Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 10 November 2002, 20:32   #81
Hairdresser
 
Country: UK - Isle of Man
Town: Peel
Boat name: Jane L
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: 315 Yanmar
MMSI: 235077935
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 200
Hi Keith,

Interesting thread. Thought you may like a pic taken from rib height.

The Old Man of Hoy is the one on the right. Er, I think.

Allen
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	old man of hoy2.jpg
Views:	573
Size:	32.4 KB
ID:	1349  
__________________
Allen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 November 2002, 23:34   #82
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Hilton-of-Cadboll
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,801
Quote:
Now I know in theory I should be doing my coursework when in computing lessons, but I just can't do any programming or design work in a light room with no loud music!


Thanks Matt, just don't blame me if you fail your exams!!!

Keith (too tired for brackets) Hart
__________________
Keith Hart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 November 2002, 23:37   #83
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Aberystwyth
Boat name: Undecided
Make: Undecided
Length: Undecided
Engine: Undecided
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 605
Don't worry about that Keith, I'll blame the tutors for not forcing me to do the work!

With any luck I won't need my A levels anyway, as the career I'm going into asks only for GCSEs! So the A levels are just a backup for if I don't get through the Navy dive school, plus they keep me occupied till I'm 18.

Matt
__________________
narked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 November 2002, 11:56   #84
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Hilton-of-Cadboll
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,801
Great piccy Allen. So seeing as you already know the area....why aren't you on the expiditioneers mailing list. We need you local knowledge. Join up. You know you want to.

Keith ((couple of spare brackets there)) Hart
__________________
Keith Hart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 November 2002, 12:05   #85
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Hilton-of-Cadboll
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,801
Orkney Factoid Just another factoid in a series designed to whet the appetitie of our intrepid Orkney SIB expiditioneers

The formal end of the Royal Navy using Scapa Flow as a base came on the 29th of March 1957, on a typical Spring Scapa day. The White Ensign was hauled down for the last time.

It was a grey windswept day with a gusty wind tugging at the ensign. There were fewer than 200 people present to watch the ceremony. There was not even a flag officer present to pay respects to the sterling service that Scapa Flow had paid to the Royal Navy and the country for 150 years.

The only Navy ship present was the boom defense ship HMS Barleycorn.

Well folks, we expiditioneers will pay our respects to this venerable harbour. The Vikings came over 1,200 years ago....the RIBs and SIBs of RIBNET will be there in 2003. The new invasion starts here.

RIBNET needs YOU. Sign up NOW orkney@blackhart.co.uk

Keith (tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat) Hart
__________________
Keith Hart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 November 2002, 16:28   #86
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Hilton-of-Cadboll
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,801
Orkney Factoid
Just another factoid in a series designed to whet the appetitie of our intrepid Orkney SIB expiditioneers

The high latitude of Orkney (59 degrees north) means long hours of light in the summer but a winter of very short, grey days.

The Midsummer Solstice

At the midsummer solstice the sun rises in the north-east around 4 am, before setting again in the north-west at around 10.30 pm. As such the sun shines for six hours on north facing surfaces and is in the sky for some 18 hours.

But despite the long summer days, the altitude of the sun at noon is less than 60 degrees, so high temperatures are unusual.

When the summer sun finally sets, it remains just below the horizon so there is no true darkness - simply a period of extended twilight known in dialect as the "simmer dim".

The Midwinter Solstice

But there is a price to pay for the long hours of summer light.

By the time of the winter solstice in December, the sun is rising in the south-east after 9 am, setting around six hours later in the south-west.

During this "day" of weak, grey light, the sun barely reaches a midday altitude of 10 degrees. What sunshine there is is usually dependent on the cloud cover at the time, which can often make for days of near darkness.

Keith Hart
__________________
Keith Hart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 November 2002, 19:44   #87
Hairdresser
 
Country: UK - Isle of Man
Town: Peel
Boat name: Jane L
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: 315 Yanmar
MMSI: 235077935
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 200
And there I was thinking that the only noticable difference between winterand summer in the Orkneys was that you can see the grey sky merging in to the grey sea for longer in summer .....

The White Ensign was lowered at the Lyness naval base, and I just happen to have a pic of my battleship tied up there on a grey, grey day.

Not a busy spot, but the museum is well worth a visit.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	scapa flow, lyness2.jpg
Views:	595
Size:	33.6 KB
ID:	1351  
__________________
Allen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 November 2002, 19:58   #88
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Hilton-of-Cadboll
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,801
Allen, I suppose like me, you had you photo taken standing 'under' the (one of) props from the 'Hampshire' that went down with Lord Kitchener off Marwick Head during WW1.

Keith (ohhh I can't wait) Hart
__________________
Keith Hart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 November 2002, 18:35   #89
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Hilton-of-Cadboll
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,801
Brian

Here is a useful link: http://www.onlineweather.com/v4/uk/sailing/SF04.html

And one for everyone else: http://www.scotsmagazine.com/smft1098photo.htm#top

Keith (at work but it's quiet) Hart
__________________
Keith Hart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 November 2002, 19:00   #90
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Hilton-of-Cadboll
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,801
U47, perhaps the most famous (or should that be infamous) U Boat of all time, sank The Royal Oak in Scapa Flow.

Read the details of U47 on this fascinating website dedicated to U Boats: http://uboat.net/boats/u47.htm

Keith (isn't the internet great) Hart
__________________
Keith Hart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 November 2002, 20:38   #91
DM
RIBnet supporter
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Little Wing
Make: Searider 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Tohatsu 90
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,069
Quote:
Originally posted by Keith Hart


Keith (isn't the internet great) Hart
You are quite correct, my dear socko. (you definitely are Keith Hart). I've just been looking at a website about the wrecks in Scapa complete with pics. Should be paradise for the divers on the SIB expedition. Apparently there are seven major German ships still down there the rest being salvaged by an enterprising Black country firm, Cox and Danks. The ships were scuttled by having their seacocks hammered off. These were filled with concrete by the salvors to enable recovery. The remaining ships were too badly damaged to be raised. Just punch in scapaflow and loads of sites come up.

David(mine of useless information)Manning
__________________
DM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 November 2002, 21:05   #92
Member
 
Country: Greece
Town: Gloucetsreshire
Boat name: GATO DI MARE
Make: MAR.CO
Length: 9m +
Engine: Yamaha 200Vmax
MMSI: 235027678
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,339
Send a message via MSN to Manos Send a message via Yahoo to Manos Send a message via Skype™ to Manos
any one DIVES???

If this expedition takes place are there any BSAC or PADI etc who would like to dive also??
Manos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 November 2002, 21:10   #93
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Aberystwyth
Boat name: Undecided
Make: Undecided
Length: Undecided
Engine: Undecided
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 605
I'm taking my kit up if there's room in David's for it and if it's alright by him. A few other people are considering taking dive kit up. I'll be at minimum a BSAC Sport Diver by then, if possible higher. Some diving up their would be good practice, as shortly after I'll be starting my navy diver training.

Matt
__________________
narked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 November 2002, 21:18   #94
Member
 
Country: UK - Northern Ireland
Town: Ballymena
Make: Humber Assault
Length: 4.5mtrs
Engine: Outboard 50hp
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 10
I think you should all take dive gear as it always rains up there.
Sitting in a little SIB with the water spilling over the tubes
GREAT FUN
__________________
RubberJonny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 November 2002, 21:38   #95
Member
 
Country: Greece
Town: Gloucetsreshire
Boat name: GATO DI MARE
Make: MAR.CO
Length: 9m +
Engine: Yamaha 200Vmax
MMSI: 235027678
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,339
Send a message via MSN to Manos Send a message via Yahoo to Manos Send a message via Skype™ to Manos
Shall we plan some dives then??

It seems that some want to dive. I believe that the water will be clear (but cold) in August. However, diving in Scotland is a MUST!! I am a BSAC Open Water diver, is there any one who has a higher qualification than that so a SAFE dive can be arranged??
Manos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 November 2002, 21:49   #96
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Aberystwyth
Boat name: Undecided
Make: Undecided
Length: Undecided
Engine: Undecided
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 605
I'm currently doing Ocean Diver (what was Club Diver, equivalent of PADI open water) but have been diving for over a year. Reason qualifications aren't sorted is our club isn't exactly quick at getting training sorted. But I am making sure that I get as much training done as possible.

Yep, it'll be cold, but then the water is rarely warm for us

Matt (loves the cold) Brown
__________________
narked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 November 2002, 22:02   #97
DJL
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Make: Ribcraft 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki DF175TG
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 929
I'm currently a PADI rescue diver, I might of done Dive Master by then if I get the time.
__________________
DJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 November 2002, 22:11   #98
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Aberystwyth
Boat name: Undecided
Make: Undecided
Length: Undecided
Engine: Undecided
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 605
Hell I might even be tempted to take my wetsuit up and do some freediving! Depends how insane I feel at the time....

Matt
__________________
narked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 November 2002, 07:43   #99
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Hilton-of-Cadboll
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,801
Quote:
I think you should all take dive gear as it always rains up there.


Yup, that why I'm getting a full drysuit!

Okay Matt, so what exactly is 'freediving'?

Keith (gosh I'm ignorant) Hart
__________________
Keith Hart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 November 2002, 07:54   #100
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: St Mawes
Boat name: Magellan Zulu
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 7m +
Engine: 2 x Suzuki DF150
MMSI: 235094135
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 483
Re: any one DIVES???

Quote:
Originally posted by Manos
If this expedition takes place are there any BSAC or PADI etc who would like to dive also??
Manos, Diana and I are taking gear up with us. I have contacted a dive company that operates up there so as to put some wreck diving in. Safer and more interesting with local knowledge.

The company has a web site at...

www.jeanelaine.co.uk

I called them and they are going to send me details of their 2003 programme by post.

Cheers
__________________
Mike G
Mike Garside is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT. The time now is 11:41.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.