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Old 16 January 2011, 03:41   #111
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Well done, not as easy you might think! Didn't realise just how many flags, signs, lights, signals, buoys etc there are
And of course you know them all like the back of your hand now.

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Old 16 January 2011, 05:27   #112
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I was watching an episode of Top Gear last night and they started a race in Berlin. There were a few shots of the river (Spree/Havel?) and I was surprised to see how many signs there were on bridges and so on. I was even more surprised that I now knew what they meant.
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I was even more surprised that I now knew what they meant.
I'll be taking the book with me instead
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Old 16 January 2011, 06:49   #114
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I'll be taking the book with me instead
For real; there are too many signs to commit to memory. Especially when you're a forgetful old git like me.
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I think you'll find it's a legal requirement to have the book with you anyway.
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I think you'll find it's a legal requirement to have the book with you anyway.
Are you still in Canada?
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For real; there are too many signs to commit to memory.
I've spent a couple of hours looking through the book, trying to memorise them all, ready for the test. It's not easy, as you say. Especially as some them seem a bit illogical. I guess with other river craft around it'll probably just be a matter of following them if we don't know what wer'e meant to be doing. And if there's no one else around, then it probably won't matter if we don't know and get it wrong.
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I've spent a couple of hours looking through the book, trying to memorise them all, ready for the test. It's not easy, as you say. Especially as some them seem a bit illogical. I guess with other river craft around it'll probably just be a matter of following them if we don't know what wer'e meant to be doing. And if there's no one else around, then it probably won't matter if we don't know and get it wrong.
The Gotchi's had the right idea, make it a 2 (wo)man job, one on the 'pooter and one with the book.

Are you up to much today? I'm just finishing up doing a bit more on the Zod trailer, I could pop round with some new waterways charts/guides for you to browse whilst I check your tea making facilities are up to scratch
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I have been looking up weather statistics for Aprils over the last few years. Apart from 2007 which was warm, the month is fairly consistent at 13-15C. Which should make for fairly comfortable boating.

Everyone that has expressed an interest so far is, I think, used to a bit of "off season action" so should be ok making the run around the Cape even if it is a tad windy.

Once around the corner there should be a bit of shelter and the route can be adjusted to make the most of that.

BTW Are we combing this with Erin's stag doo?
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