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by Ghillie
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Latest Peterheid fish prices
Replies: 15
Views: 15700

Re: Latest Peterheid fish prices

What's this got to do with the price of fish? :wink:
by Ghillie
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Oh the shame.....
Replies: 7
Views: 2409

Re: Oh the shame.....

Its good to know that there are kindly folk out there who will gladly help in situations like this.
Many thanks for letting us know another ailment with the potential to cause embarrassment.
by Ghillie
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: I had to apologise -
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: I had to apologise - flogging budgies

We put a small cringle in the pointy end (haven't a clue what that is called), tied on a sheet and trimmed it off and lo and behold we get an extra 2 knots and no noise...also it self tacks..
by Ghillie
Wed May 26, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: No reports this weekend, please!
Replies: 7
Views: 2134

Re: No reports this weekend, please!

Yes dear, I know we didn't pay our entrance fee, but I am sure that they will not come after us.
by Ghillie
Tue May 25, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: No reports this weekend, please!
Replies: 7
Views: 2134

Re: No reports this weekend, please! but where is this?

Ok no report for the weekend, but were I to make one it would be to describe the idyllic location we got to on Saturday (no dolphins though )


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Can't think of a suitable caption though.....
by Ghillie
Thu May 20, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Ardfern to Linnhe
Replies: 11
Views: 14029

Re: Ardfern to Linnhe

We winter in Ardrossan and the only sailing we have managed this season is to deliver the boat to Linnhe Marine, but what a delivery! Going through the Crinan in bright sunshine and then up through the Dorus Mor and the Sound of Luing with the tide and attendant whirlpools is hard to beat anywhere. ...
by Ghillie
Thu May 20, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: public spirited citizen sought .......
Replies: 16
Views: 4097

Re: public spirited citizen sought .......

Too late I think....but I will be in Central Glasgow until 4pm tomorrow, and then driving to Linnhe Marine tomorrow evening (Friday) getting there about 9pm....if that is any use..They could be left at Linnhe, for later pickup, but I suspect it is now all arranged.
by Ghillie
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Kobra 2 anchor
Replies: 15
Views: 20128

Re: Kobra 2 anchor

Does not look like it. I too am attracted, although a little put off by Plastimo's web site calling it a lunch time (picnic?) anchor. 'tis a French test and a French anchor but I am sure this has no bearing.... Can Silkie update us on his Raya experiences? Did he order it directly from South America?
by Ghillie
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How to deter Swedish Blonde from staying on the boat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

Re: How to deter Swedish Blonde from staying on the boat?

you should be flattered...I think she is flying a kite :)








And if she did so on the boat, I am sure you would get an extra knot
by Ghillie
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: penultimate sail of the season....dragging anchor....
Replies: 61
Views: 25589

v-twin riding sail

Piotaskipper on TOP gives a good account of his "V-twin riding sail" with photos etc
A search for his posts will find it.
by Ghillie
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: penultimate sail of the season....dragging anchor....
Replies: 61
Views: 25589

shearing about....dragging anchor....riding sails

I too messed around with my storm jib fixed to the backstay, and in 15 to 20 knots of wind it did indeed make a big difference, reducing the shearing significantly, however, it is would be too big for stronger winds and I should have something bespoke made. I believe that a diamond shaped sail wrapp...
by Ghillie
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: penultimate sail of the season....dragging anchor....
Replies: 61
Views: 25589

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

Thanks very much for that, I presume that letting out the extra 6-7m didn't stop the dragging. Shearing about is characteristic of many boats now. I know people use riding sails successfully and remember posts from the skipper of a Sigma 33 who swears by it, and also extensively from Piota (who has ...
by Ghillie
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: penultimate sail of the season....dragging anchor....
Replies: 61
Views: 25589

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

LBB I am glad that you emerged unscathed from the trauma, and appreciate your posting an account of it. I can vouch for an electric windlass, but that is a very easy thing to say, and it came with the boat. Moving on.. Having recently thought long and hard about the perceived superiority of the “new...
by Ghillie
Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: penultimate sail of the season....dragging anchor....
Replies: 61
Views: 25589

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

Having recently thought long and hard about the perceived superiority of the “new generation” anchors (NGAs) over the CQR plough, I have now convinced myself of the engineering arguments supporting this and thus together with the “epidemiological” evidence found in the fora now have two compelling r...
by Ghillie
Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: penultimate sail of the season....dragging anchor....
Replies: 61
Views: 25589

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

The boat was anchored tucked into the west corner of the north arm of the loch and would have dragged a couple of hundred metres or so before being fortuitously arrested by the mussel lines. It must have been a pretty horrible realisation on board and I hope that the crew were not too distressed by ...

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