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by aquaplane
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Busy ColRegs day in Amsterdam
Replies: 4
Views: 1917

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.
by aquaplane
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Avoid letting people down.
Replies: 9
Views: 2864

Re: Avoid letting people down.

And there was I thinking that the equinox was when the sun crosses the equator and day and night are equal length. I forgot about defraction, or was it refraction? The atmosphere bending light, which I forgot I knew about from doing celestial navigation years ago. Anyway, equal days and nights don't...
by aquaplane
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Summer has gone
Replies: 8
Views: 2487

Re: Summer has gone

We have Scottish summer weather here in Tarbert today, it's pishing it down and the wind is howling through the rigging with halyards slating on masts.
by aquaplane
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?
Replies: 26
Views: 10295

Re: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?

For a man like yourself, who can walk on water Roberto - I believe its hands in pockets time. I thought that I demonstrated I couldn't in fact walk on water? I must admit that I haven't tried again in the several epoch since our first collision (meeting sounds so banal ) so maybe I now can. I can't...
by aquaplane
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?
Replies: 26
Views: 10295

Re: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?

The current old Autohelm doesn't have a rudder position sensor. But the man says it's not supported and he can't get parts. The replacement needs a rudder position sensor. I don't know it it's a % pos[sup]n[/sup] sensor or an index sensor just to tell when it's central. I have to say that the origin...
by aquaplane
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: 'Alauda' at Dunstaffnage
Replies: 32
Views: 12946

Re: 'Alauda' at Dunstaffnage

Alouda left Tarbert (yesterday now) as we entered on it's way back up to the canal to transit.
by aquaplane
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Being Retired
Replies: 8
Views: 3422

Re: Being Retired

I came to the boat in June and have been home for two separate weeks since.

Done about 6/7 weeks sailing and loads of fettling.

I suppose it will have to end some time but there is no rush.
by aquaplane
Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Ulva Ferry Pontoon
Replies: 8
Views: 4763

Re: Ulva Ferry Pontoon

I'm in Mirfield.

Doing boaty stuff though, cancelling ships radio licence for Chiron and applying for a new one for Seminole, and other stuff.

Bringing mum up on Friday for a couple of weeks in the Clyde.
by aquaplane
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Ulva Ferry Pontoon
Replies: 8
Views: 4763

Re: Ulva Ferry Pontoon

No never been further than Sailean Mor, N of Oronsay.

Our local carpet shop owner's sister/BIL own the pub or something and he keeps telling us to call in and say Hi.
by aquaplane
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Ulva Ferry Pontoon
Replies: 8
Views: 4763

Re: Ulva Ferry Pontoon

Some nice bits round there. Have you moved on from Salen?
by aquaplane
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?
Replies: 26
Views: 10295

Re: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?

I would start by removing all plugs and other connectors, cleaning them all up & putting them back on. It could be as simple as a corroded fitting. If that doesn't work, the professional option might be the best one if you're not into dismantling stuff! That will be my next action. I can disman...
by aquaplane
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?
Replies: 26
Views: 10295

Re: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?

It would help if I gave the right info, it's an Autohelm 5000 like in this manual http://www.fujiyachts.net/manuals/Autohelm%205000%20Manual%20Ver%202.PDF There is no display, just a couple of LEDs on the control unit. We do have an auxiliary control panel but no wind vane or hand held remote. I hav...
by aquaplane
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?
Replies: 26
Views: 10295

Re: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?

Well, I would prefer not to just throw money at it but being a realist there may be an aspect of that in the solution. I found a letter from Raymarine to Dad saying they had had a look at the controller and found nothing wrong with it. Mum is 81 and can't remember what Dad did in the past, but may r...
by aquaplane
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?
Replies: 26
Views: 10295

Re: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?

Pete Cooper wrote:My brother spent a lot of money with BEE at Kip and must have been satisfied as he went back several times for further work.

BEE seem to be the Raymarine dealer at Kip, I'll contact them in the first instance. TVM
by aquaplane
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?
Replies: 26
Views: 10295

Re: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?

Try The Service Centre. http://www.theservicecentre.eu The Service Centre, Maritime House, Ryan Business Centre, Sandford Lane, Wareham, Dorset. BH20 4DY Service Department Tel: 44 (0) 1929 554558 I haven't used them but I know people who do, and who rate them. I was thinking along the lines of a c...

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