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by Gardenshed
Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sad life
Replies: 14
Views: 3531

Re: Sad life

Puddock
Well done for doubling back and getting involved, making an upset day for the elderly man and the young girl turn out OK.
How many would just drive on by, another symptom of the times?
by Gardenshed
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: An Evening with Anne Widdecombe
Replies: 12
Views: 2488

Re: An Evening with Anne Widdecombe

Would John Smith's faults have been found.... It is an intersting one to think through as he would have had to contend with Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Peter Mandelson, all of whom would have been at their energetic ambitious peak. He would have had a bigger battle with the enemies within than with...
by Gardenshed
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Go on then - where is it?
Replies: 17
Views: 9205

Re: Go on then - where is it?

"Harpoon at a Venture" by Maxwell is also worth a read. I re-read both this summer and enjoy Maxwell's writing, but I suspect that he was a fairly mixed up character, and burned through the family cash quite quickly.
by Gardenshed
Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Rough Today
Replies: 4
Views: 3049

Re: Rough Today

also just back from the same area. Circumnavigated great cumbrae twice (Largs Regatta). The instruments on board were well calibrated and we had a pretty solid 18-22kts, 30 the max gust. The 30kt gust was at the Tan in the millport channel, just after hoisting the kite. 15kts peak boat speed but the...
by Gardenshed
Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Did he or didn't he?
Replies: 1
Views: 1507

Re: Did he or didn't he?

guilty as charged
by Gardenshed
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: COLREGS Toughy......
Replies: 5
Views: 2840

Re: COLREGS Toughy......

Back in the good 'ole days, you could enforce your "rights" but the increasing competitiveness of sailing and professionalism/higher stakes meant that there was an increase in collisions and potentially (with faster boats and higher closing speeds) more chance of major damage and people ge...
by Gardenshed
Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: COLREGS Toughy......
Replies: 5
Views: 2840

Re: COLREGS Toughy......

I trust that the "toughy" comment is tounge in cheek because the real answer is not difficult at all. Port tack should have kept clear but starboard tack yacht should have been keeping a look out and been ready to take avoiding action if the port tack boat didn't alter course. If they were...
by Gardenshed
Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: RNLI Tobermory Thanks !!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1983

Re: RNLI Tobermory Thanks !!!

You were spotted. Friday night, eating at an outside table of the fish cafe and watched the lifeboat zooming off to your assistance, and returning at a rather more relaxed pace with you alongside. Phillipe the fixer says corrosion was the probelm, decompression lever stuck on one cylinder and now th...
by Gardenshed
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Quantity of anchor rode in a Vega
Replies: 15
Views: 6809

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: 1717

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: 1717

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: 2211

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: 1585

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: 2556

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: 4780

Re: Squally weather/

Silkie-ville in Siklieshire, close to Silkiebase (Dunstaffnage), probably taken on Saturday.

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