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by Pete Cooper
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Balloch Dodgers
Replies: 41
Views: 19682

Re: Balloch Dodgers

. And - is there anywhere at Kip, Largs, Rhu etc. or elsewhere around Glasgow that ads could profitably be posted? It might be worth contacting Falkirkdan - he could circulate details through Kip Cruising Club. Kip have a noticeboard but I don't know the rules about putting stuff on there but there...
by Pete Cooper
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Hand bearing compass
Replies: 9
Views: 8106

Re: Hand bearing compass

I have an elderly in good nick that I want to sell. Please pm me if interested.
by Pete Cooper
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Balloch Dodgers
Replies: 41
Views: 19682

Re: Balloch Dodgers

Booby Trapper wrote:Any chance of progressing to Sprayhoods?

Or sail covers?
by Pete Cooper
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Round Mull
Replies: 44
Views: 21606

Re: Round Mull

Yes but I'm told that there are 50 shades of grey, one of them must have a hint of green in it? A slight digression, but does anyone on here have the Gaelic? Both liath and glas are grey in Gaelic, but are they the same shade of grey? (I have a mental picture that liath is slate grey and glas is gr...
by Pete Cooper
Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bullet bitten, flares gone
Replies: 9
Views: 4480

Re: Bullet bitten, flares gone

Kip took my old flares - for free - as long as I replaced them with something else - so I went with the ODEO as a replacement.
by Pete Cooper
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Jib Sheets
Replies: 13
Views: 9950

Re: Jib Sheets

If my double figure of eight doesn't work I'll give the cowhitch another try.
by Pete Cooper
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Jib Sheets
Replies: 13
Views: 9950

Re: Jib Sheets

I have used bowlines - and have had problems, albeit minor, with them catching on various bits of rigging. I have used the cowhitch method and found that by the end of the season the knot was too tight to undo and I had to cut the rope. I'll see how my method works on Wednesday. Thanks all.
by Pete Cooper
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Jib Sheets
Replies: 13
Views: 9950

Jib Sheets

I have read about many different ways of attaching jib sheets to the jib. On my wee boat I have been using a small snapshackle which was held in the centre of the sheet by some whipping. The whipping has now fallen apart so I am trying a new method. I have run the sheet through the clew and tied a f...
by Pete Cooper
Fri May 13, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: Boathook
Replies: 2
Views: 8238

Re: Boathook

Now sorted.
by Pete Cooper
Thu May 12, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: Boathook
Replies: 2
Views: 8238

Boathook

Anybody got a small, lightweight boathook that is surplus to requirements?
by Pete Cooper
Fri May 06, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Today
Replies: 6
Views: 3528

Re: Today

claymore wrote:Antifouled
Painted bilge and lockers
Found pesky leak and fettled it
Polished hull

There is much to be said for having an 18 ft boat :wink:


On your way to Ardfern you could call in and fettle my luxury yacht which is also 18 ft.
by Pete Cooper
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New sails in Scotland
Replies: 25
Views: 10286

Re: New sails in Scotland

I would suggest Crusader - I have not used them but they get good reviews. I suspect that Saturn and Owen will both cost a fair bit more. I also note something from a quote that they sent me "Don't forget too that we can visit your boat in most UK locations and our Dacron and Hydranet sails are...
by Pete Cooper
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: and my name is?
Replies: 3
Views: 6388

Re: and my name is?

by Pete Cooper
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Silicone Spray
Replies: 7
Views: 3509

Silicone Spray

I don't know if this is any use to anybody, or if the stuff is any good, but I was in B & Q today and saw that they sell silicone spray at about £5 a go. I only mention this as I know somebody who paid £20 for a similar size of McLube last weekend - and I think that is a silicone spray so I assu...
by Pete Cooper
Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Reeds Nautical Almanac - Loose Leaf Edition - Offer!
Replies: 6
Views: 7202

Re: Reeds Nautical Almanac - Loose Leaf Edition - Offer!

2014 is fine for me - I have tide tables:)

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