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Spring is around the c orner

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:04 pm
by Daveanmucker
Wey-hey, Dark Island back in the water an by tomorrow sails will be bent on and ready to go. Engine oil and filters changed deck scrubbed, winters gunge all gone.

Frog spawn in abundance on Kerrera a sure sign of a dry summer, never seen as much at this time of the year for years.

Weather set to improve next week what could be better?

Re: Spring is around the c orner

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:51 pm
by DaveS
Daveanmucker wrote:Frog spawn in abundance on Kerrera a sure sign of a dry summer, never seen as much at this time of the year for years.

How does that work, then?

Don't get me wrong. After the last couple of years we could do with some decent weather, and I'm more than happy to go with the frogspawn theory, it's just my basic engineering scepticism of unexplained connections...

Re: Spring is around the c orner

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:11 pm
by Silkie
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth Dave. If the frogs say it's going to be a good deason that's good enough for me (to feel at bit more optimistic at any rate).

As to how things could be better - if Silkie was as ready as Dark Island...

Re: Spring is around the c orner

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:39 pm
by Clyde_Wanderer
Daveanmucker wrote:Wey-hey, Dark Island back in the water an by tomorrow sails will be bent on and ready to go. Engine oil and filters changed deck scrubbed, winters gunge all gone.

Frog spawn in abundance on Kerrera a sure sign of a dry summer, never seen as much at this time of the year for years.

Weather set to improve next week what could be better?


Thanks for that dave, you've made my day, its the most heart lightening topic I have read for months. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
C_W

Re: Spring is around the c orner

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:43 pm
by ljs
Frog's pawn to Queen's bishop 5...
Er is this Bluemoment chess forum?

Re: Spring is around the c orner

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:16 pm
by Daveanmucker
For the Engineers and sceptics of which I am both, frogs lay more frogspawn when the future is to be dry hoping that some at least will survive.

Be aware that this explanation has a lot to do with a glass or two of Laphroig whisky celebrating a successful launch and absolute optimism for the summer ahead.

However it must be said that Lancashire frogs are the best weather forcasters.

Re: Spring is around the c orner

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:02 pm
by aquaplane
The bandy little rastards are having a field day in my pond too. I think there is twice as much spawn as last year and they are still croaking away calling to the laydeeees.

Re: Spring is around the c orner

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:34 pm
by lady_stormrider
Apart from Galley Slaves forced to devise new menus for the coming season - using a two-burner meths system for a new galley.

This is while the skipper is having it away with not one but TWO other floozies on Windermere :sunbathing

How dare he - a threesome indeed! And he has the gall to ring me at work to tell me he's on his own...I can hear the new one chugging away in the background - a Volvo Penta if you please!

So I'm stuck at home with a pond full of :frog

Re: Spring is around the c orner

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:47 pm
by ljs
Presume this is a three-stroke?
My upgrade from a Yanmar 2GM to a Volvo Penta 2003 was pure er - satisfaction

Re: Spring is around the c orner

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:00 pm
by Telo
Tum te tum te tum..... Spring is definitely in the air..... antifouling done, at least first coat is on, back in the water next week..... beautiful day at Loch Creran.... now, where did I put that spirtle... tum te tum te tum....

Re: Spring is around the c orner

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:35 pm
by ash
lady_stormrider wrote:Apart from Galley Slaves forced to devise new menus for the coming season - using a two-burner meths system for a new galley.

This is while the skipper is having it away with not one but TWO other floozies on Windermere :sunbathing


The pair of you are getting very posh - or is that privileged - 2 burner stoves and a First 18 as a tender.

:troll:

lady_stormrider wrote:...I can hear the new one chugging away in the background - a Volvo Penta if you please!


The 110 AHr Valentines present must have done the business in frightening the MD7 into life. :wink:

lady_stormrider wrote:Apart from Galley Slaves forced to devise new menus for the coming season - So I'm stuck at home with a pond full of :frog


Are these two statements linked in any way? :hardhat:

Ash

Re: Spring is around the c orner

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:54 pm
by So_Sage_of_Lorne
Well appart from our current lack of telephone line and therefor web access, Sails are bent on and BBH should depart Kip round the M o K towards her new berth in Croabh on Wednesday next weather permitting!

(Currently relying on GPRS which is as slow as a slow thing going slow!)

The sun is shining in Argyll which, I am told is a rare event!

Re: Spring is around the c orner

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:13 pm
by Daveanmucker
What a week last week was, got all my jobs done including the teak on deck cleaned and Dek Ole'd, not often I can get that done in March.

As They say in Lancashire " jobs a guddun"

Not only that, I got a shake out sail around Kerrera, not much wind but did manage to get round without using the tin top sail.

All thanks to the Frogs :frog :frog

Re: Spring is around the c orner

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:44 pm
by lady_stormrider
As They say in Lancashire " jobs a guddun"

Not only that, I got a shake out sail around Kerrera, not much wind but did manage to get round without using the tin top sail.

Oh to be able to see someone type in 'Lanky Twang'! We had a lovely sail down Windermere and a comedy session learning how to moor a bigger boat. One hilarious incident involving two cleats and two bowlines and another involving the head but I have a new skillet to practice with.

Re: Spring is around the c orner

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:36 pm
by puddock
Daveanmucker wrote:What a week last week was, got all my jobs done including the teak on deck cleaned and Dek Ole'd, not often I can get that done in March.

As They say in Lancashire " jobs a guddun"

Not only that, I got a shake out sail around Kerrera, not much wind but did manage to get round without using the tin top sail.

All thanks to the Frogs :frog :frog


Dark Island looked good as she left Kerrera for her first cruise (as we pottered around the Cardinal Buoys, in Oban Bay on Rosally, grabbing what bits of breeze we could). We eventually got a bit of a breeze heading into the Firth of Lorn.
PS - Mrs Puddock is asking how your wee dogs are......