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Thanks Pete I've got alternative power sources so am OK - I was just wondering from a very non-technical perspective whether the red jobbie that I can plug my phone into for a charge would do for the handheld vhf. Hows things and hows the Micro? No worries - I dug the device out and it has a switch...
- Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:32 pm
- Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
- Topic: I never realised
- Replies: 37
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I really don't know what all the bother is about. I have been in and out of Oban North Channel several times over the last several years and not had any problem. OK I have listened to the VHF for a bit before casting off from where ever, and set off in the knowledge that I had a good time to escape...
- Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:18 pm
- Forum: Gear and Gadgets
- Topic: New anchor chain and stuff.
- Replies: 5
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I have sailed a Jeanneau with an electric windlass - I vaguely remember that the hand control was loose(maybe on a wire) but kept in the anchor locker. All well and good until the anchor locker becomes full of water and then you discover that the control isn't as waterproof as it should be so you sp...
I still go there a lot, but post little. There are too many people with tunnel vision. Too many threads like: I have £10k to spend. Spend 5 - you'll need 5 to improve it. You need to spend 15. Buy my boat - it's worth one but you can have it for 10 Have you any qualifications Sail with mates and don...
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...
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...
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.
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.