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by NorthUp2
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: This is the new 'fingers crossed' thread.
Replies: 20
Views: 5533

Re: This is the new 'fingers crossed' thread.

I had to re-enter my password- surprisingly I remembered it.

Let us hope the new server will remain uncontaminated by snow.



















ps keep up the good work Nick.
by NorthUp2
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Fuel Guage resistance?
Replies: 7
Views: 2684

Re: Fuel Guage resistance?

There are two versions of the sender unit on the VDO fuel gauges- one for a single gauge, and one for dual gauges- flybridge and wheelhouse for example. (edit- or is it different gauges? it was all a long time ago!)) I suspect the gauge reading half might indicate the wrong sender. Will a fixed resi...
by NorthUp2
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Clyde CG closure and VHF coverage
Replies: 25
Views: 6728

Re: Clyde CG closure and VHF coverage

Near to the Narrows of Raasay?
by NorthUp2
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Galvanising chain
Replies: 19
Views: 6454

Re: Galvanising chain

I had decided I needed another 10 metres of chain (for a 26' MAB), and joined it with one of the riveted joining links- but decided I had more faith in my own welding than a dubious 'cast' link. Cutting the joiner with a hacksaw confirmed my doubts... Anyway, I have not had to anchor in more than F5...
by NorthUp2
Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Galvanising chain
Replies: 19
Views: 6454

Re: Galvanising chain

I believe a galvaniser posts on here: MM5AHO.
My own chain is getting rusty, but I have a welded link at 26 metres, so intend to test it before committing to regalvanising.
by NorthUp2
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Minch tug gone
Replies: 6
Views: 3883

Re: Minch tug gone

I can see the headlines now " Well, we never needed it until today..." You couldn't make this up.....a coaster Flinterspirit has just grounded on the east side of the Uists! http://www.shipais.com/currentmap.php?map=Skye Barra lifeboat launching...where is the CG tug? the wrong side of th...
by NorthUp2
Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The weather in Argyll
Replies: 23
Views: 3793

Re: The weather in Argyll

are the bubbles copyright?
by NorthUp2
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: When do you have your VHF switched on?
Replies: 11
Views: 11217

Re: When do you have your VHF switched on?

Can a DSC be set to be quiet unless it in range of an alert or a mmsi ping, so could be left on all night?

Yes, just leave it switched on with the volume control at minimum.
by NorthUp2
Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: CAn someone tell me...
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: CAn someone tell me...

http://www.hebceltfest.com/ http://www.sailhebrides.info/ http://www.stornoway-portauthority.com/tall-ships-race-2011.html not a cat in hells chance of a pontoon berth with all this going on, unless you booked ahead. (edit- this year...) Plenty of room to raft out in the inner harbour though, if you...
by NorthUp2
Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New light for Branra Rock, Lynn of Lorn
Replies: 10
Views: 4311

Re: New light for Branra Rock, Lynn of Lorn

But I can't quite see it from here, in deepest Staffordshire. :goatd It works well enough in the dark, but, strangely enough, the new Branra Rock light is actually less effective than the old unlit beacon during the day in misty or dreich conditions. For some reason the Northern Light have painted ...
by NorthUp2
Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: where is it
Replies: 5
Views: 3520

Re: where is it

Something funny about that tower- no diagonal braces?
by NorthUp2
Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: 3 Men in a variety of boats
Replies: 23
Views: 5426

Re: 3 Men in a variety of boats

sam wrote:Don't bother taking your golf clubs to Knoydart though!

Take them! (to fend off the midges!!)
by NorthUp2
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sub aground off Kyleakin & wishful thinking
Replies: 7
Views: 2135

Re: Sub aground off Kyleakin & wishful thinking

Wishful thinking- if he'd parked it a bit closer in, we could leave her there and plug her into the grid- cancel a few windfarm contracts?
by NorthUp2
Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Easy West Coast whereisit
Replies: 10
Views: 4324

Re: Easy West Coast whereisit

Could you see it from the carpark mentioned in TOP? :)
by NorthUp2
Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Easy West Coast whereisit
Replies: 10
Views: 4324

Re: Easy West Coast whereisit

Old Man of Stoer

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