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Re: AIS

Postby ParaHandy » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:19 am

wully wrote:I've got a receiver that will be of comfort in fog

Is "receiver" shorthand fer something female and amenable? Every yottie should hae one.

Some channel crossings, about 250 different ships come within range in about 12-15 hrs sailing. About 125 therefore are of more than just passing interest. In fog, merchantmen in the channel maintain reasonable clearance so, perversely, a foggy crossing can be easier than a clear day even though you never see them other than on radar or AIS.

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Re: AIS

Postby claymore » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:45 am

Beats me why you would want to sail aroon there
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Re: AIS

Postby wully » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:09 pm

claymore wrote:Beats me why you would want to sail aroon there


He's got a thing about oil refineries :?:

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Re: AIS

Postby claymore » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:51 pm

You need to hear him when he gets on about Wind Farms :shake:
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Re: AIS

Postby ParaHandy » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:17 am

claymore wrote:Beats me why you would want to sail aroon there

Not fer long. We're short of a gunboat but by Sept HMS Belfast will be ready for a quick run up to the Firth of Yangtze (Forth but renamed efter Wee Eck Mugabe sold all that salmon to them) to get the toe rags sorted.

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Re: AIS

Postby claymore » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:19 am

Are ye troubled wi yer intercontinence tae be aboot at sic an hour?
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Re: AIS

Postby ParaHandy » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:07 am

Get yer airse in gear and get oot. It's no raining today in snotland.

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Re: AIS

Postby claymore » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:43 am

Amazingly springlike.
I took the grand daughter to School, having made up her lunchbox an fulled her up wi porridge then came back and fed the deer which means I washed and chopped Swedes, gave them their grain and hay. Then I did the same for the sheep. After that the horse trough got cleaned and filled and the hayrack filled
Then I walked a mile tae the shop fer some milk because Feckless finished it off on his cornflakes. Came back and fed masel, made a brew and then was accused of being a man in that I wasn't sat talkin tae Dear Heart and the Offspring but chose tae go aff an 'dae jobs'
Whitrafeck does a man hef tae dae aroon here tae get a wee bit recognition?? :shake:
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Re: AIS

Postby ParaHandy » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:38 pm

Jist keep quiet. Walls have ears, y'know, and a pair of beady eyes. Already I've seen a tin of paint being brought in.

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Re: AIS

Postby lady_stormrider » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:05 pm

ParaHandy wrote:Jist keep quiet. Walls have ears, y'know,


That's why the sausages have a strange flavour
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Re: AIS

Postby ParaHandy » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:43 pm

lady_stormrider wrote:That's why the sausages have a strange flavour

Being fair to the auld goat, he does have standards. He favours Booths which are pretty good and ear-less

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Re: AIS

Postby Bodach na mara » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:17 pm

claymore wrote:
Rowana wrote:Never seen the need for it in the type of sailing I do.

I've got a GPS, depth sounder and a bog-standard VHF. I would estimate that 95% of my navigation is by Mk1 eyeball, so I can't justify spending my hard-earned on a load of fancy gismos. Apart from calling Peterhead harbour to get permission to leave/enter the port, I've only used my VHF twice in 6 years, and one of these occasions was when another yacht called me!

I go sailing to get away from this high-tech world.

Having said that, I did get a new fancy phone which I can get weather forecasts on. This was purely because I could no longer get replacement batteries for my old one.


You'd get on well with Wight Dawn - he doesn't use his VHF either :shake:


I do so! When I remember to switch it on.
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