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by Alan_D
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Excellent Antares Charts.... BUT
Replies: 8
Views: 6262

Re: Excellent Antares Charts.... BUT

I followed the instructions and it all seems to work, although I had cleared out the old files from both the desktop PC and the Android tablet before I started. Certainly easier than last year, when I had to download a new set of files for the tablet before MemoryMap would use them.
by Alan_D
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Snow
Replies: 3
Views: 2855

Snow

Now that we have had some of the real stuff, could it be time to turn off the virtual snowflakes?
by Alan_D
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New plans for Edinburgh Marina
Replies: 7
Views: 3337

Re: New plans for Edinburgh Marina

It is proposed that the marina will be in the remaining part of the west harbour at Granton. This used to be larger than the east harbour but was partly filled-in for building land forty-odd years ago. I think the moorings referred to are in the east harbour.
by Alan_D
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bah Humbug
Replies: 21
Views: 8819

Re: Bah Humbug

I got a different BOGOF : flu jab but also offered a pneumonia one as well Did not know there was a pneumonia virus ..... (bah humbug turns into Dr Finlay's) What did you think caused viral pneumonia? Pneumonia is inflammation of the lung(s) and may be caused by bacteria, viruses or (less commonly)...
by Alan_D
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: "Where's this?"
Replies: 18
Views: 5020

Re: "Where's this?"

Storyline wrote:Don't know but going o/t isn't there some kind of google app where you can show an image of something and it will identify it ? (not to cheat in whereizzits but just curious)

Yes, it's called TinEye, and in this case it produced no matches.
by Alan_D
Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Water supply in Arinagour
Replies: 11
Views: 5598

Re: Water supply in Arinagour

I think the concern was that water was in short supply rather than any particular form of misuse by anyone. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-29663693%20(Doesn't make such a good story, though.)
by Alan_D
Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: Someone to engrave a headstone
Replies: 7
Views: 11569

Re: Someone to engrave a headstone

Any particular reason for not using your local Monumental Mason? http://www.memorialgravestonesoban.co.uk/

Don't know anything about them except what's on the website.
by Alan_D
Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: RYA Yachtmaster
Replies: 18
Views: 7081

Re: RYA Yachtmaster

back off topic ;) Sea levels are currently rising at 3mm pa so assuming my NP218 is 30 years old then that is 9cm, not a trifling amount when magnified over such a huge area. Also read many years ago that the 'engine' that drives the tidal flow off the west coast were the twin estuaries of the Mers...
by Alan_D
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Glenuig moorings
Replies: 7
Views: 5065

Re: Glenuig moorings

Haven't seen Antares charts. We use CmapNT which, so far, have been accurate. I suspect they're all derived from the same source data and are just different presentations. If your assertion about being derived from the same data is meant to apply to Antares charts, you are incorrect. See http://www...
by Alan_D
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: iPad as a plotter
Replies: 25
Views: 9753

Re: iPad as a plotter

wully wrote:I must have mine set up wrong..when zooming in my Aye-Pad jumps to the Antares graphic that shows what charts are available in the area.

Apart from that annoyance, it's a great toy.

Just zoom further.
by Alan_D
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The Nichts
Replies: 8
Views: 3523

Re: The Nichts

Moderator! Moderator! This man should be disqualified for a false start. He posted before the daylight starts to get less, and anyway although the 22nd has 4 seconds less daylight, TN do not start DI until a week's time.
by Alan_D
Thu May 29, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: How wide the Grey Dogs?
Replies: 23
Views: 9928

Re: How wide the Grey Dogs?

Well, according to the plate in the boat its air draught is 14m, but that's the mast head, and aerials and things probably add another metre, so call it 15m. The chart gives the bridge clearance as 14m and the power line safe clearance as 13m. (IIRC these are measured from MHWS.) If it is a recent ...
by Alan_D
Thu May 08, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Danish pronunciation
Replies: 8
Views: 2902

Re: Danish pronunciation

wully wrote:I though Bukh was pronounced ' crap engine' or am I thinking of Volvo?

I think you must be thinking of Volvo.

Bukh is pronounced "durable and dependable"
by Alan_D
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: Seasick pills
Replies: 9
Views: 11293

Re: Seasick pills

Why has nobody mentioned Stugeron ? Perhaps because nobody was asking for suggestions for anti-seasickness medication. There is a lot of variation between individuals with respect to both the benefits and the side-effects of various treatments, so what suits you best might not suit me, and vice-ver...
by Alan_D
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: Seasick pills
Replies: 9
Views: 11293

Re: Seasick pills

Glad your wife found Avomine suited her - it is readily available from pharmacies without prescription. Phenergan is substantially the same stuff. Hyoscine, in the form of Kwells , Joy Rides and other proprietary preparations is still readily available, even if your regular stockists no longer keep ...

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