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by Nick
Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:13 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Camping Gaz Price Rise
Replies: 1
Views: 3293

Camping Gaz Price Rise

While the boat was out of the water this Winter I put in a new gas locker that is just the right size for Camping Gaz but sadly a little too small for Calor. I didn't worry about it as CG is more widely available in Europe - until I went to get the first cylinder of the season and found it had gone ...
by Nick
Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:10 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Unintentional sacrifice to Neptune
Replies: 2
Views: 2693

Unintentional sacrifice to Neptune

One bottle of Glenlivet - unopened Lost overboard in Lochaline at co-ordinates 56 deg 33.189 min N / 005 deg 45.551 min.W Depth approx. 3m at low water Springs. Bottle was clearly visible lying on the bottom when last seen, but no drysuit on board and water far too cold!! If you retrieve it drop me...
by Nick
Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:06 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Marina Rating System
Replies: 9
Views: 5621

Marina Rating System

Have been toying with the idea of setting up a simple, anonymous voting system where people can give a vote from one star to five to marinas they have visited. Does anyone think this is a good idea? I did a similar thing with training schools on my microlighting site here , and it was generally well...
by Nick
Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: March Calendar/Wallpaper
Replies: 0
Views: 2843

March Calendar/Wallpaper

It's up . . .

Image

Still having to use my own pix - surely some of you would like to see your boat immortalised (well, for a month anyway . . .)

- Nick 8)
by Nick
Wed Dec 31, 2003 8:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 0
Views: 3039

Happy New Year

First calendar of 2004 is now up

http://www.bluemoment.com/calendar/monthly.html

Have a good one, everybody

- Nick 8)
by Nick
Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:02 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Looking for a mast (16.5m)
Replies: 1
Views: 3470

Mast

Hi Loman,

Why not post this on the 'stuff wanted' forum?

- Nick 8)
by Nick
Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:55 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Lights Quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 3535

Don't go out at night . . .

nm
by Nick
Wed Nov 26, 2003 12:06 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Lights Quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 3535

Lights Quiz

Just a wee one - to be expanded if there's a good response

Try it here and let me know what you think

- Nick 8)
by Nick
Wed Oct 29, 2003 5:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: November Desktop Calendar/Wallpaper
Replies: 0
Views: 3034

November Desktop Calendar/Wallpaper

It's up . . .

(The boat in the pic is called Falandra)

- Nick 8)
by Nick
Tue Oct 21, 2003 12:23 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Vital Spark - Crinan Canal
Replies: 8
Views: 6733

Vital Spark

Hi Claymore She's in the basin now, at least. You're right, no doubt the owners made a bit of dosh and spent it in the pub rather than on her. I've seen the VIC32 a few times this year, most recently at Craighouse. Apparently people pay good money for the privilige of shovelling coal into her . . . ...
by Nick
Thu Oct 16, 2003 9:54 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Did you cruise the Scottish W. Coast this year?
Replies: 5
Views: 4734

Did you cruise the Scottish W. Coast this year?

As many of you who sail up here in Scotland will already know, we maintain a list of visitor's moorings and pontoons available here on the W. Coast of Scotland. http://www.bluemoment.com/scotmoorings.html We are always very keen to receive any information that will help us keep this up to date. If y...
by Nick
Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:46 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Music Festivals
Replies: 9
Views: 5512

It was good . . .

Jura was great, lots of boats there and the whole place mobbed - nothing like a bit of Hebridean peace and quiet . . . Came home via Gigha, Eilean Mor in the McCormacks, Carsaig and Crinan. http://www.bluemoment.com/falandrasmall.jpg 'Falandra' overtaking us leaving Craighouse on Sunday morning - Ni...
by Nick
Fri Sep 26, 2003 8:49 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: October Desktop Calendar/Wallpaper
Replies: 0
Views: 2818

October Desktop Calendar/Wallpaper

For once it's actually gone up before the end of the month!

(Because I'm going away sailing until Tuesday)

http://www.bluemoment.com/calendar/monthly.html

Enjoy,

Nick 8)
by Nick
Mon Sep 08, 2003 6:13 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Music Festivals
Replies: 9
Views: 5512

Music Festivals

This weekend - Gigha

Next weekend - Tarbert

Last weekend in September - Jura

Hoping to get to Jura, anyone else fancy it?

- Nick 8)
by Nick
Mon Sep 08, 2003 6:11 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: length of chain
Replies: 2
Views: 3411

Chain

There are two points to consider. First, chain is used for weight and to ensure a horizontal pull on the anchor. In a blow the warp will quickly be pulled up so that the catenary is much less - ie the warp is almost a straight line. If there is sufficient chain between the warp and the anchor then t...

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