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by DaveS
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Pontoons at Castlebay
Replies: 3
Views: 5995

Re: Pontoons at Castlebay

Are some or all of the VBs still there?
by DaveS
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: CC2017
Replies: 46
Views: 18467

Re: CC2017

To get back to the original topic, of the three weekends proposed, two are now past. That leaves the weekend of 26-29 May. Who could make that? To start the ball rolling, I'm free!
by DaveS
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Birthday Boy
Replies: 9
Views: 4618

Re: Birthday Boy

claymore wrote:
Aja wrote:Happy birthday, Sahona.

Donald


+1 - State pension's just increased by 2.5% - life's good!


I should start getting mine in a fortnight.
by DaveS
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: CC2017
Replies: 46
Views: 18467

Re: CC2017

Well On arrival at the boat on Friday I found that nothing had been done. Hardly surprising since at this time of year it's pretty busy. I negotiated a slot first thing Saturday, and took the boat over to the launching pontoon. The crane arrived and a young lad was hoisted to the masthead. No proble...
by DaveS
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: CC2017
Replies: 46
Views: 18467

Re: CC2017

Slight setback to my plans. I discovered at the weekend that my main halyard (wire) wouldn't move. It sounds as the wire has jumped off the sheave, and is jammed along side it. Ash Hopefully so, and fairly easy to fix with access to the masthead. A couple of months ago, with the mast down, I replac...
by DaveS
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: CC2017
Replies: 46
Views: 18467

Re: CC2017

Slight setback to my plans. I discovered at the weekend that my main halyard (wire) wouldn't move. The problem with a fractional rig is that only the main halyard and the topping lift go to the masthead. That would mean going up the topping lift with no independent second rope as safety backup - whi...
by DaveS
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: CC2017
Replies: 46
Views: 18467

Re: CC2017

Avilion should be going in some time this week. (It was booked for 1 April, but I took advantage of the good weather spell to get a bit ahead. I've just realised I forgot to clean off the green marks under the transom: I'll claim it as biodiversity.) So with a bit of luck I'll get her rigged this we...
by DaveS
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Well yer a boring bunch a fannies . . .
Replies: 68
Views: 22144

Re: Well yer a boring bunch a fannies . . .

[..... the Scottish economy would be in deficit (not 15 Bn, but a deficit nevertheless) Sorry Dave, I'm not following your argument. Why couldn't there be a deficit of £15bn? After all, the figures published last year by the Scottish government showed a £14.8bn deficit. Because the GERS figures sho...
by DaveS
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Tiree!
Replies: 12
Views: 5156

Re: Tiree!

I've anchored in Gott Bay twice. Once in calm weather and once in a strongish easterly that was very unpleasant. Holding seemed good, though. I've also anchored off Gunna once, just for a few hours to do the hill. Thick mist made that expedition seem remarkably pointless, but it did constitute a Has...
by DaveS
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Well yer a boring bunch a fannies . . .
Replies: 68
Views: 22144

Re: Well yer a boring bunch a fannies . . .

Love to share your vision, BoB, but post independence, SNP will still rule the roost - I don't see any fledgling parties standing in the wings and no-one with the political clout to start anything new off. Conservatives are unelectable (don't know why, anyone hazard a guess?), Labour will struggle....
by DaveS
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Now Berthed At Craobh Marina
Replies: 6
Views: 3714

Re: Now Berthed At Craobh Marina

Welcome to Craobh. I'll certainly look in after I'm back in the water (1 April). I'm on D16.
by DaveS
Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A guid New Year to ane and a'
Replies: 6
Views: 3695

Re: A guid New Year to ane and a'

Indeed. Guid New Year!
by DaveS
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New ETV for Scotland for 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 6332

Re: New ETV for Scotland for 2017

Looking at the pics in the article, it seems that different countries have their own colours for the bow stripes on tugs. I've tried in vain to google for a page giving an explanation of which UK organisation (CG, ETV, fishery protect,etc) wears what. Anyone found one please? Season's greets and th...
by DaveS
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The Light Blue Book
Replies: 8
Views: 7022

Re: The Light Blue Book

On a slightly more esoteric note, the translation gives liath = light blue. This is interesting because liath is usually translated as grey. But glas is also usually translated as grey. I have for some time thought that these describe different shades of grey. Doing a little digging, Faclair Beag gi...
by DaveS
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Canal newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 8179

Re: Canal newbie

Oh, and what way would a Bukh kick in astern, does anybody know? I think that the propulsion arrangement (prop direction of rotation, shaft drive or sail drive) is more important than engine make. A sail drive gives no noticeable kick either way. A right hand shaft driven prop (rotates clockwise go...

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