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by marisca
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Losing my strength?
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

Losing my strength?

I'm suffering terrible withdrawal symptoms from sailing. Normally I and the boat would be working up to a series of events in May. This year the boat is still in its shed, polished and anti-fouled but with a cover waiting for the relaxation that has to come sometime. So I thought I would try and sim...
by marisca
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Taking the Plung
Replies: 12
Views: 2318

Re: Taking the Plung

I tend to agree with Claymore (there has to be a first time!) re furling headsails but in my opinion some means of hoisting another headsail is also advisable. Rolled headsailsails, aye, even those with a foam luff, tend to produce a horrible shape as they get smaller. I have a removable forestay fo...
by marisca
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A riddle
Replies: 18
Views: 3415

Re: A riddle

You've missed out temperature effects and the vapour pressures of the liquid constituents and, of course, whether the peeer farted at the same time.
by marisca
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A riddle
Replies: 18
Views: 3415

Re: A riddle

When you pee overboard in the same pool does the water level go up or down?
by marisca
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A riddle
Replies: 18
Views: 3415

Re: A riddle

Where is Archie Meads when you need him? Is anchor on the bottom or dangling? What is the anchor made of? What resolution are you measuring the water level to? Where are the moon and sun during this and is it springs or neaps?
by marisca
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Gourock-Dunoon Ferry Survey
Replies: 0
Views: 1675

Gourock-Dunoon Ferry Survey

Those nice people at Calmac who brought you 2m wash from unsuitable ferries and the new-build ferry fiasco are seeking opinions from users on the Gourock/Dunoon run at https://tinyurl.com/cowalferry. I found space to criticise while mostly lying about my usage of ferries.
by marisca
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Envy is a Deadly Sin
Replies: 5
Views: 1635

Envy is a Deadly Sin

There is a yacht Lisa (MMSI 235092903) meandering up Loch Long, seems to have come from Dun Laoghaire. I hope Duncan Macpherson, if it is indeed he, is enjoying himself! Me, I'm deep in withdrawal symptoms to the extent I've been using a mashie to chip balls around the back green.
by marisca
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Strange Days
Replies: 7
Views: 1777

Re: Strange Days

. Good Friday, perfect sailing weather, Puilladobhrain deserted https://scontent.flhr2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/92799742_10157469797717753_4255633869539115008_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_oc=AQmggMevBMzT5R3qimikqdb7cYIB3asDKorHa1uDxGSUXXsZelPTaT0Q2lSHZufJgYGG330ER8wFSUeShQMJYEcV&...
by marisca
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: What Am I?
Replies: 42
Views: 6236

Re: What Am I?

Yon piece of string with a hook that Geoff will sell you with his anchor?

For me a Chinese gybe is when the top of the sail gybes thus lifting the boom (think gaff mainsail), shortly followed by the weather runner taking a whack.
by marisca
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Where Am I?
Replies: 30
Views: 5162

Re: Where Am I?

Millport?
by marisca
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Moody Self Isolating?
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Re: Moody Self Isolating?

It would appear my first explanation is closest. Apparently a winter live-aboard. I fear my envy was showing!
by marisca
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Moody Self Isolating?
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Moody Self Isolating?

"High Spirits of Lorn", a Moody, is continuing to meander around the Clyde. Arrochar, Lochgoilhead have been visited at the weekend; last night was Millport and now she is rounding Garroch Heads heading west. My best charitable thought is that she is a solo live-aboard evicted by some mari...
by marisca
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Italy?
Replies: 0
Views: 1651

Italy?

For those who haven't seen it .....
https://www.facebook.com/dlregatta/vide ... 433602885/.
by marisca
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Hazards approaching Dunstaffnage
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: Hazards approaching Dunstaffnage

Serves you bloody right! How dare you be out on the water while the rest of us are locked down. At least we can watch your mooring on the SAMS webcam and clype on you the moment you step on board. Keep safe!
by marisca
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How to get launched?
Replies: 43
Views: 7759

Re: How to get launched?

6 days since Geoff started this thread when closing yards seemed a bit OTT. I asked Neil to service my mooring - no replacements needed - slapped on the AF, polished the hull and on Sunday covered her with a tarpaulin and gave up. It seemed obvious that there were just too many eejits, whether too t...

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