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by Burst Boiler
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: welcome anchorages
Replies: 9
Views: 1643

welcome anchorages

Heard a rumour about their printer being bought out or summat and it may be no more. Anyone have any info?
by Burst Boiler
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Quiet
Replies: 5
Views: 1228

Re: Quiet

Hauled out and laid up for the winter yesterday. Just ahead of the last two glorious days of weather this year.
by Burst Boiler
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anchor bits again.. apologies in advance!
Replies: 3
Views: 1141

Re: Anchor bits again.. apologies in advance!

Also, with the rocna, you need to be right over it to break it out if its well dug in. Small bursts of windlass to drag you in the right direction then coast up until you are right on top, then another burst to break it out. If you just hold the up button down from your where you are sitting you'll ...
by Burst Boiler
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anchor bits again.. apologies in advance!
Replies: 3
Views: 1141

Re: Anchor bits again.. apologies in advance!

Aaah, that was you. I was anchored north and in a bit when you left. You couldn't see the absolutely massive ball of weed you were bringing up. Something had to give.
by Burst Boiler
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Contrary to Popular Opinion
Replies: 10
Views: 1897

Re: Contrary to Popular Opinion

Will it be cancelled if its raining? And how many condoms will be assigned to the ships stores?
by Burst Boiler
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Now You See Them, Now You Don't - Sailing In A Plastic Tent Is A Bad Idea
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Re: Now You See Them, Now You Don't - Sailing In A Plastic Tent Is A Bad Idea

Its not the impact on vision I find the problem, but the inability to feel the wind. Sailing with a cockpit enclosure is like having sex wearing a condom.
by Burst Boiler
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Success in Tobermory
Replies: 15
Views: 2932

Re: Success in Tobermory

I thought it wis aboot spelling whisk(e)y. I suspect its dun proper at Tighni but no' Kames.

Is it true that they burn doon yer pub if you spell it wrang? Is that what happened tae McGoochans?
by Burst Boiler
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Success in Tobermory
Replies: 15
Views: 2932

Re: Success in Tobermory

Round about 2012 or so, the Kames had the McAuley, Camanachd and Celtic cups behind the bar when Kyles were the team to beat. The then owner let me behind the bar to pose with them for photos which I used to antagonise my Kingussie workmate. Saturday afternoons they would cover the pool table with p...
by Burst Boiler
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Success in Tobermory
Replies: 15
Views: 2932

Re: Success in Tobermory

Kames Hotel had a "whiskey of the week" chalkboard behind the bar. I had to wind my neck back in when I realised this week's was a bourbon. No idea why a Scottish pub on the tourist trail is promoting American guff, but hey ho. Its definitely lost its "local" feel since the new o...
by Burst Boiler
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: inverary moorings
Replies: 2
Views: 1593

inverary moorings

2 flat grey discs, hard to see until right on top of them. No pickups and shackle on top a bit on the small side to loop anything substantial through. Sited north of the pier, so taking up the anchoring place off the river. Could have been further in to give more shelter and preserve the existing an...
by Burst Boiler
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Sailing from Edinburgh
Replies: 3
Views: 1434

Re: Sailing from Edinburgh

Rhu. Direct train from Edinburgh to Helensburgh. Or Ardrossan and change trains in Glasgow. With due respect to the salt'n'saucers, the downside of the travelling is easily outdone by the sailing advantages of the west coast.
by Burst Boiler
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Straits of Hormuz - a solution
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: Straits of Hormuz - a solution

And Hassan Rouhani went to Glasgow Cali, and speaks english with a Glasgow accent*. So he's a dude in my book. Maybe if the tanker had worn the scottish merchant flag instead of the red duster they would have had unmolested passage.

* Nobody believes this, but its entirely true.
by Burst Boiler
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Straits of Hormuz - a solution
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: Straits of Hormuz - a solution

The managing agents are apparently based in Clydebank (not Glasgow as BBC London continually reported, despite BBC Scotland being accurate). Anyway, had the crew been flying the Clydebank flag from the port signal halyard I doubt even the Revolutionary Guard would have gone near it.
by Burst Boiler
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin
Replies: 10
Views: 3335

Re: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin

If ye prefer big wurdz tae big burdz, then I'd recommend Solomon Gursky was here by Mordechai Richler. It's fiction, but if I mention the link to the Terror and Erebus, I spoil the plot. Awww naw. Ach, its still wurth a read.
by Burst Boiler
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Norn Irn
Replies: 1
Views: 1375

Norn Irn

Spent far too much at Bangor marina, but what a great place to visit. So many proper boozers close to the marina, and decent restaurants etc. Great place to get stuck in bad weather. Also did Strangford, had a pint of the black stuff in down cruising clubs old lightship, and a few days at Portaferry...

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