Originally Posted by TQBoater
When sleeping on the boat did you use any sort of cover / tent or just out in the open ?
I would have thought everything would be very damp.
Tim, we left the scene about an hour later and by that time the boat had settled on the rock with the tide dropping around her. Apex divers were on their way out to salvage her that afternoon so I guess shes been refloated.
We did take a tarpaulin to create a cover but ended up not using it. The main things we took along were a pair of army surplus bivi bags and sleeping bags - I woke several times in the night and the boat was covered in dew, but we stayed perfectly dry. As Andy said being beside the tubes and console keeps you fairly sheltered from the wind.
I was pretty amazed how little space all the kit took up even on my little boat. We had two dry bags for sleeping kit and clothes, and the rear console was full of food and drink. I just need to reseal the elephant trunk as we had to run the bilge pump every couple of hours.