It is with some regret that I must now pull out of the Herm trip. After playing host to Portsmouth Television to film Alan coming home I went to refuel at Camper and Nicholsons. Whilst tied up a yacht rammed Old Spice at 3 knots whilst also trying to moor up. Damage includes shattered top of transom ,a frame bolts pulled through the deck and it bent the 2" frame, tube flanges torn. Looks like Halmatic will be busy in September the earliest they can fit her in and my preferred choice of boat yard.
Interestingly as the yachtie was giving me his name and address he explained that he had problems with the gears and throttle but hadn't got round to fixing them. He sailed off for 10 days in the West Country whilst I limped back to Halsar creek. I will post some pics when the boat is lifted out.
I can't believe half an hour earlier we brought 40 ribs through the enterance of one of the busiest harbours in the world at 10 knots in close formation on a scorching August Saturday without a hickup and this w***er couldn't even park a yacht in calm conditions in a marina.
Thanks to Charles for finding space for me, and I hope you have a great weekend, perhaps next year.