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by Nick
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Boat share in the Canaries
Replies: 3
Views: 1671

Re: Boat share in the Canaries

. In other good news, i got hold of the guy who sold the boat to the sea cadets today and he confirmed that he had installed new standing rigging. So it is a wee bit under ten years old and has done less than 200 miles. So that's one worry less. We are off on 1st August, but in the meantime there a...
by Nick
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Monday next
Replies: 9
Views: 2117

Re: Monday next

claymore wrote:Stand down - Trip Postponed.
Prevailing and forecast climatic conditions not conducive to gently relaxing trip


Why, were ye going to sail up?
by Nick
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Nick's next project?
Replies: 1
Views: 1180

Re: Nick's next project?

I;m all projected out. Next boat I buy will be ready to sail with every conceivable extra.
by Nick
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Boat share in the Canaries
Replies: 3
Views: 1671

Boat share in the Canaries

. Boris and brexit have somewhat knocked our retirement plans out of joint. Two and a half years ago, when no-one really believed a hard brexit could ever happen, we bought an old Morgan Giles 30 to do up and sail to the Canaries, where we intended to keep her and use her as a Winter escape with po...
by Nick
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Apropos of not very much
Replies: 26
Views: 3757

Re: Apropos of not very much

Good post from a genuine oldie. Corona. Makes you wonder what striplings like Claymore are whinging about. I am a mere child, not three-quarters through my 7th decade yet. Mad enough to think a second boat in the Canaries for the Winter was a good idea. Bloody thing has already cost me a sum approac...
by Nick
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Apropos of not very much
Replies: 26
Views: 3757

Re: Apropos of not very much

I've just been snorkeling along the outside of the marina breakwater in San Sebastian de La Gomera. Saw some parrot fish. Having some tapas. Hope this cheers you up.
by Nick
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Apropos of not very much
Replies: 26
Views: 3757

Re: Apropos of not very much

OK, apologies for telling you to pull yourself together... I know from personal experience this is rarely helpful. Next I will tell you to count your blessings. The liver is the only organ that can repair itself, even in old bastards, so look on the bright side. And consider an emergency holiday... ...
by Nick
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Apropos of not very much
Replies: 26
Views: 3757

Re: Apropos of not very much

It is precisely this sort of scottish excrement that prompted me to take a flat in San Sebastian de La Gomera for a month. I am sitting here full of garlic chicken and red wine, wearing shorts and sandals. The FUK at this time of year is a nightmare, this particular year even more so than usual. Dan...
by Nick
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Published
Replies: 6
Views: 2036

Re: Published

Meant to add, very good effort, well done. If you can change the kindle version there's a few spelling mistakes early on, but actual real words, so spell check doesn't see them. Yes, I can update the Kindle manuscript. If you or anyone could point out any errors I will update the manuscript when I ...
by Nick
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Published
Replies: 6
Views: 2036

Re: Published

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Who bought it? Who is reading it? Who will write the first review?
by Nick
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Published
Replies: 6
Views: 2036

Published

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Fairwinds' East Atlantic Adventure (with a few foaties)

Now available on Kindle from Amazon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fairwinds-East-Atlantic-Year-cruise-ebook/dp/B083P88D77/
by Nick
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Wait for it, wait for it . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 2179

Re: Wait for it, wait for it . . .

That’s all well and good Nick but what everyone wants to know is where Claymore got his new testicles from and is the installation scar at all visible. That will be in the sequel. Have added foaties and corrected the spelling. Book is publishing now, then I have to upload the latest improved versio...
by Nick
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Wait for it, wait for it . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 2179

Re: Wait for it, wait for it . . .

I think kindle books work well with phoaties. They do unless you read them on a Kindle. Which is how I read my Kindle books. If you want to look at the pictures you can go to the blog, which has been there since 2007 at http://znoy8.co.uk I might put it together as an Amazon print-on-demand paperba...
by Nick
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Wait for it, wait for it . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 2179

Re: Wait for it, wait for it . . .

No foaties, pointless on a Kindle.

There will be a link to an accompanying foatie album.
by Nick
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Wait for it, wait for it . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 2179

Wait for it, wait for it . . .

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Kindle version of Fairwinds' Atlantic Voyage currently under preparation.

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