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  1. #61
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    Default Re: Marking annoying rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Humblebee View Post
    Lots of these rocks are in submarine exercise areas - a bit of torpedo practice for the Navy perhaps?
    Or just ram them repeatedly with Astute-class subs. The rocks will wear away eventually.
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

  2. #62
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    Default Re: Marking annoying rocks

    Have you any idea how much a torpedo costs?

  3. #63
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    Default Re: Marking annoying rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by awol View Post
    Have you any idea how much a torpedo costs?
    I don't think he meant use a torpedo. The RN seem to use the subs for levelling out the sea bed

  4. #64
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    Default Re: Marking annoying rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by NormanS View Post
    Take your mind back to a time before GPS and Plotters etc. "Someone" painted a couple of white marks on the seaward side of an above water rock, which when lined up with the old Manse on Eigg, gave a good safe transit, between the offlying underwater rocks, in to Poll nam Partan.

    When the extremely " insular" inhabitants of the Island were made aware of the marks (some years down the line), they showed great annoyance, and threatened to report the painter to the police.

    I was in Poll nam Partan a couple of weeks ago. Unlike my previous visit several years ago there was no sign of the painted rock.

  5. #65
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    Default Re: Marking annoying rocks

    [QUOTE=Porthandbuoy;6521841]I was in Poll nam Partan a couple of weeks ago. Unlike my previous visit several years ago there was no sign of the painted rock.[/QUOTE

    Dynamite?

  6. #66
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    Default Re: Marking annoying rocks

    [QUOTE=NormanS;6521865]
    Quote Originally Posted by Porthandbuoy View Post
    I was in Poll nam Partan a couple of weeks ago. Unlike my previous visit several years ago there was no sign of the painted rock.[/QUOTE

    Dynamite?
    Makes for a very short-lived transit.

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