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by Mavanier
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Don't try to make a sprayhood
Replies: 9
Views: 7228

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: 6753

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: 8263

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: 8223

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: 6184

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: 6184

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: 6184

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: 7197

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.
by Mavanier
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Canal newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 8179

Re: Canal newbie

Certainly not ruling out the Mull. But starting in Troon and heading north, it would be adding miles. And the owner is happy enough to pay the transit cost. I think if we are prepared to use the ditch it will be the plan that is most likely to actually work. Oh and I am allergic to golf. As Michael ...
by Mavanier
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Canal newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 8179

Re: Canal newbie

Oh, and what way would a Bukh kick in astern, does anybody know?
by Mavanier
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Canal newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 8179

Re: Canal newbie

Thanks again for the advice. I will get the owner to make an inventory of all the ropes and fenders and if necessary will add some of mine to the pile. Is it worth buying some lengths of disposable polyprop rope or is that a bit unnecessary? Re delivery vs saunter- SWMBO will have to take time off w...
by Mavanier
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Canal newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 8179

Re: Canal newbie

Thanks for that info. So the 5/6 hours appears rather optimistic! Whilst it seems a shame to rush, this is a delivery trip and we can't justify hanging about just because somewhere is pretty. Anyway I grew up in Argyll so I have spent enough time there already :) Good point about the tides after Cri...
by Mavanier
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Canal newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 8179

Canal newbie

Some time in the spring I'm going to be helping a mate deliver a boat up here, and the Crinan looks like a useful route to take. He's got a bit less experience than me so I am being designated skipper, and I had better figure out what this whole canal malarky is about. I've had a bit of a google on ...
by Mavanier
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Trapped!
Replies: 7
Views: 6454

Re: Trapped!

That was very vivid, thank you. I admit I'm not often in the habit of bothering with the LJ for doing little trips ashore (e.g. taking the dogs a hundred yards from the anchored boat to a scrap of rock to do their business). Last cruise we were on, I'd done the usual go ashore the evening we arrived...
by Mavanier
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?
Replies: 45
Views: 39460

Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

I've used Gaelforce own brand, International Bottomcoat, Micron, and Cruiser Uno.
GF was thin, runny, would need two coats. Bottomcoat similar. Micron is good stuff but of course very pricey.

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