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by Burst Boiler
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Am I allowed to luff?
Replies: 4
Views: 2030

Re: Am I allowed to luff?

At least you saw him coming. I've had him come out of Gourock, blind to any traffic coming upriver, right across my bow. I suspect he has a schedule which is impossible to keep to without hammering at full speed in as direct a course as possible, but it definitely has the worst seamanship of any com...
by Burst Boiler
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: welcome anchorages
Replies: 9
Views: 3067

Re: welcome anchorages

Maer fun tae moan aboot how stuff's no perfict.

In ma defence, I did post aboot inverary moorings in mid August.

Point of ordure - whit goes in "passages and places" and whit in "around the Scottish coast"?
by Burst Boiler
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: welcome anchorages
Replies: 9
Views: 3067

Re: welcome anchorages

Thanks for the reminder about updates to CCC pilot books being available online. I had a quick look out of interest - neither CCC nor WA mentions the new moorings off the pub at Ardentinny. However, for Inverary, WA does have them but CCC does not. I would without hesitation place far more trust in ...
by Burst Boiler
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: AIS surprise
Replies: 3
Views: 2157

Re: AIS surprise

There's a marine guidance note MGN 321 on the mca website about this. Apparently the software with some commercial ais kit was hard wired to a single heading indicator that meant the forward direction for ais couldnt be switched. So COG is fine, but heading is 180 out. The MGN states this must be fi...
by Burst Boiler
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Ruggers
Replies: 2
Views: 1871

Ruggers

I have an "Argentina 1978" feeling already . . .
by Burst Boiler
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: welcome anchorages
Replies: 9
Views: 3067

Re: welcome anchorages

Agree that its mis-named, but still handy occasionally if things have changed or new moorings in etc since last visit.
by Burst Boiler
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: welcome anchorages
Replies: 9
Views: 3067

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: 2335

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: 2618

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: 2618

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: 3386

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: 2570

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: 4809

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: 4809

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: 4809

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...

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