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  1. Wisdom

    Wisdom
  2. Nice thread, sometimes you learn by trying...

    Nice thread, sometimes you learn by trying things, and seeing what works and what doesn't, some people just like to buy ready made, part of the fun for me of trying something new is putting my mind...
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    Try Falkirk wood, they will cut and plane ash for...

    Try Falkirk wood, they will cut and plane ash for you at reasonable prices, they also have some other nice timbers, elm, douglas fir, walnut etc
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    Luckily, my side buoyancy bags are up against my...

    Luckily, my side buoyancy bags are up against my carrying yoke, so its a simple matter of sliding the tiller arm between the two, the friction is enough to keep it in place, it's quite useful when...
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    Interesting dialogue, and from my standpoint...

    Interesting dialogue, and from my standpoint reiterates what the Dave's and Keith stated on the Saturday morning meeting, that it's a sea loch, and needs to be taken seriously, both signing out/in...
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    No secret agent would be without one. On the...

    No secret agent would be without one.

    On the question of the emergency bag, it wouldn't be difficult to put together a day bag/rucksack, with some essentials, including a small gas stove, bivibag...
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    Sorry, FAK as you rightly said is a first aid...

    Sorry, FAK as you rightly said is a first aid kit, SAK is a swiss army knife, israeli bandage is this
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    Now that sounds like a tale that needs told,...

    Now that sounds like a tale that needs told, presumably you all decided to head off somewhere after I left?

    To answer Chris's question, I have on my BA(Yak) a scuba knife with smooth and serrated...
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    Keith, may not make it up Thursday night, some...

    Keith, may not make it up Thursday night, some unsympathetic director has called a meeting late on :rolleyes:. Will definitely be travelling up friday morning if not. Looking forward to this,...
  10. :rolleyes:, I did'nt get the planks for the...

    :rolleyes:, I did'nt get the planks for the MacGregor canoe the Etive weekend, bit annoyed about that, I think I would have enjoyed that weekends sailing. I did get them on Sunday there, I'm on...
  11. When I ordered my Reflection, a year or so ago I...

    When I ordered my Reflection, a year or so ago I had the choice, after a few searches on the IQ system SMyuck I went with standard aluminium.
  12. I get my ash from "Falkirk wood", nice guy, his...

    I get my ash from "Falkirk wood", nice guy, his wood is locally sourced. although he does also supply douglas fir, cedar etc. he has a container full of bits and bobs left over from projects, as well...
  13. Especially as it will help blow the muffin crumbs...

    Especially as it will help blow the muffin crumbs over the side, nice one Julie ;)
  14. uncomfortable in my mind, its not natural for a...

    uncomfortable in my mind, its not natural for a paddler (this one anyway) to be that high and so far off centre, angling to look forward may help, I'll try that this weekend, canoe/camping on Loch...
  15. I was admiring Keiths ash leeboard bracket at...

    I was admiring Keiths ash leeboard bracket at Ullswater, but can't recall the benches. I had my first hike out at Ullswater, very strange, more sitting upright on the gunnell than anything, but I can...
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    If its the same one that I have the legs have...

    If its the same one that I have the legs have another section inside them that can also be folded out, increasing the height or levelling it on a slope :D using one side
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    Thats interesting, when I was on Mull a few years...

    Thats interesting, when I was on Mull a few years back, I was taking photos of Otters and Mink both foraging in the same area, at similar times. These were all taken from the same spot within maybe...
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    Someone a while back suggested using a large dry...

    Someone a while back suggested using a large dry bag or dry rucksack to help turn your capsized boat back over, Chris we both use them anyway, that might well work for Chris if he uses a sling...
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    Keith wrote a post on self bailers, can't find...

    Keith wrote a post on self bailers, can't find it, but the venturi type were the ones to use, I'll see if I can find it.

    Here you go post 14
  20. Dave I look at that, on the Bermudan rig, and I...

    Dave I look at that, on the Bermudan rig, and I felt more comfortable leashing the mast to the mast thwart, rather than using just a stopper knot on the main sheet, the boom is secure that way, but...
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    We decided if we did capsize, the rig would be...

    We decided if we did capsize, the rig would be pulled, if it hadn't dropped out, my mast is tethered to the mast thwart and the boom by the main sheet. As he posted earlier he did try it with the...
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    I don't really mind the outriggers, its peace of...

    I don't really mind the outriggers, its peace of mind for me at the moment, I guess like training wheels on your first bike :D. BTW I really did try and capsize the boat, even getting into the...
  23. Looks like you guys had a great trip, one I've...

    Looks like you guys had a great trip, one I've been planning to do for a while. Frankie BTW is my uncle, my Dads older brother, and I've been listening to his stories all my life :)
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    I've been firmly glued to Stacys progress on his...

    I've been firmly glued to Stacys progress on his Bufflehead for a while, really interesting detail, on what I gather is not a build for the novice. As everyone else I would also be interested in what...
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    Chris Midge tarp is a cracker, can you cook...

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    Midge tarp is a cracker, can you cook inside? I didn't in the end go for a sail last weekend, so I'm determined to go this one, text me if you can get SWMBO's permission :D I'll hopefully get...
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