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by Silkie
Fri May 27, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Echo sounder interference
Replies: 5
Views: 6573

Re: Echo sounder interference

Thanks for that gentlemen - some good ideas to try. Not such a wacky idea Bob. Although I wouldn't want to stop the engine, I used to be able to get a reading with the previous engine, before the problem was solved, by knocking it back to tickover briefly. The manual clearly says that damage may be ...
by Silkie
Tue May 24, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Echo sounder interference
Replies: 5
Views: 6573

Echo sounder interference

The new engine is wonderful except that the depthometer produces random readings when it is running. Those of you with long memories may remember that I had the same problem with the venerable Yamaha which was improved by fitting a couple of ferrite rings to the charging wires between the engine and...
by Silkie
Thu May 19, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Ceilidh Cruise?
Replies: 7
Views: 3725

Re: Ceilidh Cruise?

I'm working on Sunday so I'd thought I might still possibly catch you that evening in, say, the Creagan.

However, I've then got a glorious fortnight afloat. :D
by Silkie
Thu May 19, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Ceilidh Cruise?
Replies: 7
Views: 3725

Re: Ceilidh Cruise?

What's the current itinerary?
by Silkie
Mon May 16, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: She swims
Replies: 1
Views: 3250

Re: She swims

Finally launched this afternoon despite a minor hitch when the battery master switch (permitting only 2 volts to pass) had to be replaced at the last minute - and yes I should have checked the electrics earlier. Spent an hour tootling around the loch starting the 10 hour break in (sic) procedure for...
by Silkie
Sun May 08, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free two-stroke premix
Replies: 6
Views: 7527

Re: Free two-stroke premix

No takers for free energy then?

Disappointing.
by Silkie
Tue May 03, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: CC2016
Topic: Did anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 6983

Re: Did anyone?

Still not launched. :(
by Silkie
Mon May 02, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free two-stroke premix
Replies: 6
Views: 7527

Re: Free two-stroke premix

Silkie has gone all four-stroke and I want to use the right stuff in my shiny new motor, at least initially. I could use up the old fuel by adding the odd pint from time to time after running-in but it just seemed easier to give it away.

How wrong can you be? :)
by Silkie
Sun May 01, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free two-stroke premix
Replies: 6
Views: 7527

Re: Free two-stroke premix

Silkie's outboard is her main engine and the venerable Yamaha was a thirsty beast.

You don't have to take it all. :)
by Silkie
Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free two-stroke premix
Replies: 6
Views: 7527

Free two-stroke premix

About 15 litres petrol premixed with semi-synthetic two stroke oil at 100:1 plus about 400ml of said oil free to a good home or homes.

Collect from MRC Barcaldine by Monday lunchtime or can deliver Monday afternoon between Oban and Edinburgh.
by Silkie
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: 20:00 BBC4 Thurs night. Puffers
Replies: 1
Views: 1757

Re: 20:00 BBC4 Thurs night. Puffers

:razz
by Silkie
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: CC2016
Topic: Four weeks to go
Replies: 22
Views: 13355

Re: Four weeks to go

sheesh!
by Silkie
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: CC2016
Topic: Four weeks to go
Replies: 22
Views: 13355

Re: Four weeks to go

DaveS wrote:I've had a major computer issue, now hopefully resolved.

Did you upgrade to Windows 10 too? :)
by Silkie
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: A possible health thing.
Replies: 19
Views: 12050

Re: A possible health thing.

Might I suggest a beer or five whilst Sahona and I make the necessary adjustments? That, alas, is one of the many pleasures to which the cohorts of medicos have put an end. One long drawn out, in the drinking not the pouring, pint per evening is now my lot. Is it any wonder I'm misanthropic? My mem...
by Silkie
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: AIS
Replies: 6
Views: 6282

Re: AIS

I was going to make the traditional criticism of sail trim that's the obligatory response to any pic of a boat under sail but somehow I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

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