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by Aja
Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Aja's Summer Sojourn
Replies: 10
Views: 6108

Aja's Summer Sojourn

Just back on Sunday after three glorious weeks. We did the CCC Tobermory Race from Rothesay to Ardrishaig - through the dirty ditch and leg two from Croabh (04.50 start) to Tobermory. Unfortunately Claymore as finish boat was no help at all as we had to retire through lack of wind. It was dreich com...
by Aja
Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anchor connectors - safe?
Replies: 9
Views: 7678

My back may not be thanking me at the end of three week's worth of 35lb cqr and 10mm chain.....

Powered windlass is on the (long) list.

Donald
by Aja
Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anchor connectors - safe?
Replies: 9
Views: 7678

I changed the galvanized swivel that was attached when I bought our current boat to a stainless shackle. The jaws on the swivel were showing signs of being pulled open which I wasn't happy with. As for using a stainless shackle as a replacement - what's the problem using stainless? It's only under w...
by Aja
Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Weather Forecast
Replies: 8
Views: 4012

Bias on the finish line will not be important after the lenght of race. It will either be a run or a beat up the Sound so boats will be nipping Calve Is. Last year the committee boat was anchored just off the pier. I think the important thing is to make yourself obvious to tired sailors coming into ...
by Aja
Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Weather Forecast
Replies: 8
Views: 4012

Have you considered it may be a long day - and the Mull weather may not be appropriate to sitting in a dinghy for so long. As we are usually one of the last boats in - we will undoubtably pick you up as we finish. Assuming you get onto a pontoon - a consideration is to have the dinghy anchored in th...
by Aja
Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Weather Forecast
Replies: 8
Views: 4012

Claysie Aja is always in cruising trim. This is what is referred to as holiday trim. Difference? Ooh about two inches. Under pressure at the moment - 1st in class 5 overall - but a few good boats always come out for this race. An hour might come in handy - either that or shorten course to Duart? Don...
by Aja
Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Weather Forecast
Replies: 8
Views: 4012

Re: Weather Forecast

Looking good through from this week right into August. Can't wait for the weekend. Mee too!!!! It was pouring with rain up here saturday night - so it looks as if we've had the wet bit. Roll on the sunny bit. Aja's waterline has taken a bit of a hit over the last two weekends as more and more gets ...
by Aja
Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Questions from a new guy
Replies: 10
Views: 7196

Re: Claymore's got you two sussed, hasn't he?

Shard wrote:
There can be few things worse than the genuinely lazy and relaxed being lectured at by chancers who who spend all day cruising the internet while picking up an enormous salary.
Harrumph!


Well by profession he admits to lecturing once in a while....

Donald
by Aja
Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:20 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Claymore's Birthday
Replies: 28
Views: 15075

Glad to hear you had a pleasant birthday weekend.

We went up to Loch Gair. Absolute bliss. Hidden gem (for the Clyde at any rate).

Like you a nice drift back home.

Donald
by Aja
Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Easdale
Replies: 5
Views: 4472

Number of years since I last went through the sound. What is the depth like now?

We last anchored just off the pier and enjoyed coffee ashore.

Donald
by Aja
Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Advice on charts for the Outer Hebrides
Replies: 7
Views: 5287

We managed the top of Skye on Imray two years ago. Much prefer more detailed Admiralty charts though.

CCC and/or Lawrence should be aboard though.

Donald
by Aja
Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Claymore's Birthday
Replies: 28
Views: 15075

Can only mean one

claymore wrote:Claymore is currently lying in a darkened room as this has all got a bit much for him


Holidays have arrived?

Sheena stopped yesterday
Donald
by Aja
Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Camus Chil Mhalieu, Loch Linnhe (by Kilmalieu, Ardgour)
Replies: 9
Views: 7538

So... not wind then?

Donald
by Aja
Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Claymore's Summer Cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 6039

Ian is going to try and get race kit ti Ardrishaig for you to pick up en route, i think.

77? ....and you like Tobermory chocolate? All noted.

Donald
by Aja
Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Claymore's Summer Cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 6039

I can confirm that this is in hand. I saw Sheena bringing fresh coffee aboard for the cafetierre only last week.

Hopefully some of her delicious home baking will be aboard. Either that something nice from the biscuit tin will be provided.


All dependant on a good result of course.
Donald

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