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Old 10 August 2004, 04:41   #31
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Thanks Kathleen, just one of you will always make up for a million PeteP's Alan P
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Old 10 August 2004, 04:53   #32
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Alan, please do not take me the wrong way, I am keen to learn especially when it comes to safety. I respect the way you got the crew home, but my aim would be to investigate why that had to happen, e.g. why the boat was sinking, 'prevention is better than cure'

You must however listen to everyone, or you may end up living on a cloud where you only hear what you want to hear, that is not a healthy way to be. I do feel that 'polite' debate and questioning is good for everyone, and that as you chose to bring this into the public arena with press conferences and details on here, then we should be allowed to give our views and ask questions.

I specialised in Arctic warfare and survival with the forces, so I am fully aware of the being unable to pop home for something you forgot scenario

Anyway, I guess you need time to chill out so I will leave some other questions until later.

Good luck for the future,
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Old 10 August 2004, 04:57   #33
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Pete/Flanker,


Forgive me because I do not know you nor did I know you when you posted as Flanker...
But are you asking the same things over and over?

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Old 10 August 2004, 05:00   #34
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I'm very sorry, but I don't understand the question
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Old 10 August 2004, 05:16   #35
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You must however listen to everyone, or you may end up living on a cloud where you only hear what you want to hear, that is not a healthy way to be. Anyway, I guess you need time to chill out so I will leave some other questions until later.

Good luck for the future,
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Pot, this is Black Kettle, reading you loud and clear.

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We have never met and that is something I would like to change. I hope that you don't mind me saying that I think you are totally mad (this is my opinion of any one who does "Blue Water in anything with less than 3 bars, 2 restaurants and a swimming pool) but you are by no means stupid. If you were, you would have left this world many years ago.


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Old 10 August 2004, 05:22   #36
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Old 10 August 2004, 06:59   #37
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my thoughts, for wot they are worth

Alan, Kevin and the rest of the crew.

Having got back from holiday yesterday and been catching up, I read with horror the initial reports of the incident.

I think all should hear bear in mind the following:-

Whilst the possible loss of the vessel is sad, the loss of any of you would have been tradgic.

I think we should all be thankful that you are all safe and well.

The boat can be replaced, as can your jeans , you could not.

All this, IMHO, mindless debate about what happened, why it happened, what could have, should have been done can wait.

We should be thankful for the guys safe return and the super work of the rescue boys and girls.

We could have easily lossed some dear friends, great people and assets to the marine industry.

"the sea has no friends, she just has visitors"

I personally and very glad you are all safe and well and can live to tell the tale (at a later stage), go on to other challanges and buy us all a bear when we next get together.

And Kathleen, a sterling job no one could ever call you a Langer!
We could all do with a friend like you in our lives.

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Old 10 August 2004, 07:31   #38
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Alan,

I heard about your rescue when cruising off the west coast of Mull in my Tornado - like eveyone, I was disappointed you didn't make it all the way across the pond, but was delighted that you all made it home safely.

I take every sensible precaution when I go to sea, but I understand there are risks - that is part of the sport. I envy you and your crew the courage, skill and stamina to undertake these long voyages - I truely hope never to find myself requiring rescue, but if I do I fervently hope that my reactions will be as appropriate as yours. As to the rescue itself, I'm a professional in the avaition business - we deal with all sorts of emergencies and though we wouldn't wish misfortune upon our customers, it would be dishonest not to admit that the safe resolution of a potentially dangerous situation is very fulfilling.

Please keep challenging the elements - we need guys like you to keep the world an interesting place to live!

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Old 10 August 2004, 08:18   #39
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Well said Jon and JIY.

Hey Jon ...reckon you've been drinking in the alehouses of Crosser and the East Ferry again

You're learning too much of the local lingo

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Well said Jon and JIY.

Hey Jon ...reckon you've been drinking in the alehouses of Crosser and the East Ferry again

You're learning too much of the local lingo

Missus
Your not wrong and the kidneys are still suffering!

Whats even worse is i brought the record too when I was there!!
"Record" I hear you cry, yes the song called "The Langer" its very funny

Anyway thats all a bit off topic

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