Feck me it's windy

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Nick
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Feck me it's windy

Postby Nick » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:55 am

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Just spent ten minutes wrestling with a shed door and nailing it shut. Hope Fairwinds is OK on her mooring. Dogs blowing off chains here, and some spectacular thunder and lightning earlier.
- Nick 8)

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wully
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Re: Feck me it's windy

Postby wully » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:23 pm

Wild eh?

Blew our ash bucket over.

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Re: Feck me it's windy

Postby Mavanier » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:46 pm

We recorded sustained winds of over 40kt yesterday aboard the feed barge at work. It's kind of fun driving a power boat in those conditions but I'm feeling it today!

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Re: Feck me it's windy

Postby aquaplane » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:48 pm

I only pegged out the pillow cases this morning, too windy for the bottom sheet and it's not got reefing points.
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Re: Feck me it's windy

Postby wully » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:28 pm

aquaplane wrote:I only pegged out the pillow cases this morning, too windy for the bottom sheet and it's not got reefing points.



You are so domesticated...

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Re: Feck me it's windy

Postby cpedw » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:13 pm

The good news is that the Oban pontoons seem to be still all in order. I had expected them to be taken away each winter but they are obviously sturdier than that. And today (wind about F4/5 SW) the water inside the breakwater pontoon was a lot smoother than outside.

The bad news is that the ketch that broke from a mooring in Dunstaffnage bay during the last storm is still on the beach east of Poppies.

Derek


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