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by Telo
Wed Jun 01, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: WAKEY WAKEY
Replies: 11
Views: 5201

Re: Necessity is the mother..

I've been looking at crewing websites recently (there are a quite a few folk signed up to Find a Crew but it's remarkable how few people just want to go for a sail in a wee boat in Scotland though there's any number would be happy to hostess on an 80-footer in the Caribbean! Maybe they don't know a...
by Telo
Wed Jun 01, 2005 2:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: WAKEY WAKEY
Replies: 11
Views: 5201

"modified" reefing

Dave - it's an old roller boom now in a fixed position. The slab reefing is fine, it's just that the reefing lines don't have proper jamming devices, but old fashioned compression slots (for wont of a better description). They work fine until they don't - it's a bit disconcerting and bloody fast whe...
by Telo
Tue May 31, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Calendar
Replies: 3
Views: 2859

Why not get an IT person?

Apparently there are lots at SB :lol:
by Telo
Tue May 31, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: WAKEY WAKEY
Replies: 11
Views: 5201

Well Done, Silkie

Hi Dave, DaveS's obviously had a deep effect on you and you're going all Avilion! Next thing you'll have modified reefing, and special mooring techniques. :) Those are the bits that scare me a wee bit - our reefing system is a modified roller boom, so it's already got it's "special techniques", harr...
by Telo
Wed May 18, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, Bug Reports
Topic: Blog Template
Replies: 9
Views: 6660

Re: PS

Silkie wrote:Hope you and Donald didn't mind me "borrowing" some of your photies.

Nae probs mah man!
by Telo
Tue May 17, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: House of the Trouserless
Replies: 2
Views: 2673

House of the Trouserless

Been following Silkie's progress on the blog, and pleased to see that he's successfully afloat. But puzzled about his taking up residence in the T'n'T. Have they got short memories, or no standards?

Harrumph!
by Telo
Fri May 06, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: How wis yer heid yesterday?
Replies: 3
Views: 4802

That return journey

Must admit, I was feeling pretty wasted - and I only had two hours to drive. Don't know how the rest of you made it further south without falling asleep.

Great weekend - thanks everyone.

Donald
by Telo
Tue May 03, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Why is this board under-used?
Replies: 9
Views: 5312

Re: Back from the Chentleman's Cruise

but first some sleeping to be done . . . Don't know how those yins going south managed, but I was at my limits after a two hour drive. My many thanks to DaveS for A Great Weekend! And sorry that Silkie didn't get the overseas posting despite all his attempts at walking on water. Never mind, that va...
by Telo
Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: Crew Available and Wanted
Topic: Chentlemen's Cruise - end April
Replies: 10
Views: 17837

Windseeker

Yup, think you're right, Easter last year. We were on our way from Largs to Dallens Bay, and Windseeker going north also. They left Rathlin a day or so before us and probably got a better weather window. We had to anchor up in the Eilean Dubh inlet at Carsaig Bay to avoid a 7/8, two anchors in the k...
by Telo
Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: Crew Available and Wanted
Topic: Chentlemen's Cruise - end April
Replies: 10
Views: 17837

Cannae wait - been a long time ashore!

Dave Simpson's kindly offered a berth. We're meeting up at closing time in Craobh on Thursday - that should be a laugh as we've not knowingly met before. Sorry about your trials and tribs - aaaargh............ Notice you have Windseeker as a neighbour. We were tied up beside her at Rathlin a couple ...
by Telo
Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Life - a precarious interlude in the darkness
Replies: 2
Views: 2787

Commiserations

Know the feeling - I gave up climbing because of knee and ankle injuries. Still have occasional probs, but find that LASONIL ointment helps in the event of severe pain and limitation of movement. If it's a soft tissue injury or a sprain, I've found that it works brilliantly. Its name sounds as thoug...
by Telo
Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:45 pm
Forum: Crew Available and Wanted
Topic: Chentlemen's Cruise - end April
Replies: 10
Views: 17837

Begging Works!

Just to let you know that I've accepted an offer of a berth from a YBW forumite for the Chentlemen's Cruise. Looking forwrd to it!

Cheers!
by Telo
Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: Crew Available and Wanted
Topic: Chentlemen's Cruise - end April
Replies: 10
Views: 17837

Chentlemen's Cruise - end April

Just came back to e-world as the last YBW thread disappeared over the horizon. Anyone have a spare berth? I'm told that I may be allowed some leave from my cage for few days (good behaviour etc). Advantages: can provide ballast, can cook modestly (mince 'n' tatties, mince 'n' couscous, mince 'n' poa...
by Telo
Fri Apr 22, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Postrage - An Everyday Tale of Forum Folk
Replies: 6
Views: 5179

Ah, now I understand

Thanks for the reminder Dave - I gave up on the anchoring thread early on as it was just becoming bad-tempered and bizarre. Oddly enough I was burnt off on a related issue in an earlier thread. Anyway, the story goes that Sydney Goodsir Smith and Hugh MacDiarmid had taken a few afternoon drams and w...
by Telo
Fri Apr 22, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Why is this board under-used?
Replies: 9
Views: 5312

Re: The full shillin'

MacHurley22 wrote:All that's needed is a vote for "I could work out how to use it properly". Where's Shard when you need him?

Namibia.

Oh, and I pressed the wrong button I think.

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