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by drumtochty
Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: Oh no - stuck in Waterford on Spraoi weekend . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 16120

Nick We were down in Rhu near Helensburgh at a wedding on Wednesday. There was two different wireless networks in the Hotel. In one area, network1 was the only one showing and at very good signal stengths but I could not get a connection anywhere in that area. Walked to the other side of the Hotel w...
by drumtochty
Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: Irish hospitality
Replies: 11
Views: 15141

Looks a lot better now Silkie!!!

Hope to put a face to the handle when we are visiting Balvicar to hand out the third prize at the end of the month.

eddie
by drumtochty
Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: Irish hospitality
Replies: 11
Views: 15141

Maybe not the best of idea from a reading point of view Silkie.

eddie
by drumtochty
Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: Irish hospitality
Replies: 11
Views: 15141

Tried their UK mobile as the SIMM has not been used for a year it was not working.

So must be chilling out in UK weather.

eddie
by drumtochty
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: 3rd Prize
Replies: 4
Views: 10258

Steve

It's a free ticket to a talk held in Seil in October 2007, where Nick will be holding a slide lecture on the finer points of fitting a Beta enging to an Albin Vega.

I am also told there will be a freebe of a CDR with all the PDF's of the Albin Vega Association Newsletters.

Eddie
by drumtochty
Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: 3rd Prize
Replies: 4
Views: 10258

3rd Prize

Knew that would do it. Nick has never refused a meal at the Crinnan no matter how busy he claims to be.

eddie
by drumtochty
Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: Onwards and upwards . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 13206

Arrival Date Best Guess Prizes

After long discussion and much deliberation the panel have decided on the following prizes. 1st Prize. A night in the T&T bar listening to Nick's Tall Sea Tales and general opinion on yachting matters with Kathy sitting embarrassed at the nonsense he is talking. The winner picks up the Bar Tab a...
by drumtochty
Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: Changes to Nick and Kath House in Balvicar
Replies: 4
Views: 11393

Changes to Nick and Kath House in Balvicar

In order for there to be some feeling of warmer climbs when Nick and Kathy return to Balvicar. I am including some changes that they should make to their house in order that they still think they are aboard Fairwinds. No doubt the panel will add their suggestions. Build a toilet block some 50 mtrs f...
by drumtochty
Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: A bay window for Fairwinds . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 21595

The rain is so bad around Tewkesbury that the Severn Trent Water Authority has said there will only be drinking water in a large area of Gloucestershire till later today. The local drinking water treatment plant has been flooded . There has never been flooding at the plant before as it is well above...
by drumtochty
Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: A bay window for Fairwinds . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 21595

The weather here is just crap. The long term forecast says don't hold your breath waiting on better weather. IMHO your original thoughts of arriving southern Ireland and taking say a fortnight to travel up Ireland does not make sence from a weather point of view. Unless you like sailing in Oil Skins...
by drumtochty
Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: Off to sunny Spain
Replies: 35
Views: 39167

BTW - How many of the ARC boats sailed back? Are they still there, or did they come back on the deck of a mother ship? One of the guys in the office who did the ARC 2006 and returned to work last week, brought his yacht back on a ship. He said approx 60% of the yachts come back that way. There were...
by drumtochty
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: Off to sunny Spain
Replies: 35
Views: 39167

but there are worse problems - like how can we afford to eat and drink in the manner to which we have become accustomed once we are back in Scotland? A full time 9 to 5 job. May I mention supply teaching at Oban High School perchance!! You could start as soon as you return home rather than cruising...
by drumtochty
Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: Off to sunny Spain
Replies: 35
Views: 39167

What a great couple and what a great boat!! But then I am a wee bit biased!


About the boat I hope!!!

eddie
by drumtochty
Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: Off to sunny Spain
Replies: 35
Views: 39167

All this hassle with winds and waves. For the life of me, I can't work out why Nick and Kathy did not just catch a plane and stay in cheap apartments. If you look at the cost of the boat, the Beta engine and the Marina fees they have paid, it would be a lot easier to just fly to those destinations. ...
by drumtochty
Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Talk to Nick and Kathy
Topic: Guess Fairwinds Arrival Date in Ireland
Replies: 13
Views: 16698

Guess Fairwinds Arrival Date in Ireland

What is the panels' best estimate of the date for Fairwinds arriving in Ireland. If it stops in the Scillie or Falmouth that is does not matter, it is the arrival date at the first port in Ireland. In this instance, I see no reason to believe that the crew of Fairwinds have any better chance of fore...

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