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Spinnaker up!

Postby Aja » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:12 pm

...but not for long.
Marisca choose the lull before a wee squall to hoist the kite for what would have been a pleasant reach back to JWD from Cloch earlier today.
Unfortunately a wee wet squall skooshed through so it was a case of spinnaker down!

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Re: Spinnaker up!

Postby claymore » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:10 pm

Were you able to lip read through the zeiss lenses Donald?
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Re: Spinnaker up!

Postby Aja » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:20 pm

A lot of stuttering going on. F... F.... F...
Once the kite came down Marisca creamed along at hull speed past Beaton Towers.
Must have been cold out there today.
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Is it possible to upload an image or must it be hosted elsewhere?

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Re: Spinnaker up!

Postby claymore » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:22 pm

I'm flattered that you ask me about uploading an image- I'm probably the most technically incompetent user of any forum. I did use Boatofukkit but they seem to want a lot of money nowadays so I've baled out.
Brought the little boat of Coniston today and up to Ardfern on Friday to put Claymore to bed for the winter.
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Re: Spinnaker up!

Postby marisca » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:22 pm

It was more the wind shift allied with the strength that was the problem. What was going to be a gentle gybe onto Starboard at the Cloch turned instead into a tightish beam reach on port. Serves 2 old farts right for hoisting the thing in the first place! It was a wee bit chilly on the beat down to Kip but really nice downwind (until the squall).

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Re: Spinnaker up!

Postby claymore » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:09 pm

I wonder it isn't illegal to fly spinnakers between November and May.....
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Re: Spinnaker up!

Postby wully » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:49 pm

claymore wrote:up to Ardfern on Friday to put Claymore to bed for the winter.


Giez a shout, ahm about and might be persuaded to have a wee half Pint of shandy tops.

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Re: Spinnaker up!

Postby aquaplane » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:40 pm

Wasn't that Claymore's Claymore Claymore that I saw on the hard at Ardfern yesterday?
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Re: Spinnaker up!

Postby Aja » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:41 am

Jeez. How many Admirals does it take to answer a post around here.
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Re: Spinnaker up!

Postby wully » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:52 pm

aquaplane wrote:Wasn't that Claymore's Claymore Claymore that I saw on the hard at Ardfern yesterday?


Aye, it wiz. Should have given me a shout, might’ve made he a cup of tea.

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Re: Spinnaker up!

Postby marisca » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:32 pm

Would you lot find some other thread to pollute with your witterings about cups of tea, shandy and Claymore's Claymore Claymore, please? This one was about how macho, brave, seamanlike and generally wonderful Marisca's skipper is, ok?

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Re: Spinnaker up!

Postby wully » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:41 pm

marisca wrote: brave, seamanlike


I thought it was pretty brave going for a drink with Claymore...and drinking is a very seaman like pastime.

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Re: Spinnaker up!

Postby Aja » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:19 pm

You don't really go for a drink *with* Claymore
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Re: Spinnaker up!

Postby claymore » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:12 pm

Marisca is quite correct and its time we got back on thread here chaps
Wiz it spinnakers?
Ah've some lovely images o' yon big grey thing skooshin' us awa tae Canna. Sadly technical incompetence prevents me from posting them.
An as fer youse Wullykins - ah'm pittin' ra fine shup tae bed an then takin' Dear Heart aff tae a posh Bothie - there'll be nae bevvyin!
We'll be wrastlin wi the fekkin boat cover if ye've a mind.........
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Re: Spinnaker up!

Postby pagoda » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:23 pm

Think enough said on the big floaty things in use at this time of year! They are great in light air if you are only short handed, OK in moderate air with plenty of bods. Other than those conditions they are good at biting one's rear end. Dry the beast out and pack it away until next May!


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