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Old 07 January 2009, 15:27   #1
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Life on the rocks

found on another forum. they just don't seem to be able to resist life on the rocks.
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Old 07 January 2009, 16:41   #2
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found on another forum. they just don't seem to be able to resist life on the rocks.
It's actually the wreck of this that they hit:-

http://www.needles.shalfleet.net/varvassi/

Hell of a bang isn't it

<edit> Just found this rather scary pic on YBW.com
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Old 07 January 2009, 17:04   #3
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so there wasn't any gold aboard that they were after then?
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Yes, it's good isn't it

Just so everyone knows. Low water is really only a problem for RIB's but for a safe passage, keep the Lighthouse's light in line with the coastgaurd station on the cliff. This will take you around the wreck.
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Old 08 January 2009, 03:10   #5
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Yes, it's good isn't it

Just so everyone knows. Low water is really only a problem for RIB's but for a safe passage, keep the Lighthouse's light in line with the coastgaurd station on the cliff. This will take you around the wreck.
Cheers for the tip. I just couldn't believe that after one got it wrong, that two more had to have a go to
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That's freshwater independent lifeboat that zips around to help i think.
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Isn't the wreck marked somehow? It looks like it must only be a few feet below the surface. There appears to be a small unmanned SIB there, presumably someone diving?

Does anyone here dive the wreck? I imagine it's a nice dive... but looks like it's best to keep your head down, lest it be removed by a keel!
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When we ran the catamaran round the island dinghy race a few years back all the competitors were told, and I sat on a rib over it as a guard boat. But that didn't stop them trying to run us over and its scary when the echo sounder says .5 m to the wreck and toy have the engine leg down !
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Old 08 January 2009, 12:43   #9
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Yes it is marked......................on your chart!

I wish someone WOULD BLAST THE BLOODY THING.

It scares the crap out of me every year when I go inside it during Round the Island.

Are there any other yachties out there that think it should be buoyed for the race and made a mark of the course?

(Sorry to get off the Rhib track for a mo)
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I'm amazed in this age where everything is somebody's fault that there isn't a whacking greay buoy or twenty over the site of the wreck
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