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by aquaplane
Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A very strange feeling.
Replies: 5
Views: 2768

Happen it was another forum?
by aquaplane
Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Seasick Steve
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

I'm quite a devotee of the Irwell Delta Blues myself. Blind Lemon Clegg, Sleepy John Arkwright and of course, Whistling Willie Ramsbottom.
by aquaplane
Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Potential moneymaking scheme for wannabee crofting tycoons
Replies: 8
Views: 2549

You missed an opportunity for income there.

The mink farm near here used to grow maggots for fishing bait to get rid of the meat waste from the skinned animals.

Of course animal rights doo gooder prats keep coming along to let the mink out so that the local wildlife gets eaten.
by aquaplane
Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Food, Glourious Food
Replies: 19
Views: 5081

I'm with OP on this, boil in the bag rice and a tin of curry lines the stomach before a trip out to a pub. I only have one burner so the rice gets to the boil and waits for the curry to get hot before it's re-zapped prior to dishing up. I do BBQ a lot when on Windermere or the Broads, not that easy ...
by aquaplane
Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: hey Webbcam, I think we need a new forum ...
Replies: 10
Views: 2891

SWS?, sozz, not got me thinking turnip on?
by aquaplane
Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: WeatherChat
Topic: Long Range Forecast
Replies: 5
Views: 10931

I had a pretty good season last year, but only because I fell lucky/chose my weeks. Easter wasn't bad on Windermere, cool but dry ish. May/June on the Clyde was fair the first week and cracking the second, the middle W/E was a bit breezy. I had a fantastic week early August on the Northern Broads to...
by aquaplane
Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: What is the Scots technique for....
Replies: 7
Views: 2229

It's been cold but mainly dry in West Yorks, I had chance to change the discs and calipers on me tow vehicle ready for next W/E so that's good.

Sorting the bits out on the mast is going to have to wait untill after the Easter trip now, who needs VHF on Windermere anyway???
by aquaplane
Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Volvo Shaft Seal and Tides Marine Shaft seal
Replies: 10
Views: 9000

Seminole is a Jeaneau (1982) and that has a stuffing box stern gland. As I understand it a stuffing box is designed to drip as the shaft is turning as the water helps with lubrication. I thought the only way to have a dry bilge is to have a mechanical seal, from working with them, mechanical seals, ...
by aquaplane
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Weekend Weather Forecast 6/3/08
Replies: 11
Views: 3577

I regularly measure the pressure to correct flash point readings. Our instrument is usually somewhere between 750 and 770 mm Hg.

I have seen it as low as 740 mm Hg and that was commented on.

This morning I checked and it was 722 mm Hg, that's low. I don't know what it is in the old money.
by aquaplane
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stuff I learnt today!
Replies: 11
Views: 2984

I have been known to take my dingy/outboard combination down to the local cut to do a pre season test. It's much more fun than using a drum full of water to test the engine. It's quite a nice way to kill a Saturday afternoon doing something boaty out of season too. If you don't act stupid and cause ...
by aquaplane
Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Yotblog problems?
Replies: 10
Views: 4092

It's rubbish, it says I have able seamen, I know for a fact I'm firing blanks, got a certificate to prove it.
by aquaplane
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: What point of sail is a broad reach?
Replies: 28
Views: 6913

Apparently a beam reach is a mythical point of sailing. The capitain of Seminole has yet to take advantage of this desirable situation. Either he is sailing downwind and twitching looking for a gybe, or beating, and we all know gentlemen don't beat. Once I thought I was on a beam reach but the waves...
by aquaplane
Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, Bug Reports
Topic: Tutorial for thickies?
Replies: 4
Views: 2539

Thankyou gentlemen, I do know a bit of HTML, I had my own site for a while so I got fairly proficient. It's the square brackets that fox me, I had to put my thinking turnip on to work out how to get some anchor text in there too, but it's reasonably intuitive. I put a few links to lifejackets in tha...
by aquaplane
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Are sassenachs allowed on here?
Replies: 13
Views: 3921

Dead cultured me, I hold my pinkie out when slurping me beer, and I try to fart in the gents. Unfortunately the farting bit is as well as farting in polite company, not instead of. Being a certified Yorkshireman, I brag about the depth of my pockets and the shortness of my arms. I feel quite at home...
by aquaplane
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: RYA Yachtmasters
Replies: 9
Views: 2700

I went on one of them share a boat thingumys in Greece and one of the blerks on it was a retired YM instructor. He might well have forgotten more than I knew, but I'm certain it's not good practice to cast off with the crew ashore and the engine not even started never mind warmed up. So yep there co...

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