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by aquaplane
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Renewable energy in boat cruising
Replies: 2
Views: 2148

Re: Renewable energy in boat cruising

Craobh used to be a secluded anchorage in a pristine bay, now it's a marina and you can't anchor. That's a retrograde step.

Essential services in an anchorage are 0, that's why you go anchor there.

Essential services in a marina vary, many of the ones you list are at best handy to have.
by aquaplane
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Doirlinn Tobermory update
Replies: 5
Views: 4555

Re: Doirlinn Tobermory update

I never gave it a second thought with the Centaur (3' draught) but I'll have to pay more attention in Seminole (5' 4" draught). We usually got there towards high tide, having caught the flood up the Sound of Mull. Or left through there at about high tide, to catch the ebb down the Sound of Mull.
by aquaplane
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Moody 346 "Kylora"
Replies: 18
Views: 6056

Re: Moody 346 "Kylora"

Happy new boat.

Don't worry about getting a berth in Tarbert, they will have anyone, I know this :)
by aquaplane
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sextant
Replies: 7
Views: 3803

Sextant

Mum is downsising and today I was sent home with a lightly used Freiberger Drum sextant. It looks like the first one in this article: https://sextantbook.com/category/freiberger-sextants/ It is in a wooden box with a manual an some sighting notes. I have had a look through it but have never taken a ...
by aquaplane
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A guid New Year to ane and a'
Replies: 6
Views: 2773

Re: A guid New Year to ane and a'

I'll raise a glass to that, slainte.
by aquaplane
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A gude-willie waught
Replies: 4
Views: 2279

Re: A gude-willie waught

Happy new year folks.
by aquaplane
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Canal newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 6643

Re: Canal newbie

The canal times are published online but vary according to season, it depends when you are transiting. In high season it's something like 09:00 to 17:00 but they shorten the hours and stop Sundays first then the whole weekend. From Tarbert if you leave @ 07:00 you may get in when they open, it's abu...
by aquaplane
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Oban Bay Transit Marina
Replies: 9
Views: 16994

Re: Oban Bay Transit Marina

The plans I saw looked promising.

The bod showing me the plans seemed to think it would happen soon.
by aquaplane
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Jura - Great Canal Journeys
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

Re: Jura - Great Canal Journeys

Continuity isn't their strong point. Just because the bay came after Corryvrechan and before George Orwell's place may not place it. Having said that there is bay just north of there which looks promising on Google maps. I thought it may be the bay, that I can't remember the name of, which is sort o...
by aquaplane
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The nichts
Replies: 6
Views: 3796

Re: The nichts

Some knob was on R4 putting the case that we should ignore the Scots and stick with BST. They don't seem to realise that all Europe has daylight saving time and it's not just Scottish crofters to blame. I somtimes dispair for my fellow countymen. Please don't get independence and leave us Northerner...
by aquaplane
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Wullys amazing powers
Replies: 15
Views: 5235

Re: Wullys amazing powers

claymore wrote:One post on the twatfaetroon thread and he gets it shut down


About bloody time too.
by aquaplane
Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

Re: Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells

'appen they are public servants, and serve the public?

Naaaa, can't see that.
by aquaplane
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Submarines
Replies: 8
Views: 6686

Re: Submarines

Me and Ash had to make a minor course adjustment on Monday morning as we exited Kip heading for Toward. I had a feeling they could be about as I saw a couple of boats heading down river through the murk as I came back from dropping the kids off at the pool.
by aquaplane
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Delusional boat sellers
Replies: 13
Views: 3113

Re: Delusional boat sellers

You have probably considered an Eclipse 38 already?
by aquaplane
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Busy ColRegs day in Amsterdam
Replies: 4
Views: 1902

Re: Busy ColRegs day in Amsterdam

wully wrote:
claymore wrote:We cycled through there a couple of weeks ago - it wisnae tha' bad.

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Did ye nae get awfae wet?


I tried to teach him how to keep dry, but the lesson didn't go well.

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