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Old 04 May 2006, 07:11   #1
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Perhaps I should have stuck to RIBS

Now crewing a friends cat "Brigand"

No one knows what we caught but probably fishermans ground tackle chain anchor etc

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Jeez Phil I read about this elsewhere. Thank Gawd for the Navy eh? Glad to hear all are OK!
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Old 04 May 2006, 09:39   #3
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Absolutely fantastic as were the crew of the Margate lifeboat;Luckily for us the leak was stopped before things went "critical"-although with 2 hulls we should not have sunk altogether. You can imagine the mess inside -boat's out at least a month or so

We are doing the ARC from Gran Canaria to St. Lucia in November so fingers crossed it all goes smoothly
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I am convinced some of these modern boats are just built too light. I have heard of a few boats where a damaged rudder has resulted in water coming on board and the boat sinking.

Also some of the new drive systems are asking for trouble if you hit a sandbank or similar at speed.

Must have been a somewhat exciting experience - good job it all turned out ok.
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Old 05 May 2006, 05:41   #5
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Brigand looks well smartened up since last in Cowes...

At least on the Arc there is plenty of support near by - and if it all goes tits up you can ship her back!
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The coast guard has phoned the skipper to say that they have found something "4 times the size of an oil drum with chain etc attached" near the scene and are towing it in;

of course no certainty that it was responsible


Rodan the skipper has smartened it up a lot; no problem in the ARC unless you are the last boat in line I suppose !
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