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Old 18 December 2002, 11:57   #1
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Baby's Back

So, there I was........at 08:30 this morning looking out the window of the Shorts Aircraft at the steaming mass of white sea below me, force 7/8, rain and not at all pleasant. I thought to myself I must be completely nuts. Actually, common sense prevailed to some extent, I had my Sportscruiser shipped from Weymouth to Guernsey last night and was on my way to Gsy to collect it. The rib was craned out of the hold of the ship and into the water, with me on it, over to the fuel berth (this was the most harrowing bit of the entire trip) filled up and drove straight into this seething mass of sea. The boat is FANTASTIC, performed superbly and as is always the case, the crew took a pounding, but the boat was fine. So. Richard you were right, and sorry we did not have that beer Julian and Brian.

Photo from St.Peter Port (Gsy) looking towards Sark and Herm at 09:30 this morning Why do pictures never really show how stormy it was??
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Old 18 December 2002, 12:00   #2
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Craning 'her' into the water at Guernsey
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About to leave Guernsey.
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This must have been the longest cross-channel trip ever. Departed Lymington on 18 September 2002 and arrived in Jersey on 18 December 2002.
Nicely tucked up in her cosy berth in Elizabeth Marina- Jsy.
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Charles,

Is that a new Hard nose you have there.

Cheers

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Nice new nose Charles! And nice new external valves so no more holes in the Cabin!!

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Yup, new hard bow-nose, new tubes and quite correct Alan, valves on the outside. Had other mods done to make her even safer.
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Nice one Charles

Good to see the boat back on the water. The hard nose is great, especially in a following sea

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Old 18 December 2002, 15:51   #9
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Charles,

Great to see your RIB in Jersey.

Bet you're looking forward to spring...
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Lookin' pretty sleek, Charles.
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