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Old 17 November 2009, 22:15   #1
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Constant gales

Still no respite for us - 70mph again - don't know when I will ever get my boat out of the water at this rate!!!

maybe I shouldn't have used the word gales - Storm Force 10 at the moment...........
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Still no respite for us - 70mph again - don't know when I will ever get my boat out of the water at this rate!!!

maybe I shouldn't have used the word gales - Storm Force 10 at the moment...........
And they say the English moan about the weather, bet its fun in your local

Instead of going on about it 24/7 why not move
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Old 18 November 2009, 03:57   #3
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Yep - forecast to be like this for the next 3-4 days from what I hear. touching 50 mph in the sunny old shelterted solent ............. so glad I got my boat out at the end of October !

Still the river near me is nice and calm - just needed to avoid the logs/ trees/ sunken boats in it on Sunday when I went for spin in smaller RIB.
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Old 18 November 2009, 07:03   #4
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Still no respite for us - 70mph again - don't know when I will ever get my boat out of the water at this rate!!!
Why's a bit of wind preventing you from using a slipway in the harbour?
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Old 18 November 2009, 08:29   #5
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Why's a bit of wind preventing you from using a slipway in the harbour?
Because the slips are only usable at high tide. At high tide the swell is terrible on the lifeboat slip - the other slip is a nightmare in a cross wind and is pretty steep.

IF the trailer was spot on for the boat I would give it a go but don't even know how it fill fit yet...............
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The slip in the West Dock is probably your best bet. Get your Disco into low ratio and it will crawl up there nicely.

Let me know if you need a hand.
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The slip in the West Dock is probably your best bet. Get your Disco into low ratio and it will crawl up there nicely.

Let me know if you need a hand.
May well do. The more the merrier!!!

It's not the Disco I am worried about - the steeper the slip the more acute the angle the boat presents to the trailer. Also the crosswinds there are really bad.

Once the trailer is all set up it wouldn't be such a problem.
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... don't know when I will ever get my boat out of the water at this rate!!!
The last week of the month and the start of December are set to be much nicer, just hold your horses and patience will reward you with weather so good you will want to leave the boat in over Christmas!
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I can't wait - maybe I will buy myself an icecream van and make a quick killing.........
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We get pretty much the same weather as you South/West Wales guys. It's been blowing a hoolie here for almost a week, the next blow appears to be hitting Ireland and the North.
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