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Old 13 October 2004, 03:35   #41
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Mark,

Thank you so much for your generous offer. We really really appreciate it.
But Cookee's invited us (& Fiona) to the Bananashark Do in Salcombe the same weekend as on the agenda will be Team Cookee's recent work for the Ileostomy Association.

Race with BananaShark in Cardiff

We're gutted that the two fall on the same weekend and sincerely apologise for pulling out.

Hopefully meet up soon anyways and thanks again for the welcome,

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Andre - Chances of suitable weather for crossing the channel safely at the end of Oct look extremely slim! Would be most interested in alternative plans if any are hatched.

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Need Crew for this Trip

Ok then it appears that getting crew on my boat is like asking Usama Bin Laden to pop into the White House for tea.

I have been blown out by three people now and as I've just been given the weekend pass I'm definitely going, especially as Iíve have missed out on summer boating.

Anyone up for it?

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Old 13 October 2004, 14:50   #44
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Ok then it appears that getting crew on my boat is like asking Usama Bin Laden to pop into the White House for tea.

I have been blown out by three people now
Apologies again

Hope you get replacement crew as a spin in Jellignite is a great boat. Loved crossing Lyme Bay in it ...nice stretch of open water (didn't realise it was 'offshore' till Alan P said!!!)

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Old 17 October 2004, 09:28   #45
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Andre - Chances of suitable weather for crossing the channel safely at the end of Oct look extremely slim! Would be most interested in alternative plans if any are hatched.
Hi Paul & Andre,

Sorry, I've not been around. Computer went down and needed a complete re-installation!

Now, alternatives..... I'm up for the whole weekend from Friday to Monday but as I've already posted, I think we'll be lucky to go in 6mtr boats. It's a bit far in one day even in the Summer so it will have to be perfect both ways and in October you can never be sure.... unless some exceptionally settled weather comes in, (oink-oink Ė flutter-flutter)

So, alternatives... Well if itís reasonable for 24 hours or so, how about a crossing to Alderney to wave off the 8mtr guys and stay the night on Alderney or Cherbourg or somewhere, then return? Or maybe if itís better in the East, how about an overnight trip to Bolougne from Dover?

Or failing that, (and with my luck with the weather it'll be at least a Force 6, so the most likely), A trip up the tidal Thames through London?

Thoughts and comments then?...

And Charles, I will get back to you e-mail in a day or so.!!!

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good alternative. I am off also from friday till Tuesday. If London is on can it be for Sunday and in your rib

I am not too keen to tow and launch at Dover would rather push off from LAmpton
Lets see what the weather is up to
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Mike,

I like the idea very much but I am about as close to the Thames as I am to St Malo! Agree with your weather prognosis - it is extremely unlikely that it will be favourable enough.

Add to all this the fact that at present I am unable to resolve a surging problem with my engine and it all looks very doubtful. I hope to get my friendly engineer on the problem in the next couple of days - if we are lucky I will reconsider.

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is this trip on or off as have not heard anything for a while and seems alternatives are being planned
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is this trip on or off as have not heard anything for a while and seems alternatives are being planned
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Sorry Tim, we with the 6 mtr ribs who wanted to go have only hi-jacked this thread. I am sure the cruise is on but not for us.
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There are two boats confirmed as leaving from Falmouth early on Friday am. Magellan Alpha and Cyanide.

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