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by Mavanier
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Annual pilgrimage to Stornoway
Replies: 6
Views: 8047

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: 8047

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: 8047

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: 6295

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: 2586

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: 7536

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: 3211

Re: Displacement

Ask the crane driver?
by Mavanier
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Moorings
Replies: 16
Views: 7536

Re: Moorings

Pick up the phone to your local Marine Scotland office, most likely Oban for the areas you are considering. I think you only need to contact Marine Scotland directly if laying an individual mooring- if you are going to join a mooring association (which is usually much cheaper) then WHAM are the guys...
by Mavanier
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Bulk purchasing power mk III- tinned cable
Replies: 10
Views: 7266

Re: Bulk purchasing power mk III- tinned cable

Ah where does the time go.
I did enquire about getting a reel but they wanted £17 postage which seemed a wee bit steep for a £95 order. Will it work out more cost effective if the reel progresses gradually northwards as bits get chopped off?
33m would do me fine, by the way.
by Mavanier
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Rattly TP10
Replies: 10
Views: 7087

Re: Rattly TP10

Might be a bit extreme, but someone on TOP is selling a never-used TP10 for £220... would solve the ratly problem :)
by Mavanier
Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Ceilidh Cruise 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2871

Re: Ceilidh Cruise 2016

Ali and Farquhar (plus others) likely to be there on the Friday, barring illness/hangovers. There is also now a Thursday session hosted by Seamus and Peter (piper with the Peatbogs). In the summer there are often good bands playing the Inn on a Saturday night, but rarely anything on Sundays (would t...
by Mavanier
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: What would you use
Replies: 25
Views: 8113

Re: What would you use

I used acetone (bought off eBay) to remove the residue from the vinyl stickers on my Wayfarer (ex Lochgoilhead centre)
by Mavanier
Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Bulk purchasing power mk III- tinned cable
Replies: 10
Views: 7266

Re: Bulk purchasing power mk III- tinned cable

OK I think a 3-way split could work. A bit of pass-the-parcel might be involved.

I will do look into this in a few days - rather tied with the arrival of a new crew member hence being up at 2am... I am told things do get easier... Blurgh...
by Mavanier
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Bulk purchasing power mk III- tinned cable
Replies: 10
Views: 7266

Re: Bulk purchasing power mk III- tinned cable

Might get away with 1.5mm2 (£60/roll) but could perhaps be a good idea to go up to 2.5mm2 (£90/roll)- need to add up my amps I think.
by Mavanier
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Point of Order
Replies: 21
Views: 6949

Re: Point of Order

I suppose I should come clean- I am no Vega, I am actually called Kelpie. Feels good to finally get that out there. Admins can change me if they so desire :)

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