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by Arghiro
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: bristol channel advice
Replies: 11
Views: 3310

Re: bristol channel advice

Home is the isle of whithorn in sw Scotland.i work as full time fisherman and hold an under 16.5 m skippers ticket which includes a 5 day navigation course so route planning isn't a problem just not familiar with tidal streams that far south many thanks . john Apologies, it was not clear from your ...
by Arghiro
Fri May 31, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: bristol channel advice
Replies: 11
Views: 3310

Re: bristol channel advice

You don't tell us where "home" is but the tides there are the biggest in the UK & regularly over 10m, so you need to use them as much as you can & do not try to fight them! You will need to check your draft against available depth to ascertain the arliest time to leave, unless Pena...
by Arghiro
Sun May 26, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Cruise liner aground in Oban Bay
Replies: 26
Views: 7846

Re: Cruise liner aground in Oban Bay

What, gone the wrong side of a cardinal mark? I haven't, and wouldn't expect cruise ship captains to. You must have low expectations of professional seamen. God, how boring is that? I almost always cut corners behind the bouys & regularly find new "passages" over, around & behind ...
by Arghiro
Thu May 23, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Cruise liner aground in Oban Bay
Replies: 26
Views: 7846

Re: Cruise liner aground in Oban Bay

What, gone the wrong side of a cardinal mark? I haven't, and wouldn't expect cruise ship captains to. You must have low expectations of professional seamen. God, how boring is that? I almost always cut corners behind the bouys & regularly find new "passages" over, around & behind ...
by Arghiro
Mon May 06, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: Osprey Main & Laser radial sails wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 6180

Osprey Main & Laser radial sails wanted

Condition is not critical, but preferrably not total write-offs, please. My pal is trying (quite successfully so far) to ressurect a defunct Osprey & needs a main sail & I am attempting to acquire a Radial rig for the G-kids to take the Laser out, I have the mast stump so all I need now is a...
by Arghiro
Mon May 06, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Those sands can't half shift
Replies: 7
Views: 2816

Re: Those sands can't half shift

Dutch Harbourmasters, I'll bet they know EXACTLY what thecurrent situation is & may well produce their own chartlets to augment charts I’m sure they do. That’s why it’s not really a problem getting out of these places. It’s getting in alive to speak to them in the first place that concerns me. ...
by Arghiro
Mon May 06, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Thar she goes!
Replies: 7
Views: 2704

Re: Thar she goes!

Is this the device to be used for reducing draught during the Forth and Clyde transit? That was the plan. However, once he sees the size of the mouse chewed holes in the port sponson that plan may need some modification. Also, given the amount of water in my bilges on Thursday (I forgot to grease t...
by Arghiro
Sun May 05, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Thar she goes!
Replies: 7
Views: 2704

Re: Thar she goes!

I feel the pressure on me rising! Many thanks to you two - your organisational skills are immense. No me, Ash was the "mastermind" (& prime mover!) behind the sscheme. But no worries, if it only ends up as a fender, being robbed as spares or you sell it on as a towable Banana toy, I w...
by Arghiro
Wed May 01, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Thar she goes!
Replies: 7
Views: 2704

Re: Thar she goes!

Wonderfull stuff this interwebby thing innit? :thumbsup:


I doubt there were any residual mice in it as I dragged it out & refolded it & Fudge (our Jill Russell) paid no heed whatsoever. had there been the remotest whiff of recent rodent she would have been in like a shot to eat it.
by Arghiro
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Port Edgar
Replies: 8
Views: 2640

Re: Port Edgar

Probably a consequence of the Govt cutting council grants. They have to save money somewhere & Leisure would seem to be a prime "non-essential" target. However, proper buiness management probably could have made it a money earner. But then, sensible decisions were never any council's f...
by Arghiro
Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Those sands can't half shift
Replies: 7
Views: 2816

Re: Those sands can't half shift

What do you expect? How many thousand miles of fetch is there down the North Sea for Northerlies before they hit the shallow sand around the Fresians? I sail the Caernarfon Bar which only has a hundred or so miles of SW'ly fetch & that changes regularly. That is why you need to get the current A...
by Arghiro
Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Thar she goes!
Replies: 7
Views: 2704

Thar she goes!

A much battered & mouse nibbled Maestral 5 yellow rubber duck has set off on its journey North into the gathering gloom. In glorious sunshine I met Ash near Stoke for a coffee & a natter & to hand over the decrepit relic to his care, err thats; the dead boat not me. Look out for its arri...
by Arghiro
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Unusual Vessel
Replies: 4
Views: 1974

Re: Unusual Vessel

Converted oil rig lifeboat I think, possibly Norwegian? That would make sense. Didn't want to peer too closely as there was someone on board. She had what looked like twin rudders but they were fixed to a substantial fixed framework so they must have been daggerboards to keep her straight. She look...
by Arghiro
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: HMS who?
Replies: 3
Views: 2371

Re: HMS who?

Twoz ever thus with databases; Put Garbage in - get garbage out. :violin:


You just can't get the staff these days, probably cos no-one is prepared to pay the beggars,

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