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Old 25 October 2009, 23:51   #1
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Some good footage of 2 RNLI ILBs.

The yachts sails are shredded but just look at the speed!!!

Typical conditions in our waters.
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Jeez I bet he was grateful to that early morning dog walker

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Jeez I bet he was grateful to that early morning dog walker
I'd say he was...

Reading between the lines, his batteries were drained and everything else went pear shaped. He was lucky his dogwalker was on Standby!

I knew a bloke who did the Fastnet one year, he put the food into one of those electric cooler gadgets and set off...
Couple of days sailing later the batteries had given their all, so no VHF and no engine (did I mention he was a numpty?). Most folks I meet seem to keep their handheld VHFs routinely discharged, mobiles often the same way. Makes you wonder.
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I'd say he was...

Reading between the lines, his batteries were drained and everything else went pear shaped. He was lucky his dogwalker was on Standby!

I knew a bloke who did the Fastnet one year, he put the food into one of those electric cooler gadgets and set off...
Couple of days sailing later the batteries had given their all, so no VHF and no engine (did I mention he was a numpty?). Most folks I meet seem to keep their handheld VHFs routinely discharged, mobiles often the same way. Makes you wonder.
I find it incredible that anyone - let alone some capable ofs the Fastnet - can do such a numpty thing - give me hope I might survive this new hobby

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seen it coming in bloke was well k. nackerd

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