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by lady_stormrider
Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: If you have had a nice day out sailing ....
Replies: 14
Views: 5404

Re: If you have had a nice day out sailing ....

I spent the weekend cleaning Chiron whilst the skipper played with his sea cocks. Industrial Brillo solution made excellent inroads on the green slime. Night was spent on Aquaplane on Windermere. I dread to think what the temperature and wind chill factor were, but we have no door on the First 18. ...
by lady_stormrider
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Burns Night Supper
Replies: 22
Views: 6929

Re: Burns Night Supper

They may be suffering from too much blood in their alcohol. :beer
by lady_stormrider
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Are they getting dumber over at TOP???
Replies: 16
Views: 4071

Re: Are they getting dumber over at TOP???

The problem with digital watches is you can never tell which way north is! :sunny
by lady_stormrider
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Talk me out of it.
Replies: 48
Views: 19429

Re: Talk me out of it.

Thanks very much for all the messages. As of this afternoon we have taken posession of the bill of sale and the most amazing set of paperwork, including her Isle of Man harbour inspection stamps. We have spent the weekend drying out the boat, finding where everything is - including her 1980's mobil...
by lady_stormrider
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Burns Night Supper
Replies: 22
Views: 6929

Re: Burns Night Supper

No they are orange. The skipper will not allow org**ic in the house as he works in the agrochemical industry trying to stop 40% of the growing crops getting destroyed.

Oh and a rogue parsnip.
by lady_stormrider
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Are they getting dumber over at TOP???
Replies: 16
Views: 4071

Re: Are they getting dumber over at TOP???

In my humble opinion one should never mock the afflicted i.e. people who populate 'The Other Place'

But you could help them by telling them to 'Keep banging the rocks together, guys!'
by lady_stormrider
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Burns Night Supper
Replies: 22
Views: 6929

Burns Night Supper

We have sucessfully purchased a free-range McSween Haggis and I am peeling potatoes and turnips to make into 'tatties and neeps'. Am I as a Galley Slave allowed to serve mashed carrots alongside these delicacies :pipes
by lady_stormrider
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Happy New Year when it comes
Replies: 2
Views: 1236

As well as Erica and Bob :sailing:
by lady_stormrider
Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Trustee from the Toolroom
Replies: 12
Views: 3637

Having gone to a Gel's only educational establishment we got lots of lovely Austen, Bronte and Thomas Hardy. This is one of the reasons I chose NOT to study Eng Lit. and took the easier options of Biology, Maths and Chemistry. I have, however, recently finished 'Round the Bend' - an excellent read ...
by lady_stormrider
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Missing a little ship.
Replies: 12
Views: 3451

Well I can report that with the QE2 running aground in sympathy, the Admiral is now safely home on her trailer. There are quite a few scratches to her gel coat, but her dangly bits are all under cover now. :roll:
by lady_stormrider
Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Missing a little ship.
Replies: 12
Views: 3451

I think the moral of the story, gentleman is to keep checking your equipment - especially the dangly bits that are often getting wet and being pulled about.

The idea of the tripwire is quite good - could a mini GPS such as car manufacturers use be deployed in case the boat stays too far?
by lady_stormrider
Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Running rigging ~ the gordian way
Replies: 19
Views: 14869

That's exactly it!

However the 'Blue Moments' Burgee may have to be washed in soap flakes by my own fair hands on its own for the first time
by lady_stormrider
Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: BURGEES - READY TO ORDER
Replies: 143
Views: 36014

Nick, In your budgeting, beware the Import Duty that's likely to be imposed on the parcel as it crosses the border. I'm not sure what the rate is but I seem to remember paying about 20% +VAT on parts from USA for steering. Derek I can - erm - get a leaflet & some advice about this from an extre...
by lady_stormrider
Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Running rigging ~ the gordian way
Replies: 19
Views: 14869

They are nylon bags of various sizes with a zip in one side. I imagine large shops that sell laundry equipment (such as Woolworths or Wilkinsons) may stock them. As well as Bio-tex, Vanish oxy-action works wonders and makes them white. One rope goes in each bag and one can be loose in the washing d...
by lady_stormrider
Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Running rigging ~ the gordian way
Replies: 19
Views: 14869

Make way! Domestic Goddess coming through! I've had good results by using laundry bags , putting individual ropes in separate zip up bags. I then use bio-tex at 30°C then wash the ropes at 40. separately using a conventional washing powder in a washing machine. As long as you have a separate rop...

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