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by Silkie
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drama at North Berwick
Replies: 8
Views: 3155

Re: Drama at Dunbar

Hard to figure what all has gone wrong. Engine failure approaching harbour initially, presumably, since the outboard is in the water in the earlier pics. Then the jib jamming in the hoist while trying to get steerage under sail? At first sight the breeze appears light but noticing the white caps fur...
by Silkie
Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How my boat has shrunk
Replies: 11
Views: 5248

Re: How my boat has shrunk

Had an acute attack of two-foot-itis (actually more like 4or5-foot-itis probably) this morning while trying to beat up against the tide and F5. On balance though you can have as much fun on a 22 as anything else - it's just different fun. You can't go to windward in a gale (unless you're lucky enoug...
by Silkie
Sat May 23, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Strange ships spotted outside Oban Bay
Replies: 9
Views: 5213

Re: Strange ships spotted outside Oban Bay

Lord of the Isles and Isle of Mull?
by Silkie
Wed May 20, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Anagram time
Replies: 5
Views: 3247

Re: Anagram time

How could you miss:

Inboard lip haul = Puilladobhrain

:)
by Silkie
Wed May 20, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: SIPR 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 6690

Re: SIPR 2015

You might come to wish you hadn't asked that!
by Silkie
Sun May 17, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Claymore's Summer Wine Cruise
Replies: 4
Views: 2338

Re: Claymore's Summer Wine Cruise

Why not?
by Silkie
Sun May 17, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Towing the dinghy.
Replies: 8
Views: 4471

Re: Towing the dinghy.

Mine sits on top of the hatch garage. Solar panel indeed!
by Silkie
Sat May 16, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Towing the dinghy.
Replies: 8
Views: 4471

Re: Towing the dinghy.

Won't it fit deflated abaft the mast? That's the only practical option on Silkie when towing is not sensible.
by Silkie
Sat May 16, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Claymore's Summer Wine Cruise
Replies: 4
Views: 2338

Re: Claymore's Summer Wine Cruise

Fortunately I too will be out for the same fortnight and safely back at work before Claymore ventures forth.
by Silkie
Mon May 04, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: CC2015
Topic: Are we having fun yet?
Replies: 1
Views: 17878

Are we having fun yet?

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by Silkie
Sun May 03, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: CC2015
Topic: A meet in the T&T
Replies: 11
Views: 9767

Re: A meet in the T&T

I did manage to surprise the crew with a shortcut from Slatrach Bay to Oitir Mhor. Thanks to Antares Charts, nothing solid was touched but the wind was a bit less biting. Borderline panic might be a better description of the helmsman's reaction when the skipper said "Aim for that rock" an...
by Silkie
Fri May 01, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: CC2015
Topic: Starting to look like
Replies: 17
Views: 15003

Re: Starting to look like

Is there a Cruise Director in the house? It doesn't look too tough for boats from the north to get to Oban tomorrow. Might not be possible to do much more than an early dash to PD on Saturday but it should be OK in an easterly. Even if that doesn't look like a good idea when the time comes I thought...
by Silkie
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: CC2015
Topic: Weather
Replies: 8
Views: 8813

Re: Weather

The inshore waters forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency For coastal areas up to 12 miles offshore from Friday 1 May 2015 at 0000 UTC until Saturday 2 May 2015 at 0000 UTC General situation at 0001 UTC on Friday 1 May 2015 A ridge of high pressure across ...
by Silkie
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: CC2015
Topic: Starting to look like
Replies: 17
Views: 15003

Re: Starting to look like

Stop the press! myranni now confirmed as second mate on Blue Shift.
by Silkie
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: CC2015
Topic: Forecast seems to have improved
Replies: 18
Views: 15273

Re: Forecast seems to have improved

No just a combination of weather, family and the new job getting in the way of preparations.

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