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harlekin
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Postby harlekin » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:10 pm

I would like to introduce myself

my name is Rainer, german, sailing a MOODY 346

starting at the middle of May from Helgoland to the eastcoast of England, Scarborough or Whitby, going north to the Orkneys, back to Inverness, Caledonian Canal, Islands of Lewis, southwards to Ireland, Landsend and back to netherland.

I would like to meet sailors, maybe on the same way or in ports of my trip
all the best Rainer

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Re: New member

Postby Arghiro » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:51 pm

Hi & welcome aboard. There are a few likely to be around, but I am on the wrong side of the Irish Sea in N Wales. But keep in touch as you go.

Some excellent cruising in that route - you will surely enjoy it, but there's an awful lot to do & see.

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Re: New member

Postby Silkie » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:12 pm

Welcome Rainer. I am based in the Oban area on the west coast of Scotland as are a few others on here. Let us know when you will be leaving the Caledonian Canal and there's a good chance someone will be around. I berth in the excellent Dunstaffnage marina if you're planning to stop in the area.
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harlekin
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Re: New member

Postby harlekin » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:10 pm

thanks for welcome

I would like to know, to get free internet along the coasts :?:
all the best Rainer

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Nick
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Re: New member

Postby Nick » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:16 pm

harlekin wrote:thanks for welcome

I would like to know, to get free internet along the coasts :?:


Join FON. This will give you free access to a lot of BT hotspots plus access to private members' routers as well. You will need to also invest in a booster antanna such as the REPEATIT.

(While the Repeatit is the Rolls Royce of waterproof boosters there are other cheaper ones like THIS ONE or THIS ONE - WHICH IS OMNIDIRECTIONAL

Hope to see you when you come past Oban, keep us posted.
- Nick 8)

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Re: New member

Postby Telo » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:19 pm

A lot of us are based along your likely route and we'll keep an eye out for you.

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harlekin
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Re: New member

Postby harlekin » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:59 pm

Nick wrote:
harlekin wrote:thanks for welcome

I would like to know, to get free internet along the coasts :?:


Join FON. This will give you free access to a lot of BT hotspots plus access to private members' routers as well. You will need to also invest in a booster antanna such as the REPEATIT.

(While the Repeatit is the Rolls Royce of waterproof boosters there are other cheaper ones like THIS ONE or THIS ONE - WHICH IS OMNIDIRECTIONAL

Hope to see you when you come past Oban, keep us posted.


thanks a lot,

I am a little confused about FON, have I to Buy any hardware :?: and how it works :?:
for receiving I have a outside antenna with 500mW, I used it the last years in sweden and got free Internet over a distance of +- 5 NM
all the best Rainer

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Re: New member

Postby Nick » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:26 pm

harlekin wrote:thanks a lot,

I am a little confused about FON, have I to Buy any hardware :?: and how it works :?:


You have to buy a Fonera router to replace your existing router. This allows other people to access and share your wi-fi connection securely. BT Home Hub routers have the software built in, so a lot of BT subscribers are customers already.
- Nick 8)

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Re: New member

Postby harlekin » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:42 pm

Nick wrote:
harlekin wrote:thanks a lot,

I am a little confused about FON, have I to Buy any hardware :?: and how it works :?:


You have to buy a Fonera router to replace your existing router. This allows other people to access and share your wi-fi connection securely. BT Home Hub routers have the software built in, so a lot of BT subscribers are customers already.


ok Nick, thanks and a nice evening :wink:
all the best Rainer

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Re: New member

Postby Orla » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:03 pm

Silkie wrote: I berth in the excellent Dunstaffnage marina if you're planning to stop in the area.


Me too, come and say hello :)

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Re: New member

Postby harlekin » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:09 pm

lordmacdonald wrote:
Silkie wrote: I berth in the excellent Dunstaffnage marina if you're planning to stop in the area.


Me too, come and say hello :)


hallo,
I had just looked at Google, fantastic area

I am alone on board, is it possible to go through the Crinan Canal :?:
all the best Rainer

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Re: New member

Postby Aja » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:36 pm

Hi

Yes it is possible to get through the Crinan canal but would advise that you hire a 'pilot' who will assist your passage. The skipper's guide (http://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/media/356903/skipper's%20guide%20crinan%20canal.pdf) will explain most of what is required. A call to the office in Ardrishaig will be the best way to get information

Regards

Donald

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Re: New member

Postby Nick » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:17 pm

harlekin wrote:
lordmacdonald wrote:
Silkie wrote: I berth in the excellent Dunstaffnage marina if you're planning to stop in the area.


Me too, come and say hello :)


hallo,
I had just looked at Google, fantastic area

I am alone on board, is it possible to go through the Crinan Canal :?:


If you let us know when you are planning to go through perhaps one of us can come and give you a hand.
- Nick 8)

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