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by Mark
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: For the climbers of the forum...........
Replies: 8
Views: 4111

Re: For the climbers of the forum...........

Rather horrific video, from a helmet camera, of solo climber dislodged by chunk of ice from a party above him - http://vimeo.com/61338753. According to the BMC website, Parsley Fern Lefthand Gully is a Grade II winter climb, which roughly means fairly straightforward sbow climbs with some shortish ...
by Mark
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Today Is a Sad Day....
Replies: 13
Views: 6822

Re: Today Is a Sad Day....

Wonderful story, wonderful pic, thanks for sharing both.

What a great place to grow up.
by Mark
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Crew Available and Wanted
Topic: Crew Needed for Easter 2013 Cruise - Gosport to Weymouth
Replies: 19
Views: 19953

Re: Crew Needed for Easter 2013 Cruise - Gosport to Weymouth

I'm convinced that the little green question mark device doesn't always appear immediately on the board index. I was away from Thursday afternoon but but would have been on at least a dozen times since the OP time and always scan the entire index. Green isn't the most obvious colour but I find it h...
by Mark
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Crew Available and Wanted
Topic: Crew Needed for Easter 2013 Cruise - Gosport to Weymouth
Replies: 19
Views: 19953

Re: Crew Needed for Easter 2013 Cruise - Gosport to Weymouth

Nick wrote:I think Silkie was commenting tongue in cheek about the irascible nature of gjbentley


Ahhh, I see.
by Mark
Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Crew Available and Wanted
Topic: Crew Needed for Easter 2013 Cruise - Gosport to Weymouth
Replies: 19
Views: 19953

Re: Crew Needed for Easter 2013 Cruise - Gosport to Weymouth

Note to Nick - Consider making a week the minimum time for approval of a new poster as a easy way of sorting the wheat from the chaff? I must be missing something. Don't we want posts from new posters checked and viewable ASAP? A minimum week lag seems crazy. Ideally you'd want "60 seconds max...
by Mark
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The Scenario
Replies: 21
Views: 6633

Re: The Scenario

sahona wrote:Not mine!


If you can fabricate a bracket on the back before your next tangle, an 1100hp boost from a pair of these might help to reduce the apparent wind a bit.

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by Mark
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The Scenario
Replies: 21
Views: 6633

Re: The Scenario

engine on will immediately reduce the strain on sails and would be fun! Then prolly some rolling hitch thing to have a go at the sail, jimi said he'll go up and do it. OR possibly fling up the spi and go surfing? At 6.5 to 7 knots in 30kts of wind would the engine increase boat speed and therefore ...
by Mark
Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Scenario II
Replies: 18
Views: 6625

Re: Scenario II

I liked Claymore's "What now, Skip" post so here's one from my repertoire, only the facts have been changed to protect the guilty. Out of Fraserburgh singlehanded, 'cos the crew had deserted (something about launching his own boat), planning to overnight at Lossiemouth and hence to Clachn...
by Mark
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: HELP NEEDED FOR MSc Studies
Replies: 13
Views: 6381

Re: HELP NEEDED FOR MSc Studies

Rowana wrote:The one and only time I really relied on the GPS was one day I'd sailed to Cruden Bay when the fog decended and I used it to find my way back to Peterhead.


I think the times I rely on GPS are when I set the anchor alarm and go to sleep.
by Mark
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: I've been published
Replies: 17
Views: 6547

Re: I've been published

ash wrote:Ena Lamont Stewart? - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ena_Lamont_Stewart?


Well I'm impressed.
by Mark
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: To go round the Mull with this forecast?
Replies: 32
Views: 11484

Re: To go round the Mull with this forecast?

ash wrote:I'm trying to learn too, so what is the reasoning behind this decision? Not enough wind to sail if really close in?
Ash


I assumed to avoid being caught on a lee shore if the wind picked up early and avoid overfalls in the same case.

Excellent thread Aquaplane, thanks.
by Mark
Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: To go round the Mull with this forecast?
Replies: 32
Views: 11484

Re: To go round the Mull with this forecast?

Nick wrote:Don't think about Gigha (or at least not Ardminish) in a SE F7 though - it would be unpleasant.


Yeah, I've only been there once but we sailed past all of the North and East for the Island having a good look and I'm sure there were options on Gigha with good shelter from SE.
by Mark
Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: To go round the Mull with this forecast?
Replies: 32
Views: 11484

Re: To go round the Mull with this forecast?

aquaplane wrote:I have done the canal loads of times but not in Chiron. Last year was the first time I've looked round South of Loch Sween and I realise I have missed lots. I would like to call @ Islay again if we have time.


Makes sense.

I predict hot sunshine and a steady F4 during Easter.
by Mark
Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: To go round the Mull with this forecast?
Replies: 32
Views: 11484

Re: To go round the Mull with this forecast?

Yotter, it'll be Easter so still early season and what you say will be relevent. The boat is a Centaur. I've been looking for the last couple of weeks or so trying to get a feel for how many days I would feel like setting off, mostly no way so far. Mark, That's what I thought but was seeking other ...
by Mark
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: To go round the Mull with this forecast?
Replies: 32
Views: 11484

Re: To go round the Mull with this forecast?

I haven't done a lot of sailing in strong winds so I'm fairly conservative in my decission making. If you were sat in Campbelltown with todays forecast would you consider setting off (I haven't looked at the tides, lets assume it's good to go) : Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Fir...

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