Whinging Pom

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  1. This sort of problem happens all the time in the furniture moving world. People order vast sofas with no idea how to get it into their home. I once was part of a team that carried a 25 x 8' table up a 20 floor fire escape. Jeez that fucker was heavy, made of MDF and black lacquered.
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    Running Late for the Ferry?

    Must have panicked. Should have tried tugging the wheel and rolling the thing onto its side.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Looks a bit like an Amel, though knowing Mr Davidson's design skills, I bet she's a darn sight quicker.
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    Seeking anchor light

    Those garden solar jobs look more like a street light a couple of miles away.
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    What custom cruiser...if money were no object?

    I'd go for something like a 12.5 Pogo but made out of aluminum to cope with the inevitable bumps. I would have lifting rudders too.
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    Propeller shaft- What am I seeing?

    I've never seen the slot peeping past the coupling. Can you undo the clamping bolts on the coupling and try pushing it home? A chinagraph pencil mark could prove useful. What's on the other end of the shaft? ie how much clearance on the prop.
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    IOR Lives!

    And windage inducing sun hats for the baldies. Harrump!
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    Colregs ignorance

    At night, three days out from arriving in St Lucia on the ARC, so plenty of sea room. We're sailing along on starboard gybe, Another, much larger sailing boat appears on port. It's going to be close. We stand on. He switches on his deck lights, yes he's certainly on port. A bit closer and then I bellow 'starboard' He does a sudden crash tack and we never see him again.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    A timeline of utter failure. Scroll down Led by Donkeys
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    Cruise Ships: blessing or curse?

    I sail in a seriously busy bit of ocean. The southern North Sea. Crossing to The Netherlands can feel a bit like being a hedgehog trying to cross the road at times. I've followed the advice of a pal who is a retired ship's master and a Thames Estuary pilot. 'Do what the Colregs tell you to do'. Having an AIS transponder and a radar target enhancer certainly helps the peace of mind.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Looking at those Hinckleys, why no garage for the companionway hatch? Or don't they go sailing when there's water coming over the deck. Also, those cockpits seem horribly un-ergonomic.
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    My sons $1 dollar boat gets a re-fit.

    24' is big enough for a centre cockpit. Wouldn't a canvas cockpit cover help?
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    Most egregious cheats?

    "You haven't won the race, if in winning the race you have lost the respect of your competitors." Paul Elvstrom aka God Mk1
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    Most egregious cheats?

    When I've had boats measured for an endorsed IRC rating the measurer took a good look for any crap on board. Empty weight means what it says! V. embarrassing he found a short length of chain hiding in a locker.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Pritti Stupid's Immigration Bill has been kicked into the long grass. Maybe the fuckwits in charge are realising we need people. Sorry if this has already been posted.