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by Mavanier
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Brokers- perhaps not a total waste of time after all
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

Re: Brokers- perhaps not a total waste of time after all

Well we are proceeding to survey on the Moody. Exciting times! It really is a case of picking the boat that is in the best condition, I think. The Sealord has that awful teak deck to contend with, I just couldn't face a project of that scale. The Moody is not the glamorous option (formica interior, ...
by Mavanier
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Brokers- perhaps not a total waste of time after all
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

Re: Brokers- perhaps not a total waste of time after all

One more boat to see tomorrow, and that'll be five in total for this long weekend. Could end up paralysed by indecision- no obvious stand out winner from them. The most expensive boat, which was really over budget to start with, turns out to have major defects- to the point where you couldn't actual...
by Mavanier
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Brokers- perhaps not a total waste of time after all
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

Re: Brokers- perhaps not a total waste of time after all

Yes we saw her this morning. We've already viewed the ex Alba one in Dunstaffnage, but they didn't want to shift on price by very much at all and she is pretty bare in terms of kit. The one in Ardfern is better equipped and seems to have fewer deck leaks, but the elephant in the room is the hectare ...
by Mavanier
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Brokers- perhaps not a total waste of time after all
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

Brokers- perhaps not a total waste of time after all

Just been to view a boat and was quite taken aback to meet a broker who was genuinely well informed and helpful. Being at the younger end of the boating demographic I do sometimes wonder if brokers think that we are time wasting tyre-kickers with a dream in our heads and little money to back it up. ...
by Mavanier
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Forth and Clyde this year?
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

Re: Forth and Clyde this year?

Thanks- might drop them a line closer to the time. Tbh it's all hypothetical just now, we're pondering a new boat and looking at how to get her home. Surprisingly the East coast + canals route is only marginally shorter, but it should offer an easier passage with favourable prevailing winds. I assum...
by Mavanier
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Forth and Clyde this year?
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

Forth and Clyde this year?

Does anybody know what the score is with the F&C canal at the moment? I heard something about it being closed last year.
I know that the published depth figures need to be taken with a bucket of salt. What about mast cranes?
by Mavanier
Sun May 20, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Heating, not burning holes in your pocket
Replies: 6
Views: 4092

Re: Heating, not burning holes in your pocket

A wee update on my heater. I've done a semi-temporary installation and had it running a few times. So far, so good. I chose to put the exhaust outlet in the cockpit coaming, as that keeps the exhust run reasonably short and it should stay dry unless I am absolutely sailing on my ear. Also removes th...
by Mavanier
Thu May 10, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Heating, not burning holes in your pocket
Replies: 6
Views: 4092

Re: Heating, not burning holes in your pocket

Chinese heater arrived this week. Did a rough and ready test run with it sat on top of my car's engine, clipped to the battery. So far so good! Hoping to start installing it on the boat today.
by Mavanier
Tue May 01, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Heating, not burning holes in your pocket
Replies: 6
Views: 4092

Re: Heating, not burning holes in your pocket

I've just ordered one of the Chinese ones- will cross my fingers and see how I get on with it!
by Mavanier
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Boatyard to check my keel bolts, chain plates etc?
Replies: 2
Views: 2287

Boatyard to check my keel bolts, chain plates etc?

So, our boat is 48 this year and feeling a bit tired. We have ambitions to sail away for a few years and a part of me is worried that the fundamental structure of the boat might need checked out. Perhaps I am just being paranoid? If not, what would be the best way to go about satisfying myself that ...
by Mavanier
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: RIP Cruiser Uno :(
Replies: 4
Views: 3783

Re: RIP Cruiser Uno :(

I have heard some good things about Flag. Just going by the data sheet though, it current seem to like being immersed too soon after application. I was able to track down a couple of tins of Uno in the end, just in black rather than the blue I had before. Will give me the incentive I need to do a bo...
by Mavanier
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: That's It - The Refit Is Finished
Replies: 4
Views: 3771

Re: That's It - The Refit Is Finished

Well done, great to see someone doing a proper job on a classic boat.
by Mavanier
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: RIP Cruiser Uno :(
Replies: 4
Views: 3783

RIP Cruiser Uno :(

So, International claim that Uno has been replaced by Cruiser 250. But a quick glance at the specs show that the new product needs two or three coats, and whilst the drying times are reasonable there's obviously no way you can do this in a single tide. A right embuggerance for tight arsed gits like ...
by Mavanier
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Pesky Kids!
Replies: 5
Views: 2983

Re: Pesky Kids!

If Attenborough is 'one of the kids', I'd hate to see your definition of an old man...
by Mavanier
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Leaving the boat near Mallaig
Replies: 8
Views: 4357

Re: Leaving the boat near Mallaig

Armadale always seems a bit exposed to me, but it must be OK if IoS Yachts use them all through the season.
There's also visitor buoys at Kyleakin and Broadford- the latter being a bit exposed to the north IMHO.

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