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Old 01 June 2005, 08:31   #11
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The dog was fine - she just curled up on the floor and did whatever dogs do when the lie motionless.
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Old 01 June 2005, 08:36   #12
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........did whatever dogs do when the lie motionless.
Wish they had a more sensible owner Des
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Old 01 June 2005, 08:44   #13
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1...The day was immense - the added effect of no sleep and howling wind and waves really made for an adrenalin packed day.

2...It all started badly when the chick spilled 15l of 2 stroke oil into the hull.

3.....realize i needed a dump...

4...Pushing out into the harbor following the ferry I scrolled through the gps for my pre-programmed St Mary's (from my Easter trip) only to discover it was not there

5...I flew along at around 20knots, stuff flying everywhere water in the face and a dog cowering at my feet. Passed a large coastguard ship in the bay and rounded the headland - food and poorly packed camping equipment now going everywhere.


6...After 2 hours kip I decided to sort the boat out for my next attempt - quick trip to Iceland seen plenty of bin bags to water proof the tons of gear.

7...I the had a chat with Ginger Coatstie - whom noticed my gear oil was leaking and milky.

8...Ahh could anything else go wrong??


9...Passed the shipping lane and zipped close behind a large container ship - getting loads of strange looks from the crew as I was bobbing along.

10...Decided I should do a radio check as I was now at the mid way point - no reply, great stuff I flip and it really is all over.

11...In the end I cruised into St Mary's - only to find the family had turned their phones off and were nowhere to be seen (they did not think I would set off).

12...My shoes were washed over board.


A second crew member is an extremely good Idea.

Your not just risking your life when you go out in rough conditions but that of the RNLI when they come to rescue you.

If I remember the other thread, then the majority was against the trip, based on weather, but after reading your above post it would seem that there are other issues as well.

What you do, is upto you! All I'm saying is that novices shouldn't read your exploits and decide that because one person has done it, so should they.
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Old 01 June 2005, 08:57   #14
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You gotta push the boundries every now and then.
Yeh, cool and well done to you.
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Old 01 June 2005, 09:18   #15
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Sounds like quite a trip, well done. Looks like you've found a few preparation bits to improve on next time though
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Old 01 June 2005, 09:23   #16
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rob's chick

just read the thread of the exploits of Rob. For the record I did not spill the oil in the boat. Did Rob forget to tell you he didn't screw the cap on properly??? and a hyperactive neighbours kid knocked it over when we were loading the boat. (Yes rob was going to take a 10 year old kid with him on that crossing also-until I booked him a ticket)

Also for the record

Rob didn't tell us he was crossing - last message we had said book into B&B sea too rough - hence phones switched off.

The dog got seasick

Rob lives on fear, adrenalin and chocolate bars he became a slalom skiing medal winner with only about 10 weeks total skiiing experience

He also forgot to pack tent poles for the family tent - luckily the women who ran the B&B we booked into lent us her tent for the rest of our stay.

His budgeting experience is similar to his boating a 300 break in the scillies turned into an 1,100 adventure and a half.

I think he learnt from his experience coming over and hoodwinked his sister into travelling back on the rib. They then got lost at sea in fog for 2 hours...............about 200 yards off of the coast.

You were not the only ones advising him not to go........however as you will have all realised by now he takes the advice of no one.

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Yeh, cool and well done to you.
There is a difference between pushing the limit and being reckless and supporting this type of approach sends the wrong message. Des
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Dear Rob's Chick

Never mind who spilt the oil. I've got coffee all over my desk and keyboard because I took a mouthful just before I read your post!



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At the risk of incurring the wrath of 99% of the forum...

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You were not the only ones advising him not to go........however as you will have all realised by now he takes the advice of no one.

Chick
Typical man, huh!

Welcome to the forum, Rob's Chick!

Edit: hope you checked the life insurance...
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There is a difference between pushing the limit and being reckless and supporting this type of approach sends the wrong message. Des
Well said!

Just read the "Chicks" message......Says it all!
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