Life at the end of the road

July 31, 2012

Throttled again :-(

Filed under: boats, daily doings — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 12:14 pm

Lord Knows when you’ll read this, it’s after 22:30 and I’ve given up on the internet having been ‘throttled’ by my ISP 😦 My £50 monthly subscription only gets me 8GB, which for me is plenty, but with the school holidays upon us the boy is hammering it throughout the day 😦

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Not a great today today, and by the time I arrived at work both the MV Valborg and the FV Lustre were away for their days labours. Donald off to his trawling for prawns and Skretting’s coaster delivering feed to the local salmon farms.

It was kind of showery but brightened up in the afternoon, a typical July day on Raasay really and nothing like the weather down sowf that the Lo***n MMXII *lympics were getting 🙂 Not that I watch it being the miserable old git that I am, just that’s it been on the TV all day that is normally switched off.

Work wise It was steady enough with a few jobs achieved down below on the generators. One of our Perkins 4.4TGM’s needing a service and the other developing an oil leak. Nothing serious and soon sorted with a new O ring.

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These oil leaks from the oil filler cap are however becoming a bit of a pain

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so I’ve started to make up the new rings out of a slightly thicker section rubber, 5.7mm instead of the 3/16th fitted as standard.

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A new section of rubber seal was also fitted to the ramp this week, the old section having split.

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I also took advantage of a convenient tide to pressure wash the barnacles off the tide gauge, strange that they seem to have an aversion to the black markings.


Anyway, lunchtime now on Tuesday and my new camera has just arrived courtesy of mum 🙂 What are mums like hey, 56 years old and she’s still spoiling me 🙂


  1. Hooray for mum! Perhaps she will hold still for a suitable portrait from your new camera?

    Comment by drgeo — July 31, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    • Mum’s a bit like me DrG, she’s rarely still 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — August 1, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

  2. Very nice. Not so easy for the overall pockets though.

    Comment by Lynn R — July 31, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    • I need bigger pockets Lynn. I gave up on the pocket cameras a few years ago, they just couldn’t handle the dust in my pockets 😦

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — August 1, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

  3. I was wondering what your son was up to … so he’s swapped building dens for the internet, has he !!! … c’est la vie

    Comment by cazinatutu — July 31, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

  4. oh, and by the way, what makes you think we’re basking in uninterrupted sunshine down here in London … we’ve had a couple of good days but are back to showers again now

    Comment by cazinatutu — July 31, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

  5. Paul, you might want to think about switching to tooway (I think you are with someone else atm). I am with them, and am really impressed – very fast (nearly get the 8Mbps down they advertise, and it’s just about to go up to 18Meg I think), and for 50 quid/month I get 30GB before I throttled to 1MBps, which isn’t really throttling at all in my book… Worth a look anyway. You can get the dish free on a 50 quid, 2 year contract if you look around.

    Comment by patrick — July 31, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    • I second TooWay. Great service so far. Been with them for nearly a year now.

      Comment by Stu — July 31, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

      • Glad to hear it Stu, got to be worth a try 🙂

        Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — August 1, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

    • Hi Patrick,

      most impressed with their package prices and response to my email, think I’ll give them a try, cheers.

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — August 1, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

  6. Great camera that Paul.
    No dropping it, running over it, droping it in oil or treacle etc etc
    We’ll all enjoy the fantastic pics that you The Master of all things technical will take with it.
    Best wishes

    Comment by chrisbbbbb — July 31, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    • Will try and look after it Chris, honest 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — August 1, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

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