there. The lifeboat has been using the breakwater pontoon all winter as the lifeboat berth is undergoing reconstruction. I did expect that at least the inside pontoonery woul...
by cpedw
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Radio Review
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Re: Radio Review

I got one like this from Tesco (not exactly the same) a few years ago. It's simple, it works, it's cheap, VHF, MW and LW. No DAB :thumbsup: :D .

Derek
by cpedw
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Gael Force own brand anti fouling paint
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Gael Force own brand anti fouling paint

Prior to Geoff's bulk purchase, I used it for several years. Not being a super fast wave skimming sort, I found it was thoroughly satisfactory and, prior to Geoff's any-colour-you-like-as-long-as-it's-blue scheme, more economical than anything else I could find.

Derek
by cpedw
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Eberpacher 701 Controller & 7 day timer
Replies: 0
Views: 440

Eberpacher 701 Controller & 7 day timer

This is Eber model 70100003, almost identical to the current 70110003. It can switch an Airtronic D2, D4 or D5 on and off at set times over 7 days. It also regulates temperature. It does not include a temperature sensor or diagnostic capability. Dates from 2001 but in full working order. Instruction...
by cpedw
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours
Replies: 6
Views: 1577

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: 1577

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: 1414

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: 3296

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: 3296

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: 30355

Re: Drinks

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

Seconded.

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