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by Gardenshed
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Quantity of anchor rode in a Vega
Replies: 15
Views: 5891

Re: Quantity of anchor rode in a Vega

I replaced my chain this year. peace of mind more important than how if falss into the anchor locker. FPM Henderson in Yoker (http://www.fpmhenderson.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; 0141 941 1211) was about half the price of the on line chandlers and delivered the chain to dunst...
by Gardenshed
Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where did all these bl--dy boats come from?
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: Where did all these bl--dy boats come from?

Don't bother with Tob on Thursday night there won't be any moorings or pontoons available. Friday will be fine. when passing the fleet: Make sure that your ensign is clearly visible so you are not mistaken for a competitor (shouldn't be too hard as you are going the other way) Don't tow your dinghy ...
by Gardenshed
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where did all these bl--dy boats come from?
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: Where did all these bl--dy boats come from?

Yes, carry on as planned, toss your colregs book over the side and keep clear of the fleet racing down the sound of Mull and just enjoy the spectacle. What is not to like about 1,000 people enjoying being afloat? Yes the Colregs should dictate who keeps clear but in all the years that I've been sail...
by Gardenshed
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Lightening last Thursday
Replies: 2
Views: 1963

Re: Lightening last Thursday

no but was doing the round mull race last weekend and on friday, got caught in lightning and heavy rain between lismore and carignure. my 19 year old nephew was on board (first time sailing) and he asked "isn't it dangerous to be on a boat on the water during a lightning storm?" we suggest...
by Gardenshed
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Weather School Musing...Ups and Downs of the Jet Stream
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

Re: Weather School Musing...Ups and Downs of the Jet Stream

Good insight, thanks
All the macro level stuff if great but the real question is: Wet or dry in Oban at the weekend? I have to finish off a job in the cockpit and need dry weather. If Sat will be wet, I'll maybe take Friday off and do the job then.
by Gardenshed
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sailing Round Britain
Replies: 5
Views: 2177

Re: Sailing Round Britain

perhaps not fiction but definitely exaggeration! 20kt tide in the Corrievrechan? waiting for us as soon as we exited the canal? I don't want to mock someone who has put effort into raising money for a worthy cause like Leukemia Research , but there is a bit of journalistic license being used. Even a...
by Gardenshed
Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Squally weather/
Replies: 17
Views: 3943

Re: Squally weather/

Silkie-ville in Siklieshire, close to Silkiebase (Dunstaffnage), probably taken on Saturday.
by Gardenshed
Wed May 27, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Scottish Series Images
Replies: 17
Views: 2953

Re: Scottish Series Images

The best sporting photographers typically look for the human element to bring the image to life and in this case, it is the expression on Jock's face is what makes the picture not to mention wee Clarkie holding onto his hat in the background.
by Gardenshed
Thu May 07, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: WindGuru?
Replies: 6
Views: 2438

Re: WindGuru?

I use a couple of different sites on the following basis: Ugrib for the big picture: Create an area setting for the North Atlantic and then you get a very good indication of the weather systems that are likely to come our way. The animated view makes it very clear Met office is a good double check X...
by Gardenshed
Mon May 04, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Insurance and Surveyors
Replies: 10
Views: 2689

Re: Insurance and Surveyors

You'd be surprised at how far a surveyor will travel! Jim Mcilraith (Survey One) is who I would always choose, based on his clear forthright opinions, experience (built his own boats, has restored many wooded ones & is respected by all the major insurance companies) and reputation. He'll tell yo...
by Gardenshed
Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: mirrored plastic
Replies: 1
Views: 1737

mirrored plastic

where can i find (Central Scotland/West Coast) mirrored plastic to replace the ones in the heads of the boat. The backing is peeling off. It needs to be cut to shape and the old one can be used as a pattern.

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