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Old 21 August 2016, 13:47   #11
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Had a properly nasty days boating on the Medway estuary today. 20mph wind over tide. Absolutely black and blue, soaked through and a little shaken up. But the aerotec did not let us down. Had it not been for the long car journey to go boating I wouldnt have gone out in it. Lesson learned!
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Had a properly nasty days boating on the Medway estuary today. 20mph wind over tide. Absolutely black and blue, soaked through and a little shaken up. But the aerotec did not let us down. Had it not been for the long car journey to go boating I wouldnt have gone out in it. Lesson learned!

But I find that days like that, build confidence in your boat & your abilities. We've had some dodgy crossings & when it's over you look back & think, we tackled that.👍


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Yes, true we learned a thing or two today!
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But I find that days like that, build confidence in your boat & your abilities. We've had some dodgy crossings & when it's over you look back & think, we tackled that.👍


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When I ran my 14' SIB, I found the boat was capable of handling more than I was. Soft squishy things on board gave up (either due to safety concerns or physical beatings) before the boat would.

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When I ran my 14' SIB, I found the boat was capable of handling more than I was. Soft squishy things on board gave up (either due to safety concerns or physical beatings) before the boat would.

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Just washing and de-salting all my clothes, boat bits, electronics from yesterday. Everything electronic that wasn't in a sealed bag is either toast or not far from it. One of many lessons
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Just washing and de-salting all my clothes, boat bits, electronics from yesterday. Everything electronic that wasn't in a sealed bag is either toast or not far from it. One of many lessons

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