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by stevepick
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Pictures
Replies: 32
Views: 6287

Re: Pictures

This one any good? Round mull race 2011, after tobermory start and before wind died. I have it stored at 3648 x 2736 pixels.

Image
by stevepick
Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Mo' safety for Nick
Replies: 11
Views: 2682

Strapping of the thighs

Nick I have a spinlock, wear it all the time at sea, often only remember I have it on walking up to a pub, or chilling at anchor with a G&T in my hand. I think the straps can bother some folk - but spinlocks come in multiple sizes so making sure it fits is important ( they are also very adjustab...
by stevepick
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Beaufort force 13
Replies: 17
Views: 3773

Re: Beaufort force 13

I had heard (admittedly in the pub) that the sams weather station in dunstaffnage recorded 100mph + gusts. I was also told that roller furled genoas that came loose caused moored boats to be "knocked down" at their mooring. So always double secure your roller genoa on a mooring?
by stevepick
Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Will it end badly?
Replies: 7
Views: 2033

Re: Will it end badly?

Two heads are better than one? I often find when crewing that its an easy life, let the guy at the helm make the decisions - it allows for general abuse of the skipper in the pub afterwards and means you just have to do as you are told. As for the RMR on Tango Too this year - strangely the guy who h...
by stevepick
Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Launched
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

Re: Launched

TT went in some time this week, so a weekend of chocolate box connections beckons. Might even get the sails on :D
by stevepick
Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: sign of the times ?????
Replies: 5
Views: 3418

Re: sign of the times ?????

I guess Portavadie, Port Bannatyne and the James Watt Dock Marinas must be be having an impact. If I kept my boat boat on the clyde I would despair of the offerings of others compared to Portavadie. I don't think I have ever seen Kip "full"? Some berths are getting silted, and the restaura...
by stevepick
Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban pontoons 'in place by 2012' says Oban Bay Marine
Replies: 2
Views: 2031

Re: Oban pontoons 'in place by 2012' says Oban Bay Marine

That is great news, well done to OBM for keeping this going. I think it will be a real boost for oban.
by stevepick
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Pint in the Frog
Replies: 6
Views: 2148

Re: Pint in the Frog

I am around Dave, may see you.

Steve
by stevepick
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: MCA public meetings re. CG 'modernisation'
Replies: 21
Views: 6414

Re: MCA public meetings re. CG 'modernisation'

A further point I failed to mention about the proposed setup. It was stated that the UK has 164(IIRC) CG VHF aerials. The proposed new 2 centre system will split monitoring of the aerials between them. However, although it was claimed that there is 100% redundancy between the 2 stations - which to m...
by stevepick
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: MCA public meetings re. CG 'modernisation'
Replies: 21
Views: 6414

Re: MCA public meetings re. CG 'modernisation'

I was at the Port Glasgow meeting last night, didn't estimate numbers accurately, but approaching 100 folk in the hall , the meeting was far too short, it should have gone 1930 to 2200 to have a chance of folk asking their questions. The panel on stage were - Peter Whitbread - independent chair - se...
by stevepick
Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: The New Generation of Small Boat Anchors
Replies: 17
Views: 6797

Re: The New Generation of Small Boat Anchors

The mind boggles at the notion of a CQR wearing out - in a single lifetime anyway. Oh no , hooked into an anchor thread!! I have seen a few bust ones, including last year or the year before, a really big yacht in Dunst, blue hull 60 odd footer with CQR - shaft and flukes bent, there's also worn hin...
by stevepick
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Photos: Staten Island Patagonia & The Falklands, more pics..
Replies: 13
Views: 2270

Re: Photos: Staten Island Patagonia & The Falklands, more pi

Thanks Craig, stunning pics, fabulous light (and air) quality. The squalls in the anchorages (staten and stanley) look pretty serious.
by stevepick
Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Island Going/extreme golf
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Re: Island Going/extreme golf

They used to graze sheep there. If they still do it might still be playable. I am not a golfer by any means, but it has a strange attraction.
by stevepick
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Island Going/extreme golf
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Island Going/extreme golf

Just finished "Island Going" by Robert Atkinson. A book that at first glance appears to be about pre war bird research , specifically about Leach's petrel. It is much more than that , if you are at all interested in the "outliers" , Rona, St Kilda. It gives a suberb and objective...
by stevepick
Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Canada Geese
Replies: 13
Views: 3139

Re: Canada Geese

From the Highland Geese website, its older geese that are tough, get one a year old and they are probably fine, how you tell the age of a goose?? Sorry don't know.

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