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Old 30 October 2006, 13:44   #11
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Fins

I really noticed a difference with the fins. Not only did it make it easier to get up on the step with a load but I could control my trollings speed a lot more accurately. I troll for Wahoo and like to see about 7 kts which is difficult to maintain in large seas, especially going downhill. I imagine you sacrifice something WOT but I'm happy with my top end with the wings.

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Old 30 October 2006, 14:05   #12
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Tomas you are very lucky with that view you have - I can also see the Sea from my house but it's 5 miles away. We tend to get it pretty windy as well. Over 25kts seems about normal with it sometimes reaching 140kts - don't get much damage here though - probably because we get such winds all the time - trees don't grow where they will be blown down for example!!!
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Old 30 October 2006, 14:41   #13
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Yes, thanks Cod

Trees and the like recover here amazingly well after a storm. It takes a few months but everything comes back. I agree with what you say in that here if either as a plant or a structure, if you're not up to at least 135kt wind, you ain't here any longer. It is kind of like sorting the wheat from the chaff!

Wales is pretty mountainous, is it not. I don't know a great deal about it other than to know you guys have (had?) your own language and there is (was?) a lot of coal mining. I've been around mining areas in West Virginia and that can be a rough life. Where they tunnel they kill the miners and where they strip mine they kill everything!

I'm about an eighth mile as the crow flies from the water and 700 feet above MHW. One of the many reasons I appreciate my RIB is that I can haul it up to my house with my light duty 4 cylinder truck. I do have four wheel drive but the steepness of the unpaved roads makes that a necessity. Costs and risks for mooring or having a slip can be great.

This forum is dangerous.....hmmmmm my Avon is 9 years old.....hmmmmm whatabout a 5.85 Ribcraft with a couple of proper engines..........hmmmmm.....entirely too many photos here for the health of a man's pocketbook!
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Old 30 October 2006, 14:51   #14
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Wales is pretty mountainous, is it not. I don't know a great deal about it other than to know you guys have (had?) your own language and there is (was?) a lot of coal mining.

Its Noodle mining now...
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Old 30 October 2006, 14:55   #15
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Over 25kts seems about normal with it sometimes reaching 140kts -
are you sure? 140 KNOTS ??? I doubt there has ever been 140 Knots in Wales... and its certainly not normal ... do you mean km/hr ?
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Old 30 October 2006, 17:14   #16
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are you sure? 140 KNOTS ??? I doubt there has ever been 140 Knots in Wales... and its certainly not normal ... do you mean km/hr ?
Apologies it was 144mph so that makes it less in kts.
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Yes, thanks Cod

Trees and the like recover here amazingly well after a storm. It takes a few months but everything comes back. I agree with what you say in that here if either as a plant or a structure, if you're not up to at least 135kt wind, you ain't here any longer. It is kind of like sorting the wheat from the chaff!

Wales is pretty mountainous, is it not. I don't know a great deal about it other than to know you guys have (had?) your own language and there is (was?) a lot of coal mining. I've been around mining areas in West Virginia and that can be a rough life. Where they tunnel they kill the miners and where they strip mine they kill everything!
Spot on - coal mining all but gone - Welsh language spoken by quite a few(not me) and on all road signs etc along with English.

Wales has some of the most stunning scenery anywhere - if only it didn't rain all the time!!!
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Old 31 October 2006, 08:09   #18
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Kernow is a small country in the South West of the UK see attached map, fantastic beaches and great cruising grounds.

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Err...

Just in case you did not realise Shaggy was joking - Kernow is not a country. It is a county that everybody else knows as Cornwall. It is very much part of mainland England.

The Cornish are, rightfully, very pround of their homeland and consider themselves a bit apart from the rest of us (can't blame them for that). Sorry Shaggy, our transatlantic friends have many misconceptions about the UK, I didn't want them to have another!
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And the Cornish people are Celtic - very closely related to Wales - the languages are VERY silmilar.
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Old 31 October 2006, 12:38   #20
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Err...

Sorry Shaggy, our transatlantic friends have many misconceptions about the UK, I didn't want them to have another!
It's the things that we know to be true that worry us.....
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