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Old 09 March 2008, 16:46   #1
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Batten down the hatches

Very high tides at the moment - low pressure and a big storm coming in - so they say!!!

Just been down to put some extra ropes on the boat. The swell in the harbour was scary and yet the winds are only 35mph at the moment. One of the old hands at the harbour said he lost a trawle there a few years ago as the swell was so bad - gulp.........

With all the talk of bilge pumps it's just as well I checked - mine had stopped pumping. The cause was the inline fuse holder that was corroded to hell.
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Replaced my pump yesterday in preperation. Safety first!
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Getting Hammered here!! Cork,Ireland
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Sounds like a good plan. Think I'll get hammered as well if it reaches here
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Just as well that Fairweather Marine sell ribs



Fareham slip somewhere under that lot and this is as far as I want to go even with the Disco.



Gravel yard at Fareham are putting out sandbags



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Just seen the BBC news report - highest winds so far - Swansea at 82mph - to be honest though it doesn't seem so bad - we get this all the time!!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7287662.stm

Some good footage here - including a nice pilot boat in the rough seas.
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Better give Fairweather a ring - my rib is in their marina (well it was yesterday, anyway )
There was quite a high spring yesterday but this looks about 1.5 metres higher - I was parked in the carpark through the gates in Pete's 2nd photo!!
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Was checking our compound this afternoon in Cardiff Bay, and went to check the wind quage on the end of the quay, was gusting at least 60 knots in Cardiff Bay this afternoon, and was probably nearer 70+ but the guage only reads up to 60 :o
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Peter Puddiphatt`s superb shot of the Longships Lighthouse from Land`s End today (the light is 35m above high water level).
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