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Old 09 November 2015, 12:10   #21
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I dont know why people only go boating in the season what ever that is, some of the best days out on the water are during winter months, flat calm seas and lovely sunshine, cold yes but if you wrap up well it can be glorious.

Keep Boating All Year
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Old 05 December 2015, 14:35   #22
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Hi mate, i have a 4 hp Yamaha as an aux for my SR4 and i often use it on my 3.4 Avon Typhoon SIB. It does 6mph flat out two up and 5mph on half throttle bimbling along! lovely little motor!
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Old 10 October 2016, 05:09   #23
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I dont know why people only go boating in the season what ever that is, some of the best days out on the water are during winter months, flat calm seas and lovely sunshine, cold yes but if you wrap up well it can be glorious.



Keep Boating All Year

I'm with you on that, yes it can get chilly if you don't wrap up, be prepared and there's some great days boating to be had all year round


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Old 10 October 2016, 06:10   #24
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I dont know why people only go boating in the season what ever that is, some of the best days out on the water are during winter months, flat calm seas and lovely sunshine, cold yes but if you wrap up well it can be glorious.

Keep Boating All Year
+1 Heading for Oban on Wednesday for a few days.
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Old 10 October 2016, 09:52   #25
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Old 18 October 2016, 15:48   #26
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Been on holiday and the outboards playing up, so going to the local Marina for a service on Monday.

Don't intend on stopping for winter time. Got some bothies to visit and winter is the best for that.
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Old 18 October 2016, 16:51   #27
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The only thing that comes to an end for me is swimming in the lake maybe the beginning of nov. bummed I have to wear a shirt until march when I go out sibing after that.
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Old 05 November 2016, 09:14   #28
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Well it's time to declare my self packed away for this year. Helping 85yr old folks move to a retirement appartment and the rest of this year is going to be a whirl of finance & legal hassle, estate agents stress, decorating, wardrobe building, moving them, disposing of excess posessions etc.

After a great 2016 season quite happy to have the SIB kit all cleaned, dry and on the shelf until a (hopefully) early start next year.

This year has seen the consolidation of our Aerotec purchase in 2015 with a new Suzuki DF20AS to match, upgrade of my tiny handheld Garmin Etrex to a seat mounted Garmin 45DV, final choice of transom wheels for non-folding Zodiac type with the backup of carrying inflatable rollers, experiencing and surviving the roughest smallcraft conditions of my life and all topped off with a brilliant two weeks sibbing on the Scottish west coast which included meeting a couple of forum natives.

Roll on 2017.
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You lasted a week or two longer than me Fenlander.

I spent a good part of October staying 50 yards from the sea and was out every day. I had no excuses nor great distance to go ..to not to go out in the boat. The last few times I came ashore ... I was f..f..frozen . Sitting freezing my nads of in a wee boat will never be my idea of fun ...so everything was packed away for the last week in October

Instead.. I have been enjoying the lovely cold clear days of late October – early November running round the hills near my home.. getting fit...for the soon to arrive ..snow climbing .. winter hill walking season. The autumn colour's on land have been very spectacular this year.. and I always look forward to the start of my walking season

I had a great summer of boating..Visited many new places as well as going back to old haunts.. and I met many folks to share real sea stories with..including your good self Fenlander. I hope we can meet again in 2017 season.

I have a few difficult hurdles to cross myself this winter. My ever ageing body needs some preventative maintenance with a short visit to hospital.. nothing too serious.. probably the equivalent of changing the impeller on the outboard and renewing some lubricants etc.

During that period .. I will be thinking of more great times on the water next year ..but I also look forward to the snows arriving soon too.

Have a good winter Fenlander.. and see you on the water again next year
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Old 07 November 2016, 06:18   #30
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Thanks Gurnard. All respect for those that keep sibbing through the winter but there is no shame in looking back on a great year and turning to other winter activities.... including impeller changes of all types.

Good few years back I owned a Pebble 16 like the one below and used that through the winter. Many trips ended with me almost unable to recover at the slipway due to frozen fingers... yes I know wrong clothing and all that.
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