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by bilbo
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Oban pontoons again
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

Oban Times

Can I tell yez a wee story aboot some shenanigans in an' aroon' Oban? 'Cos it's late night, and ra tablets huvnae kicked in yet.....?:lol: Anyway, to cut a long story short, about the end of a two-up 'assisted delivery' of a gentleman's sailing yacht from Cardiff to the Firth of Lorne, missing out t...
by bilbo
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Where-is-it? for jim.r
Replies: 4
Views: 2255

You'll have seen the famous notice over the door of the Clachaig Inn bar, at the MacDonalds' end of the glen...

"No Tinkers or Campbells in here."

And they meant it.....

:D
by bilbo
Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Wet and windy - forecast @ 241730 Jan08
Replies: 1
Views: 1482

Wet and windy - forecast @ 241730 Jan08

WEEKEND WEATHER FORECAST Issued: 1600 Thursday 24th January 2008 FRIDAY: High pressure is going to be centred over central/north France, with low pressure passing north of Scotland. Squeezed between these two are the British Isles and hence a strong west to southwesterly flow will be affecting all a...
by bilbo
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Where-is-it? for jim.r
Replies: 4
Views: 2255

Haw, Jimi! That's oan ra Buachaille, lookin' oot tae ra Kingshouse an' ra Rannoch Moor beyond, an' ra main Glencoe road, an' that. Ah'm gessin' that's oan ra Rannoch Wall sumwhere.... an' ra fotty wiz taken in ra 60's, or they're dain' a Nostagy Nite in ra Kingy, 'cos yon bloke's got oan sum right a...
by bilbo
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Captainslarty apologises..
Replies: 12
Views: 4417

May I register an apology or two - just in case they're needed some time....

:lol:
by bilbo
Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: Take these chains
Replies: 0
Views: 2626

Take these chains

I've found it useful, when cruising/delivering away from the 'chi-chi' marinas Doun Souf, to carry a couple of ~2 metre lengths of robust chain with a stout shackle in each end. These get used where the mooring lines must lead over the edge of a rough granite harbour wall to rings or things, or arou...
by bilbo
Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: NEW ARTICLES BY BILBO ON BLUEMOMENT
Replies: 7
Views: 3348

Mair mair

Pester Auld Nick....

:lol:
by bilbo
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: NEW ARTICLES BY BILBO ON BLUEMOMENT
Replies: 7
Views: 3348

Thanks. I'll try - but it's a wee bit like 'auld shoogly trams'. Ye wait nearly an hour in the rain, then suddenly there's three a' at wance.....

:lol:
by bilbo
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: NEW ARTICLES BY BILBO ON BLUEMOMENT
Replies: 7
Views: 3348

Druther ye'd exchange a pint!

:wink:
by bilbo
Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: It's snaw
Replies: 2
Views: 1980

S'naw snaw.....

Er, jist maybe that's a wee bit aheid o' itsel'...

Ma spies say ye should look oot the windae the nicht!

:?
by bilbo
Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: It's snaw
Replies: 2
Views: 1980

It's snaw

-in' oan ra forum pages. Ah've jist hud a wee looksee furra first time in yonks - 'cos yon Silkie bampot rung me up oan yon ither place an' remindit me - an'efter a right stramash wi' that effin login that ah furgoat, well, here ah am, pal! Nae bother, an' a' that! But, sum right loon has left the l...
by bilbo
Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Jackstays - the ultimate solution?
Replies: 24
Views: 13029

The best policy is NOT to fall overboard You 'n I are wholly in agreement on that. If everyone else put as much effort and resource into staying secured to the boat as they do into MOB 'recovery theory', you 'n I would be a whole lot happier peeps. But it doesn't work like that. I sail on others' b...
by bilbo
Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Jackstays - the ultimate solution?
Replies: 24
Views: 13029

...A long time dead!

five years between posts is setting a standard that will be hard to beat. You've just reminded me about Richard Adams' home PC - 'Deep Thought'.... I was taught to survive in military aviation by a balance between seeming outwardly rather laid-back about all this safety guff, and doing a lot of har...
by bilbo
Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Jackstays - the ultimate solution?
Replies: 24
Views: 13029

Improving jackstays

There is absolutely no point in buying, carrying and relying on any 'safety-of-life' device/system that was not absolutely reliable in extremis . Climbers' tubular webbing would certainly suffice - but its cost will make your eyes water, and it will need periodic replacement due to UV degradation. M...
by bilbo
Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Jackstays - the ultimate solution?
Replies: 24
Views: 13029

Jackstays - problems and solutions

Sure, the s/s wire rope can roll/slip underfoot, and it can abrade deck gelcoat and other stuff. However, it's the only material that will remain strong enuff to do its critical job for you and yours when required - that's why the ORC and RORC insist on it on boats racing under their rules. So, how ...

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