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by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: re-locating past traditions
Replies: 6
Views: 3871

Re: re-locating past traditions

Well Nick , croabh to croabh out through grey dogs and back through corryvreckan is certainly more challenging than the original course however, the Lord has its attractions and if you are of a mind to join the party, if the weather is truly Argyll, I won't even have to leave my berth! Is this the f...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: re-locating past traditions
Replies: 6
Views: 3871

re-locating past traditions

Several lifetimes ago, the tradition developed that between Christmas and New Year we would depart our home port of Maldon and sail down to Bradwell Marina for the night, the intention being to partake in a pint or two of ale and to enjoy the fine fare at the nearby Green Man without having to infla...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Chiron on telly
Replies: 8
Views: 1633

Re: Chiron on telly

Worked ok for me after the bl**ted advertising.
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Gales at the weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 2161

Re: Gales at the weekend?

Falkirkdan wrote:Thought as it was a weekend the weather would be crap. Thanks Simon for confirming my normal assumption for weekend weather.
I know I was mistaken last weekend.


I thought everyday was a weekend for you! :-)
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Winter Storm this weekend...update
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

Re: Winter Storm this weekend...update

claymore wrote:Oh how super
Leaving Esbjerg at 18:00 on Saturday to arrive Harwich in time to throw up the Sunday lunch


Should be a nice fast crossing on a broad retch. :-)
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Maurice Griffiths was Dick Durhams gay lover
Replies: 42
Views: 8366

Re: Maurice Griffiths was Dick Durhams gay lover

FullCircle wrote:

Can I suggest the Swin Spitway as a euphemism?


Probably if there was a wallet involved!

But, would that would make the participants Swin Rangers?
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Had a great idea
Replies: 14
Views: 5429

Re: Had a great idea

My Loose gauge came with the HR29. Being used to yachts with more stays than a Victorian schoolmarm, I was rather concerned at Mr Selden's suggestion that I should set the Caps at 25% of their breaking strain 1e 850kg and the lowers at 20% 640kg. It was much more tension than I would have applied wi...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Maurice Griffiths was Dick Durhams gay lover
Replies: 42
Views: 8366

Re: Maurice Griffiths was Dick Durhams gay lover

Alcyone wrote:Here's one

'Sailing up the Bristol Channel' ?

:mrgreen:



or "Riding the Surge" perhaps.
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Carbon
Replies: 14
Views: 3249

Re: Carbon

POO761 1962 "Speedwell" tuned Morris mini

affectionately known as "Mini the Poo"
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Ah'm Black affrontit
Replies: 14
Views: 5947

Re: Ah'm Black affrontit

Funnily enough, the representative of the recruiting company was distinctly Eastern European and was hardly a great exponent of the Queens English. What I am unable to comprehend is why the yoof of today want to and indeed are permitted to speak with a mixture of West Indian and Greek Cypriot pidgin...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Maurice Griffiths was Dick Durhams gay lover
Replies: 42
Views: 8366

Re: Maurice Griffiths was Dick Durhams gay lover

Nick wrote:.

I've gone with splatching - most appropriate for swatchbucklers.


Or those who didn't mean to go to sea in secret waters. :)
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Had a great idea
Replies: 14
Views: 5429

Re: Had a great idea

I believe I have one in my garage, left over from a flirtation with fractional rigs. You are welcome to borrow it if it can be found. I will have a look later today. Bob Good heavens, went out to the garage and there it was. Loose Model B 90 m for cables 5, 6 and 7mm. Unless you are looking to set u...
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Maurice Griffiths was Dick Durhams gay lover
Replies: 42
Views: 8366

Re: Maurice Griffiths was Dick Durhams gay lover

The definitive has to be

"Butscuttler" :)
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Maurice Griffiths was Dick Durhams gay lover
Replies: 42
Views: 8366

Re: Maurice Griffiths was Dick Durhams gay lover

Pile Driving?
or

With reference to the traditional habits of the East Coast Yachting fraternity:

Splatching! :)
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: One for the ensign police?
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Re: One for the ensign police?

HMS Spartiate?

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