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Old 08 May 2005, 14:49   #1
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Saily Boat idiots

You think this guy would have realised he was outmatched!!
Still tried to cut across this outgoing cruise ship yesterday.
I was watching and waiting to go in and pick up the pieces but he just about made it.
Maybe just because he has a mast on that thing, he thinks the cruise ship should give way.
(even though he was under power and the cruise ship had right of way anyhow)


cheers Dal
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Old 08 May 2005, 15:57   #2
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Be careful, be very careful (Me upset, sailing is now, and will always be my first love!)

I don't think he was even close, clearly not trying hard enough. The attached picture shows me at the Yachting World Dayboat Nationals playing chicken with a ferry; I was only 14', and I DID have sails up!
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Old 08 May 2005, 16:24   #3
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jezzzus, thought it was a windsurfer at first!
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I was going almost as fast as a windsurfer...

What can I say? I though the ferry might want to play! I bought the driver a drink later, apparently I scared him witless; he thought he'd run me down...
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Old 08 May 2005, 16:36   #5
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Jimbo,
at least having the sails up, you had some speed !!
This guy was puttering across on his engine only and wasn't making that much headway.
PS I still like "saily things" heres a couple to make you feel better!
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Old 08 May 2005, 17:02   #6
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Remember power must give way to sail..............

Bloody hell Dal - you certainly get out on the water a lot - no wonder you moved out there - don't you get bored of the weather!!!

Having said that the last few days here have been great for ribbing - if I had my rib!!! Have taken to standing out on piers and jettys to be as close to the sea as possible - SAD!!!
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Old 08 May 2005, 17:14   #7
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2 things:

Vessel restricted in ability to maneuvre
Vessel constrained by draught

I wasn't going to spend too long arguing, I was close, but I wasn't going to hit him!

Looking at some of those Yacht photos, I wish I was where you are Dal! Made me jealous!
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2 things:

Vessel restricted in ability to maneuvre
Vessel constrained by draught

I wasn't going to spend too long arguing, I was close, but I wasn't going to hit him!

Looking at some of those Yacht photos, I wish I was where you are Dal! Made me jealous!
I was just being sarky.............
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GPS Test

Codprawn,
yes love being on the water
Must admit I'm trying to get the boat all ready for a camping trip to the Channel Islands next month. (21 miles offshore )
So just fitted Sounder/GPS/plotter and was playing around seeing how it worked this weekend.
Thought I needed it ,as although good weather here, we do get early morning fog.
Must admit even with the base maps it came with,it does seem to do a great job

cheers Dal
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Old 09 May 2005, 09:42   #10
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Codprawn,
yes love being on the water
Must admit I'm trying to get the boat all ready for a camping trip to the Channel Islands next month. (21 miles offshore )
So just fitted Sounder/GPS/plotter and was playing around seeing how it worked this weekend.
Thought I needed it ,as although good weather here, we do get early morning fog.
Must admit even with the base maps it came with,it does seem to do a great job

cheers Dal
I would have thought the channel Islands were a bit further than that!!!
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