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by Pete Cooper
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: Parking Tip
Replies: 0
Views: 1259

Parking Tip

When approaching your berth, and have just used reverse to stop the boat, don't be overenthusiastic when selecting neutral. It is easy to over shoot and drop it into forward so by the time you have stepped ashore the boat is doing what seems to be about 20 knots and getting the stern line on quickly...
by Pete Cooper
Thu May 17, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Antifoul prep
Replies: 1
Views: 1110

Antifoul prep

Can anybody recommend what grade of sandpaper I should use to key the surface of my hull and keel, after scraping and before Primocon?
by Pete Cooper
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 6838

Re: The needs are drawing in

I see Nancy Blackets are closing - any closing down bargains there?
by Pete Cooper
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Phone GPS in Car
Replies: 2
Views: 1727

Phone GPS in Car

I was out and about and was wondering if it is legal to use a smartphone as a GPS system in the car. I could set everything before setting off, and have it lying on the passenger seat and listen to the dulcet tones of whoever telling me where to go. My concern that is that I believe it is illegal to...
by Pete Cooper
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Printer Cartridge
Replies: 0
Views: 4072

Free Printer Cartridge

Brand new, still sealed in its plastic pouch, a Canon Pixma 510 black cartridge. Free to anyone who can use it. Postage at cost is all I want.
by Pete Cooper
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: Black Fish
Replies: 0
Views: 4931

Black Fish

Has anybody got a copy of Black Fish by Sam Llewellyn that they don't want?
by Pete Cooper
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Sestrel Radiant
Replies: 0
Views: 4146

Sestrel Radiant

I have a Sestrel Radiant hand bearing compass for sale. It seems to be a decent piece of kit in nice condition. It is for sale because it is too heavy for my wee boat. I am looking for something in the region of £75 which I am told is very reasonable. I can e-mail pictures if you are interested.
by Pete Cooper
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: I wish someone would say something
Replies: 5
Views: 5003

Re: I wish someone would say something

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by Pete Cooper
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Kip Boat Show
Replies: 10
Views: 3362

Re: Kip Boat Show

ash wrote:Pete - Do you have any background information / insider knowledge on this one?


No - I saw that she looked OK and was cheap - I did wonder if there are issues with the engine or something else fairly costly.
by Pete Cooper
Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Kip Boat Show
Replies: 10
Views: 3362

Re: Kip Boat Show

I was there Friday and Saturday ... might pop along this afternoon. I am not in the market for a boat but thought that there were some that looked like bargains - A Moody 31 for just over £19k is the cheapest I have seen by far and it looks OK - I guess it needs a new engine or some other major work...
by Pete Cooper
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Jib Sheets
Replies: 13
Views: 8300

Re: Jib Sheets

Just a wee update ... I tried a figure of 8 each side of the clew and it worked but didn't look right and I was concerned that the clew had a few inches to slide on the sheet at each tack and might have caused premature wear so I have reverted to a cow hitch as suggested. My jibs are hanked on but a...
by Pete Cooper
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?
Replies: 26
Views: 10836

Re: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?

My brother spent a lot of money with BEE at Kip and must have been satisfied as he went back several times for further work.
by Pete Cooper
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Theft heads-up Ayrshire
Replies: 1
Views: 4471

Re: Theft heads-up Ayrshire

by Pete Cooper
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Balloch Dodgers
Replies: 41
Views: 15964

Re: Balloch Dodgers

. And - is there anywhere at Kip, Largs, Rhu etc. or elsewhere around Glasgow that ads could profitably be posted? It might be worth contacting Falkirkdan - he could circulate details through Kip Cruising Club. Kip have a noticeboard but I don't know the rules about putting stuff on there but there...
by Pete Cooper
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Hand bearing compass
Replies: 9
Views: 6772

Re: Hand bearing compass

I have an elderly in good nick that I want to sell. Please pm me if interested.

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