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Old 15 May 2004, 04:38   #11
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We had some great sightings last summer in Scotland just north of Tobermory. Several basking sharks over 20' and Minke whales. As someone has already said, approach slowly and switch off your engine and wait for them to come to you. We had one brush its dorsal fin along the side of the boat and my teenagers stroked its fin as it went past. There was a whale watching boat next to us. They asked the length of our RIB. When I replied 19', they told us we had just seen a 25' basking shark! I managed to catch it on a (very shakey) video clip.
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Old 15 May 2004, 05:27   #12
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I saw the title to this thread and thought it was gonna say it must be getting warmer cos the hardboaters are going out.
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Old 16 May 2004, 16:15   #13
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Hi Madmat
as well as being warm it would have to be flat as well, so there must have been a couple out this weekend.
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Old 16 May 2004, 16:56   #14
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I think you'll find that the hardboats took the biggest waves the fastest today.
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Old 16 May 2004, 18:08   #15
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Considering that you've got a 10m(?) boat and 2x 240hp(?) motors, and you were in the company of 5 to 6m RIBs, I would jolly well think so!

Anyway, how much do you charge to spend a day crewing on Distant Grumble, Mat?
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