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by Mavanier
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Late summer weather?
Replies: 0
Views: 3109

Late summer weather?

I might manage to put together a few days in mid September... is there a site somewhere for historic weather data? Wondering to what I extent I will be urinating contrary to the airstream by tentatively planning a wee late summer cruise. I seem to recall the odd spell of settled weather sometimes ma...
by Mavanier
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Jim McWhir, Rival34 "Rona"
Replies: 3
Views: 3311

Re: Jim McWhir, Rival34 "Rona"

Thanks for that Donald. We had a wonderful wake/celebration/session for Jim in Stornoway last weekend- a great turnout by sailors, musicians, and everyone else who knew him. A very interesting obituary detailing his role in the Dolly the Sheep project was published in The Times: Obituary: Jim McWhir...
by Mavanier
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Profurl has disembowelled itself
Replies: 16
Views: 9516

Re: Profurl has disembowelled itself

Thanks for that- things are looking up! After a bit more Googling, I think I *may* have a R25 model- although I'll need to get back to the boat and check some measurements. I'm a bit daunted by trying to measure the diameter of the parts needed- perhaps Profurl can tell me this though? I reckon I sh...
by Mavanier
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Profurl has disembowelled itself
Replies: 16
Views: 9516

Re: Profurl has disembowelled itself

Yes I was just digesting that page, quite useful. I'll need to work out exactly what model my Profurl is- I don't recall seeing it anywhere, but there's a manual somewhere. Am I right in thinking that the only thing stopping the furler pulling apart is a circlip above the bearing? I had assumed it m...
by Mavanier
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Profurl has disembowelled itself
Replies: 16
Views: 9516

Profurl has disembowelled itself

Hoisted the jib up the foil today (yes, it's nearly September and this is me getting the boat ready for this season) and the furling drum decided to part company with its housing. Not pretty! Ah well most people use too much halyard tension anyway. https://i.imgur.com/izHBp72.jpg I think this damage...
by Mavanier
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: We've bought another boat
Replies: 17
Views: 7709

Re: We've bought another boat

I wondered if that was TekDek or similar. Looks smart.
I'm tempted by the stuff but would be better to buy a boat where someone had paid for it already! Will have to be Kiwi Grip for me...
by Mavanier
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Rival 34 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 6980

Rival 34 for sale

Just a heads up, if you know anybody who might be looking for a solid go-anywhere boat. Equipped with Aries wind-vane, lying Stornoway. This is a bereavement sale so I am still getting details sorted but get in touch with any questions.
by Mavanier
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Don't try to make a sprayhood
Replies: 9
Views: 9184

Re: Don't try to make a sprayhood

I bet it's actually easier to make a solid one from ply/glass... they are kinda ugly though!
by Mavanier
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: We've bought another boat
Replies: 17
Views: 7709

Re: We've bought another boat

Congratulations! You've not been tempted by an Average White Barge then?'
by Mavanier
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How's your Summer going?
Replies: 16
Views: 9375

Re: How's your Summer going?

Well my summer is going pretty badly. Trying to finish building a house which has bumped sailing down to the bottom of the list. Kelpie has been sat on her mooring since the end of last summer, at least I had the foresight to properly strip her down this year. Discovered a seized water pump a few we...
by Mavanier
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Marina sold
Replies: 8
Views: 10179

Re: Oban Marina sold

Currently berthed in Kerrera, and really quite impressed by the restauarant side of things. Fair prices given they potentially have a captive audience to exploit, and food was excellent.
It's a little hard to spot our 26ft boat amongst all the bigger yachts,though :)
by Mavanier
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Cuan sound against the wind?
Replies: 7
Views: 8095

Re: Cuan sound against the wind?

Well here we are in Kerrera, after a lovely sail! Took Wully's advice and waited till the end of the tide, when the wind had also moderated. Anchored off Dog Castle for lunch which gave us time to asses conditions, and watched a stream of boats coming the other way, which suggested it must be alrigh...
by Mavanier
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Cuan sound against the wind?
Replies: 7
Views: 8095

Re: Cuan sound against the wind?

Thanks. Wait and see sounds good, catch the end of the tide gate by which time the wind should be easing. Just means we won't get very far on the other side, but we weren't going to anyway with that forecast.
Heading back to Skye, eventually.
by Mavanier
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Cuan sound against the wind?
Replies: 7
Views: 8095

Cuan sound against the wind?

Weighing up whether to try going E-W through Cuan tomorrow, from Croabh. Going to have up to a F5 on the nose, in a wee boat with a 10hp inboard that maxes out at about 5kt.
Gut instinct is 'no' but I haven't done Cuan before and just going on pilot book info.
by Mavanier
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Hynish, Tiree?
Replies: 3
Views: 8871

Hynish, Tiree?

Hoping Geoff might be able to help answer this one.

Is the wee drying harbour at Hynish usable? We only draw 1.2m with the keel up.

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