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by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Moorings updates
Replies: 33
Views: 8962

Re: Eh?

Shard wrote:
So_Sage_of_Lorne wrote:I hope to retire to Argyll within a month or so

Seems like an excellent choice. Do yo have a good coat, hat and umbrella?


Yes together with tartan wellies a midge eating machine and a deck saloon! :lol:
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Moorings updates
Replies: 33
Views: 8962

Re: Eh?

. Anyhow, I am not sure as a Sassenach I am particularly welcome in the current climate, it does in fact put me off visiting if I am truly honest. Julian, I have kept a boat and sailed on the West Coast for over 10 years, whilst living and working in the deep sarf. I have rarely encountered prejudi...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Passages and Place
Replies: 6
Views: 2986

BigNick wrote:Surely you can find a plaice a lot less than 2 hours away?


Only if your vessel doesn't flounder.
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Lochranza Pontoons Open.
Replies: 33
Views: 10393

Most effective method of attracting more visitors to Loch Ranza would be:

A) Remove the existing publican and replace.

B) Install a midgie eating machine

C) Provide more visitors moorings.
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: CQR and Bruce
Replies: 2
Views: 2670

Re: CQR and Bruce

ParaHandy wrote:
So_Sage_of_Lorne wrote:15KG Bruce .. Deliver or collect North London.


hmmm ... wallet opening and flies swatted .. where in N London? Would that be via M1 or M40 perhaps Oxford *even* .. !!


Regret now sold by SWMBO to a man from TOP if he turns up!
If not, will let you know.

Bob
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Raymarine ST50
Replies: 0
Views: 2036

Raymarine ST50

Set of ST50 instrument heads only, excellent condition and in full working order when removed from the boat, with the exception of the log which has an intermittent fault. I am told this may be just a loose connection. The instruments are 9 years old but have only covered about 3500nm. Log;wind;dept...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Glad it was just a dream
Replies: 1
Views: 967

Glad it was just a dream

I was sailing gently up the Firth of Lorne enjoying the day when a sixth sense caused me to look round. Approaching fast from the port quarter was a large grey vessel powered by an enormous green sail. This apparitions course did not waver and so I took evasive action. The interloper crossed close a...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Flanders and Swann
Replies: 15
Views: 3989

Think I'll stick to the stainless. Sounds a bit painful !! :? To be serious, I think that water pressure is adjustable, no ? I fitted a new pump recently and it has some sort of adjustment screw on it, but cannae remember what it does. Also the water goes into an accumulator tank (about 1 litre) wh...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Flanders and Swann
Replies: 15
Views: 3989

Re: Flanders and Swann

I recall a song about the Gas man coming to call and doing some damage resulting in a whole host of tradesmen doing various jobs. The Insurers said they didn't like the gas water heater so I buy a calofier Claymore needs more water carrying capacity. The Calofier needs a pump The existing pump is n...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: CQR and Bruce
Replies: 2
Views: 2670

CQR and Bruce

Following a re fit, I have the following anchors to sell, both are used but in good condition. 35lb genuine CQR 15KG Bruce. I also have a new unused Fortress FX11 still in its original box which I would be interested in part xing for an FX16 or FX22. Deliver or collect Clyde area or North London.
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Sàilean Mòr, Oronsay, Loch Sunart
Replies: 16
Views: 5948

Pilot books

"For those brave enough to venture past the point of Ardnamurchan, remember, you will at some point have to come back." Personally every time I have been passed Ardnamurchy, I have never wanted to return South! " The Wash a dangerous lee shore where no small boat should venture except...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Thu May 29, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Campbeltown Loch I wish ye were whisky..
Replies: 10
Views: 3941

wish you hadn't mentioned that ....

Loch Ranza (whae in thur richt mind wid buy the stuff in a blue bottle?)![/quote]

I did, but only once!
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Tue May 20, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Spinlock Mast Pro
Replies: 2
Views: 1754

Spinlock Mast Pro

Having spent a fair amount of time looking down from aloft of late.

I can heartilly commend the Spinlock mast pro harness without which I would doubtless be singing soprano.

I was so impressed, I ordered a pair of Spinlock deckvests! 8)
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Thu May 15, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Buying a new sail
Replies: 15
Views: 8521

I had a quote from Owen on sails for my last boat, the quote and watching one of their chaps remove a genoa from another boat to measure and then not put it back properly convinced me that although I had received good service on a new spray-hood and stack pack, they would not be my first choice for ...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Thu May 15, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Buying a new sail
Replies: 15
Views: 8521

Or does anyone have any other reccomendations? I am in the process of having a new suit of sails and stack pack made by Ivan Bole at Arun sails, he has made the sails for my last three boats, always excellent, only let down by Parcelfarce delivery on two occasions. For spray-hood dodgers carpets et...

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