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Old 20 July 2009, 06:20   #1
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Another novice question

Here's one that probably hasnt been asked on the forum before. Last week I was out on my first RIB open water trip from Helford River to Falmouth. My teenage daughter looked at the depthfinder at 22 metres and asked me 'what exactly is down there'? What kinds of interesting sealife could be there ? (I probably wont pass her your answers !).
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Here's one that probably hasnt been asked on the forum before. Last week I was out on my first RIB open water trip from Helford River to Falmouth. My teenage daughter looked at the depthfinder at 22 metres and asked me 'what exactly is down there'? What kinds of interesting sealife could be there ? (I probably wont pass her your answers !).
Maybe a weight belt
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What kinds of interesting sealife could be there ?
thers probubly gaRfishis an uvver tipes ov inferier fishis.

an de occashunul rib nobburs boddy dats bin flikt owt ov iz bote an iz bein ett bi crabbs an sumwher inn de sowlint thers a rolecks woch

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Old 20 July 2009, 08:21   #4
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There is my old radio , mobile phone & Neils expensive watch in the solent ! That and several million tonnes of mud & sand ! ( oh & the press would have you believe the odd fish trying to survive the pollution and toxic waste).

Any & all rocks instantly appear 3 inches infront of your prop!
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Metres??? What are you using them for??? I always set mine to fathoms - much more nautical..................
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Metres??? What are you using them for??? I always set mine to fathoms - much more nautical..................
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Why not? We all use knots and nautical miles!!!
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Yeah but fathoms? Seems a bit like saying "I've just jogged a League"
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I have depth display in feet (as all good seaman should have) , but shows tenths of a foot ! Work that one out - not sure yamaha get the idea of imperial measurements !

One of the never ending British quirks - we say out boat is XYZ Metres, we go at knt, for miles , with horsepower on a boat that weighs a certain number of kilos (for our trailers with 10 inch wheels) use litres per hour of petrol (worring about it being more then 5 a gallon) , looking at charts in meters depth of water , on a bearing of whatever ( true ? magnetic ? chart ? ). all so we can get back to marinas that charge you by the lenghtof you boat (in feet ! )

No wonder I ignore most of the numbers.
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We all use knots and nautical miles!!!
Do we? It begs the question...
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