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by Silkie
Wed Jun 29, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 5603

Methinks he doth protest too much

You can cut out the false modesty for a start or I'll tell the world what happened to the vital dinghy pump adapter at Puilldobhrain just for a bit of balance. Remember that no-one expects anyone on the internet to be telling the truth and you'll get on fine. Must go. Got to finish packing for The B...
by Silkie
Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 5603

Welcome

What a terribly nice chap! For those who don't know, Narc (interesting choice of ID BTW!) and his good lady have made an Atlantic crossing in a Hurley 22 which makes them top people in my book. For anyone interested, I've just finished writing up our weekend in my latest blog entry. Hope you'll join...
by Silkie
Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: rudder design
Replies: 1
Views: 2749

Really Interesting Site..

.. and must be right handy with them having an office in British Columbia.

Just what sort of information about rudders are you looking for? It's a big subject and you didn't really say in your post.
by Silkie
Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: BOOKSHOP
Replies: 2
Views: 2927

The Circumnavigators

See you've only got the first couple of chapters of The Circumnavigators. Did you know it's available here in it's entirety?
by Silkie
Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bluffer's Guide to Sail Trim
Replies: 3
Views: 2892

Exellent advice

Thanks Nick, and all the more valuable coming from a Yachtmaster. Congratulations on your recent advancement to this elevated level. Of course, we all knew the actual exam was just a formality!

Dave

PS - Why should you not use the kicker when close-hauled?
by Silkie
Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Anchoring in Easdale
Replies: 5
Views: 5150

Easdale visit

We anchored and moored as it turned out. Read the whole story in the latest blog entry. I'll definitely be going back now that I've figured out where the channel is!
by Silkie
Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bluffer's Guide to Sail Trim
Replies: 3
Views: 2892

Bluffer's Guide to Sail Trim

I will shortly be crewing on a jaunt across the Western Approaches. A well-found vessel, convivial crew and the chance to tell the grandchildren I sailed to the Fastnet Rock - all well and good. However I understand that the skipper in question is a bit of a demon for the last quarter knot. I've cle...
by Silkie
Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Anchoring in Easdale
Replies: 5
Views: 5150

We'll probably be too late arriving to get anywhere on Thursday. Friday is a possibility since it doesn't look as if the wind is going to take us very far or fast.

I don't have a 'phone yet but my crew will. If you want to PM your numbers I can call if it looks likely.
by Silkie
Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Number of entries per page
Replies: 5
Views: 5136

Not getting your PM's again Nick? NM

:?:
by Silkie
Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Anchoring in Easdale
Replies: 5
Views: 5150

Weekend plans

Coming up on Thursday evening and returning Monday evening so 4 days to play with. Plan A included a run out to Coll/Tiree but the tides don't seem favourable for quality time ashore en route. So after an evening with pilot, tide tables and forecasts I am, if anything, further from a firm plan than ...
by Silkie
Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Anchoring in Easdale
Replies: 5
Views: 5150

Anchoring in Easdale

Fancy a pint or six at Ellenbeich later this week but the Lawrence pilot is uncharacteristically reticent about about the qualities of Easdale as an anchorage. Presumably a no-no in NW winds, would anyone care to comment on it's suitability or otherwise for an overnight stop?
by Silkie
Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Number of entries per page
Replies: 5
Views: 5136

Charts

I take it you managed to get the charts for the frozen north that you were looking for.

Speaking of charts (very subtle huh?) I don't suppose you would consider lending out some of your local ones while you're cruising in exotic foreign locations?
by Silkie
Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Number of entries per page
Replies: 5
Views: 5136

Fairwinds blog

It's all very well encouraging everyone else but it's been a while since we saw a new blog entry from da management.
by Silkie
Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Braid for Anchor Rode
Replies: 3
Views: 4733

Re: Braid for Anchor Rode

...to attach a braid rode to the anchor?? Was this just a slip of the keyboard or are you really planning to do away with chain altogether? If you are in fact extending your anchor chain with rope why choose a braided rope? I have 30m of 12mm octoplait spliced to 30m of 0.25 inch chain and this wor...
by Silkie
Sat Jun 04, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Fairwinds Round Ireland
Replies: 2
Views: 3127

Fairwinds Round Ireland

Nick,

Just finished re-re-reading this and it occurs to me that, although I've sniped about dead links, I haven't said how much I've enjoyed this fine piece.

So now I have.

Dave

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