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by Nick
Fri May 03, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 2000

Re: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?

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Cutting out the old glassed in chainplate on the inside of the transom seems to be popular, but I am not sure how I can do this without damaging the transom. It is a very confined space in at the aft end of the lazarette, and I certainly wouldn't want to operate a grinder in that position.
by Nick
Thu May 02, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 2000

Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?

. I have just discovered that the corrosion in the deck backing plate on Avy-J is far more advanced than I thought, and it looks as though it will be necessary to build a new chainplate. The raked transom (raked at about 45 degrees) means that this is not as easy as it might be on a flat transom. T...
by Nick
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Diesel runaway
Replies: 11
Views: 1597

Diesel runaway

. Was down the boatyard yesterday working on Avy-J. Across the yard a friend was trying to get an old Volvo engine running that had not run for 6 years. I heard the engine fire into life and said to Catherine, let;s go and have a look. My pal seemed to be revving the nuts off the engine as we walke...
by Nick
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Grace Darling for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1038

Grace Darling for sale

Friends are finally reluctantly selling their very unusual boat. Ex Northern Lighthouse Service Launch. Believed built by Andrews of Stromness in 1960. Larch on Oak of substantial construction. Gaff rig auxiliary main sail and furling foresail. Complete with usual accessories. Used regularly. Well m...
by Nick
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Oyster 26 for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Re: Oyster 26 for sale

claymore wrote:Buy it then!


I've already got two boats, ya daft auld eejit.

BTW, saw a Claymore named Claymore in Ardmaleish last weekend. Not a very imaginative lot, are you?
by Nick
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Oyster 26 for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Re: Oyster 26 for sale

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I've seen the boat and she is a little tired inside but easily brought back to her former glory with a bit of scraping and some Woodskin. The interior joinery is excellent.

I think the price is partly due to the nearly new mast, boom, sails and rigging (2015)
by Nick
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Petition
Replies: 6
Views: 1626

Re: Petition

When Yvette Cooper's staff checked the first 100 names on the position to deselect her from her constituency, they found only 3 valid voters with a Wakefield address. I'd get all those details verifed before I broadcast the count. There are no doubt plenty of people outside Wakefield who don't like...
by Nick
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: LED Flares
Replies: 14
Views: 2191

Re: LED Flares

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The usual collection of helpful replies . . .

I bought one last year for Fairwinds after getting rid of a huge collection of mouldering explosives, some over 20 years out of date. Seems to me that one of these and a couple oforange smokes for daytime should do the job.
by Nick
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Oyster 26 for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Oyster 26 for sale

by Nick
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Cleit cardinal and Claymore's Rock
Replies: 19
Views: 3778

Re: Cleit cardinal and Claymore's Rock

. It will probably just mean more numpties braving Cuan and hitting the rock off the N. end of Shuna. I have (non-sailing) friends who have expressed shock when I tell them there are unmarked rocks lurking in navigable waters, that are a potential threat to passing boats, but for me there are thing...
by Nick
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 11 Admiralty charts - E. Irish Sea, Wales, Bristol Channel
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

11 Admiralty charts - E. Irish Sea, Wales, Bristol Channel

. 1826 Irish Sea Eastern Part 1981 Preston Docks and Approaches 1972 Cardigan Bay - Central Part 1973 Cardigan Bay - Southern Part 1484 Plans in Cardigan Bay 2878 Approaches to Milford Haven 3272 Milford Haven Saint Anne's Head to Newton Noyes Pier 3275 Milford Haven - Milford Dock to Picton Point ...
by Nick
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Cleit cardinal and Claymore's Rock
Replies: 19
Views: 3778

Cleit cardinal and Claymore's Rock

. An unusual view of Claymore's Downfall at LWS, with the new N Cardinal on the Cleit in view. Shows just how narrow the safe passage is. https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/54431937_2334100173279020_5986126899481411584_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=50cdcd40bced76...
by Nick
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Petition
Replies: 6
Views: 1626

Petition

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In case you hadn't seen it yet...

A parliamentary petition to revoke Article 50. Its looking unlikely we will get a 'Peoples' Vote', so take this opportunity if you are that way inclined.

Heading for 3 million signatures as I type.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/241584
by Nick
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Help understanding my Annual Tax Summary (OT)
Replies: 9
Views: 1728

Re: Help understanding my Annual Tax Summary (OT)

You think wrong. Oh no I don't https://www.gov.uk/scottish-income-tax/2017-to-2018-tax-year gives Band . . . . . . . . . . . Taxable income . . . . Scottish tax rate Personal Allowance . . Up to £11,500 . . . . . . .0% Basic rate . . . . . . . . £11,501 to £43,000. . . 20% Higher rate . . . . . . ....

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