Should my cringle luff-snatcher

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Should my cringle luff-snatcher

Postby ljs » Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:59 pm

be a smidgeon tighter?

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Postby Silkie » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:01 pm

Probably not for running downwind in light airs but, if you don't mind me asking, why is there a pot plant on deck? Are you now a liveaboard?
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Postby Olivepage » Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:49 pm

Perhaps he's practicing for the narrow boat.

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Postby Arghiro » Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:56 pm

I always thought Para Handy grew tomato plants rather than chrysanths. Perhaps it is the earwigs he is after for extra protein.

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its ok

Postby jim.r » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:44 am

but the main is oversheeted and you're about to run aground, petal.

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Postby Telo » Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:44 am

Pot's definitely too small.

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Postby Rowana » Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:24 am

Can you grow pot at sea?

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Postby ljs » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:00 am

Huh.
Ask a serious question and all you get is the occasional gybe

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Well, I wasn't allowed to enter the other one.....

Postby Telo » Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:47 pm

Kingcross point in between your vang thingy and your mast.

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Postby ljs » Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:46 pm

If that's the southwest tip of Holy Isle then yer right

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Postby claymore » Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:21 pm

The instrument on the left appears to not be working - is it important?
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Postby ljs » Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:57 pm

Hell no.
It measures the relative dampness of the compost but I find that sticking my finger in it does the same job.

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Postby claymore » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:38 pm

ericaceous or just straightforward John Innes?
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Postby lady_stormrider » Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:57 pm

Ericaceous compost is for plants of the heather, such as Erica Carnea or Erica Hoey. They both grow wild on the hills and hate alkali conditions. crysthanthemums in pots can usually thrive in John Innes no 3 or anything well rotted. They certainly do not tolerate northern salty sea passages.

The only plant my skipper would tolerate on his boat would be some mint for the Pimm's
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Postby ljs » Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:45 pm

Well the lady is correct in her comments on ericaceous compost, but as we all know, John Innes is a soil-based compost - however I prefer a more neutral peat-based compost obviously from renewable resources for the chrysanths as its a bit lighter and doesn't create too much inertia on the coach roof ....
Perhaps m'lady's skipper also grows apple trees and several varieties of citrus fruit on board for the Pimms...?


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