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Old 27 August 2006, 12:00   #1
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Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
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Just got back-Slipway clowns and did anyone spot us in Fowey?

Just got back from Penmarlam. What a great campsite- We ended up spending 2 extra nights there!

Did anyone spot us round Lantic bay, Looe or Fowey?

Had a minor disaster on Tuesday-the clutch master cylinder died on the car (212 repair!) but the boat was in the water so wasn't worried

I did however see the most inept pair of idiots on the slipway there whilst saty in the boat chilling out on the pontoon.
They were in a yellow dory with an ex-military mariner 40 on it that broke down and were towed in at LW springs by one of the harbour patrol boats.
At the end of Penmarlam slip is a lip which is hidden by the water but has markings to say how far it is to it. The guy fetching the trailer came backwards down the slip in a white Fourtrak van and pushed the trailer off the lip-then drove the Fourtrak off the lip with one wheel too.
Rather than use low range 4x4 to pull it up he revved the tits out of it in 1st until the water was steaming and eventually it came back up.
He didn't bother to pull the trailer up the lip though and it was on about a 30 degree angle sideways as well as 45 degrees backwards.
I shouted across to his mate that the trailer was pissed and got an arsey response so left them to it...as they just clipped the ratchet onto the bow eye of the floating boat and drove forwards (revving the tits off it in 1st again) yanking the trailer up the lip with a bang leaving the boat on the p1ss...
Then they tilted the engine DOWN and drove off without even securing the boat, whacking the skeg on the floor on the way up...
You couldn't have made it up.
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Old 27 August 2006, 12:53   #2
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Sounds like the sort of folks who will become a statistic at some point in their lives and probably richly deserve it...
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