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Old 10 August 2006, 11:38   #1
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Failure to Launch

Took the new kit out to Ullswater yesterday.What happended to the good weather? Had to postpone due to serious high winds- the windsurfers on the other hand were having a field day. So!! Ive still yet to set out in my new first boat! ( altogether now - awwww )

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Old 10 August 2006, 12:48   #2
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Certainly does look a bit windswept.

I've a couple of friends up your way at the moment on holiday. Good job they went for the scenery and not sunbathing...
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Old 10 August 2006, 14:24   #3
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Get out there you coward ! Ideal conditions for a honwave with 5hp on the back. Go wave hopping......... I have one of these as our tender the kids can get it up to 12kts. Great boat.
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Old 10 August 2006, 14:45   #4
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Possibly not the most responsible advice there! If this is his first boat on its maiden voyage doing it in weather HE is not comfortable with is not a good idea. This time next year it will no doubt be a very different story - as I am sure the boat is capable.
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Old 10 August 2006, 17:13   #5
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Took the new kit out to Ullswater yesterday.What happended to the good weather? Had to postpone due to serious high winds- the windsurfers on the other hand were having a field day. So!! Ive still yet to set out in my new first boat! ( altogether now - awwww )

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Where did you launch from? (cough cough try to launch from)

It looks a bit like Waterside House, the farmer there is really freindly and helpful. Hope you manage to launch soon!
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Old 10 August 2006, 18:04   #6
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Took the new kit out to Ullswater yesterday.What happended to the good weather? Had to postpone due to serious high winds- the windsurfers on the other hand were having a field day. So!! Ive still yet to set out in my new first boat! ( altogether now - awwww )

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Those inflatables are a lot more seaworthy than you may think. We have crossed 25 miles of open sea in our 3.1m but it did have a 15hp on the back.
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Old 10 August 2006, 18:15   #7
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ha ha- thanks for the responses folks. Yes, it was Waterside house!
I had a mare trying to launch. Couldnt even get in to row it out a few metres to lower the engine, as soon as i got it out a bit- whoomph! the wind and tide just threw it back on the shoreline.
I should have known better tho, there wasnt another boat active on the lake apart from the Ulswater Steamer! (sounds like the local drunk!) and the lady at the site said she wasnt allowing anyone to hire any of her boats out because of the weather.
What part of "dont go out there" didnt i understand?

I SHALL RETURN!!

PS- I was thinking of doing the RYA level 1 beginners course- a sensible step?
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Old 10 August 2006, 18:34   #8
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hi do the pb 2 you can do it on the mersey or with jono in puckwelly [discount]
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whats that then Ste?
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Old 11 August 2006, 14:16   #10
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pb2 is power boat level 2 and is more suitable if u have a rib imho
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