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by cpedw
Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Rocky places
Replies: 4
Views: 3492

No... Did they let you loose with the Waverley then? Do tell, I'm agog.

Derek
by cpedw
Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Advice on charts for the Outer Hebrides
Replies: 7
Views: 5732

Cue a party in the Black Mishnish...
by cpedw
Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Advice on charts for the Outer Hebrides
Replies: 7
Views: 5732

Thanks for the advice. We won't leave Oban until 22 or 23 July so we will miss the Festival of Sail. But we will be there during the first week of August so we might meet Shard.
Regards,
Derek
by cpedw
Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Claymore's Birthday
Replies: 28
Views: 16439

And I thought I was the only venerable seafarer and educationalist who embarked on his life's journey on 28th June. I'm yet to encounter Royalty in the flesh (or a swindlery) though. I just might meet you all (however many and exulted you may be) in that infamous house tomorrow, depending on the out...
by cpedw
Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Advice on charts for the Outer Hebrides
Replies: 7
Views: 5732

Advice on charts for the Outer Hebrides

Friends, This summer's plan is a cruise up the east coast of the Outer Hebrides. We already have all the Imray charts of the area and I have made arrangements to get the Admiralty 1:100,000 charts 1794, 1795, 1796 (I don't plan to go further north than Stornoway). But now I have just received my Cly...
by cpedw
Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Camus Chil Mhalieu, Loch Linnhe (by Kilmalieu, Ardgour)
Replies: 9
Views: 8214

Claymore, is your disrupted beauty sleep at Port Ramsay from the quarry's noise directly, in which case it must have been an unusually still night, or from their frequent workboats' wash? We use Port Ramsay often, finding it always uncrowded and tranquil. To avoid the wash, and for better all-round ...
by cpedw
Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Calculator for Boat Speed, Performance, Stability, etc
Replies: 3
Views: 4587

When we were looking for a new boat, I made up a spreadsheet with several of these ratios on it for a number of boats. It now contains information on about 180 types in the 32 to 36 foot range. We specified a permitted range of values for these parameters based on what we had read in magazines. Whil...
by cpedw
Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: A Scottish view on Chart Plotters
Replies: 28
Views: 20103

Update on plotters

After all that, I found the Lowrance 3600 (integral aerial) plotter with Nauticpath chart (Greenland to Canaries, Gibraltar to Holland and into the Med) and decided the search for a chart plotter that doesn't need 2 chart chips for regular cruising is over. I've yet to see it working on the boat but...
by cpedw
Wed May 24, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Feck
Replies: 10
Views: 7651

I don't want to make you feel worse but as luck would have it I'm only just back from an extra long weekend. I'd been most dubious about the weather forecaast and on Friday it was quite wet but we got to Loch Aline after a medium late start. Saturday started grey but quickly brightened up. Checked o...
by cpedw
Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Scotch on the Rocks
Replies: 13
Views: 7034

In that case, you'll all have to wait just a little longer for this dramatic account of discomfort and insurance form filling. Don't hold your breath.

Derek
by cpedw
Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Scotch on the Rocks
Replies: 13
Views: 7034

I sent it to articles@bluemoment.com - I'm looking forward to seeing myself virtually in print. Maybe the editor's busy.

Derek.
by cpedw
Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: ST 60 Plastic Paddlewheel
Replies: 12
Views: 9764

You can arrange a square of cloth with dowels along 2 parallel sides (helps to keep the shape I think) and strings from the corners to convenient points on deck. Position the square to cover the log hole. You mark the strings so you know when the square is in position. Unfortunately too late for you...
by cpedw
Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Scotch on the Rocks
Replies: 13
Views: 7034

It's gestating...

.. but I'm a slow writer, I'm preoccuppied with things leading up to antifouling and it was all a long time ago so getting the details right requires consulting with various sources.
Just be patient.

Derek
by cpedw
Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Spring
Replies: 23
Views: 12876

Poor owl...

Was it winking before you got in there?

Derek
by cpedw
Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: That other forum...
Replies: 5
Views: 4571

Not just ybw

We Westerly owners are coming to terms with the failure of the Westerly bb. Not the yahoo group, it was still going strong a few moments ago but http://www.westerly-owners.co.uk/woabb/ has vanished like someone who hasn't paid their bills. Can the end of the world be far behind? Derek

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