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Old 20 June 2006, 12:20   #1
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Still haven't had a chance to use my boat properly - got roped in to do some safety boat cover 3 days after getting it in the water. The harbour master has been really good to me so had to return the favour.

Had the paramedic on board as we were the fastest boat there.

Sat was way too hot and wasn't that good but lot bumpier on sun so pretty good racing.

Hopefully next weekend I will actually get to USE the boat - because of our stupid tides as soon as the race was over we had to come straight in - just under 4' of water in the channel.
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Old 20 June 2006, 12:22   #2
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Old 20 June 2006, 12:23   #3
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Hope you gave them a head start!
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Old 20 June 2006, 12:29   #5
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Hope you gave them a head start!

Funnily enough one of the racers said that as well.....

The blokes in the Union Jack boat were really nice - came over to thank us etc. They easily one on the first day when it was flat calm but on the 2nd day they were beaten by Gibralter.
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Went for a very quick spin between races - 41kts and the boat didn't leave the water - not a drop of spray either - it is an awesome hull - such a soft ride!!!
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Old 20 June 2006, 12:37   #7
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- such a soft ride!!!
What, post ribbing? I've often found that with Welsh birds. I think it's to do with the amount of beer and kebabs they consume.
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Old 20 June 2006, 14:18   #8
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Was the racing in Bury Port Habour?
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Was the racing in Bury Port Habour?
Well just outside it!!! I think they had a shock just how bad the tides are around here - they had to cut one of the races by 10mins or we wouldn't have got back in!!!
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spent much time in that area in the past is it still silted up in the inlet into the harbour? Family is all from Crosshands area so Bury port is one of the places I am looking to launch from or store on the water during the summer when I get a new rib later this summer.

Grandfather used to have a friend called George West who had a fishing boat kept in the harbour years and years ago he also lived in one of the harbour side houses.

Nice part of the country to cruise from

You new RIB looks the business enjoy it!
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