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by cpedw
Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: New hazard in Oban Bay
Replies: 14
Views: 7304

No, just the text with a couple of wee gaps. Strange, I just tried copy/paste my post to Word. That has started a line at the bottom of this IE window "Downloading picture ..." and the name of one of my photos. It seems to have hung somewhere though.
Derek
by cpedw
Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: NEW AWLFAIR L.W. EPOXY TROWELABLE FAIRING COMPOUND
Replies: 1
Views: 10844

"Trowelable Compound ... Monaco Yacht Show"

A marriage made in heaven?

:violin:
by cpedw
Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: New hazard in Oban Bay
Replies: 14
Views: 7304

It's a mystery

I still can't see my own pictures in this thread at work, but I can see them if I use their url directly, I can see Ash's picture which is also on Photobucket and the whole thing works OK from home. Still, I know what they look like so it's just a vanity thing.

Derek
by cpedw
Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: New hazard in Oban Bay
Replies: 14
Views: 7304

I didn't notice any accompanying boat. Thinking about the details, he flew across the bay at perhaps 300 ft (inaccurate estimate) before landing. Before taking off, the seaplane taxied downwind pretty much along the line it took off by. Derek P.S. I resized the pictures in Photobucket. Now (at work ...
by cpedw
Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: New hazard in Oban Bay
Replies: 14
Views: 7304

Here's a small sample to whet your appetite ... (short pause while I find out about Photobucket) ... landing: http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff301/cpedw/IMG_0664.jpg then taking off again a while later, little perturbed by the largish fish farm service vessel: http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/...
by cpedw
Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: New hazard in Oban Bay
Replies: 14
Views: 7304

New hazard in Oban Bay

Flying boats! Not a whisper of announcement on Ch 16 like the Calmacs offer, just a whoosh then sploosh it's on the water and Colregs apply I presume. It's just that with their vast kinetic energy and the added mincer on the front, I don't think I would insist on my rights, assuming I saw it in time...
by cpedw
Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Classic Malts Cruise
Replies: 11
Views: 5486

Moidart, smoydart

We went into Loch Moidart about 6 years ago. Hearts were in mouths as we were using Martin Lawrence's guide. He does tend to overplay the hazardous aspect I feel. Anyway, using his chartlet and notes, it was pretty straightforward taken at a slow pace in settled weather. The entrance channel winds a...
by cpedw
Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: 12V Time Switch
Replies: 1
Views: 3468

12V Time Switch

I can't yet think of a use for it but I feel this http://www2.westfalia.net/shops/car_accessoires/motor_electronics/miscellaneous_12v_appliances/12_volt_appliances/53108-time_switch_door_12_volts.htm?vbSESSID=0701bfb4c71079d8b7fdf5c8e813e77a must have lots of uses on any boat with those cigar lighte...
by cpedw
Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: Fed up with soggy salt?
Replies: 5
Views: 4343

Another solution for free-running salt is to add a few grains of rice to the salt. In a salt cellar with suitably sized holes, the rice doesn't escape but it helps to keep the salt dry for quite a while (a season anyway).
by cpedw
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: It's quiet - too quiet..
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

Dereliction of duty

I've not been allowed near the boat since 17th June but I'm hoping for a reconciliation next weekend, if I behave myself. Though from my locations in southern England,northern France and Edinburgh I gather I haven't missed much except perhaps this last weekend.

Derek
by cpedw
Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Malts Cruise - We promise to behave...
Replies: 23
Views: 11170

Be sure to keep to the south side of Loch Bracadale on the way into Harport ... http://www.bluemoment.com/snark.html . On your way to or from Talisker, consider a stop at Doune http://www.doune-knoydart.co.uk/yachts.html where there's not much, except if you phone beforehand you can book dinner and ...
by cpedw
Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: A Scottish view on Chart Plotters
Replies: 28
Views: 20103

Report back

I think that particular model has now disappeared from the catalogue and it's a fast-moving market but I have no plans to upgrade soon so I'm not up to date. On the whole it has been very successful. It works well in the cockpit under the sprayhood. Legible and only needs a 12v supply. There are 2 i...
by cpedw
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Hail the Tobermory Harbour Association
Replies: 4
Views: 3636

Not meaning to imply a consequential action, just setting the scene (advised in my "Teach yourself story-telling" book).

Derek
by cpedw
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Public relations
Replies: 5
Views: 4699

In Edinburgh there are two plumbing/heating firms - "Specific Heat" and "Scottish Thermal Unit". But I wonder if these might be a bit esoteric for the wider audience without higher physics pre 1980 (or equivalent).

Derek
by cpedw
Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Hail the Tobermory Harbour Association
Replies: 4
Views: 3636

Hail the Tobermory Harbour Association

After an unexpected encounter with Silkie in Oban on Saturday morning, we took the tide north to Tobermory. It was a rapid passage under varying amounts of genoa in a southeast wind that fluctuated from F3 to F6. We arrived in Tobermory Bay as it peaked at force 7 in torrential rain so we quite fanc...

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