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by JohnBuch
Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Quantity of anchor rode in a Vega
Replies: 15
Views: 5892

Re: Quantity of anchor rode in a Vega

Something I regularly agonise over! In my Vega an additional protective bulkhead was put in to stop the forepeak getting damp and dirty. As a result I can only get 30m of 6mm chain into the locker. I would like to have another 30 - 40 m of warp but am not sure of a really reliable way to join the wa...
by JohnBuch
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Scottish West Coast Moorings
Replies: 9
Views: 10788

Re: Scottish West Coast Moorings

Hi Nick, just back from Ullapool and the visitors moorings are now in place. Harbour still a bit iffy about yachts coming alongside. I radioed in to ask if I could come alongside to drop of a crew member who needed too catch a bus - got the reply "erm (long pause)... I suppose so". I didn'...
by JohnBuch
Mon May 25, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Port Bannanyyne visit
Replies: 7
Views: 3372

Re: Port Bannanyyne visit

Forgot to say... the Marina had an interesting approach to charging. When I asked how much it was for the night I was asked how much I usually paid at other Marina's! I said it depended on facilities bu maybe about £14. The guy was very easygoing and suggested I just pay that. I pointed out that the...
by JohnBuch
Mon May 25, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Port Bannanyyne visit
Replies: 7
Views: 3372

Port Bannanyyne visit

Had a night in Port Bannantyne on Saturday. It's really shaping up well as a venue. Another long pontoon is being put in place this week. Pontoon's have good cleats unlike some marians on the Clyde. Approach feels a bit odd as the piles are in place for more pontoons and just stick out of the water ...
by JohnBuch
Mon May 04, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Otterferry - Magic!
Replies: 10
Views: 2935

Re: Otterferry - Magic!

For once Portavadie looked pretty busy. I liked the marina lady when I met her last year - she gave me lots of ideas about what to do in New Zealand. Though it did occur to me that if New Zealand is that good why is she in the west of Scotland. Heard from someone who went to the new restaurant at th...
by JohnBuch
Sun May 03, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Otterferry - Magic!
Replies: 10
Views: 2935

Otterferry - Magic!

Just back from a weekend trip to Otterferry, Loch Fyne - great venue. Good beer, good food and sheltered moorings for free! :D
by JohnBuch
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: mooring on West Coast of Scotland
Replies: 7
Views: 5058

Re: mooring on West Coast of Scotland

Thanks Donald,

kind of taken your advice- gone for a mooring laid in the Gareloch but with requirement to join Helensburgh SC every year. Quite like the idea of being a member of a club anyway. Only problem now is should I fly the Bluemoment penant above or below the club one! :?

John
by JohnBuch
Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: mooring on West Coast of Scotland
Replies: 7
Views: 5058

Re: mooring on West Coast of Scotland

Fairly open to ideas - even thinking about Inveness. Priority is keeping costs down.
by JohnBuch
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Gybing angles
Replies: 16
Views: 3434

Re: Gybing angles

Thanks C_W. Interesting little boat, gave us a good sail on Saturday.

Cheers

John
by JohnBuch
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:02 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: CHIRP 21
Replies: 18
Views: 4079

Re: CHIRP 21

Good to see that you were even complimented by CHIRP for making the report.

Must ask - how do you get the clouds looking so great in the photographs on your blog? Do you sue a polarised filter? Loved your blog - really inspiring.

thanks

John
by JohnBuch
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Gybing angles
Replies: 16
Views: 3434

Re: Gybing angles

Thanks Dave - I think you've cracked it. When I think about it the Itchen had spreaders and shrouds coming ack furthe than on the Vega. I think that the lack of a kicking stap probably adds to the problem by allowing more tist in the main and the 'belly' of the sail coming further forward. Cheers Jo...
by JohnBuch
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Gybing angles
Replies: 16
Views: 3434

Re: Gybing angles

by JohnBuch
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Gybing angles
Replies: 16
Views: 3434

Re: Gybing angles

Yup it was redwing - where does the name come from (the sails?). I really do mean gybing angle. On the Vega you can run downwind under genny alone at a fairly wide eange of angles - I've never measured it but possibly 60 degrees - on the Itchen Ferry felt like about 100 degrees. Just helped a friend...
by JohnBuch
Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: mooring on West Coast of Scotland
Replies: 7
Views: 5058

mooring on West Coast of Scotland

Looking to buy a moring on West Coast - anyone knowof one for sale?

Cheers,

John
by JohnBuch
Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Gybing angles
Replies: 16
Views: 3434

Gybing angles

Just helped a friend move his new boat up from Troon to Helensburgh (Itchen Ferry 25) I was really surprised at the wide angle between gybes. Why would this be? Like my boat it has the old-fashioned round boom reefing setup- so no proper kicking strap. However it also has a very high cut genoa. Any ...

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