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Old 10 May 2005, 16:51   #11
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This is my first boat ever and I love it. I explore Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island which has the second largest tide fluctuations in the world.
Thought you would have been better off with an icebreaker around there!!!

Officially the 2nd largest tides in the world are in the Severn Estuary along the South Wales coast - 16m or 47ft but in practice I think they ARE actually the highest on a REGULAR basis.

Makes boating around here a pain in the arse but at least we have a nice sandy bottom - the Channel Islands get some big tides but loads or really nasty rocks!!!
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Old 10 May 2005, 17:07   #12
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My first boat: bought it my self by selling arcade machines from a friends arcade! It was a Quicksilver 270 air deck complete with a Johnson Sailmaster 6hp longshaft (totally unsuitable but would plane with two up). Had great fun with that:
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Old 10 May 2005, 18:44   #13
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My first boat was a 1982 Flatacraft Force 4 GT with 50HP Suzuki. It was the demo boat used at the Southampton boat show that year.

Had loads of fun in it over the years, and a few scary moments. Going any distance in it used to be such hard work. Swanage seemed such a long way, further than Weymouth does in my current boat.
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Old 11 May 2005, 10:40   #14
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bought it my self by selling arcade machines from a friends arcade!

Did you ask him first!!?
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