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by Alan_D
Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bluemoment Defunct?
Replies: 12
Views: 4223

Re: Bluemoment Defunct?

No, a dork is a place where people from the Home Counties keep their yawts. You can also get dry dorks and floating dorks.
by Alan_D
Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Where was I this week?
Replies: 7
Views: 5077

Re: Where was I this week?

Nick wrote:.
Rathlin?


That was the right answer on TOP, but I'm not sure it will be here.
by Alan_D
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Electricity in Crinan basin
Replies: 6
Views: 5568

Re: Electricity in Crinan basin

Storyline wrote:- just had a look from Google Earth - it is many years since I have been in there and it looks a lot smaller than I remember it !

Global Shrinking.
by Alan_D
Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: GLCC Cruise2013
Replies: 5
Views: 3938

Re: GLCC Cruise2013

Couldn't think what GLCC stood for, so tried Googling:
    Greater London Chess Club?
    Global Lung Cancer Coalition?
    Gay and Lesbian Community Center?
    Great Lakes Chromosome Conference?
    Gospel Light Christian Church?

I think we should be told ...
by Alan_D
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: To chemically clean out engine raw water passages
Replies: 10
Views: 4134

Re: To chemically clean out engine raw water passages

I don't know what engine you have, but Bukh strongly advise against using strong acid in their engines because of its effect on the seals of the cylinder-liners.
by Alan_D
Tue May 21, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Cruise liner aground in Oban Bay
Replies: 26
Views: 9337

Re: Cruise liner aground in Oban Bay

The story I'm hearing is that she got into an awkward position having been baulked by a ferry and was then caught out by the wind and lack of steerage way. I though that was what all the " Ferry Isle of Mull will shortly be leaving the ro-ro berth and exiting Oban Bay via the north entrance&qu...
by Alan_D
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Many happy returns, DaveS
Replies: 8
Views: 2871

Re: Many happy returns, DaveS

Birthdays are like busses, they come in pairs! Happy birthday Dave. :tiphat: Threes if you count St George. Happy Birthday Wishes from me too. So we are the same age for one day only per year. Ash Except St. George's day commemorates the anniversary of his death (if he ever existed), which is not q...
by Alan_D
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: CC2013
Topic: Places we have not been
Replies: 5
Views: 8451

Re: Places we have not been

sahona wrote:Heffens above, these pontoon things are springing up everywhere.
I forsee a generation in the not-too-distant future that will scoff at anchor threads.


Anchor Threads.
Are those things you wear? Or is it a disparaging reference to those who don't use all-chain rodes?
by Alan_D
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Epson inkjet cartridge recycling
Replies: 11
Views: 4016

Re: Epson inkjet cartridge recycling

Link works OK for me - no connection to Nick's cache.
by Alan_D
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Time to get the decorations down?
Replies: 5
Views: 2073

Re: Time to get the decorations down?

Arghiro wrote:There is seldom much choice this far South, it's good to see any available at all.

Stuffing a sheep's entrails is not something I would encourage in our kitchen.


I think you're supposed to kill the sheep first ....
by Alan_D
Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sailing on the Caledonian Canal
Replies: 19
Views: 5339

Re: Sailing on the Caledonian Canal

Nick wrote:Would you like the snowflakes turned up a bit?


As it's past twelfth night, shouldn't they have been turned off by now?
by Alan_D
Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: Site time
Replies: 6
Views: 10859

Re: Site time

Whenever I am on this site the bottom right-hand side of the screen reads "All times are UTC + 1 hour ".
by Alan_D
Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: stainless welding - pulpit repair
Replies: 8
Views: 4162

Re: stainless welding - pulpit repair

This chap did a beautiful repair to my stainless mast head fitting at the beginning of the season. He's also done a huge amount of amazing stainless work for my in-laws. http://www.yachtstainless.com/ No commercial connection, just a friend, and you did ask for recommendations! Whereabouts is he ba...
by Alan_D
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: I just want to know
Replies: 12
Views: 4524

Re: I just want to know

The important thing to remember that the average number of feet per child is less than 2. (For anyone who doesn't believe me, just think about it. The overwhelming majority of children have two feet, but a very small number have one or none as a result of trauma, birth defect etc. This group will no...
by Alan_D
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New corporate website (with no adverts)
Replies: 13
Views: 3473

Re: New corporate website (with no adverts)

I really should charge for this ... don't you have a spillchucker? HOW WE WORK TYPICAL WORKFLOW Week 5 “Our terms are 14 dayse.” Presumably a typo for “days” WHERE WE WORK “and, lets face it, we can't communicate with you successfully via the internet and the telephone then we aren't likely to crea...

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