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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: 1653

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: 2640

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: 4999

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: 4008

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: 3110

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: 3406

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: 1916

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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