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by Gordonmc
Tue May 05, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: At home weekend.
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Phot opportunity?

Well, it turned into an interesting experience. It started on Sunday morning, an early start as high water was at about 06:00 according to the UKHO on-line tidal predictions with the next high water at 19.30. On the Saturday I did a recce in the dinghy and found a gently shelving part of the beach w...
by Gordonmc
Tue May 05, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Otterferry - Magic!
Replies: 10
Views: 2734

Re: Otterferry - Magic!

I concur. The new owners took over last season and instantly the character of the place improved. The previous owner (Dorothy?) was a legend in her own lunchtime, famous, or infamous for doing the her ironing in the bar as folk were having their dinner. Although originally from Yorkshire the new fam...
by Gordonmc
Fri May 01, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: At home weekend.
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

At home weekend.

For anyone suffering withdrawal symptoms from the Clyde S'butt cruise, you are invited to point a prow into Loch Riddon this weekend for a bottle of Shepherds and Neame's finest as I will be on board, but not moving far from the mooring. The plan is to beach Flap for a bit of careening, prompted by ...
by Gordonmc
Fri May 01, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Three in a row
Replies: 4
Views: 2088

Re: Three in a row

Very dangerous, Eammon.
No doubt the Chentlemen will rise to the bait and will be posting pics of multiple burgee assemblies to outdo the plebs.
What is the collective noun for burgees?
Flight?
by Gordonmc
Fri May 01, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: ventilators
Replies: 5
Views: 2843

Re: ventilators

I had a solar vent on the boat and didn't think it was much cop. The passive vetus style vents without the electronic gubbins allow more air through and, because there is no photovoltaic panel, some light. The main problem is that when you need the ventilation most when there are bodies breathing mo...
by Gordonmc
Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: S*butt Clyde Cruise
Replies: 22
Views: 2386

Re: S*butt Clyde Cruise

I've offered Ash a couple of berths on Saturday night I've explained it all to him on a PM on TOP but I see he is offline until tomorrow night. Ian That's good, Ian because I couldn't give Ash a cast-iron offer of my forepeak. I won't find out until later today if I will have crew, although looking...
by Gordonmc
Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Great weather for sailing
Replies: 13
Views: 1893

Re: Great weather for sailing

The boat stays in the water over winter which makes the season a bit more bearable. When the sun comes out it is time for varnishing and mending and avoiding the crowds. I was on the boat over Easter and was suprised at how busy the VHF had become in just a week with two maydays and too many radio c...
by Gordonmc
Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Rothesay update - pics
Replies: 9
Views: 2462

Re: Rothesay update - pics

Thanks Pete, I remembered after above post an then saw it come up on another post. Yes a lovely well kept boat, promise to get a wee tour of her if you are at the SB meet up Gordon, or maybe Tarbert music festival?? C_W The SB is planned for. I have taken Friday as leave so if I start off from the ...
by Gordonmc
Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Name that boat
Replies: 8
Views: 2372

Name that boat

Seen off Bute heading South last weekend.
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I couldn't get close enough to see a name, but she looks like one of the new build Bristol pilots.
Anyone recognise her?
by Gordonmc
Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Rothesay update - pics
Replies: 9
Views: 2462

Rothesay update - pics

Sorry for the delay in posting pics. The missus pinched the camera and I had to be in the Smoke this week. http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q96/gordonmc_photos/DSC_0002.jpg http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q96/gordonmc_photos/DSC_0005.jpg Taken last Saturday, 11th April.
by Gordonmc
Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: It flies! BlueMoment burgee in Puilladobhrain
Replies: 16
Views: 2493

Re: It flies! BlueMoment burgee in Puilladobhrain

Well I fly mine from the St'bd.
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Only because I have no block on the port spreader.
So there!
by Gordonmc
Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Best glue?
Replies: 6
Views: 1456

Re: Best glue?

I had a grabrail break and did the repair with Araldite. It was mahogany, though and I guess teak would need de-oiled with acetone or summink.
It had a few coats of Le Tonk and the repair has stood up to four years of me hanging off the rail so UV hasn't been a problem.
by Gordonmc
Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Rothesay - Update2
Replies: 5
Views: 1687

Re: Rothesay - Update2

Any pics Gordon? As regards security, I havent heard of any trouble there before the gates were put in place, lets hope it stays that way. Are the pontoons still in situ at the outer half of the marina? (I dont mean the ones on the other side of the harbour) Did you not call in to the Argyll to sam...
by Gordonmc
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Rothesay - Update2
Replies: 5
Views: 1687

Rothesay - Update2

I am answering my own question (earlier thread). The inner harbour is now officially open for business and I have the honour to stake the claim to be the first to fly the BM burgee within. The object of the exercise was the get on a pontoon for a spring-clean, flush out the water tanks, charge up th...
by Gordonmc
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Alternator working or not?
Replies: 37
Views: 12927

Re: Alternator working or not?

Need to check alternator D- to engine block visually and for DavS's volt drop test. I think that this alternator will have the chassis isolated. I think that the problem is with the wiring to connection 61. This supply will excite the alternator to get it producing volts. An alternator might self e...

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