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by Mavanier
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Canal newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 8887

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: 8887

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: 8887

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: 8887

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: 8887

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: 7049

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: 45225

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.
by Mavanier
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?
Replies: 45
Views: 45225

Re: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?

I'm pretty loyal to Cruiser Uno, mostly because it's thick and gloopy and I can get a good coat on between tides.
If one of Flag's offerings is comparable, I would be interested.
by Mavanier
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Rockall experience
Replies: 6
Views: 12959

Re: Rockall experience

Some mates of mine went therein 2008, write up here:

http://www.stornowaygazette.co.uk/news/ ... l-1-118623
by Mavanier
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anyone want a cheap 20kg Manson?
Replies: 0
Views: 9688

Anyone want a cheap 20kg Manson?

In Gaelforce today I noticed a 20kg Manson Supreme sitting on the floor, discounted from £450 to £150. I asked what was wrong with it (too big for me, but was curious) and the guy said it had been returned by a customer because it was slightly assymetrical- but manson said it was within spec and wou...
by Mavanier
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: You know that pontoon at Lochmaddy?
Replies: 3
Views: 8381

Re: You know that pontoon at Lochmaddy?

I have it on good authority that the variable pitch prop failed. I would guess it failed 'ahead' given the carnage. I enquired about keeping the boat there over the winter, but I'm somewhat put off that idea now. They never got back to me anyway, and probably have more pressing things to deal with n...
by Mavanier
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Walkabouts
Replies: 0
Views: 10202

The Walkabouts

Borrowed an old copy of this from a neighbouring boat. It tells the story of a family who have decided to migrate from Zimbabwe (Rhodesia as it was) following UDI, with the intention of reaching England to start a new life. Shows what can be achieved by a family of six on a run down 33ft boat. Highl...
by Mavanier
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Balloch Dodgers
Replies: 41
Views: 26032

Re: Balloch Dodgers

I can attest that Fairwinds' new dodgers are the dog's danglies.
I would be after a pair myself (dodgers, not dogs bits) but they would need to triangular. Best wait until I actually have a pushpit.
by Mavanier
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Rodel Hotel closed
Replies: 4
Views: 9023

Rodel Hotel closed

Sad to hear that the hotel has closed
http://www.rodelhotel.co.uk/

Of personal relevance as we got married on the pier in front of the hotel.
If anybody has a spare £800k it is apparently for sale.

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