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Old 16 November 2008, 17:26   #11
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Andre, I heard that May Day too but only the coastgaurd side of the conversation as I was recovering at that time. They asked the Crew to count to 10 and back to get a Radio fix.

Ryan (my 7 year old Son) and I just did a little bit of local cruising and waving at passing Passenger Ships etc. We visited all of the Forts and buzzed the Hovercraft . Still, it was nice to get out and not be too cold, even saw the Sun for a couple of mins

Then it was Home to see the latest Bond film at the Flicks, so a real Father/Son weekend.
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Prop out of action hence the MayDay.
surprised that is a Mayday rather than PanPan - but perhaps they were in some other danger?

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Can't understand anyone going out so far without a GPS.
I know what you are getting at - but if they had some basic navigation skills they wouldn't have needed a GPS either - they would have known where they were (close enough for the CG to decide which Lifeboat was appropriate).
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You'd have thought a "South of the Isle of Wight" would have been a good start.......Unless they didn't even know that
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Not sure how to put this!

(With GPS), Mrs A and I went to Newtown today. Pub: The New Inn - excellent pheasant (I had the last one, so no good for anyone tomorrow!). Got back safely and no sign of the harbourmaster

You went (despite GPS!) to NEWPORT not NEWTOWN (although the tides for both are important!).

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sorry but in a hurry I got my spelling wrong. I did mean NEWPORT and one doesn't need a GPS to get there

the Bargeman's Rest is a nice pub a very good food
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surprised that is a Mayday rather than PanPan - but perhaps they were in some other danger?


I know what you are getting at - but if they had some basic navigation skills they wouldn't have needed a GPS either - they would have known where they were (close enough for the CG to decide which Lifeboat was appropriate).
More information and the outcome here: http://www.swanagelifeboat.org.uk/
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