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Old 22 June 2005, 16:05   #21
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Well done mate. I knew the spotlight thing would catch on.
I feel strangely inferior. Does a pen torch count?



I agree with your comment about somebody crashing into you Tim, but I reckon it implies to the whole day!
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Jimbo,

Some of those pen torchs can be very powerful.

Unfortunately size does matter in this case >>>> LOL
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I've just tested my new spotlight in the dark is WOW it's powerful! If anyone can't spot me it's becasue they'll be blinded by the light. Hopefully I have a good chance of spotting them now....Just got to worry about the weather now
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If anyone can't spot me it's becasue they'll be blinded by the light.
Yeah, thanks for that

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I've just tested my new spotlight in the dark is WOW it's powerful! If anyone can't spot me it's becasue they'll be blinded by the light. Hopefully I have a good chance of spotting them now....Just got to worry about the weather now
I shall take note and bring my anti light ray spectacles. (otherwise known as Oakleys ).
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A Naval friend of mine today assured me that the weather will be foul
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What's he smokin' ???

You ought to warn him about CDT!
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We may stay down the Eastern Solent...to get views of boats and fireworks.

That way our crew will get a balance of seeing what's going on and having some breaks/variety!

Will check the weather though as if it's grotty there's no point being on the water all day.

Could be difficult arranging meet - ups & could be messy out there but if anyone's leaving from Pompey, by all means give us a shout. (Certainly not keen on an after-dark/after-fireworks trundle home with the range of craft that may be involved. )

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There might be grain of truth in what Tim M's matelot friend says about the weather. A few forecasts that I'm watching suggest that there may be "some" rain about on Monday & Tuesday.

Regarding spot lights. One quick thought occurs to me - probably not a good idea to go shining a powerfull light directly at the offending boat heading towards you. You don't really want to be in the path of a boat being helmed by someone who's just had the back of his eyeballs toasted by 1 million candle power 'cause he won't be seeing anything at all for at least a minute....... Far better to either illuminate your boat or sweep the light from side to side but low down.

Also, after the fireworks finish there will be a lot of boats blatting about with no nav lights on (if the run home from the Cowes fireworks each year is anything to go by) so best to make sure your boat is lit up like a Xmas tree - at least there is a chance that they might just see you......
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Also, after the fireworks finish there will be a lot of boats blatting about with no nav lights on (if the run home from the Cowes fireworks each year is anything to go by) so best to make sure your boat is lit up like a Xmas tree - at least there is a chance that they might just see you......
That's potentially the messiest bit.

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