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by marisca
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway

Much too far from the Crit!
by marisca
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anchor winch woes
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Anchor winch woes

Stripped the thing and found water ingress though quite how baffles me all the seals seemed to be intact inside its plastic box. The bottom brush had obviously been lying in a puddle and the spring and support had corroded to the point where it fell off when I touched it. Another of the brushes had ...
by marisca
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 19
Views: 929

Re: Where is it?

Looks like a perfectly good wind for using the flappy things.
by marisca
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Forth and Clyde this year?
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Forth and Clyde this year?

From https://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/news/bridge-restrictions-operational-changes/ " Update 12 October 2018 Following the £1.625 million of additional funding from the Scottish Government, we are now able to carry out the works to both Bonnybridge and Twechar Bridges. Contractors have been eng...
by marisca
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Wanted to borrow - GPS aerial
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Wanted to borrow - GPS aerial

I have a spare Garmin 128 on the boat @JWD if you want to test the other way round. The 128 has an internal battery which can cause problems. When I cracked the screen on one of mine I was pleasantly surprised at the small cost of repair by Garmin.
by marisca
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anchor winch woes
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Anchor winch woes

How many years of unserviced service has it provided up until now? Good question. A mere 8 or 9 years though I did check the gearbox oil level a couple of years ago (it was fine). Further hammer and chisel work has released the brush holder/bearing carrier. One brush is split with the spring wedged...
by marisca
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anchor winch woes
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Anchor winch woes

During last season my Quick anchor winch became temperamental and needed the odd tap with a hammer or winch handle to encourage it into life. I assumed it was worn or sticking brushes like the Lucas starter motors of my youth. Yesterday, I spent a silly amount of time extricating it from the boat an...
by marisca
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Suitable sealant for diesel filler hose/tank joint.
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Suitable sealant for diesel filler hose/tank joint.

Oh good, you can blame both of us when it leaks!
by marisca
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Suitable sealant for diesel filler hose/tank joint.
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Suitable sealant for diesel filler hose/tank joint.

Rather than fill the gap would the application of heat (hot air gun?) soften the pipe enough for the jubilee clip to do its job?
by marisca
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1603

Re: Review of 2018

The hordes that crowded out the Doric in December were held enthralled as Dave regaled us with his tale. Film rights must be taken up soon.
by marisca
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Will there be a wake?
Replies: 22
Views: 1043

Re: Will there be a wake?

Nick wrote:better quarellsome drivel than drivelsome drivel for drivel's sake . . . .

I thought you were trying to encourage postings to this site?
by marisca
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Will there be a wake?
Replies: 22
Views: 1043

Will there be a wake?

Along with the rest of you I received Nick's threat of closure today. Not that his dates make any sense - how pissed was he? - but the gist is probably one month to demonstrate how much we need these fora (and, by association, him). The idea that 4 of us would have no way of arranging a drink at yul...
by marisca
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sweeps/long oars
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: Sweeps/long oars

Having carted 2 oars from a rowing eight and a 14' long yuloh around SIPR on a few occasions (good for 2+kts) + trying to tow or push Marisca with an Avon Redcrest (doesn't register on the log or GPS) I reached the conclusion that the anchor was the best solution. Most of the time there is tide with...
by marisca
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 41910

Re: Drinks

Could always rerun the referendum until we get a result you like?
by marisca
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 41910

Re: Drinks

bigparty; Doric Bar, Market St, Edinburgh
19.00 Monday 10th December


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