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by Pete Cooper
Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Confession Time
Replies: 3
Views: 2461

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: 8439

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: 3476

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...
by Pete Cooper
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Caley Holiday vs transit.
Replies: 10
Views: 9471

Re: Caley Holiday vs transit.

I heard a rumour that Aquaplane can walk on water - or at least try to:)
by Pete Cooper
Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: A couple of things from a week ago.
Replies: 6
Views: 4274

Re: A couple of things from a week ago.

I went and had a look with Ash last Saturday. There was some savage damage to the bow, 10mm stainless bolts bent and stem head fitting rived off. Also a hole in the foredeck where the cleat used to be. I suspect it came off one of the moorings south of Inveraray, there were a couple of boats there ...
by Pete Cooper
Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Surveyor Recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 5422

Re: Surveyor Recommendation

My insurance company has never asked me for a survey - I can only assume that it is because my boat is of much lower value than your luxury yachts.
by Pete Cooper
Sat May 10, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Moorings
Replies: 9
Views: 3834

Re: Moorings

There are swinging moorings for rent in Fairlie Bay - some owned by Fairlie Quay and some rented out by somebody who I think lives in Millport.
by Pete Cooper
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Survey for insurance purposes
Replies: 25
Views: 7383

Re: Survey for insurance purposes

So if you go from 8mm wire to 10mm wire that would mean putting a significantly greater load on other bits of the boat. I have never been asked by my insurance to replace rigging, and it is certainly older than 12 years. Which insurer? Navigators & General - I suspect it is because my boat is v...
by Pete Cooper
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Survey for insurance purposes
Replies: 25
Views: 7383

Re: Survey for insurance purposes

If you go to a thicker diameter of wire is there a danger that you are overstressing something else? I have seen many threads where people say that you should tighten shrouds to a certain percentage of the breaking strain(or something) of the wire. So if you go from 8mm wire to 10mm wire that would ...
by Pete Cooper
Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 44
Views: 14233

Re: Sad news

As usual I'm late on this one but that doesn't make my condolences value any less. Really sorry Nick.
by Pete Cooper
Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A Begging Letter
Replies: 6
Views: 3302

Re: A Begging Letter

D'oh! I'd forgotten to change my signature :oops:
Thanks for pointing it out.
by Pete Cooper
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A Begging Letter
Replies: 6
Views: 3302

Re: A Begging Letter

The link should only take you to the current one - I have had a few others over the years - including one from the Dryathlon last year.
by Pete Cooper
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: IKEA
Replies: 3
Views: 2628

IKEA

I recently bought a wind up torch in IKEA - it fulfilled my criteria of cheap and bright. I don't know any specs for it but it seems to be a very fine piece of kit. It feels sturdy and gives a good light. I don't know how it will survive on the boat - obviously it makes no pretence of being waterpro...
by Pete Cooper
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A Begging Letter
Replies: 6
Views: 3302

A Begging Letter

I have signed up to do a Dryathlon - no alcohol for the whole of January - the idea is to raise some support for Cancer Research UK. This is a worthwhile cause as most of us will know of people who have suffered because of cancer so any support would be greatly appreciated. So far I have found it ha...
by Pete Cooper
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Elizabethan 30
Replies: 4
Views: 3358

Re: Elizabethan 30

Does this help:
http://www.yachtsnet.co.uk/archives/eli ... han-30.htm
There is also the Hummingbird - a variation on the same hull:
http://www.yachtsnet.co.uk/archives/hum ... ird-30.htm

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