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by Nick
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Aries Windvane - how good are they?
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Aries Windvane - how good are they?

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Well, I've bought three quarters of a Navik from a bloke in Dawlish. Now I need to work out how to get it up here.
by Nick
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Aries Windvane - how good are they?
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Aries Windvane - how good are they?

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'parently it's quite a good price for a second hand Aries. It was the Mk5, the one where you can (relatively) easily get the paddle out of the water.

I am looking for something that (if possible) doesn't cost a quarter of what I paid for the boat though.
by Nick
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Aries Windvane - how good are they?
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Aries Windvane - how good are they?

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The Aries I was watchng went for £911 - too rich for my blood I'm afraid, though I did get quite excited towards the end.
by Nick
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Aries Windvane - how good are they?
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Aries Windvane - how good are they?

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Don't think a horse is the answer.
by Nick
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: All the best
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Re: All the best

. Heading up to the Trousers for a few ales and the bells in about half an hour, then back here to entertain any passing vagrants and vagabonds. Sausages are on sticks, Runrig is on the choob. Never mind the weather, it's a beautiful crisp snowy night here on BlueMoment :snowman Have a good one whe...
by Nick
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 4547

Re: The needs are drawing in

Maybe the nastiest is crossing the Ushant Finisterre shipping lane at the very shallow angle to the course from the Scillies/L"s End to A Corunna. Nasty at night, it would be really scary in the fog without at least an AIS receiver. It's funny you should say that, but I've done it twice and re...
by Nick
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 4547

Re: The needs are drawing in

Again I think it all depends on where you plan to be, how often you plan to be there. Then you have to balance your wallet to how risk adverse you are. Day sailing on the west coast on a slow boat during the summer, very seldom any fog, good weather forecasting, very little shipping, you can save t...
by Nick
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 4547

Re: The needs are drawing in

Ocklepoint wrote:Yes. If you have a Vespermarine AIS receiver/transponder https://www2.vespermarine.com/xb8000-ais-transponder it will put out a wireless signal that iSailor http://www.isailor.us/will display on your iPad


. . . and of course if you have a spare £789
by Nick
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 4547

Re: The needs are drawing in

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Is there any way of getting AIS data on an ipad?
by Nick
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 4547

Re: The needs are drawing in

marisca wrote:Missing a Navik may not have been a bad thing. Another Contessa 32 had one and the water vane attachment was not up to the job.


The Navik on Fairwids steered her several thousand miles back in 2006/2007 , though it has only done a N Sea crossing and a couple of Minch crossings since then.
by Nick
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 4547

Re: The needs are drawing in

. Thanks, I had a look. Not sure if it would be suitable - in theory it is for up to an 8m boat. I've only sailed the MG once, but it had a bit of weather helm and I would prefer something a bit tougher if possible, but have asked the guy if it has a mounting bracket and will look at some photos. J...
by Nick
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 4547

Re: The needs are drawing in

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Serendipitously, 40m of chain has appeared, so that is one item off the list.
by Nick
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 4547

Re: The needs are drawing in

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Black Nancys has been stripped bare and the doors locked. Apparently everything went away on a lorry yesterday.
by Nick
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 4547

Re: The needs are drawing in

I heard of someone with a liferaft, but its 6 man, valise and out of inspection!! (but you knew that already) If you get desperate enough to buy a new windvane, I can recommend Seafeather as excellent value. I already approached Sea Feather, as they are badly in need of a new website, but they were...

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