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by Mavanier
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Bulk Purchase again anyone? Antifoul?
Replies: 45
Views: 39460

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: 11187

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: 8307

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: 6802

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: 8671

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: 23084

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: 7248

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.
by Mavanier
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Annual pilgrimage to Stornoway
Replies: 6
Views: 6624

Re: Annual pilgrimage to Stornoway

I'd expect nae less from a man who can ferry loads of touroids on a daily basis intae that black abyss known as Loch Scavaig. Perhaps a name change to Noah might be in order When the minister came to our primary school, my best friend (aged about 6 at the time) asked in all seriousness whether Noah...
by Mavanier
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Annual pilgrimage to Stornoway
Replies: 6
Views: 6624

Re: Annual pilgrimage to Stornoway

It was coincidentally out little 'un's first trip, and we proved that it is indeed possible, although perhaps not entirely wise, to cross the Minch carrying a four month old baby, two dogs, and a cockatiel. Did you no forget someone? Or did you leave her in Stornoway? She was implied in the 'we' al...
by Mavanier
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Annual pilgrimage to Stornoway
Replies: 6
Views: 6624

Annual pilgrimage to Stornoway

As has become habit since we left Lewis, we returned for festival week yet again. The sailing festival was a bit subdued compared to previous years, with fewer events planned, but the weather also did not help as many of the events were called off, including the only yacht race. Bumped into a couple...
by Mavanier
Tue May 17, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Tobermory the third time
Replies: 10
Views: 5987

Re: Tobermory the third time

What are your plans for this year Nick? We hope to make it to SY as usual but have yet to try sailing with the wee one. On the plus side, we are both free of work commitments for the whole year so, for once, that won't stop us.
by Mavanier
Sun May 15, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: One step closer to getting sailing...
Replies: 1
Views: 2500

One step closer to getting sailing...

Poor Kelpie has been sitting neglected on her mooring all winter. Today I brought her alongside the local fish farm pontoon for a bit of fettling. SWMBO and 2 month old new crew member came aboard, we have spent some time sorting out how that will work, still a few things to organise but it looks do...
by Mavanier
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Moorings
Replies: 16
Views: 7062

Re: Moorings

I would worry that if there are no moorings in a location, it might be unsuitable- you will need to seek local advice. On contractors, i would definitely use a pro outfit if available as otherwise it may be impossible to get insurance cover. It wasn't an option for me (fish farm boys did the actual ...
by Mavanier
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Displacement
Replies: 2
Views: 3059

Re: Displacement

Ask the crane driver?

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