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by Ocklepoint
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: My boat is NOT afloat
Replies: 12
Views: 4434

Re: My boat is NOT afloat

GJW required a survey for my last boat a number of years after she was initially surveyed. I explained to them that the boat was ashore for the winter in Galicia at the time and that I had no idea how I might get hold of a surveyor there or how I might get a survey in a language that they (GJW) migh...
by Ocklepoint
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: My boat is NOT afloat
Replies: 12
Views: 4434

Re: My boat is NOT afloat

The insurance pay out represents just over 60% of a new engine. . . . in which case I think I would try to find the other 40% and fit a new one. That's the plan. Who are your insurers? They sound worth knowing about. GJW, a Liverpool crowd This is the first time I have made a claim: I wrote a repor...
by Ocklepoint
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: My boat is NOT afloat
Replies: 12
Views: 4434

Re: My boat is NOT afloat

. How did the engine seize with the boat in storage? That's a great question. The engine was running perfectly when I left her on a mooring at the MRC last October. MRC staff then shifted her without using the engine. I thought I had turned her over manually using the fan belt fairly regularly thro...
by Ocklepoint
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: My boat is NOT afloat
Replies: 12
Views: 4434

My boat is NOT afloat

Unlike other Rivals of this parish, "Hirta" still languishes ashore at the MRC. After an expensive and lengthy refit over the winter, and just as she was about to come out of the shed, she was discovered to have a very badly seized engine. Oh dear. But the good news is that the insurance c...
by Ocklepoint
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: A brief visit to St Kilda
Replies: 4
Views: 7984

Re: A brief visit to St Kilda

Nice write up, thanks

And a photo of my old boat's namesake "Hyskeir" and a mention of the new boat's namesake "Hirta"
by Ocklepoint
Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Canna questions........
Replies: 8
Views: 3976

Re: Canna questions........

Thanks for the info
I'm still in the wonderful Salen Loch Sunart waiting for the rain to stop
Plan to sail tomorrow, Canna, Lochmaddy, S'way
Must be there to meet Mrs OP off the Thursday plane
Tickets bought for the music
by Ocklepoint
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Canna questions........
Replies: 8
Views: 3976

Canna questions........

Hi How are the moorings in Canna? Still there? How many? Decent pickups? Is there usually one available? Stupid question I know ( I don't fancy turning up alone in Canna on the new to me boat with not the best anchor in the world and not finding a mooring) I'm heading up to Stormyway and the music f...
by Ocklepoint
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: What are your great plans for 2015?
Replies: 13
Views: 10303

Re: What are your great plans for 2015?

Stornoway and the HebCelt music festival in my new boat, a very beautiful deep keeled Rival 34, previously known as "Revel", soon to be known as "Hirta"
by Ocklepoint
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Dylan Winters talking in Edinburgh
Replies: 4
Views: 2108

Re: Dylan Winters talking in Edinburgh

Excellent

A shame you didn't make it.

A few Mobo rants, references to a drink called "Scotch", informative, funny, beautiful film clips.........and a very good speaker.
by Ocklepoint
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Dylan Winters talking in Edinburgh
Replies: 4
Views: 2108

Re: Dylan Winters talking in Edinburgh

Sillly me, Saturday is of course the 21st of March. Saturday it is
by Ocklepoint
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Dylan Winters talking in Edinburgh
Replies: 4
Views: 2108

Dylan Winters talking in Edinburgh

Dylan, who Keeps Turning Left ( Google it if you need to) is "talking" to members of the Forth Corinthian Yacht Club in Edinburgh this Saturday evening, 20th March starting at 7.30 at the Royal Overseas League, 100 Princes Street. The bar will be open from 7.00 for what should be a really ...
by Ocklepoint
Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 41891

Re: Drinks

Thursday 19th March 2015?

Somewhere different, with good beer, seats and no music.......................
by Ocklepoint
Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Winter Solstice pub meet.
Replies: 19
Views: 7359

Re: Winter Solstice pub meet.

Well that was a pleasant evening, so pleasant indeed, and so well did those present get on, that a suggestion was made that we gather again, in less than a years time. The highpoint of the evening was "the drunk man" who became noisy, then very noisy, then took a swing at a fellow drinker,...
by Ocklepoint
Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Winter Solstice pub meet.
Replies: 19
Views: 7359

Re: Winter Solstice pub meet.

Seems an eminently sensible plan to me

What about Thursday 4th December?

A place with decent beer, seats and no loud music in central Edinburgh?

7.30 ish?

Some of the usual suspects?
by Ocklepoint
Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 157
Views: 41891

Re: Drinks

Well here we are again. The great Marisca has suggested "With every bloody shop touting Xmas goodies I find my thoughts turning to alcohol in an attempt to escape. If the forum denizens are considering their traditional Edinburgh pub meet-up, may I advise that Marisca's skipper will be in darke...

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