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by Ocklepoint
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinking in the balmy south
Replies: 10
Views: 3313

Re: Drinking in the balmy south

London, £20 each way on the train (older person), family to stay with in the Smoke, free entrance to show (RYA member)

Easy
by Ocklepoint
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinking in the balmy south
Replies: 10
Views: 3313

Re: Drinking in the balmy south

My previous set of doilies was rather ruined..............replacements required
by Ocklepoint
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinking in the balmy south
Replies: 10
Views: 3313

Drinking in the balmy south

I plan to be at the London Boat Show on Friday 12th Jan..............anyone likely to be there to join me for a beer?
by Ocklepoint
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 8691

Re: The needs are drawing in

I have a plotter (or two) on "Hirta" and an iPad running iSailor, Navionics, Admiralty and Antares. The iPad is the more useful. It probably uses a few more amps but I've never been short of them (200 watts of solar into a 200Amphr battery bank) The readable in the sun issue has never been...
by Ocklepoint
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Hatched in the Doric
Replies: 3
Views: 2166

Re: Hatched in the Doric

Come on Rival sailors: your boat can do it. So can you. Come and join us. First round in Stormyway is on me.

Paul
R34 Hirta
by Ocklepoint
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Edinburgh’s new luxury marina
Replies: 4
Views: 2299

Re: Edinburgh’s new luxury marina

As a very Corinthian denizen of the Middle Pier (Granton for those that don't know) I welcome any development to our lamentable facilities. Should it ever come to pass, and there have been multiple metropolitan marinas mooted in the past, it would offer more choice to Edinburgh boaters. Like others ...
by Ocklepoint
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 41790

Re: Drinks

DaveS wrote:Of the dates suggested above suiting Silkie & Ken, I could make 25/11, 8/12, and 9/12. (I'm assuming Edinburgh, rather than Oban.)


+1
by Ocklepoint
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 41790

Re: Drinks

I propose Ocklepoint as organiser. Any seconders? It occurs to me that the majority, if not all, of those who might want to celebrate the Yulish Moment in a blue sort of way are probably possessors of a charabanc pass. Perhaps that puts the "Oban Inn" within reach. We could take tents.......
by Ocklepoint
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 41790

Re: Drinks

Is the Oban Inn north or south of the Nor'Loch, Old town or New Town, there is no east or west
by Ocklepoint
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 41790

Re: Drinks

The Lazarus thread, yet again, welcome back old friend I'm very flexible about drinks and drinking. What about a new venue? Should we try to be more inclusive for our out of town brethren, what about a new town hostelry rather than in the old town? And as for Brexit, spit. I'm now an Irish citizen s...
by Ocklepoint
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Seasonal drinks - Edinburgh?
Replies: 8
Views: 5771

Re: Seasonal drinks - Edinburgh?

So will I
by Ocklepoint
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Seasonal drinks - Edinburgh?
Replies: 8
Views: 5771

Re: Seasonal drinks - Edinburgh?

Tuesday 20 at the Doric works for me.
by Ocklepoint
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bullet bitten, flares gone
Replies: 9
Views: 4371

Re: Bullet bitten, flares gone

I seem to remember that the PLB goes on the vessel's list of equipment for Ofcom purposes but is registered to the person plus vessel at Falmouth CG I recently sailed with a person who took his PLB on all of the many vessels he sailed. He had informed Falmouth that his PLB would be used on a variety...
by Ocklepoint
Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Faroe charts
Replies: 3
Views: 3168

Re: Faroe charts

An alternative may be "iSailor" "iSailor" is a free chartplotter app, the charts are an extra "in app" purchase: £25.99 for the pack that includes the Faroes and Northern Isles It works on my Apple devices, not sure about other platforms. I prefer it to the Navionics ap...
by Ocklepoint
Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bullet bitten, flares gone
Replies: 9
Views: 4371

Re: Bullet bitten, flares gone

I have a PLB which I think is the most likely device to bring me help. This is backed up with a "Spot Messenger" which has an SOS feature that should also give my position to the satellites. Plus the DSC alarm on my VHF. I have been looking around the internet for a PLB which incorporates ...

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