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by Gardenshed
Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Referendum
Replies: 7
Views: 3546

Re: Referendum

On the basis that I have the same level of authority as given to the current leader of Thailand under section 44 of their interim constitution, I'd be happy to do so....
by Gardenshed
Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Referendum
Replies: 7
Views: 3546

Re: Referendum

So Remain with the currently annual plan or Leave and set up a Chentleman's cruise that is independent of the bureaucracy, dogma and structures of the current set up. I predict that votes will be split (equally) between the Leave and Remain factions, split along complex lines based on hull length, l...
by Gardenshed
Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Jib Sheets
Replies: 13
Views: 12445

Re: Jib Sheets

bowlines are the simplest and easiest and mean you can easily remove one or both sheets if necessary (if a sheet gets chafed or damaged. Alternatively, splice a loop in the end of each sheet (not easy if braided rope, simple if dyneema) and use a soft shackle to attach all to the sail. Hardware/stee...
by Gardenshed
Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: "The Maggie"
Replies: 7
Views: 5120

Re: "The Maggie"

Ar5e!

I'll be in Tasty Pastry land and will miss that :cry:[/quote]

All is not lost:
Download/install a VPN (http://www.thetop10bestvpn.com/best-free-vpn-service) and then you can be "virtually" in the UK and watch iplayer when you are on your travels.
by Gardenshed
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New sails in Scotland
Replies: 25
Views: 12676

Re: New sails in Scotland

Saturn or Owens I bought from Owens a few years ago and was delighted with the sails. Invest into good cloth and get the details right: Number and depth of the reefs loose foot or not Mainsail leech line that can be adjusted and cleated from the luff not the end of the boom type of cloth (weight and...
by Gardenshed
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Wind and pressure on your smartphone
Replies: 6
Views: 6023

Re: Wind and pressure on your smartphone

not cheap, but these look the biz:
http://www.imarineusa.com/AirmarWS-120WX.aspx
hook up to airmar's weathercaster software and off you go.
should you need to replace the masthead anemometer, this could be a good option
by Gardenshed
Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Rugby World Cup
Replies: 22
Views: 12098

Re: Rugby World Cup

Watching in Thailand using an online service. Signal lost just as the scrum was being formed in front of the posts.....
Wallabies next will be a lot tougher. Hope springs eternal
by Gardenshed
Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Herring Tales: Donald s Murray
Replies: 0
Views: 15022

Herring Tales: Donald s Murray

More academic than many of the blue moment recommendations, but a fascinating read. Get it on 'yer kindle :)
by Gardenshed
Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:18 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Unexpected impeller malfunction
Replies: 19
Views: 12604

Re: Unexpected impeller malfunction

"Meanwhile, the clients are fighting in the cockpit"

Tell us more!
Which page of the RYA-way explains how to deal with cockpit-fisticuffs?
by Gardenshed
Wed May 06, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Mooring buoys
Replies: 4
Views: 5259

Re: Mooring buoys

I'd have suggested FPM Henderson in Yoker but I believe they've been taken over by Gaelforce. (www.fpmhenderson.co.uk takes you to http://www.gaelforcegroup.co.uk/)
by Gardenshed
Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Ceilidh Cruise
Replies: 5
Views: 3379

Re: Ceilidh Cruise

"Now motoring up Linn of Morvern after tacking down the Sound of Mull against a F6/7 with added rain and sleet. Fresh snow on the hills down to about a couple of hundred feet. Some nasty squally gusts earlier but now flat calm"

Aye, that'll be summer then....
by Gardenshed
Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 7305

Re: Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted

Occasionally, work permitting
by Gardenshed
Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Insurance for swinging mooring.
Replies: 6
Views: 3852

Re: Insurance for swinging mooring.

I took photos of all the components of a mooring that I self laid and was able to get insurance for it.
PM me for details
by Gardenshed
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 7305

Re: Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted

wonder how many more old diesels are cluttering up the garages of Perthshire?!
by Gardenshed
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 7305

Re: Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted

don't let me wife see your post as she would point to a partially dismantled perkins 4108 in the garage that apparently is not a valuable source of spares, but is cluttering up the garage. You'd have to wait until the summer to collect it.
PM me

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