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Old 13 May 2005, 10:05   #1
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Hooray Diabetic Result.

A bit of self indulgent hand clapping here


Finally after 3 years I have in my mit an ML5 without geographic limit and
a coded boat cert 20 miles from safe haven.
I even have a note saying I can solo crew with passengers up to 1 and a half hours but found that 12 persons on off and jackets etc mean having a crew person aboard is no hassle.At 40 knots the 1 and a half hours meant that I can do most tours anyway!

3 years ago I was told NO NO to the request to ml5 and code useage so for 2 years I have been stuck to cat waters.

Chuffed to bits that the mca (who it has to be said have been stars actually listening to my points and allowing a gradual move toward today.)
It can be done!!!!!

(sorry to go on but I am so pleased with myself I may have to buy a new shirt to say normal person on it to wear on the boat!!!!!
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Old 13 May 2005, 10:30   #2
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Congratulations Mike, thats excellent news.

Very well done
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Old 13 May 2005, 10:45   #3
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Brilliant - proof you should never let the bastards grind you down!!!!

Really well done!!!
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Old 13 May 2005, 10:53   #4
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Old 13 May 2005, 15:27   #5
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Mike,

Very pleased for you.

I remember my early conversations with you and my prognosis that i did not think that you would get the chief medical officer to change his mind on policy. Delighted that you did achieve it and above all that it is a sensible decision for once.

However the biggest challenge remains in talking wiffie into a new boat !!!

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Old 14 May 2005, 02:06   #6
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Well done Mike.
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Old 14 May 2005, 03:05   #7
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Well done Mike

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Old 14 May 2005, 11:54   #8
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Mike

That is great news.
Great news for you.
Great news for us diabetics.
It gives us all hope that we can turn our hobby into work.

Best I pull my finger out and start work to get mine all sorted.

Am well chuffed for you.
See you down the harbour sometime soon.

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great news mike

all your hard work payed off

see you soon dan
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