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CC2017

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:47 am
by Nick
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Anyone about, Easter, May weekend or later in May?

Catherine and I are hoping to be out Easter weekend.

Re: CC2017

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:09 pm
by aquaplane
Plan A is to do what needs doing then get to Tayvallich for the crew to come up for Easter.

Plan B is to use the crew to do the delivery trip at Easter. Possibly through the canal if it looks poor for novice crew round the Mull.

Will be about with crew more May Day Bank Holiday week and Late May bank holiday, on my own at other times.

Re: CC2017

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:45 pm
by BlowingOldBoots
Plan A is pay for someone to finish the electrics after a previous contractor let me down half way through the job, to be completed by 20th April.
Plan B is to varnish inside of boat.
Plan C is to connect gas pipe to regulator, bubble tester, cleese valve.
Plan D is end of April shake down sail and celebrate end of refit (as if it ever is the end).

So, I'll be around 3rd week of April if anyone is passing by and on and off up to mid May. You'll be welcome on board for a drink and natter.

Re: CC2017

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:03 pm
by DaveS
Avilion should be going in some time this week. (It was booked for 1 April, but I took advantage of the good weather spell to get a bit ahead. I've just realised I forgot to clean off the green marks under the transom: I'll claim it as biodiversity.) So with a bit of luck I'll get her rigged this weekend which would make an Easter jaunt distinctly possible.

Early May holiday weekend is also possible, but slightly constrained for me as I plan to celebrate a significant birthday at Inver, Loch Fyne, on the evening of Thursday 27, returning to Falkirk overnight, so earliest Craobh departure would probably be mid afternoon Friday. Late May holiday weekend is clear.

Re: CC2017

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:55 pm
by claymore
The Muss and I are around from 29th May for a week or so.
We had thought that Para was off on another of his Viking River Cruises and had got a pretty young thing enlisted in his place. However, it seems the auld twat wants to join us - how do we break this to the fragrant flossie?

Re: CC2017

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:52 pm
by bilbo
how do we break this to the fragrant flossie?


I've heard Para ca'ed a few things in my time, but that's a new pejorative.... :tiphat:

Re: CC2017

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:54 pm
by DaveS
Slight setback to my plans. I discovered at the weekend that my main halyard (wire) wouldn't move. The problem with a fractional rig is that only the main halyard and the topping lift go to the masthead. That would mean going up the topping lift with no independent second rope as safety backup - which I'm not happy with. The yard are equally unhappy with the idea, and propose to look at it by tying the boat alongside the launching jetty and hoisting a guy from the yard crane to investigate - sometime this week, hopefully.

Re: CC2017

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:27 pm
by claymore
Davey
Would that be a Guy they hoist, or a Sheet?

Re: CC2017

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:10 pm
by ash
DaveS wrote:Slight setback to my plans. I discovered at the weekend that my main halyard (wire) wouldn't move.

It sounds as the wire has jumped off the sheave, and is jammed along side it.

Ash

Re: CC2017

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:39 pm
by DaveS
ash wrote:
DaveS wrote:Slight setback to my plans. I discovered at the weekend that my main halyard (wire) wouldn't move.

It sounds as the wire has jumped off the sheave, and is jammed along side it.
Ash


Hopefully so, and fairly easy to fix with access to the masthead.

A couple of months ago, with the mast down, I replaced the steaming light with one incorporating a deck light, and tried to replace the cable with a 3 core one, but the old cable was immovable. I've got round that by fitted diodes to the lights and have a double pole relay which I'll use to reverse the voltage so the correct light can be selected, but there's a nagging worry that the jammed cable and jammed halyard might be related rather than coincidental.

Re: CC2017

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:54 pm
by claymore
DaveS wrote:
ash wrote:
DaveS wrote:Slight setback to my plans. I discovered at the weekend that my main halyard (wire) wouldn't move.

It sounds as the wire has jumped off the sheave, and is jammed along side it.
Ash


Hopefully so, and fairly easy to fix with access to the masthead.

A couple of months ago, with the mast down, I replaced the steaming light with one incorporating a deck light, and tried to replace the cable with a 3 core one, but the old cable was immovable. I've got round that by fitted diodes to the lights and have a double pole relay which I'll use to reverse the voltage so the correct light can be selected, but there's a nagging worry that the jammed cable and jammed halyard might be related rather than coincidental.


That's bound to be the case Davey - mast down and a complete sort out I think :(

Re: CC2017

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:52 pm
by wully
Och Claysie, yer just a regular ray of sunshine.

Dave, is the cabling not in a separate conduit?

Ardfern has a crane they can put a rigger up to the masthead with, might be a simple fix..

Re: CC2017

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:46 pm
by claymore
Wullyum - yer optimism kens nae boons but Wee Davey hasnae enjoyed a decent setback fer years - mast doon an nae mustake, ah'll be bound

Re: CC2017

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:58 pm
by DaveS
Well On arrival at the boat on Friday I found that nothing had been done. Hardly surprising since at this time of year it's pretty busy. I negotiated a slot first thing Saturday, and took the boat over to the launching pontoon. The crane arrived and a young lad was hoisted to the masthead. No problem there so the halyard was stuck somewhere inside the mast. Bollox! Then he said "disconnect your starboard lower shroud". Eh? But I did, he wiggled the T-terminal about, and the halyard was free. Now either he noticed that the port and starboard shrouds were different distances from the mast or he can see through aluminium. Either way, well spotted. Boat is now rigged and ready to go.

Nick, are you still planning on a jaunt next weekend and wish company?

Re: CC2017

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:00 pm
by wully
claymore wrote:Wullyum - yer optimism kens nae boons but Wee Davey hasnae enjoyed a decent setback fer years - mast doon an nae mustake, ah'll be bound


Doom merchant...... whit are ye bound to?