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Old 11 September 2010, 17:49   #11
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Oh, oh so tempting. Would really like to go, but sensibility says no. Can't afford to get stuck there for the day.


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I wonder if Erin will still have his boat in the water then?
Yep, certainly will. The two weeks grace on my insurance gives me 'til mid October.
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Old 11 September 2010, 17:52   #12
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Go on - what could possibly go wrong??
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Erin: I can more or less guarentee you won't get stuck at Mont St. Michel; I'm fairly familiar with the place now; you could always go with Matt I suppose. I'll be down La Collette at 07:00 and I'll have a look at the weather then if anyone wants to join me. We could always turn back if it's too rough south of Jersey.
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There's a very very very slim chance I may come down and cadge a lift on Martini, but my reading of the weather and my enthusiasm may have been affected by the beer goggles I'm wearing this evening

Please don't anyone wait for me if I don't turn up.
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More than welcome to jump on, but I agree best case scenario is it's not going be a very nice day, we'll see!

edit: just checked weather again - 17 knots around 10am, not looking good tbh
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Not much improvement in the forecast, it's still saying F5 and I can see big black clouds racing along outside so think I'll leave it again for a nicer day!
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Not much improvement in the forecast, it's still saying F5 and I can see big black clouds racing along outside so think I'll leave it again for a nicer day!
I was down at 07:00 and it wasn't too bad; we could have certainly got there ok but it would have been rough coming back; I'd say it's at least F5 now. By the way Matt, your bilge pump was on this morning.
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I wasn't sure if my decision was influenced by my nice warm bed! Sounds like it was the right one though.

Did the pump just kick in once after you stepped on board or is it more than that? I was out the other night and noticed it was on a couple of times, starting to wonder if I'm taking on water from somewhere
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It only came on once and discharged about a gallon I'd say, not too much. I can't remember if I was aboard your boat at the time or not; I may have been come to think of it.
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Ok thanks, doesn't sound like anything out of the ordinary. It's one of those pumps thats switches on every couple of minutes and senses whether theres anything to pump. If you step aboard the stern some bilge water can run down to the pump and 2 minutes later it'll pump out.
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