Originally Posted by willk
Flying is right! Maybe we have a different definition of rough.... and I seem to remember spending a couple of hours driving around Westport looking for a stainless steel welder to reattach your seatback....
Apologies for not getting back to you earlier I've been on a platform with a terrible link could even use WhatsApp. I returned home a few days ago and I had to spend some time with my loved ones (my Audiolabs and my VSOP stash) before posting.
As you know I was astonished and extremely impressed by the huge and genuine effort that you offered to the whole event. No bull thank you once again for your efforts. Over and above that it was real pleasure to meet you and be in your company.
You may have noticed since then (out off respect for your efforts) and exercising great restraint I haven't had a pop at you for being a Redbay pimp or a Landy owner etc etc
Not much of an answer to my question really there buddy suffice it to say I I think your boy (Wilkfish) would be very impressed by the way you used Jurgens misfortune to avoid answering my question.
Re definition of rough- I genuinely don't think the WMO definition applies to ribbing. When I am instructing I tell my trainees that if the wave height is more than a third of the length of their boat and the wind speed is force 5 and above then its rough weather for ribbing and that a moderate sea state (as per the weather forecast is very challenging to a novice. That works up to about 7.5 metres
Thanks again for all your help
and don't hesitate to ask if I can ever reciprocate your assistance in some way