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Heads up - another storm coming this weekend

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:29 am
by Nick
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Winds over 80mph are forecasted to blast the Western Isles at the weekend. I imagine it could get pretty unpleasant in mainland Argyll as well.

Hebridean News article

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Re: Heads up - another storm coming this weekend

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:57 am
by claymore
Well, there's one fekkin cover it won't be ripping... :moon: :moon:

Re: Heads up - another storm coming this weekend

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:34 pm
by Nick
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Another view:


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It's now looking as though there are two of the fekkers on their way, one behind the other.

Re: Heads up - another storm coming this weekend

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:54 pm
by marisca
I reckon it looks worse in colour -
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Re: Heads up - another storm coming this weekend

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:16 pm
by mm5aho
I've just finished reading Heavy Weather Sailing - Adlard Coles.
Pity the boat's on the hard.! Can't practice.

Re: Heads up - another storm coming this weekend

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:29 pm
by DaveS
Well I'm planning to sleep in the car at Blackrock, Glen Coe on Friday and Saturday nights. I suspect Saturday will not be a day for the hill, so I've packed plenty to read. On Sunday I'll see how the boat is doing - if the roads are open.

Re: Heads up - another storm coming this weekend

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:32 pm
by Clyde_Wanderer
Guess there will be more snotty noases than standing pr**ks this week end then.
I was told the other day that during the last storm, the anomometer (spelling?) :oops: at glasgow airport read 120mph before it broke.
Anyone care to elaborate on this?
Apparently there were 5-7ft high waves within Rothesay dock.
C_W

Re: Heads up - another storm coming this weekend

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:00 pm
by wully
South westerly?

The boat will be fine but the hoose will get another battering... :(

Re: Heads up - another storm coming this weekend

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:05 am
by mm5aho
Clyde_Wanderer wrote:Guess there will be more snotty noases than standing pr**ks this week end then.
I was told the other day that during the last storm, the anomometer (spelling?) :oops: at glasgow airport read 120mph before it broke.
Anyone care to elaborate on this?
Apparently there were 5-7ft high waves within Rothesay dock.
C_W


I was flying to Birmingham from GLA that morning, 0705 departure. We left at about 0930 eventually. The pilot had said we could not take off until wind had dropped below 65 mph.
Sitting in the lounge, the windows were flexing, distorting the reflections of the departure desk woman who had said that they could not load bags, as they could not open the hold doors. So that created more space in the cabin for the fewer who decided still to fly.
While still on the stand, the turbulence at the tail where I sat, was more than most in-flight turbulence.
The take off was really exciting. I though one wind might touch after the wheels left the ground, such was the buffeting from the largely cross wind.

So if it was 120mph, I'm not surprised. Whatever it was, it was strong!

Re: Heads up - another storm coming this weekend

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:59 pm
by Silkie
Nick wrote:.
Winds over 80mph are forecasted to blast the Western Isles at the weekend. I imagine it could get pretty unpleasant in mainland Argyll as well.

Hebridean News article

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Just back from checking how Silkie survived the last blast. Amazingly the sprayhood (more patches than a pirate convention) is still intact although I have now removed it. They make a far better job of shoring at MRC than Dunstaffnage.

It's also the first time I've observed mast-up boats in cradles in a strong wind. :shock:

Re: Heads up - another storm coming this weekend

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:59 pm
by Nick
Silkie wrote:They make a far better job of shoring at MRC than Dunstaffnage


Look out now, I don't want to be threatened with a suing again :santa:

Re: Heads up - another storm coming this weekend

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:19 pm
by voyager35
just got back from working on the boat at Maryport. The wind was gusting over 50 mph which I realize by Scottish standard is classified as a good drying breeze, but my point is that the boat is on the hard with the hull well sheltered from the wind. The mast is still up with sails removed and when I was sitting having a coffee looking straight up the mast I could see it flexing forward at the spreaders. I have never noticed this happen when on the water .
Perhaps this is a good reason to take the mast down.

Re: Heads up - another storm coming this weekend

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:47 am
by Silkie
It's when the whole boat starts vibrating you have to worry I think.

Re: Heads up - another storm coming this weekend

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:24 pm
by ParaHandy
Not that long ago, we sniffed at those down South who got themselves in a tiss-wass if the usual elements of British weather got above themselves.

I'm no asking fer stiff upper lips or even to say a prayer fer the return of our dearly beloved friend's dodgers and or sprayhood, but really, huv youse lot nae ony moral fibre these days?

Re: Heads up - another storm coming this weekend

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:15 am
by Silkie
Nick wrote:
Silkie wrote:They make a far better job of shoring at MRC than Dunstaffnage

Look out now, I don't want to be threatened with a suing again :santa:

Honestly held belief is an appropriate defence I understand :) plus I have the pics to support.