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by Silkie
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: A possible health thing.
Replies: 19
Views: 13942

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: 6543

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.
by Silkie
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: CC2016
Topic: Four weeks to go
Replies: 22
Views: 15354

Four weeks to go

Who's still likely/possible?

It's by no means impossible but quite a large number of ducks will have to line up for Silkie to be ready :( so I may seeking a berth again this year. :)
by Silkie
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Sealing windows into frames
Replies: 5
Views: 8018

Sealing windows into frames

The windows themselves are 5mm Triplex glass and fit into rubber square U-section seals which in turn fit into a square U-section channels in the aluminium frames. The Seals+Direct technical advice page says that either polyurethane or high modulus silicone gloop is suitable for sealing glass to rub...
by Silkie
Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Bulk purchasing power mk III- tinned cable
Replies: 10
Views: 6879

Re: Bulk purchasing power mk III- tinned cable

I'm getting close to my need date and wonder if anyone has progressed this any further. I'm happy to be the purchaser - given cast-iron guarantees of participation. :)
by Silkie
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Intro
Replies: 12
Views: 4920

Re: Olive

trev wrote:Yes - thats the old girl - in all her glory. Where did the picture come from? don't think I took it.

Hmm. Might this jog your memory?

Favourite pic of your boat
by Silkie
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Intro
Replies: 12
Views: 4920

Re: Intro

sahona wrote:Did we see a pic of Olive under full sail while tied to a jetty a few years back?

Just what I was thinking.

Image
by Silkie
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Bulk purchasing power mk III- tinned cable
Replies: 10
Views: 6879

Re: Bulk purchasing power mk III- tinned cable

Depending on how much you two gentlemen require I would be happy to take a third of a reel of 2.5mm in white ideally but not fussy really. I suspect my need is actually a bit less than 33m (so could negotiate over the split if needs be) but I seem to have temporarily mislaid my detailed calculations...
by Silkie
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Point of Order
Replies: 21
Views: 6360

Re: Point of Order

Mavanier wrote:Admins can change me if they so desire :)

Happy to make the change - if you so desire. :)
by Silkie
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Point of Order
Replies: 21
Views: 6360

Re: Point of Order

Your wish etc..
by Silkie
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Point of Order
Replies: 21
Views: 6360

Re: Point of Order

lordmacdonald wrote:So if I wanted to change from Lordmacdonald to Orla how would I go about that?

Is this something that Silkie would deal with? Or would it have to go upstairs........

Yes I can do that if you wish - I think :)
by Silkie
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, Bug Reports
Topic: Cannot reply to PMs
Replies: 6
Views: 13623

Re: Cannot reply to PMs

It's just the way the system works here Donald. Messages remain in your Outbox until read by the recipient when they become Sent messages.
by Silkie
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: CC2016
Topic: Are we going for it again?
Replies: 11
Views: 14213

Re: Are we going for it again?

Global warming is probably making a nonsense of this currently and even more so in the coming years but I quite like Metcheck's UK singularities.
by Silkie
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: CC2016
Topic: Are we going for it again?
Replies: 11
Views: 14213

Re: Are we going for it again?

I'm not sure I buy the line that because the last two years were shyte there's an improved chance of this year being good. That's getting suspiciously close to "the law of averages" and similar unscientific nonsense. You toss a coin five times and get five heads. What's the probability of...
by Silkie
Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Bulk Purchasing and Buying Power - MkII
Replies: 16
Views: 17580

Re: Bulk Purchasing and Buying Power - MkII

The U probably weighs about 3x the X and I would have thought those extra kgs up the mast would have been important to a racing man. :) I have a continuous run from masthead to VHF and remake the VHF end at the start of each season - reduces the chance of water ingress and probably compensates for s...

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