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Old 01 November 2014, 14:08   #11
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Old 01 November 2014, 14:13   #12
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Jurgen helmed all the way to Portland and I took over just before we arrived, but something was wrong every time I put the throttle on we would loose power. Nothing major, it turned out to be a sheared R clip on the throttle cable at the engine.

Now if your going to go round Britain then best to go with a well prepared German Jurgan had a spare R clip and we were good to go again in a few minutes







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We had to stop and wait for the range to stop firing, it was either that or quite a detour around. But if you don't ask then you don't get, well done Mike D

A few pics on the way to Portland...
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Old 01 November 2014, 14:45   #14
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After lunch we were off to Plymouth where we were staying the night.

Flat seas and sunshine all they way and then Day 1 was completed...

Facebook post by Mrs G:

Apparently a very hot, flat run with a couple of minor problems that have been fixed - a throttle problem on Black Hawk dealt with by the able crew, and a corroded cable on Blue Ray that Adam has fixed.
A bigger problem with Excalibear which might end their cruise almost as soon as they started!... we'll have to see if they've managed to get it back on water tomorrow.
Watch out for sun burn and sun stroke!
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Old 01 November 2014, 14:52   #15
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Nice write up Alex

Looking forward to seeing the rest of the write up!

This maybe a daft noobie stupid question but on the trailer video it mentioned that a boat had to be abandoned - does anybody why it wasn't it towed in and surely it didn't get left to be washed ashore?
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Old 01 November 2014, 15:33   #16
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After lunch we were off to Plymouth where we were staying the night.
I think I was working away from home when you went through, but pictures 4 and 5 show the beach I launch from .

After the hotels residential buildings on the left, the low one is the independent lifeboat station (they launch and recover at the other end of the esplanade). Next to that, with the balcony and a pale green box on top is the sailing club.

We normally launch and recover on the right hand side of the rock groyne.
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Nice write up Alex

Looking forward to seeing the rest of the write up!

This maybe a daft noobie stupid question but on the trailer video it mentioned that a boat had to be abandoned - does anybody why it wasn't it towed in and surely it didn't get left to be washed ashore?
I managed to get hold of the full (VHS video) documentary to borrow, the rib wasn't left to float off, but from memory a lot of ribs didn't make the first leg inc a porno SR4 stacked up to the sky It's quite old now so prob no longer available.
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Feel like it was just yesterday !
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We met up with some of the other teams for dinner at the marina then everyone went off to their B&Bs, Trev slept on Blueray and his son Rick slept on Watershed one of the Targas.

On the way back to the boats I stopped and filmed some fish in the marina, now I know some think these lights are a bit silly but since seeing this I've been trying to get Biff to fit some on Sunny

Myself and Jurgen were like little school boys, determined for the adventure of our lives so we slept rough

Jurgen bedded down on the deck of Sea Salt and I slept on the deck of Watershed. Sleeping out under the stars is easy after a long day at sea

Film of the fish

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