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Old 11 March 2005, 04:53   #1
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Guernsey to ??? This Sunday 13 March

Weather forecast is good for Sunday F1-3.

Anyone fancy a trip to Carteret or Jersey ???

Plan to leave Sunday morning (high tide is 0832) and return for the Gates opening approx 17.45.

Any one interested?????

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Old 11 March 2005, 05:04   #2
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Interested, but couldn't do it unfortunately. I need more notice to get the kids in the kennels.

I will be out for a blast either Saturday or Sunday morning trying to work out how to use the GPS plotter...
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Old 14 March 2005, 19:17   #3
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Sorry Alan...........pissed in the pub again!

Only reading this now.....although wouldn't have changed pub for the world this weekend. Looking back now, wish I had!
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Old 15 March 2005, 03:59   #4
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Lucky I didn't join you. Went for a spin to Sark on the way back got an oil alarm and the engine went into slow mode, then got another alarm so had to stop. Went on the auxiliary for a while then got a tow. Could have been interested half way to Carteret!!

Looks like Pro-sport didn't reconnect the 2-stroke supply properly and Sunsport didn't notice when they serviced the engine!!!
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Old 15 March 2005, 05:23   #5
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It seems you are both getting the boats sorted for the season. Better to get the problems out the way now.

I did hear a request go out on c16 to offer assistance to a yellow Rib and thought it may be you.

I was enjoying a 3 course lunch in Dilette so was a bit too far away to help out. Sorry. Water was flat on the way back.

Maybe we should try and do something over Easter ???

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Old 15 March 2005, 05:30   #6
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Hi Alan,

Glad to hear you were enjoying dilette!

Mine should.........touch wood (apart from a beaching to give it's bum a wipe) should now be okay!

Spoke with LL at Barnet and their is nothing in the loom that could have been damaged by the salt water as all the wires are covered in plastic and nothing terminates or joins anywhere in the loom. So good news there! I think I also may have finally managed to empty it all out and have regained my 10 knts that I seemed to have lost!

Unfortunately, due to an over indulgence at the weekend of beer, curry and takeout I am now sat at home with stomach cramps and bog paper in the fridge cooling down!
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Old 15 March 2005, 05:36   #7
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Yes that was me. Neither us nor the tow boat could get St Peter Port on channel 20 or 73 so I had to use 16. Bit odd as we had line of sight from about half a mile SE of Jethou and the tow boat was just off Fermain.

The stupid thing is that I stopped the auxiliary to radio St Peter Port and say we were on our way back very slowly and if anyone was going our way, we'd appreciate a tow; then couldn't restart the auxiliary so had to call them again to say we were screwed and really needed a tow!!!
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Old 15 March 2005, 08:47   #8
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Squirrel:In view of your experience I nominate you to be Head of Sea Rescue and Survival for Guernsey Ribsters.

This is a very responsible position requiring you to be available 24/7. Congratulations !!!!!

Pettal: your just a ******g animal. But as long as it was good at the time. Glad to hear no more probs.
Happy days..................
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Old 15 March 2005, 09:05   #9
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OK, if you could put me on a retainer equal to current salary I'd be pleased to quit my job to be on "standby"!!!
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Old 15 March 2005, 09:26   #10
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I was thinking more like the self funding RNLI

No commitment sonny! Youth of todday.
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