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by Ghillie
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Fix the GPS, or get a chartplotter?
Replies: 9
Views: 3954

Re: Fix the GPS, or get a chartplotter?

We bought a Standard Horizon 180i which works well below (no aerial) principally because we have a Standard Horizon DSC radio, so in theory when connected, the position of DSC MayDays show up on the chart, as do (I think) the positions of DSC callers (although we are unlikely to have any!) We are de...
by Ghillie
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: penultimate sail of the season....dragging anchor....
Replies: 61
Views: 25589

penultimate sail of the season....dragging anchor....

Not us, luckily, but seemingly Loch Spelve is a good place to drag anchor . We anchored there the previous night (Sunday) with muggins spending an anxious night checking the chartplotter after each big gust. Our now completely useless CQR, knowing it is under threat from replacement by an upstart NG...
by Ghillie
Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Kentallen Bay - Drama on the High Seas
Replies: 39
Views: 11094

Re: Kentallen Bay - Drama on the High Seas

Quite a scare! Well done in the extrication exercise. Some further questions as I too have a 35 lb CQR main anchor, which presently suffers from a bad press unlike the spaderayarocknamansonsupremes etc How much welly in reverse did you apply to set the anchor? You were just over 3 to 1 in scope/dept...
by Ghillie
Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Smartmonitor/smartbank advanced
Replies: 7
Views: 3821

Re: Smartmonitor/smartbank advanced

I recall that 75% is the default starting state that the gauge first considers and then refines with subsequent charge/discharges. My batteries had been fully charged (mains) at the time of installation and so I had set the starting state of charge to 100%. Seems a good piece of kit. My only slight ...
by Ghillie
Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Smartmonitor/smartbank advanced
Replies: 7
Views: 3821

Re: Smartmonitor/smartbank advanced

Yes. I fitted the smart gauge, having fallen for the logic of its makers technical stories, in particular the inherent faults of the normal battery monitors' (apparent) inabilities to keep track accurately of the sum of in-out current and thus drifting out of phase; and the ease of fitting. So far i...
by Ghillie
Sun May 31, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: 2HP 2-stroke outboard
Replies: 6
Views: 4195

Re: 2HP 2-stroke outboard

Uh oh, where was the scene of the crime? Was it from Shard itself (or perhaps I should say herself) :(
by Ghillie
Sun May 31, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: No' aboot time thae windaes were cleaned? Jings, whit the f
Replies: 4
Views: 1526

Re: No' aboot time thae windaes were cleaned? Jings, whit the f

The clue is in the colour of the font of Shards brief missive.....it is indeed a link to click on... My skippership took a knock at the same place when I was pratting about preparing to pick up a mooring in Oban bay & I confidently predicted that the ferry would turn away from us & head out ...
by Ghillie
Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: BURGEE PURCHASE - THE FINAL DEAL
Replies: 36
Views: 15956

Re: BURGEE PURCHASE - THE FINAL DEAL

Top up pay palled, thanks again for your efforts Nick.
We look forward to lots of sightings this summer........
by Ghillie
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Burgee arrived
Replies: 25
Views: 6121

Re: Burgee arrived

Mine too, PDB or Gallus as they once used to say.
Thanks very much for your efforts Nick.
by Ghillie
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Rum
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: Rum

Hopefully not a rum deal... Someone had to say it. A few years ago we anchored in a F5/6 westerly breeze in Loch Scresort in Rhum for lunch and noticed one of the many anchored boats upwind was lying beam on. We had to start our engine to avoid her as she whistled past heading for the open sea. We g...
by Ghillie
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 9
Views: 2873

Re: Where is it?

Is it in Scotland?
by Ghillie
Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Isle of Mull Ferry, Isle of Mull Ferry...this is....
Replies: 17
Views: 3041

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He said to watch out for the bridge........
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Oh B*gger
by Ghillie
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Rothesay Harbour finished
Replies: 19
Views: 6584

Re: Rothesay Harbour finished

Any information on what the depth is inside? The inner harbour depth is 2m below CD at the entrance and in all areas south of the most northerly pontoon. Between the Northerly pontoon and the Northern Wall the bottom shallows from 2m below CD to half a metre below chart datum over a 5m wide berm ad...
by Ghillie
Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where is it
Replies: 11
Views: 2955

urls

like so?

Thanks Silkie
by Ghillie
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Where is it
Replies: 11
Views: 2955

Same place as here?
http://bluemoment.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4099


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