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Old 29 March 2007, 18:48   #11
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Good photee's

I indeed did sail right by your front door yesterday and today,

set of at 4.05pm from Largs arrived Ballycastle northern Ireland 6.30 yesterday.

Left ballycastle 3.00pm arrived Largs 6.30. 168 nm covered 163 ltrs used over the two days.

Huge rollers coming in from the atlantic in the north channel. travelled home up the west side of your island.
From Campbelltown to lochranza it was really big seas, so very tired (wife said I was moving like one of the thunderbirds puppets when I got off the boat). Ribcraft's Rib handled it easily.
Next time let me know and I'll put the kettle on (Must ask 'er indoors where
it is).

Looks like a good run out, but you probably had the tide against you in Kilbrannan Sound. There's lots of shoal areas in there that are best avoided - they cut up a bit if there's a 'Y' in the day. Been there, done that, got the wet T-shirt.

I like the swell in the Channel - as long as it's not too steep; read one of Mr. Pike's books while you're out there. Suddenly it all makes sense.

Which t-birds puppet? Lady P, or Parker with a hangover?
(I think I'm more like Mother Tracey at the moment - more stiff bits than are strictly necessary...)
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Old 29 March 2007, 18:57   #12
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Have you got somewhere to tie the boat up? when this tea is being drunk?

What shoal area's so it was all luck I wasn't swimming then!

I was buggered when I got home, my heels where and still are sore with landing after each landing off waves. The Rib was doing better with the fuel at 27 nkts if I slowed it used mose gas.I was concerned about running out.

As for T bird puppet -the one with the dodgy hairdo.

Is that Dag pike?





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Next time let me know and I'll put the kettle on (Must ask 'er indoors where
it is).

Looks like a good run out, but you probably had the tide against you in Kilbrannan Sound. There's lots of shoal areas in there that are best avoided - they cut up a bit if there's a 'Y' in the day. Been there, done that, got the wet T-shirt.

I like the swell in the Channel - as long as it's not too steep; read one of Mr. Pike's books while you're out there. Suddenly it all makes sense.

Which t-birds puppet? Lady P, or Parker with a hangover?
(I think I'm more like Mother Tracey at the moment - more stiff bits than are strictly necessary...)
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Old 30 March 2007, 06:35   #13
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Tie up? Yes, but only at high water - the local 'port' is tiny. And you have to know it's there to find it; bit like that island on Pirates of the Caribbean
I can always float a tray out to you...

Shoal areas- Iron Rock Ledges, Middle Bank, Crubon Bank, Whitefarlands Bank and Erins Bank - apart from the first, you shouldn't ground in a RIB unless you've got a real problem but because the change in depth is so abrupt you can get a sort of Corryvreckan effect, albeit the tides don't run as fast.

Save fuel - drive faster! Remind me why the greens hate us?

They've all got dodgy hairdos!

And yes, that Mr. Pike. Should get his books printed on waterproof paper
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