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Old 06 January 2009, 23:03   #11
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I used my old RIB to break ice all the time! The trick was getting the snow shovelled out of the ramp first!

Nice pictures by the way... I have borrowed that 4th one on the second post for my desktop if you don't mind!
Not at all - will try to email you the full size image.
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Old 07 January 2009, 07:24   #12
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Old 07 January 2009, 08:33   #13
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The water isn't pure but pretty brackish - there is a barrage across the river and the marina is off to the side. Of course with our huge tides plenty of sea water comes over the barrage 2x a day.

Burryport Harbour is just sea water and that is freezing over as well - nowhere near as thick though.

I have only once seen Swansea Marina freeze but it was nothing like this.

Last time was in 1984ish and look at the summer we had then - didn't rain from march until end of August - not bad for Wales!!!
Last time I was there racing there was a lock to get out to the sea preventing sea water getting in - has that gone then
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Last time I was there racing there was a lock to get out to the sea preventing sea water getting in - has that gone then
Yes the lock is still there but the tide comes over the top of the barrage twice a day. The marina locks are wide open as they are being repaired.

Of course locks tend to allow sea water in when they are opened as well.........
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Great pictures, Codprawn! I imagine the roads were very slick as well.
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Great pictures, Codprawn! I imagine the roads were very slick as well.
They were when the council ran out of grit!!!

Not much will grip on black ice - unless you have spiked tyres. I had great fun in our supermarket car park late at night..............
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They were when the council ran out of grit!!!

Not much will grip on black ice - unless you have spiked tyres. I had great fun in our supermarket car park late at night..............
Hopefully you don't take the Aston Martin out in those conditions
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Hopefully you don't take the Aston Martin out in those conditions
If I had one I would - RWD and big fat tyres are great fun!!!
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