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Old 29 October 2015, 17:40   #1
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Quick Trip to IOM

A few pics from recent trip to IOM from Cumbria.
Launching from Whitehaven. Small harbour is Laxey, bigger one is Douglas.
Twas a bit bouncy there and a bit more so coming back - 86 miles done - didnt pass a single boat going out there or coming back.
I think I snapped the internal flange on my seat as its all definitely loose down there and will have to investigate the steering as it feels a tad bent. hmmmm
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Old 29 October 2015, 18:45   #2
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Looks like the brake is stuck on picture 5 !!
Hope you didn't have far to tow her !
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looks that way doesnt it, but I had just driven up the slipway so
its just water and not burnt rubber ! Hadn't even got the rear tie down straps
attached at that point, winch and front strap only.
It turned out to be over 3.5 hours tow back to the boat storage spot on the Durham coast !
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I think I snapped the internal flange on my seat as its all definitely loose down there
I'd get that looked at. You could be doing a big solo trip and hit a bad wave and the seat might break and you could be chucked out and spend hours in the water only to be saved by a fairy. I mean Ferry. But what's the chances - lol.

Nice pics btw. Douglas is nice - no need for a DeLorean when you can go back to 1955 in just a few nautical miles....
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I'd get that looked at. You could be doing a big solo trip and hit a bad wave and the seat might break and you could be chucked out and spend hours in the water only to be saved by a fairy. I mean Ferry. But what's the chances - lol.

Nice pics btw. Douglas is nice - no need for a DeLorean when you can go back to 1955 in just a few nautical miles....
If you are going for a far fetched story you'd suggest he'd have a VHF radio clipped to him that gets destroyed on impact with the water and he'd have been on his way to take part in a powerboat race. The ferry would have on board a fairy who would also be taking part in the race and would be called upon by the ferry captain to help in the search, and the actual rescue would be performed by a giant yellow canary!

And the fairy going on to win a race that wasn't a race...
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I'd get that looked at. You could be doing a big solo trip and hit a bad wave and the seat might break and you could be chucked out and spend hours in the water only to be saved by a fairy. I mean Ferry. But what's the chances - lol.
nahhh......absolutely no chance of that happening....none at all.
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If you are going for a far fetched story you'd suggest he'd have a VHF radio clipped to him that gets destroyed on impact with the water and he'd have been on his way to take part in a powerboat race. The ferry would have on board a fairy who would also be taking part in the race and would be called upon by the ferry captain to help in the search, and the actual rescue would be performed by a giant yellow canary!

And the fairy going on to win a race that wasn't a race...
nahhh....still not buying that story....but it is nearly panto season
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nahhh....still not buying that story....but it is nearly panto season
Oh no it isn't
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