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Old 28 June 2013, 19:05   #11
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Funniest ('cos it wasn't risky) rescue I ever heard was on the Erne system. Bloke got lost at dusk - couldn't find Lusty Beg. I swear to God I hurt something important from laughing listening to the comms...

Get the "map" thingy or whatever it is you freshwater rats have..
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Old 28 June 2013, 19:53   #12
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Two in particular stick out to me, one when asked if he had flares the guy said 'eh no, but I have a few.....uh.....romantic lanterns here' (referring to chinese lanterns)

and another thought he had managed to get GPS working on his fone 'ohh yes! I think i've got it now im at position, two zero, zero eight'

Two zero, Zero eight, was the time.... Tube was looking at his goddamn clock!
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Old 28 June 2013, 20:02   #13
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Two in particular stick out to me, one when asked if he had flares the guy said 'eh no, but I have a few.....uh.....romantic lanterns here' (referring to chinese lanterns)

and another thought he had managed to get GPS working on his fone 'ohh yes! I think i've got it now im at position, two zero, zero eight'

Two zero, Zero eight, was the time.... Tube was looking at his goddamn clock!
Good lord - same incident! I heard it live - thought I was going to pass out laughing.

I remember his GPS co-ords were somewhere outside the Erne system ... LOL
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...oh stop - it's all coming back to me - Christ that was funny...
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Get the "map" thingy or whatever it is you freshwater rats have..
You can't deny Willk, it nice to have a bit of strange now and then
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Old 29 June 2013, 06:43   #16
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For your charts of Lough Erne (or are they maps), go to the large blue glass waterways building opposite Broadmeadow in Enniskillen. They produce some good guides and charts. The islands can be confusing, but you soon find your way around, after the 2nd day I knew the Lower Lough quite well. You have to visit Lusty Beg, it's beautiful. The marking stakes take about 30 seconds to get used to. Round post split vertically into a red side and a white side. Remember in the red your dead, in the white you are alright, (bit drastic I know), but it can get very shallow in the red area's. There's a 5 knot speed limit sign and when you exit the restriction (a National Speed Limit Sign-like on the roads), and that's it.....Easy! See the National speed limit sign on the photo when you enlarge it!

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Two in particular stick out to me, one when asked if he had flares the guy said 'eh no, but I have a few.....uh.....romantic lanterns here' (referring to chinese lanterns)
Do they have expiry dates on them...?
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Soulman - if your new to boating I would recommend Upper Lough Erne. Lots of public slips and all free (Carry Bridge, Corridillar, etc, etc). The upper lough is much more sheltered as there are plenty of islands to keep chop down compared to lower lough.
If your new to launching etc might be best to try and go mid week as public slips can be busy at weekends. Mid week you will have them to yourself and you can take your time launching and recovering.
Get a the latest OSNI activity map (2008) for navigation on lough erne. It has both upper and lower (one each side) and is printed on water proof paper. ISBN 978-1-905306-26-8 under a tenner from a book shop.
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