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by Gardenshed
Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 3803

Re: Newbie

you've probably already found the following website: http://www.eygthene24.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Nice boat that will respond well to being sailed correctly. Use the same care that you are putting into the engine to servicing the deck gear, buy decent ropes so that you c...
by Gardenshed
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: aberlour 10 ...
Replies: 2
Views: 1969

Re: aberlour 10 ...

Good choice. I'm still consuming my share of a millenium edition Aberlour 10yo hogs head that my dad bought to celebrate his retirement.
by Gardenshed
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: To All BMW & 4x4 Drivers
Replies: 25
Views: 8939

Re: To All BMW & 4x4 Drivers

Not photon torpedos, but a vapo-gun. Turns the car in front into a cloud of vapour that you can drive through with no harm, and then a microsoft office programme is booted up to re-configure the randomised gas particles back into their original state......simples Immunity is granted to those display...
by Gardenshed
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: To All BMW & 4x4 Drivers
Replies: 25
Views: 8939

Re: To All BMW & 4x4 Drivers

Notes to ALL drivers: 1. FOG lights can be switched off when you drive out of an area of fog 2. You don't need them when driving nose-to-tail through 40mph speed camera restricted workworks 3. Don't use them in rain, it creates unnecessary glare There appears to be a general delight in being able to...
by Gardenshed
Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: when your boat has been lifted out for the winter
Replies: 1
Views: 2808

when your boat has been lifted out for the winter

go and check that the marina have closed the main saloon hatch......
by Gardenshed
Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Blatant advertisement - do your Christmas shopping at Amazon
Replies: 48
Views: 11851

Re: Blatant advertisement - do your Christmas shopping at Amazon

Uffa Fox's books and Sopranino by Patrick Moody. Oft overlooked but shouldn't be
by Gardenshed
Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: They're off
Replies: 13
Views: 3553

Re: They're off

PLease don't show puddock that spinaker .............
by Gardenshed
Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Too quiet in here
Replies: 31
Views: 7383

Re: Too quiet in here

Please keep your YBW debates to that forum
If you have a comment to make to Nick, then a PM is the route to take.
by Gardenshed
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Petzl ascenders for mast climbing?
Replies: 5
Views: 6115

Re: Petzl ascenders for mast climbing?

If going up singlehanded, then you won't be using a second halyard as a safety line so it could be rigged up tight and then a descender (http://www.petzl.com/en/pro/self-braking-descenders/id-s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) used. changing from one line to the other when up the mast...
by Gardenshed
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Petzl ascenders for mast climbing?
Replies: 5
Views: 6115

Re: Petzl ascenders for mast climbing?

Yes, I've tried it and regularly use two petzl ascenders to climb the mast. I use a climbing harness that is attached to the upper ascender with a webbing loop crossed at my back and also attached to the ascender to make sure that I can't overturn and fall out if I accidentally invert (could happen ...
by Gardenshed
Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Getting quiet in the bay
Replies: 25
Views: 6014

Re: Getting quiet in the bay

Eberspacher, Webasto, Mikuni: How do you choose? Are they all variations on a theme (i.e. all unreliable) or does one make genuinely have an edge either through simplicity to install, just be being more robust or better spares/servicing suppport? Have you considered a water/radiator system as oppose...
by Gardenshed
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Maurice Griffiths was Dick Durhams gay lover
Replies: 42
Views: 10794

Re: Maurice Griffiths was Dick Durhams gay lover

Two Aberdonian farmers, Tam and Rab, are sitting in the Farmers bar drinking beer. Tam turns to Rab and says, "Ye ken fit? I'm tired o'gan through life athoot an education.. I'morn, I think I'll go doon to the squeel and sign up for some nicht classes." Rab thinks it's a good idea, and the...
by Gardenshed
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Had a great idea
Replies: 14
Views: 6010

Re: Had a great idea

More seriously, a guage is useful on a very serious one design race boats (Etchells, J109, dinghies etc) but overkill for the likes of us. Not making a big thing of this but I tend to disagree. Tuning does matter, I think the Silken one did mention going better on one tack than the other - well, a ...
by Gardenshed
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Had a great idea
Replies: 14
Views: 6010

Re: Had a great idea

Silkie, No need for a rig tension guage, just invite all forumites to give your rig the once-over every time they pass your berth, leave a suitably sized spanner on your side deck with arrows indicating tighten/loosen. Suggest a prize to be donated to the person who can disprove the riggers saying t...
by Gardenshed
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: commonsense questions:
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

commonsense questions:

A thought prompted by a post from earlier in the week........ "I would put the anti-collision tools in order of importance as eyeball/hand bearing compass AIS and in occasional circumstances VHF - but above all a modicum of common sense" Ref the last item on the list: Can you get it on Eba...

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