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by marisca
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How to get launched?
Replies: 43
Views: 7759

Re: How to get launched?

Mothballing the boat seems to have been the right thing to do. I hope your boats are within walking or cycling distance.
by marisca
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Corona Calamity
Replies: 2
Views: 1228

Re: Corona Calamity

Hold your own, every bottle will last twice as long by yourself, or you'll be twice as fou in the same time.
by marisca
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: How to get launched?
Replies: 43
Views: 7759

Re: How to get launched?

I'm in a quandary - a moral yin not the Ardrishaig yin. My boat is about 70 miles from home in a yard which, at the moment, is still launching. My wife and I are both in our 70s, self-isolating 'cos that's mostly our normal behaviour and we are maintaining social-distancing stringently. I can leap i...
by marisca
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Scottish Series 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 1161

Scottish Series 2020

CCC have cancelled this year's event. Roll on 2021!
by marisca
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: It will be another 4 years
Replies: 3
Views: 2028

Re: It will be another 4 years

I make it only 10hrs 40m
by marisca
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bridge over the North Channel?
Replies: 8
Views: 2932

Re: Bridge over the North Channel?

I am amused by the MoK option - the bridge would be the least of their problems. Getting a road connection suitable for artics complete with opening bridge over the canal might cost a few bob. Would make Croabh and Ardfern quicker to get to, though.
by marisca
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bridge over the North Channel?
Replies: 8
Views: 2932

Re: Bridge over the North Channel?

Here's a design they could "borrow"
by marisca
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bridge over the North Channel?
Replies: 8
Views: 2932

Re: Bridge over the North Channel?

I think it is a particularly stupid idea. I just want to see the almighty cock-up develop.
by marisca
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Bridge over the North Channel?
Replies: 8
Views: 2932

Bridge over the North Channel?

I do hope I live long enough to see this bright Boris idea come to fruition. The UK government's track record on things like Crossrail and HS2 is a litany of overspend, mismanagement and ridicule. At least Holyrood got the Queensferry Crossing up without too much overspend, schedule slip or corrupti...
by marisca
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Rigging?
Replies: 7
Views: 3177

Re: Rigging?

Round Mull Race, Vela and Storm Mhor both lost their masts but on different years. Dinnae ken why.
Year before last, wooden boat with wooden mast on Ashton mooring - forestay clevis pin at hounds.
by marisca
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: There is hope
Replies: 3
Views: 2182

Re: There is hope

I managed to sneak the Avon flubber into the spare room before Xmas to stick a patch on the annoying slow leak. Almost got away with it!
by marisca
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: There is hope
Replies: 3
Views: 2182

There is hope

Spent yesterday on the boat in its shed. New exhaust pipe fitted, seacocks greased, Morse control fettled, new valves in bilge pump - actually felt like I achieved something for a change. I can see an end to it and am beginning to think about dates for launch. Better start going to the gym again!
by marisca
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: 1st Fall-out from Brexit?
Replies: 6
Views: 2311

1st Fall-out from Brexit?

The perfidious Frog has treated the flower of Brexitland with disdain. Let's hope our lot can do the same next Saturday.
by marisca
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Profurl has disembowelled itself
Replies: 16
Views: 12214

Re: Profurl has disembowelled itself

I had to grind down the lugs of a new external circlip to make it fit. Only obvious after reassembly.

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