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Old 23 August 2006, 05:35   #1
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Threaded the Needles

We went through the gap in the Needles yesterday. I am sure this is 'old hat' around here, but it gave us a buzz nonetheless.

You could see the bottom easily and we ghosted over one rather scary chunk of white rock, which I would have preferred to be a bit deeper down.

Well, its one thing ticked off the to-do list.
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Old 23 August 2006, 07:15   #2
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I've done it too, just got to keep to the right next to that nasty rock. Trouble is, when the tide runs it really shoots through there making the boat either travel way too fast going with the tide or make it steer off if heading into it, plus it gets choppy so its difficult to see the rocks! Did you head through when it was dead calm?

Haven't had the guts to do it in my new boat yet!
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Well done!! I've done it a few times on things with bigger drafts (yachts!) and it get the old adrenaline going big-style. I have to confess that we also met with one of Varvassi's boilers a couple of years ago so we don't always get it right!!!!
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I wouldn't do it in a yacht. No way. At least, not my yacht!
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