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by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A very strange feeling.
Replies: 5
Views: 3237

A very strange feeling.

How strange it is not to own a boat.

All of a sudden, the sale of the old boat has completed and, the process of buying the replacement is to take a few days yet.

How odd it is not to worry about strong winds, antifouling and polishing top sides!
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Are you a Northern sailor, or a Southern one?
Replies: 22
Views: 7101

Both! Almost 20 years on England's east coast sailing out of Maldon. Now in my 10th season on Scotland's West Coast. Used to take 45 mins to get to the boat, now takes 6.5 hours. Would I go back to the convenient option. No not ever in fact, we bought our current boat 3 years ago in Bradwell and mov...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Tough Decision
Replies: 14
Views: 4114

Re: Tough Decision

[quote="
Claymore will not be launched in 2008.[/quote]

Jeez, the lengths some people will go to to avoid buying me a drink! :cry:

:idea:
e mailing something inappropriate to a female colleague should result in more sailing time being available.
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Volvo Shaft Seal and Tides Marine Shaft seal
Replies: 10
Views: 10137

Funnily enough, I was talking to the production manager of a quality British Yacht builder only yesterday about this very subject. They stick to stuffing boxes because, in the event of a failure, the stuffing box will drip a little whilst the other device will let go in a big way! If you can find a ...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A Storm to Phare
Replies: 5
Views: 2415

I have sailed within a mile of that lighthouse on two occasions, that video is the first time I have actually seen it!
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Something I learnt this morning
Replies: 11
Views: 3634

JohnS wrote:You can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish.


Oh yes you can, you simply need the right scale.
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Music to enter first marina
Replies: 22
Views: 5939

RunRig, Loch Lomond, live version.
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: What point of sail is a broad reach?
Replies: 28
Views: 8570

claymore wrote:True - surely?


Apparently - True!
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: whose sailing this weekend?
Replies: 19
Views: 7565

Re: whose sailing this weekend?

Magna Carter wrote:and where are you going?

We'll be on the boat, but setting her up for the start of the season, so doubt we'll go anywhere....


Not sailing but getting a boat fix by looking for the next one!
Solent then Inverness I believe!
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Lymington to Largs
Replies: 21
Views: 6318

Re: Lymington to Largs

[/quote]I would be pleased to wave you off .... after a few night caps in the local hostelries, of course.[/quote] Whilst there is a certain merit to this suggestion, as I appear to not know the difference between left and right in my original post, would this be wise? In my defence, I was sitting a...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Lymington to Largs
Replies: 21
Views: 6318

A ranking officer being a person with rank as opposed to one who is without rank. Below decks we often refer to them as rankers.... Again, I hope that helps Sosage said :"Please explain the significance of "Ranking Orifficer"." You seem to have studiously ignored the "R&quo...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Lymington to Largs
Replies: 21
Views: 6318

Shard wrote:
claymore wrote:Try and keep up Shard, my ageing codpiece - its a night passage
That must be why it's brightly lit then. Do not confuse it with the Heads of Ayr, which is of course a sewage treatment works.


Is Ailsa Craig lit?I wouldn't want to bump into it.
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Lymington to Largs
Replies: 21
Views: 6318

As for the trip, I shall be lying down in darkened rooms throughout April focussing on the Chent's cruise and the prospect of being classified as a deckkie rather than a ranking officer - note letter R please)

Please explain the significance of "Ranking Orifficer".
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Lymington to Largs
Replies: 21
Views: 6318

Basically, I find this one of the most detailed passage plans and it really should be published on Yacht Bolg as an exemplar to us all. It could only be improved by adding an estimated SOGPH as I am at present wondering if the final light you mention is Point of Ayre or Galloway. If it is Point of ...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Lymington to Largs
Replies: 21
Views: 6318

Lymington to Largs

Any hints tips, musts or must nots ? The plan I have is: leave the Solent at dusk, when you see no land to Port, turn right. The lights of England will be on the left and the lights of France to the right, sail between the two sets of lights. When there are no lights on either side turn right again,...

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