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by Pete Cooper
Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Spinnaker for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 6671

Re: Spinnaker for sale

Of course Aquaplane - you could buy it as a wedding present for Lady_stormrider.
by Pete Cooper
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Spinnaker for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 6671

Spinnaker for sale

I have a symmetrical spinnaker that I no longer need - the label says it was made by Butler Verner of Gosport. The luffs measure 1080 cm and the foot is 645cm. It is in decent condition - as I have taken it out and measured it I see one area with some black marking and will run it through the washin...
by Pete Cooper
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Splicing
Replies: 11
Views: 3017

Re: Splicing

There is a firm in Kip who have a yacht that you can legally get married aboard - I used to know somebody who got married in Rothesay Bay on it.
by Pete Cooper
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Lang Mae Yer Lums Reek and Some 2016 Thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 15948

Re: Lang Mae Yer Lums Reek and Some 2016 Thoughts

The Nauticat 40 at Kip now has a lower price tag stuck on it.
by Pete Cooper
Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Lang Mae Yer Lums Reek and Some 2016 Thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 15948

Re: Lang Mae Yer Lums Reek and Some 2016 Thoughts

Moody Eclipse 33.... Must be the best small west coast cruiser for a couple. Not that I am in any way biased. ;) You're probably right, but a criterion for us was space for grandchildren etc etc. I like the Eclipse, but, for various reasons, the Moody Eclipse 38 seemed a more suiitable option, but ...
by Pete Cooper
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Lang Mae Yer Lums Reek and Some 2016 Thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 15948

Re: Lang Mae Yer Lums Reek and Some 2016 Thoughts

Not really an age thing for the boat; Shard is over 40 years old but ideal for sailing conditions conditions on the west coast. More of a comfort/age thing for us so we have have been looking at a Vancouver 34P. The attraction is the evenings in the early and late part of the season where we can si...
by Pete Cooper
Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Snow?
Replies: 15
Views: 6254

Re: Snow?

Nick must be getting very mellow, he 'll be inviting Mountain round for Christmas dinner!!!!

Can he not afford turkey?
by Pete Cooper
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: I've Been Driving In my Car
Replies: 3
Views: 2938

I've Been Driving In my Car

Madness in this weather.
by Pete Cooper
Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Selling a MAB in West Scotland.
Replies: 16
Views: 6419

Re: Selling a MAB in West Scotland.

James Watt Dock brokerage seem to have some lower value boats and may do a decent deal on storage - might be worth a phone call.
by Pete Cooper
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Dan Buoy
Replies: 0
Views: 12064

Free Dan Buoy

I have a Dan Buoy that I don't need - it consists of a long fibreglass pole with a float attached to it and then a weight at the end. There is a flag on the top. It is tatty - the grp needs some kind of protection - possibly light sanding and some flexible paint? The flag is tatty. The cylindrical w...
by Pete Cooper
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Does size really matter?
Replies: 11
Views: 5185

Re: Does size really matter?

Bill - I have a spinnaker I want to sell - what luff length are you looking for? I haven't measured the one I've got but it can't be a long way off the size that you need.
by Pete Cooper
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Confession Time
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Re: Confession Time

Thank you Mr Claymore. I have done it on various other boats - up to 27ft - but a while ago. I don't have a mast support at the back of the cockpit so once the mast foot bolt is in the mast will be resting on the back edge of the hatch. I am of a diminutive stature but my assistant is a lot taller s...
by Pete Cooper
Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Confession Time
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Confession Time

I have been unfaithful :oops: For many years I have wanted to downsize from my Ecume De Mer to a Micro 18. Just before I had a fortnight in France I bought a Micro 18(specifically a Micro Gem 550) and last Sunday somebody bought my Ecume De Mer - the money is tucked away in the bank. As yet I haven'...
by Pete Cooper
Tue May 05, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Cumbrae
Replies: 0
Views: 8396

Cumbrae

I saw in the news that a body had been found in the water near the Cumbrae Ferry slip - does anybody know any more detail?
by Pete Cooper
Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Good News For Me ...
Replies: 7
Views: 3393

Good News For Me ...

I started 2015 with a new job that I accidentally got without applying for, and it came with a decent payrise so that was good - and somewhat unexpected at my age. Last Monday my daughter was successful in gaining a post with a recruitment company - a big change from her current post of managing a c...

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