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Old 22 April 2014, 13:15   #1
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Help : stories from Rnd Anglesey for Mac pls

EVERYONE on the cruise PLEASE HELP

Please PM me with any interesting stories of navigation, breakdown, fueling, help, points of interest, your story of the day. I need to pull together 2000 words for PBR and we can get RA2014 for Macmillan in the mag!!!


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Old 22 April 2014, 13:31   #2
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EVERYONE on the cruise PLEASE HELP

Please PM me with any interesting stories of navigation, breakdown, fueling, help, points of interest, your story of the day. I need to pull together 2000 words for PBR and we can get RA2014 for Macmillan in the mag!!!


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we we're the 1st to launch at Ty Calch so we could take photos of everyone else launching, we did our best to get ahead of everyone a couple of times to get some more photos although I guess a few saw that as a challenge to keep ahead, we started of with a crew of two, me n Andrew, but we collected two passengers from Mick Telcowilliam at Beaumaris for the run to Conwy, we had a good blast back across to Puffin Island, but then waited for Jeff & Sandy (Jeff Hutcheon) to catch up as they'd been left behind on the fuel pontoon, and after a quick trip to Moelfre to inspect progress with the new lifeboat station we continued on round Anglesey, with a coffee break at Sth Stack and a Mars Bar break at Pilots Cove, we we're the last to be recovered back at Ty Calch, another great day out with RIBnet
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Old 22 April 2014, 13:38   #3
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That's great, stories of waiting, helping others, problems etc

Also any equipment that was good bad or ugly, unexpected happenings etc

Eg I bought a 2nd radio, icom waterproof handheld that week, good job as our main aerial snapped off by puffin!


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Old 22 April 2014, 13:55   #4
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That's great, stories of waiting, helping others, problems etc

Also any equipment that was good bad or ugly, unexpected happenings etc

Eg I bought a 2nd radio, icom waterproof handheld that week, good job as our main aerial snapped off by puffin!


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My Icom IC-M91D DSC hand-held, which was shoulder-mounted, went overboard off Puffin when the catch detached from both the radio and my drysuit. The radio floated, displayed a 'Water Detected' notification and was retrieved safely. The Leader of the Opposition managed to save the catch from disappearing down the elephant tube...
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Old 22 April 2014, 14:23   #5
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Yes I noticed my engine over revving a couple of times during the 'sprint' from y Felinhelli supped restriction to the bridges. I had two passengers with me, Beth, who is toms sister (tom is the nice young lad who launches at Ty calch) and colum who came over from Ireland for the trip. Unfortunately I decided to make my way back to Ty calch but arranged a lift for my two passengers with Chris Caton and dean (Rocknrolla) I made it back to Ty calch with a couple more high revs and decided it had to be the prop bushes as the engine was running fine. Taking the prop into castle marine tomorrow. I didn't want to carry on in case I had to be towed, even though dean offered to tow if we would have needed it.....
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Great stuff people! All makes an interesting read, thank you. Keep them coming, anything greatly received..... Views, beginners, advanced, how you felt etc


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Andy B (part of M.Thornton's team) fell into the water after loosing balance on the pontoon in Conwyn marina and had to be fished out by my dad and several others.

My silvercrest camera (go pro copy) fell off its bracket mounted to the A-Frame (puffin to conwyn) and I thought it had gone forever but luckily it had dropped into the engine splash well.
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even though dean offered to tow if we would have needed it.....
I can just picture that. A 50 knot tow round the island behind RocknRolla. Be like a donut ride on speed - obviously displaying the appropriate day shapes
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Came with three ribs from Blackpool set off early to avoid traffic but had a clear run through both ways. Highlight of the trip was Andy Blundell falling off the pontoon at Conwy whilst trying to head off the bow of the 8.1 Scorpion. He got soaked to the skin and spent the whole time in the laundry room drying his clothes.the sight of him in him undies will haunt me forever.He came out just in
Time to miss the last pint and spent the rest of the trip trying to kick-start his
Mobile back into life. I was in my little wooden 4m rib and the two big Scorpions
cruised serenely on whilst I tried my best to keep up ,but whilst they only hit one
Wave in three I felt every bl**dy one,I felt like I had just been over the jumps at
Aintree !! Holyhead took a while to appear and was glad to have a stretch and toilet break ( it's an age thing) great run down south side and into the welcoming arms of Chris Seddon. Smashing do at night ,put the world to rights with Deano and off kip. Weather perfect this year well sorted Mr Smith
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What a wkd,steady away when we set of to conwy,when we came out the big stinger with the 300 verado shot off, i thought that will do nicely and me and mick shot after him, maintained pole in the ruff it was fkn hard work at times, on the flat the stinger had 50yds good crk,then one of hiz cushions blew off he stpt went back to find it,me and mick jogged on at WOT all the way backnight was snd i think the paddy and toms sister enjoyed the trip nice to meet new pepsMike thornton and hiz BP boys the world could be put t rights if Mike would donate the ammoI cnt remember is name with the swb gailforce 90 grey rib
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