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Old 03 August 2004, 04:34   #51
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If it wasn’t risky it wouldn’t be such a challenge – gutted for you and hugely relieved to hear that you are all OK and were by the sound of it model rescuees.
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Old 03 August 2004, 04:51   #52
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I know, this confused the hell out of me too.

Glad to hear everyone is safe and well, could easily have been a much more sombre thread.

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Stunned by the news this morning. Very glad to hear all are safe and well.

Congrats to Alan and crew for keeping a cool head in a nasty situation, and many thanks to the rescue services for doing what they do best.

Perhaps the BBC will learn the differance between a yacht and a motor boat one day.
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Old 03 August 2004, 04:59   #53
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To know the difference between a yacht and a motorboat would be good, but to describe it as a 'Ketch' is dumbfounding!...twin masted Yacht!
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Old 03 August 2004, 05:07   #54
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To know the difference between a yacht and a motorboat would be good, but to describe it as a 'Ketch' is dumbfounding!...twin masted Yacht!
I blame the yanks. The coastguard would have got the info from her registration documents.

RT traffic might have gone like this....

"Stornoway Coast - Mike Uniform. Can't find a ketch out here, but there is a bright yellow RIB in trouble. Should we get that one? Over"
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Old 03 August 2004, 05:09   #55
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.....a 'Ketch' is dumbfounding!...twin masted Yacht!
Yeah, when it could so easily have been a Yawl if the mizzen had been abaft of the rudder head as opposed to for'ard....these things are important ya know?

Congratulations to the "emergency services" for doing a fine job.
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Old 03 August 2004, 05:11   #56
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Doesn't matter what the hell they call it; the boat's lost..

Gutted for you AP and all the boys. It must have been a helluva shock.

Puts everything else into perspective on a wet Tuesday.

Safe home, guys.

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Glad to hear you are all well and safe,
The BBC news report made me read it twice before realasising that it was you - Ketch!!!
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Old 03 August 2004, 05:16   #58
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Glad to hear that all the crew are safe.
It only goes to prove that we are living on the edge taking on such projects, at some time the luck must run out. If we stop and think for a few moments it is very few of us who would take on such a trip. So we must all admire Allan and crew for having the guts to go out and give it a try.

Safe journey home lads, the welcome home will be all the more poignant.

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Also to include Don and Jane Galbraith, Mark Pendlbury and Brian (The crew of Spirit of Lagavulin)
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Old 03 August 2004, 05:18   #59
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I am right with you, just a bit worried that they may go out looking for the wrong sort of vessel if they have duff info.

Very glad all are safe and well. I would not wish this on my worst enemy.
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Old 03 August 2004, 05:26   #60
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Very very sad news re 'Spirit'

Very very good news that you are all safe.

Kathryn, I think the tins will need straightening.
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