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by aquaplane
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: CC2017
Replies: 46
Views: 17689

Re: CC2017

Plan B failed.
Supping off to stagger back to Pullers without a torch.
Oban tomorrow then Loch Aline for the night.
by aquaplane
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Extraordinary sights in Oban
Replies: 7
Views: 6155

Re: Extraordinary sights in Oban

wully wrote:...I might wheel him over for a visit - he doesn't get out much :violin:

:goatd


Care in the community at it's best. :o
by aquaplane
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: CC2017
Replies: 46
Views: 17689

Re: CC2017

I'm now firmly on plan B.

Canal early next week then the crew has expressed interest in Jura and Islay so will probably turn left, depending on weather of course.
by aquaplane
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Birthday Boy
Replies: 9
Views: 4448

Re: Birthday Boy

Yer all old gits, I have to wait 8 years for mine.
by aquaplane
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: CC2017
Replies: 46
Views: 17689

Re: CC2017

Plan A is to do what needs doing then get to Tayvallich for the crew to come up for Easter. Plan B is to use the crew to do the delivery trip at Easter. Possibly through the canal if it looks poor for novice crew round the Mull. Will be about with crew more May Day Bank Holiday week and Late May ban...
by aquaplane
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Well yer a boring bunch a fannies . . .
Replies: 68
Views: 21077

Re: Well yer a boring bunch a fannies . . .

Au contraire I'm apparently in good standing on TOP but Mountain's Lounge access seems to have been suspended though. He's posted a few times on SB but hadn't been heard from for 3 days. I only suggested a politics forum because others seemed so inclined - 'twasn't me who mentioned it first. Please...
by aquaplane
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Well yer a boring bunch a fannies . . .
Replies: 68
Views: 21077

Re: Well yer a boring bunch a fannies . . .

We are heading back to Victorian working conditions. Eventually workers will feel so pissed off that Unions will get more members and the balance will swing back a bit, but only enough to avoid a proper revolution. What is really needed is a revolution. Full on "come the glorious day you will b...
by aquaplane
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Autopilot fix or replace, who to go to?
Replies: 26
Views: 14956

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

So you have a boat in the North now Simon? I knew that you were in the market but didn't recollect that you had bitten the bullet and bought.
by aquaplane
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Marina sold
Replies: 8
Views: 7661

Re: Oban Marina sold

I'm Bob. I'm not banned.*

Mind you, Bob is a common name, it could be another one.

* yet
by aquaplane
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Well yer a boring bunch a fannies . . .
Replies: 68
Views: 21077

Re: Well yer a boring bunch a fannies . . .

Because Amazon don't pay tax and we have to. Because Amazon pay minimum wage and rely on tax payers to top it up to a liveable wage but don't pay tax. And they are a excrement employer basically slave drivers. Because they are all bar a monopoly and I hate a monopoly, free market economy my fornicat...
by aquaplane
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Well yer a boring bunch a fannies . . .
Replies: 68
Views: 21077

Re: Well yer a boring bunch a fannies . . .

wully wrote:I don't buy from Amazon as they are a bunch of Cnuts.


I don't either. If I could only get something through Amazon I would do without it.

It would really piss me off if buying books through WHS come from Amazon.
by aquaplane
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Renewable energy in boat cruising
Replies: 2
Views: 2665

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: 6625

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: 7980

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: 4547

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 ...

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