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by marisca
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: Anti-fouling - bulk purchase again anyone?

You are a glutton for punishment!
by marisca
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Sailing from Edinburgh
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Sailing from Edinburgh

Gourock. Bus to Buchanan St, next stance is for Gourock, takes ~2 hours. Or ~1.5 hours by car.
by marisca
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Millport
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Millport

Spent Thursday night hiding in Millport Bay while the wind howled. Very comfortable in an easterly helped by the new junks on the buoys - no more guddling with a rope. RNLI and CG seemed to be pulling a centre cockpit AWB off the Cumbrae shore when I moved again on Friday. The Largs channel was runn...
by marisca
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Straits of Hormuz - a solution
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Straits of Hormuz - a solution

The Mod-plod have a 100% success rate at preventing small boats from molesting HM Nuke Subs. Why not send them out to harass the Iranians instead of us?
by marisca
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: I know who this is!
Replies: 12
Views: 843

Re: I know who this is!

Would you have us believe that you offered your services to the RNLI as a practice casualty? Not quite, I was very pleased to see them but they did have a new crewman on board for his first training sail who got a lot more than he expected. The problem was a clear plastic Fish Food bag round one bl...
by marisca
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: I know who this is!
Replies: 12
Views: 843

Re: I know who this is!

I believe he has but that might have caused distress to his nearest and dearest.
by marisca
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: I know who this is!
Replies: 12
Views: 843

Re: I know who this is!

I believe he was sailing and intending to spend the night out but the Portree boat was on exercise and the offer was made and accepted.
by marisca
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Is My Knox Broken?
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Is My Knox Broken?

Anchored last night in the Otter Pool. Previously, with my trusty Chinese copy CQR copious quantities of mud came aboard when I hoisted the thing. This time with a Knox it came up almost completely clean. I hadn't budged since I dropped the thing so presumably it works but there's something wrong, i...
by marisca
Wed May 22, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Round Mull Race 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Round Mull Race 2019

It's a wonderful weekend - I highly recommend it. Unfortunately, or very fortunately depending how you look at it, and in spite of my youthful demeanor, I have a daughter celebrating her 40th birthday that weekend. A 3-line whip has been issued and, despite the precedents from the Tory party in the ...
by marisca
Mon May 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: SIPR 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1806

Re: SIPR 2019

I think I can now admit to pangs of jealously as I watched the fleet make it out of Oban Bay. Sad to watch Geoff sail off with MY runners. Compared to other years this one appeared benign - I'm sure I remember F5/6 beating all the way in freezing rain, runners clutching buckets. If I'd only known in...
by marisca
Fri May 10, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: SIPR 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1806

Re: SIPR 2019

I regret Marisca is not entered. I have had a knee replaced and it's a little too soon for that possible exertion. Geoff Crowley is escorting Marisca's ladies this year but I will be at Oban doing the boat scrutineering so stand by to have your bits inspected.
by marisca
Fri May 10, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: SIPR 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1806

Re: SIPR 2019

I regret Marisca is not entered. I have had a knee replaced and it's a little too soon for that possible exertion. Geoff Crowley is escorting Marisca's ladies this year but I will be at Oban doing the boat scrutineering so stand by to have your bits inspected.
by marisca
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Diesel runaway
Replies: 11
Views: 1338

Re: Diesel runaway

Then there is the backward running donk spewing black smoke out the air intake.
by marisca
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: LED Flares
Replies: 14
Views: 1849

Re: LED Flares

Strange thing - buying something you hope you'll never use but there we go The good ship Marisca is full of such things - lifejackets, flares, EPIRB, life raft, horseshoe buoys, dan buoy, spare anchor, spare dinghy pump, first aid kit, lots of spare bits and pieces, spare fuel, emergency aerial, an...

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