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by Greenmantle
Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Knots, bends, hitches and ropework
Replies: 3
Views: 1409

Re: Knots, bends, hitches and ropework

Have a look at Des Pawson's website - Footrope Knots. In addition to his own works, he
has a fair selection of Knot Tying books.

by Greenmantle
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Carbon
Replies: 14
Views: 3727

Re: Carbon

My dad's first car was a Hillman Minx Shooting Brake EVJ 918 My first was a Hillman Husky but I can't remember the number. One thing I do remember is the first weekend I owned it - 4 of us headed off to Ingliston car racing and went into Edinburgh afterwards. Halfway into town I came upon the first ...
by Greenmantle
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Ah'm Black affrontit
Replies: 14
Views: 6789

Re: Ah'm Black affrontit

In our small rural primary school in the '50s, we had an older teacher who, in response to a childs' answer in the venacular, would simply say "now Tom, how do we say that in school" As a result, most of the kids left there Bi-lingual - out side anything goes, in school it was perfectly go...
by Greenmantle
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: Woosh
Replies: 1
Views: 2255


If you'd rather not hasten an already receding hairline, don't try to
start a bonfire with petrol :oops:

by Greenmantle
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Maw Broon 'racist'
Replies: 16
Views: 5804

Re: Maw Broon 'racist'

My daughter tells me that Blackboards are now Chalkboards. Presumably this was
brought about by PC Brigade. It really is getting beyond belief.

by Greenmantle
Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Leeway
Replies: 12
Views: 3328

Not forgetting their cousin Anka Ah Way
by Greenmantle
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Am I a Luddite ?
Replies: 15
Views: 5184

No, I don't think so. It's Luddite to reject them out of hand, but if you look at them in the context of your home area and the type of sailing you do,
then to decide they are of no benefit and don't enhance your sailing enough to justify them,
that's just sensible, not Luddite.
by Greenmantle
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Replies: 2
Views: 1498

We have recently returned from sailing with friends in Croatia. We sailed over from Pula and had 3-days in Venice. We didn't sail at all within the lagoon - motored throughout. We berthed in the Sta Elena marina - busy, but clean and quiet at night. It is an easy 15 min stroll to the Vaporetto stati...
by Greenmantle
Thu May 29, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Soil disposal
Replies: 10
Views: 5135

Not quite Soil Disposal, but many years ago, madam noticed the soil level in a flower bed was low. On her way down the lane she saw a neighbour digging foundations for a garage and asked if she could have a bucket of soil for the garden. No problem, I'll bring it round. When she returned from the sh...
by Greenmantle
Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: That's that then
Replies: 6
Views: 2110

Total sympathy with your predicament, Nick. We are kind of in the same position, but with 3 cats. Trouble is they are farm cats and live in the stables. This is OK for W/E's away when they get dry food and catch their own main course. But a week or more away is a real problem - catching them to go t...
by Greenmantle
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The Other Place
Replies: 1
Views: 1576


On a recent occasional return visit there, I noticed a bun-fight developing out of a perfectly innocent post concerning the release of French sailors and the capture of the pirates. A tongue-in-cheek post about the pirates ending up in the UK as asylum seekers, claiming benefit etc sparked off a fla...
by Greenmantle
Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Do you realise . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 2042

Drying harbours

Tayport harbour in NE Fife has around 1.5m at MLWS I believe, but I don't know what facilities it has.
Also, Dundee is supposed to be developing a marina. I don't know
how far this has got, but I have seen a mast or two in one of the
basins when heading to the Tay Road Bridge.


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