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by Gardenshed
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Lost my MoK cherry
Replies: 7
Views: 6777

Re: Lost my MoK cherry

Well done breaking your MoK duck.
Your question about speed when you were under the lighthouse: probably a back eddy.
Nice lightouse and even in benign conditions, you get a sense of achievement. Bet your first beer after that tasted good
by Gardenshed
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Help for a Foxhound far from home
Replies: 3
Views: 2972

Re: Help for a Foxhound far from home

John Copeland (Copeland Marine) built them in Cowes, along with the Foxterrier, Foxcub and Aphrodite 101, flying fifteens and a range of other boats. Copeland Marine was sold in the 80's to Souters of Cowes (?) and the moulds dispersed/sold to others. I don't know if John Copeland is still around bu...
by Gardenshed
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: East Coast Cruise
Replies: 19
Views: 12049

Re: East Coast Cruise

I wouldn't suggest using Collieston as a refuge. The entrance is very narrow and where that yacht is moored, there are usually local skiffs/dinghies moored with lines from the outer corner across to the main leg of the pier. There is no room to turn a 23 foot boat in the channel on the way in so you...
by Gardenshed
Sat May 25, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Any sailmaker recommendations or warnings?
Replies: 7
Views: 5292

Re: Any sailmaker recommendations or warnings?

I was delighted with my Owen sails and the process of spec, design, fitting and the follow up so a call to Chris (now working independently of the loft) or Diana, would be my starting point.
by Gardenshed
Sun May 19, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Proofreading time again please
Replies: 12
Views: 5535

Re: Proofreading time again please

Day 5 of the suggested cruising itinerary:

but tehre are plenty of sheltered anchorages in the huge natural harbour of Lamlash bay - or pick up a visitors’ mooring.
by Gardenshed
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Great footage
Replies: 18
Views: 7779

Re: Great footage

Nae idea. Ask them.....
by Gardenshed
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Great footage
Replies: 18
Views: 7779

Great footage

by Gardenshed
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Oban bay whale
Replies: 3
Views: 2208

Re: Oban bay whale

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-21994076

The Beeb say it is a sperm whale.

Maybe everyone is wrong and its Nessie on Spring Break
by Gardenshed
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: ArchieP
Replies: 6
Views: 3391

Re: ArchieP

Maybe I should visit him next time I'm in the Philippines and sell him a Bule Moment Burgee. been there twice so far this year but unfortunately, not to the the marinas and yacht clubs.
by Gardenshed
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Sanda
Replies: 13
Views: 6032

Sanda

by Gardenshed
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Dynema pros and cons.
Replies: 1
Views: 2241

Re: Dynema pros and cons.

Dyneema is not delicate, it is easy to splice and knot. Only thing to check is that your jammer won't slip given that the rope is thinner. I've used dyneema on main and genoa halyards since 2007. Far better than braid on braid or a wire- braid h lard. Very resistant to chafe and uv. You are maybe co...
by Gardenshed
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Awe naw!
Replies: 7
Views: 4472

Re: Awe naw!

Ironically, it's the alcohol killing all the bugs in the treatment plant that is the concern 'cos they won't be able to gobble up all other sh!t that they are supposed to.
by Gardenshed
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Awe naw!
Replies: 7
Views: 4472

Re: Awe naw!

Chivas Drain-cleaner, never my favourite. Perhaps for cooking.....

Wonder which ISO9001 quality system process wasn't followed during that shift?
by Gardenshed
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: Crew Available and Wanted
Topic: Crew Needed for Easter 2013 Cruise - Gosport to Weymouth
Replies: 19
Views: 23312

Re: Crew Needed for Easter 2013 Cruise - Gosport to Weymouth

One snarky comment occasionally is nothing to worry about.
Keep the riff-raff filter set at max!

Having a go at volunteers who support this forum isn't a great way to introduce yourself
If it was so bloomin urgent, I'm sure he could have contacted you both earlier
by Gardenshed
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: There's no skin left...
Replies: 5
Views: 3585

Re: There's no skin left...

Thought it was a Scottish talent: snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
Had to pour a 15 yo glenlivet to settle the nerves.

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