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Re: Burgee RIP

Postby ash » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:57 pm

aquaplane wrote:Where is Hummingbird?


I'm sure the man hiself will be along soon.

IIRC, he overwintered here at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank.

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Re: Burgee RIP

Postby little boy blue » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:33 pm

ash wrote:.... Rothesay Dock, Clydebank[/url]. Ash


the place to be 8)

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Re: Burgee RIP

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:04 am

Aqua, I am late logging in tonight, were you looking for me?
I am leaving Rothesay dock at 0730-0800 tomorrow, will keep an eye out for Seminole, btw what make is it?
Must admit I am shattered with all the prep over the last few days, and will have to do some small bits and peices on the way down river tomorrow.
As my luck would have it, it is to rain all day tomorrow, and here was me hoping to get some non slip painted pannels touched up, guess it will have to wait, at least it will get the cobwebs off the Gill gear.
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Re: Burgee RIP

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:10 am

little boy blue wrote:
ash wrote:.... Rothesay Dock, Clydebank[/url]. Ash


the place to be 8)


It is certainly handy for us Lbb, when I first bought HB it was my intentions to keep her in the yard at Millport, but I am glad now I dident, a little too far to travel every day for half the winter :!:
I have to say Keith (yard manager) is a gentleman to deal with, and very helpful in any way he can be. :thumbsup:
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Re: Burgee RIP

Postby ash » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:21 am

Clyde_Wanderer wrote:Aqua, I am late logging in tonight, were you looking for me?
I am leaving Rothesay dock at 0730-0800 tomorrow, will keep an eye out for Simonolle, btw what make is it?
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I'm like the school yard go between here.

IIRC Seminole is a Jeaneau Espace 1000.

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Re: Burgee RIP

Postby aquaplane » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:29 am

C_W, I sail on Windermere, it was my parents moving Seminole from Dumbarton to Tarbert. I thought you may have been at Sandpoint marina over the winter too, though I suppose there are many places other than there to keep a boat.

Yep it is a Jeaneau Espace, Ash gets the coconut, well maybe a bounty bar. :D
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Re: Burgee RIP

Postby ash » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:08 pm

aquaplane wrote: well maybe a bounty bar. :D


How did you find out that Red Bounty is my most favorite.

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Re: Burgee RIP

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:20 pm

aquaplane wrote:C_W, I sail on Windermere, it was my parents moving Seminole from Dumbarton to Tarbert. I thought you may have been at Sandpoint marina over the winter too, though I suppose there are many places other than there to keep a boat.

Yep it is a Jeaneau Espace, Ash gets the coconut, well maybe a bounty bar. :D

Well did they get Seminole to Tarbert on sat?
We did eventually get from Clydebank to Fairlie and sailed all the way from Dunbarton rock via Sandbank, or as near as be damn to it, then one long tack to the Cumbrae centre pontoon, or skating rink.
Must have picked the worst day of the spring so far to move her.
Hope your parents got on ok though.
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Re: Burgee RIP

Postby aquaplane » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:50 pm

Being the fair weather sailors that they are, they cancelled Saturday due to rain.

They moved the boat on Sunday, there was a bit of a chop, wind over tide situation I believe, but they got round OK. I had a call tonight that they are OK and Dad is going for the car tomorrow despite having had a busy few days, I don't suppose he will have a rest day and leave it 'till Wednesday though.

Red Bounty? I usually get the blue ones, are the red plain chocky?
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Re: Burgee RIP

Postby ash » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:44 pm

aquaplane wrote:
Red Bounty? I usually get the blue ones, are the red plain chocky?


Is plain choc the dark kind? If yes, then yes.

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PS - I've started increaing the text size for URLs cos I find them hard to spot as the text colour is too close to the background.

PPS - The Fred Drift we have in this place is just great - just like an evenings chat after the second bottle of red (wine not bounty)

PPPS - I had fully expected this post to be revealed as an April Fool - how do you have only one of two burgee carry away - different hoist?

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Re: Burgee RIP

Postby So_Sage_of_Lorne » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:19 am

No April Fool, only an old fool!

BM Burgee does not have the line sown in and no toggle, poorly tied knots in nylon cord
with 40 kts of wind highlighted the weakness. I now have the replacement and would appreciate any hints and tips on properly securing it to the flag halyard, :)
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Re: Burgee RIP

Postby ash » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:46 am

So_Sage_of_Lorne wrote:No April Fool, only an old fool!

BM Burgee does not have the line sown in and no toggle, poorly tied knots in nylon cord
with 40 kts of wind highlighted the weakness. I now have the replacement and would appreciate any hints and tips on properly securing it to the flag halyard, :)


Don't think that I'll be of much help - my burgee is still in the house - in fact all the boaty gear is still in the house - can't seem to get motivated - I should be driving up to Ardlui today with the bunk cuhions - I suppose that we could sleep on the sail bags.

I'm a great one for an extra knot - just in case - so a bowline - with a couple half hitches on the tail of the bowline - and a figure of 8 on the end of the tail -
that nylon stuff is slippy ya know.

The paranoid would then cover the knots with a few turns of self amalgamating tape.

Then you sew a short safety line across the gap in the halyard so that if any of the above does fail - the halyard is still continuous and won't need to be re reeved.

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Re: Burgee RIP

Postby Aja » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:03 pm

aquaplane wrote:Being the fair weather sailors that they are, they cancelled Saturday due to rain.

They moved the boat on Sunday, there was a bit of a chop, wind over tide situation I believe, but they got round OK. I had a call tonight that they are OK and Dad is going for the car tomorrow despite having had a busy few days, I don't suppose he will have a rest day and leave it 'till Wednesday though.

Red Bounty? I usually get the blue ones, are the red plain chocky?


I saw them slowing down when they got to Cloch. It must have been a wee bit bumpy going across to Toward, but once round the corner OK

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Re: Burgee RIP

Postby claymore » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:40 pm

Sosage
You buggeredup the case for the defence with that admission. Whilst it was a no win no fee contract - I will have to ask you for a remittance as I did request that you let me handle things and that you should not be reporting on it and ferfecks sake - in future take a tip. We are all incompetent - we just never admit it. Dangerous talk costs lives.
I'll take a guinea - please send your remittance when you are in funds.
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Re: Burgee RIP

Postby So_Sage_of_Lorne » Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:14 pm

My dear Abe, twas not an admitance of incontinance, I sought merely to highlight a fatal flaw in the design of the item, thereby strengthening your case.

If you withdraw your services at this stage, having offered them freely and publicly, I believe I there may now be cause for action against you for breach of contract.
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