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Old 20 November 2006, 03:29   #251
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Excellent account of a great adventure looking forward to reading the report in the magazine .
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Old 21 November 2006, 04:00   #252
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I'm surprised that you let Paul on board given everyone else made an effort to wear matching yellow dry suits.

It wasn't Customs and Excise that boarded you it was the fashion police.

What a disgrace.

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Richard

I'm surprised that you let Paul on board given everyone else made an effort to wear matching yellow dry suits.

It wasn't Customs and Excise that boarded you it was the fashion police.

What a disgrace.

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Old 21 November 2006, 12:36   #254
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What not to wear :)

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I'm surprised that you let Paul on board given everyone else made an effort to wear matching yellow dry suits.

It wasn't Customs and Excise that boarded you it was the fashion police.

What a disgrace.

Mark
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The question is Mark...are you Trinny or Susannah?

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P.S. Thank you for feedback Tim. Much appreciated
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Old 21 November 2006, 15:18   #255
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Nauti - As a diesel fan I must ask...

Did you ever consider diesel? If so, what were the advantages of the petrol outboards?
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Old 21 November 2006, 18:26   #256
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Nauti - As a diesel fan I must ask...

Did you ever consider diesel? If so, what were the advantages of the petrol outboards?
Yes I did look at Diesel, and I decided for the cost of running (servicing), purchasing of the engines in the first place, that is a lot of extra petrol I can use to justify the difference. Plus if one of the outboards was to go completely pair shape it is far quicker to unbolt the engine and bolt a new one on to replace it.

Plus I also want to be able to tow a wakeboard behind and diesel did not have that inital get up and go, also I would have lost a lot of deck space to the engine box, ok I have a huge sunpad on the front, but then that has a lot of storage underneath, more than enough to take 6 people's luggage for a weekend in France and still have unused space under the jockey seats, and anchor locker box.

Not forgetting of course those Verado 275's are mighty sexy and I would like to say sound so sweet but you cannot hear them until you nail it and the Super Charger kicks in, then you get the factor.
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That's a good enough explination for me!

Might want to inform Customs of the next long distance trip you make though
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A NaUTI WEEKEND IN CALAIS

Part 5 'We sailed by Beachy,….'


The grand structure of Beachy Head seemed an age away but impressive nonetheless. It was thus far taking the brunt of wind-whipped waves on the far side so once again we enjoyed faster speeds in the dying light.
The memorable chalky heights demanded that we pay our respects so we slowed and admired Beachy’s stature. Arising from the ocean (with a lighthouse like a nicely-placed table lamp at its base!) it couldn’t disguise the whiff of tragedy as it yielded its own life (and at times that of others) to the hungry seas below.

But it was time to press on and the undulating forms of the Seven Sisters paved the way to Brighton and beyond. Darkness was sneakily photo-shopping out the last streaks of colour in the sky as Nautibuoy took on the building waves beyond the headland with great aplomb. All on board voted to skip Brighton and keep going to the more distant harbour of Littlehampton.

Bit by bit the coastline went all theatrical on us and it became floodlit in the darkness, every now and then punctuated by poppy fireworks. The RIB remained solid and unwavering in the conditions as once again our intrepid Snail-eating Skipper took the helm and settled the boat into steadier night speeds. It was difficult by eye to identify each town in the necklace of lights to starboard.

It was time to tune into Channel 77 as we hoped to be met by Andre’s boating friends from Littlehampton. Little did we know that a much bigger welcoming party than expected were preparing to meet and greet us on our waiting berth!!!!

13) Seven Sisters sourced from www.sevensisters.org.uk (Please remove if copyright is an issue. Ta. All cameras were safely stowed at this stage!!!!)
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You would have had serious problems if you had taken that photo from the boat!!!
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A very fair point Codprawn!!!


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