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Old 18 April 2010, 11:15   #1
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Sunday mishap..

I planned a quick dash to Mont St. Michel this morning but miscalculated the effect of high pressure on what was already a smallish tide. That sandbank wasn't there a month ago....

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Old 18 April 2010, 20:35   #2
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Oppps!....I hope everything was OK after your misadventure?
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Old 19 April 2010, 03:34   #3
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Ooopsie indeed!

Listening to Jersey CG all day, they had a fairly hectic time of it, including one mayday from a boat that found a rock with their hull (they were fine in the end).

It was certainly a nice day for an outing and lots of people grasped that opportunity.

Coming past Sark, St Peter Port Radio were taking a report from a broken down and becalmed yacht not far from my position. It turned out to just be a fuse and I was able to whip them out a replacement and they fired up the iron sail again, no word of thanks mind you.
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Old 19 April 2010, 06:19   #4
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no word of thanks mind you.
Doesn't that p&ss you off?

I'm still waiting for the crate of beer promised on my last rescue tow...

There is always a next time
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Old 19 April 2010, 06:32   #5
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hope not too expensive
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Old 19 April 2010, 06:51   #6
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Doesn't that p&ss you off?
Na, life is too short.
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There was another one last night, usual story little speedboat got lost fro Guernsey to Jersey.

They called CG on their mobile, said they were next to a nav buoy but didn't know which one! Turned out to be NW Minquiers so only about 15 miles off course!
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They called CG on their mobile, said they were next to a nav buoy but didn't know which one! Turned out to be NW Minquiers so only about 15 miles off course!
Sound like good candidates for a PB2 course.
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Sound like good candidates for a PB2 course.
Or at least the purchase of a chartplotter - eh, Martin?
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Or at least the purchase of a chartplotter...
Or even one of them there fangled compass things, you know the posh ones full of water like a snow globe.
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