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by Alan_D
Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 10
Views: 3479

Re: Where is it?

Alcyone wrote:The where is it?

We haven't had a where is it for ages. Are we to assume that nobody is actually anywhere any more?


I think it is difficult to find something which is hard enough to be interesting but not so difficult that no-one can answer it.
by Alan_D
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Border Security - this should stop the illegals!
Replies: 11
Views: 4575

Re: Border Security - this should stop the illegals!

- no Calmac involvement whatsoever though it's no a million miles from their latest triumph over the forces of the tartan taliban. The pier dries at LW springs, is awfy close to an overhead power line that Francis Chichester hit. That's enough for now except it's a stone's throw from one of Scotlan...
by Alan_D
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: YBW
Replies: 27
Views: 7357

Re: YBW

I had to email Dan because of difficulty logging in. It turned out my username was case-sensitive, and I am pretty sure it wasn't before.
by Alan_D
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Crew Available and Wanted
Topic: day skipper exmination
Replies: 9
Views: 14259

Re: day skipper exmination

I find the prices really extreme


If you think that Day Skipper courses are expensive, wait till you get your own boat ....
by Alan_D
Mon May 25, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anchor watch alarm
Replies: 7
Views: 3277

Re: Anchor watch alarm

Yes, that would then be the diameter of the swinging circle. If one were smart/well-organised one could activate the alarm as the anchor is dropped and then the alarm could be set for the radius of the swinging circle, i.e. half as much. The drawback of using the diameter is that if you drag with th...
by Alan_D
Sun May 24, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anchor watch alarm
Replies: 7
Views: 3277

Re: Anchor watch alarm

It depends where your starting point is. If your alarm is centred on the point at which you dropped anchor then your calculation is about right. If you wait until you have fallen back on your anchor to set your starting point you need to double the number you first thought of. If the tide and/or win...
by Alan_D
Sat May 23, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Anchor watch alarm
Replies: 7
Views: 3277

Re: Anchor watch alarm

I usually set mine to 0.02 Miles, unless I remember to set it before I have fallen back on the anchor, in which case 0.01Miles.

Alan
by Alan_D
Sat May 16, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Tiller Pilot
Replies: 3
Views: 2192

Re: Tiller Pilot

I think you have made the right choice between the TP22 and TP32. Simrad recommend the 22 for vessels of up to 5 tons. Your displacement of 5.13 tonnes is Westerly's figure but your boat will weigh considerably more with full diesel and water tanks, stores, cruising gear etc. etc. The 32 has signifi...
by Alan_D
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Non Boaty.............BitTorrent ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2173

Re: Non Boaty.............BitTorrent ?

Silkie wrote:... I'm instinctively unhappy with having my PC uploading on demand from elsewhere. My kids installed limewire which I have removed but perhaps I'm just a dinosaur. I'll need to investigate further.


Doesn't the BBC iPlayer thingie work the same way?
by Alan_D
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A poem I'm working on
Replies: 7
Views: 2515

Did you use a random phrase generator?
by Alan_D
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Tobermory Pontoon Charges
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Thanks, Nick, I suspect they might round my 8.8 metres to 9.

For an overnight I would be more likely to use Loch Drumbuie, but it would be handy not to have to blow up the dinghy to go ashore at Tobermory if there was, say, an hourly rate for using the pontoon.

Alan
by Alan_D
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Tobermory Pontoon Charges
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Tobermory Pontoon Charges

Having read the stuff about the Lochranza Pontoon and the visitor moorings in Oban Bay, can anyone tell me what it costs to use the new pontoon at Tobermory?

If I want to lie alongside for an hour at lunchtime will they charge me for a whole day?

Alan

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