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by Gordonmc
Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Pictures of other peoples boats
Replies: 25
Views: 3218

Re: Pictures of other peoples boats

Must have been the best days of the year, weather wise. :lol: The first pic looks like a Colvic 33, If it is then I think its from Ardrossan or Troon, and owned by a guy Called Alex, perhaps GordonMc or Ian (EX Booby Trapper) could confirm this? Cant remember the name of the boat though. No, its no...
by Gordonmc
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: London
Replies: 14
Views: 1804

Re: London

Sarastro is suprisingly good value for London, scoff-wise. I found myself there after my last business trip to the Smoke as I was staying in the Travelodge just up Drury Lane.
Time it right and you will get some opera thrown in.
by Gordonmc
Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Re-galvanising an anchor?
Replies: 16
Views: 5217

Re: Re-galvanising an anchor?

Either we are confusing galvanisers or the outfit has changes its name. The galvanisers I used are now Clydeside Galvanisers on Eastvale Place, just off the Expressway. The easiest way to find the place is to turn off Argyle Street (vicinity of the Park Bar) onto Kelvinhaugh Street and follow it dow...
by Gordonmc
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Re-galvanising an anchor?
Replies: 16
Views: 5217

Re: Re-galvanising an anchor?

I will endorse Strathclyde Galvanisers. During Flap's first refit I dropped off a bag of bits including chainplates, gammon-irons, rudder pintles etc. They were sandblasted and re-galved within a week for about £30. I was concerned some of the bits might get lost as the operation's main business is ...
by Gordonmc
Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: test
Replies: 46
Views: 11346

9 of 10 right.
Hairst trippet me too.
I'm fair scunnered.
by Gordonmc
Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Flower of Caithness
Replies: 22
Views: 3641

An interesting boat.
There are not many built both in Caithness in 1977 and on the Clyde in 1997.
(see "The Boat" page)
by Gordonmc
Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: BURGEES - READY TO ORDER
Replies: 143
Views: 30507

That's the colour coordination out of the window.
by Gordonmc
Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Just Goes to Show
Replies: 16
Views: 9207

Donald,
I will be popping over at some point to Kames this weekend for the messagfes and will give your mum a wave.
The weather is looking reasonable so I might stop on one of the hotel moorings. Will you be you around?
Gordon.
by Gordonmc
Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Hasn't the weather been lovely?
Replies: 17
Views: 4255

Hopefully I will be putting Flap's cockpit back together tomorrow (Sat) leaving enough time to get to Kames or somewhere for a scoop. Otherwise it will be me and the dog on the mooring. Eamon... my digestive system hasn't been the same after that Magners moment. I enjoyed the music festival and, of ...
by Gordonmc
Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Tarbert music festival?
Replies: 9
Views: 2403

A group of us boys went two years ago and it was a hoot.
The weekend has been pencilled in but I have been told to expect to be horse-kid-dog-cat sitting as the mem-sahib is off for a jolly.
I will shout closer to the time if this changes.
by Gordonmc
Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Scuttlebutt Cruise 2 - we get further than Rothesay . . .
Replies: 28
Views: 5751

Thanks to all for the company for a memorable weekend. Special thanks to Billjrat and the others who got me alongside in Portavadie. My excuse for a pathetic attempt at getting onto a pontoon is that my expertise is limited to picking up moorings. The weather appears to have been a lot more benign f...
by Gordonmc
Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Lamlash Mooring Buoys
Replies: 4
Views: 2713

I am with Booby Trapper on this one as the mooring fee hasn't increased since the trot went down. The moorings were laid by the Lamlash Sailing Club at their own initiative and have to cover the initial capital cost as well as on-going servicing so I don't think £10 is over the top. Anchoring is ...
by Gordonmc
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Is no-one sailing this weekend?
Replies: 12
Views: 3312

Sorry for the late response... I was sailing all last week and it took all day yesterday (Monday) to clear my inbox. Monday was Lochranza (see Pontoon thread). {Plan was to head for Sanda and go round the bottom and up to Gigha/Islay, back through the canal. With StF10 in the North Channel and Gale ...
by Gordonmc
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Lochranza Pontoons Open.
Replies: 33
Views: 8909

We were in last Monday, the day before the pontoons were open and as the last bit of concrete had just been laid. The wummin selling raffle tickets was saying the end of the pontoon has a hoist for the disabled sailors, but she had no idea of demand. I asked if there was water on the pontoon. She lo...
by Gordonmc
Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Flanders and Swann
Replies: 15
Views: 3159

Bin the gas water heater.
Get a solar power shower bag to hang over the sink.
Free heat!

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