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by Yotter
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Another Dilemma
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Another Dilemma

Alternatively, to save some pennies why not consider going for a lower spec liferaft. Unless you are coded for charter work etc and not going far off shore, what about a non ISO lifetraft. There are plenty of 4 man rafts for under £600 or around £700 for a 6 man.
by Yotter
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Fender board
Replies: 9
Views: 2699

Re: Fender board

That's where I got mine a few years ago, a spot of varnish keeps it from going dark.
Angus
by Yotter
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Antares charts
Replies: 19
Views: 4422

Re: Antares charts

Bob, I have mine working in Window 7, but it is a bit of a faff organising the folders so that MM can find the various chart types. I think that I also had to purchase the Import Third Party Maps licence ad on which was about £20 or so, it was a while ago so not sure. Sorry I cannot be more helpful....
by Yotter
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Seil / Puilladobhrain / T&T
Replies: 1
Views: 3362

Re: Seil / Puilladobhrain / T&T

Great pub:-) Was in for dinner last Saturday and was very pleased to hear that the pub, having been up for sale is in (what sounds to me) as good ownership. Pleased to find 2 very Fyne ales on tap too. Sounds like the new owners are not planning drastic changes which is very good news to us (as occa...
by Yotter
Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Crinan Canal Price Hike
Replies: 3
Views: 3930

Re: Crinan Canal Price Hike

I was not having a go at the Canal or the Staff. I have used and enjoyed the passage for many years, originally with my parents from a very early age. I find the transit very sociable also and a band of helpers usually turn up to help. and I agree with the comment "use it or lose it". I re...
by Yotter
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Crinan Canal Price Hike
Replies: 3
Views: 3930

Crinan Canal Price Hike

I wonder has anyone else noticed the hike in transit licences for the Crinan Canal. Or are all you chaps flush and I am just being a bit mean:-(. Last year I paid something like £100 for a 34 foot boat, this year it is just short of £160. This compares to just over £200 for the Cally Canal, seems a ...
by Yotter
Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: What are your great plans for 2015?
Replies: 13
Views: 11703

Re: What are your great plans for 2015?

Shakedown this weekend, not going far, perhaps have a peek at the new Woodfarm Rock Perch tomorrow then retreat to Rothesay. Planning to regroup to summer berth in Craobh later in May. And hopefully, Orkneys after West Highland Week, the returning through the Cally Canal.
Angus
by Yotter
Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: First cuckoo
Replies: 1
Views: 2056

Re: First cuckoo

Does cuckoo relate to early antifouling or just boating in general. Been in for a week now, so feeling smug:-). Wish the snow would stop!
Angus
by Yotter
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Theft Warning
Replies: 1
Views: 1841

Re: Theft Warning

Sahona, Many thanks for the warning. I now, as a matter of course, padlock the outboard to the boat. Its only a deterrent of course, the annoying people will still get an outboard if they are prepared and determined. I would advise everyone to take a note of any serial numbers, as the Police and Ins...
by Yotter
Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Orkney - how long?
Replies: 7
Views: 8135

Re: Orkney - how long?

Geoff, I am also considering a trip to Orkney in August, and around 2 weeks is all I can really afford. I am based at Craobh, so have a bit of a head start on you. I am keen to return via the Cally canal so I can tick that off as well, I have driven along it so many times that I fancy a passage:-). ...
by Yotter
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Oban Marina
Replies: 9
Views: 4135

Re: Oban Marina

Hello all I visited Oban marina in July to fuel up. Contact was made via HHF to ensure they had diesel (been there before), have known then to have none available on previous occasions. Fuel was no problem, but was keen to water up since heading for western isles , no water by hose, this had to be d...
by Yotter
Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: It's a Jungle Out There
Replies: 3
Views: 4161

Re: It's a Jungle Out There

Too easy!
Glenuig:-)
:D
by Yotter
Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Glenuig moorings
Replies: 7
Views: 4932

Re: Glenuig moorings

Yes I agree. We were in there for the first time at the beginning of the month. I recall that the perch is at the inshore end of the large reef, this seemed to be counterintuitive. The smaller reef to the east also seems very close to one of the moorings, this may benefit from a perch also, at the o...
by Yotter
Tue May 13, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: iphone chartplotter
Replies: 3
Views: 3712

Re: iphone chartplotter

Hi, I use MM and Antares charts on a netbook (windows 7) and also an anchient HP/Compaq iPAQ which works very well, and fits nicely in my pocket. I believe that the MM licence restricts it use to 2 devices (i guess 2 is multiple!). I have 2 fixed plotters on the boat also, Raymarine and Garman, but ...
by Yotter
Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Antares charts on an iPad
Replies: 5
Views: 3943

Re: Antares charts on an iPad

Nick, I have them installed and use them with Memory Map European Edition Version 5.4.2 Build 1089. Memory Map licensing is more complex than it was a wee while ago. Click on Help, Licence Management.....you should have "Import 3rd Party maps" with a status of Full, No expiration. I recall...

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