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by Windfinder
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Dag Pike
Replies: 0
Views: 1103

Dag Pike

Bloody hell. I had no idea he was still going!

http://www.raymarine.co.uk/news-and-eve ... competitor
by Windfinder
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A drop in the ocean ..
Replies: 7
Views: 2891

Re: A drop in the ocean ..

I know nothing about containers. However I'm sure that I read somewhere that containers that float submerged are v rare - they either sink or remain on the surface. Not much help on a dark night of course. I do still find myself wondering what the scale of the problem actually is. I've never seen a ...
by Windfinder
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Zara Phillips
Replies: 20
Views: 6481

[quote="oldgaffer1"]
Mind you, I'm not sure that Phil the Greek 'takes long walks everyday' nor 'drinks fresh camel milk' or indeed, 'enjoys sex'.
[/quote]

It's Ascot week - I'd image he's got a good chance to get in the Royal Box....
by Windfinder
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: B&Q
Replies: 0
Views: 1461

B&Q

I see that tearful Ellen Macarthur's B&Q - Castorama has a new paint job and is called Oman.

Still based in Cowes.

Anyone know what it's all about?
by Windfinder
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Masthead lights and ColRegs Rule 25 (RYA advice)
Replies: 13
Views: 4036

Re: So has anyone . . .

Nick wrote:.
Has anyone ever been fined for having a masthead strobe? That is definitely the thing IMO if is is visibility you are after, and of course it can't be mistaken for any combination of nav lights either.


I'd have to agree.

The only problem would be somewhere busy if everyone had them.
by Windfinder
Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Wot now Skipper ? - No legal implications - for fun only
Replies: 24
Views: 6460

lady_stormrider wrote:He'd also have me turning my unmentionables into a double-headed spinnaker [/color]


JPEG!
by Windfinder
Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Pontoons in the dark
Replies: 12
Views: 3721

There wance wis a choochter ca'd Sgeir, Wha chanted tunes lengthy an' drear. Wan day in a huff, to a scruffy wee tough, He sang "Jacobites, lend an ear..." :violin: A bunch of rough jocks on a site, Made up poems that were really quite shyte. A southerner saw them, though crying with bore...
by Windfinder
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Tides - Who's got the crystal ball?
Replies: 9
Views: 3254

Re: Tides - Who's got the crystal ball?

Or, is it all a very imprecise art... I think so, the actual and predicted never seem to tie up here: http://www.pol.ac.uk/ntslf/sadata_tgi_ntslf_v2.php?code=Portsmouth&span=1 These are very interesting graphs. By my reading of them the errors are not huge, just over 0.1m at worst. Agree, I gue...
by Windfinder
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Tides - Who's got the crystal ball?
Replies: 9
Views: 3254

ljs wrote:so my reply may well be out of date!


To be honest if the solution to a problem involves a night in Campbeltown I'd rather deal with the problem! :D
by Windfinder
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Thine eyes deceiveth thee.....
Replies: 12
Views: 8079

Re: Thine eyes deceiveth thee.....

I suppose the positive aspect of this trick of perspective is that it introduces an extra degree of prudence that actually does help keep us off the rocks. Pretty hard to gauge scale over water and rock when there's nothing to gauge scale from. I've lost count of the times that small nearby rocks t...
by Windfinder
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Zara Phillips
Replies: 20
Views: 6481

oldgaffer1 wrote:I'm not sure that Phil the Greek 'takes long walks everyday' nor 'drinks fresh camel milk' or indeed, 'enjoys sex'.


You reckon Phil doesn't enjoy giving one to an ageing queen?

:P
by Windfinder
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Tides - Who's got the crystal ball?
Replies: 9
Views: 3254

Re: Tides - Who's got the crystal ball?

Or, is it all a very imprecise art...


I think so, the actual and predicted never seem to tie up here:

http://www.pol.ac.uk/ntslf/sadata_tgi_n ... uth&span=1
by Windfinder
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A whereisit for anybody..
Replies: 9
Views: 2334

Re: A whereisit for anybody..

ljs wrote:NOT called Donald Sgeir McShard


What a cracking shot.

Didn't work it out until DaveS pointed it out.
by Windfinder
Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Wot now Skipper ? - No legal implications - for fun only
Replies: 24
Views: 6460

Re: Wot now Skipper ? - No legal implications - for fun only

"Who should do what, and why?" Personally I think boat A should tack off because it will cause him little bother since he will have to tack soon anyway. ...but that's a moral position rather than an IRPCS position. So, I guess the IRPCS would say either B gives way 'cos he's on port or A h...
by Windfinder
Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Sàilean Mòr, Oronsay, Loch Sunart
Replies: 16
Views: 5701

Re: Sàilean Mòr, Oronsay, Loch Sunart

Mrs Windfinder and I stopped in Sàilean Mòr in '06. V nice it was too.

Ta for the pic shard. Happy memories.

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