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by Alcyone
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: All's well . . . looking ahead again
Replies: 16
Views: 6589

Re: All's well . . . looking ahead again

Managed to get the saloon temperature up to 3 degrees yesterday morning after running the Eberspacher for 1/2 hr. Very poor for sailing, but lovely to be out. Bristol Channel at it's most benign

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by Alcyone
Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: All's well . . . looking ahead again
Replies: 16
Views: 6589

Re: All's well . . . looking ahead again

We started Ishtar for the first time in 5 weeks last week. Key only got halfway round before she fired, but it is brand new. Loading the bag for the boat now. Then a few beers at the club and a day out in the Bristol Channel tomorrow. Not as picturesque as up there with you lot, but first sail of th...
by Alcyone
Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: YOTBLOG RIDES AGAIN
Replies: 18
Views: 4734

Re: YOTBLOG RIDES AGAIN

I think these are wonderful. Before we started sailing, just a few short years ago, I read many, many of these blogs, especially UK based ones. I got tremendous pleasure from them, and it encouraged us to bite the bullet and learn to sail (at Dunstaffnage). I now have my own, and hopefully, someone ...
by Alcyone
Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Thermocline?
Replies: 18
Views: 5240

Re: Thermocline?

Has it been wet? I've dived all over the West coast, and regularly seen a halocline whereby freshwater lies over the top of salt water. The fresh water is also usually very peaty and dark, and you can get brilliantly clear sea water under it, although it's usually gloomy. I'd guess it usually occurs...
by Alcyone
Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: I'm thinking of buying this ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

Re: I'm thinking of buying this ...

It looks great.

I like a house with a nice big garden - plenty of trees for privacy. And you'd have a lovely view of the river as long as that ugly old barge moves on.
by Alcyone
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Gaelic for sailors
Replies: 14
Views: 4362

Re: Gaelic for sailors

I'll bet I'm the only fella here to have been through Sgarbstac Arch.

And I've been there twice!

Prounounced Garbastac?
by Alcyone
Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Roger Taylor, Ming Ming.
Replies: 11
Views: 2858

Re: Roger Taylor, Ming Ming.

I love reading about that fella. Seems like a real old fashioned pioneer type. Puts what I get up to into real perspective.
by Alcyone
Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: More free time . . .
Replies: 36
Views: 6902

Re: More free time . . .

Actually, reading all the latest stuff, I don't think it's funny any more, either. Quite strange, and possibly a little worrying.
by Alcyone
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: More free time . . .
Replies: 36
Views: 6902

Re: More free time . . .

I found this on Wiki. "The Fountain is a 2006 American film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. The film comprises three storylines where Jackman and Weisz play different sets of characters: a modern-day scientist and his cancer-stricken wife, a conquistador...
by Alcyone
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: More free time . . .
Replies: 36
Views: 6902

Re: More free time . . .

claymore wrote:He's not been himself since Norway.......


Are you suggesting that the boat returned from Lochaline, sorry, Norway, with a new skipper? A Doppelganger?
by Alcyone
Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: More free time . . .
Replies: 36
Views: 6902

Re: More free time . . .

I have lodged an appeal, on the grounds that the sentence was too lenient. I'm awaiting a response from the European court of human rights as we speak.

Er, type.
by Alcyone
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: What do you do with Swiss Chard
Replies: 5
Views: 2305

Re: What do you do with Swiss Chard

Heat it in an old pot until it melts. It smells a bit so best do it outdoors. When it's all nice and runny, you coat your standing rigging with it, before wrapping the whole lot in canvas using a serving hammer.
by Alcyone
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sinking, soaking and smoking
Replies: 35
Views: 10192

Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Check out if anyone in Lochaline has recently welded a stainless exhaust elbow. Humph! Once we have managed to sneak back through Cuan under cover of darkness I will of course have access to Photoshop and will add suitably convincing pictures of Fairwinds in the fjords etc to the current textual of...
by Alcyone
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sinking, soaking and smoking
Replies: 35
Views: 10192

Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

He's probably pining for them

Boom boom!
by Alcyone
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sinking, soaking and smoking
Replies: 35
Views: 10192

Re: Sinking, soaking and smoking

Check out if anyone in Lochaline has recently welded a stainless exhaust elbow.

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