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by Gordonmc
Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mercury 3.4 outboard
Replies: 0
Views: 1754

Mercury 3.4 outboard

An elderly and venerable Mercury 3.4 outboard, 2-stroke.
I bought it because it has a neutral gear position, but its a bit OTT when I am normally on my own in the dinghy.
New impeller.
Good water circulation.
Collection/delivery from Ayr, Ardrossan, Clydebank, Tignabruich or points between.
£140
by Gordonmc
Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Time expired pyrotechnics (flares to you)
Replies: 4
Views: 2765

Time expired pyrotechnics (flares to you)

Having accumulated an ammo-box full of TEPs I did the right thing and phoned Clyde Coastguard to make arrangements for a drop-off at Girvan. No problem, said the duty officer at Greenock; just turn up between 09:00 and 13:00 "any Sunday". This is a plus, because I was told when the new sch...
by Gordonmc
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: SEPA scientists surprised & delighted by Clyde estuary fish
Replies: 2
Views: 2160

Re: SEPA scientists surprised & delighted by Clyde estuary f

"•Pipefish - close relatives of the Sea-Horse up to 30cm long."
Don't tell anyone on TOP - they'll be banning our anchors out of spite.
by Gordonmc
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Vodaphone dongle - calling Shard, calling Shard . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 3870

Re: Vodaphone dongle - calling Shard, calling Shard . . .

We got a Vodaphone dongle 2 years ago. It's the deal that they no longer offer - a one off payment for 15Gig (I think) PAYG that doesn't expire. It can still be refilled I think. You can refill... or at least I could when I got an Ebay one a couple of months ago. I had to set up an account with the...
by Gordonmc
Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: Loan of kids lifejackets
Replies: 7
Views: 4805

Re: Loan of kids lifejackets

I have two kids lifejackets, or bouyancy aids you can have.
One is still in the wrapper.
Plus there is a variety of US made jackets, adult and kids.
All in Ayr.
by Gordonmc
Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: FFZ
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: FFZ

Dunno 'bout tele, but with the cricket on over the summer on BBC R4 long wave the only radio I can get on the mooring (L. Riddon) is RTE 2.
I am becoming quite the buff at the hurling.
by Gordonmc
Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Cracking long weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 3362

Re: Cracking long weekend

[quote="Booby Trapper Yes Holy Isle and the rest are out West I cycled down to Ardrossan on Sunday and had a look but you weren't there I see you had started on the underside, the repair was looking good. I take it if you are sealing up the cockpit sole then the engine is in and working fine?[/...
by Gordonmc
Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Port Bannatyne
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Port Bannatyne

... Marina was generating some VHF traffic at the weekend.
Has anyone had experience of facilities they can share?
I am thinking of visitor pontoons, diesel availability, water & lecky etc. Is the dredged approach obvious?
The website is a bit thin on detail.
by Gordonmc
Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Cracking long weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 3362

Re: Cracking long weekend

Holy Isle Buddhist centre is the top one. Don't know the bottom two... they must be on the other side. It sounds like a cracking time, Ian. For the first time since February I got away from Farewell and up to Flap for a couple of days relaxation. Sunday was spent hanging over the side with a scraper...
by Gordonmc
Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: non self-draining cockpit
Replies: 13
Views: 3868

Re: non self-draining cockpit

Many traditionally built boats had no self-draining cockpits as they were derived from open boats. When decking became more the norm many designers didn't like the idea of additional through-hulls for the cockpit drains. I reckon much depends on the transom. My Hillyard has a canoe stern and I have ...
by Gordonmc
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Hot air ducting?
Replies: 9
Views: 6108

Re: Hot air ducting?

If it is of any help I got ducting from a company in Milngavie, Flexible Ducting Ltd. They make ducting in a variety of diameters with high temperature tolerance. I turned up at the factory and left with a couple of off-cut lengths the same day. It was a lot cheaper than ebay Eberspacher stuff. I la...
by Gordonmc
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Proposed offshore wind farm sites in Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 2660

Re: Proposed offshore wind farm sites in Scotland

The only one what jumps off the page is Hunterston. Conceivably the others have areas of open water away from main sea-routes. Hunterston, however is confined by the Cumbraes and if the area in question is outside the Largs channel then there will be problems with large vessels (not to mention Fasla...
by Gordonmc
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: semi diesels
Replies: 20
Views: 5576

Re: semi diesels

But mainly I had the GT380 Suzuki and a Matchless G9 for work, an RD250 for racing and a Triumph T110 chopper with 18" overstock forks.Ahem. I took my test on a G9... it drank more redx than petrol but still got me around. Before you point out that the G9 was a 350cc single and the limit for a...
by Gordonmc
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Flare Disposal (Non-Fashion Items)
Replies: 18
Views: 2958

Re: Flare Disposal (Non-Fashion Items)

Trying to help the widow of a master mariner I offered to remove some well out-of-date para flares from her garage. Some were dated early 90's with the newest mid-80's. All were still in their original fibreboard containers and wax sealed aluminium caps. After contacting the polis and coastguard I e...
by Gordonmc
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: I watched Highlander again over Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 2431

Re: I watched Highlander again over Christmas

I believe Chris Lee is Lord Summerisle. I've been to the Summer Isles many times, but I'm not convinced it was filmed there. Do they not hold a 'Wicker man' festival in Dumfriesshire on occassions? Donald[/quote] 'Twas filmed in Wigtown/Port William with the crew barracked in Newton Stewart for the...

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