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Old 18 August 2004, 06:00   #11
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Weather Forecasts on the net

Hi folks,

We have found www.theyr.net to be a superb forecast service. It does take a few minutes to get it set up to your home port and another few minutes to learn obout the features.

It's still free.

We have ours set up with Galway as our main port and the default view set to wind conditions.

We have found that it give very accurate wind stenghts and directions and sea states down to even discrete parts of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands.

We have been using it now for 2 years and find it more accurate than any other site.

Best wishes,

Stuart
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Old 18 August 2004, 06:19   #12
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Just been out for a play wow its good out there, we also found a cork 1720 sportsboat with no one in it drifting along 2 miles offshore. So towed it in 25000 worth of salvage ????
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Old 18 August 2004, 06:23   #13
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Why don't people use the official met office? It is where most people get their data from and the shipping forecasts are great

http://www.met-office.gov.uk/

http://www.met-office.gov.uk/datafiles/offshore.html

http://www.met-office.gov.uk/datafiles/inshore.html

Got to be the most comprehensive for any boater!
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Old 18 August 2004, 06:36   #14
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High up on a hill at Loddiswell..

..5 miles from Salcombe. Blowing a gale and well pi$*!ed off. Son's friends staying for a few days and want a ride in the boat. Not much hope today!
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Old 18 August 2004, 06:44   #15
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Just been out for a play wow its good out there, we also found a cork 1720 sportsboat with no one in it drifting along 2 miles offshore. So towed it in 25000 worth of salvage ????

By the name thought you meant some little speedboat - not a yacht!!!

Hope some poor bugger didn't fall off the thing - if not I would definitely go down the salvage route - perfectly justified in these circumstances
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Grey and drizzly here in Newfoundland! Tail end of hurricane whatever it was that cause havoc in the US a while ago. Gonna brighten up though so should be able to go sailing again. Oh for a RIB here though.

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Old 18 August 2004, 07:55   #17
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Hope some poor bugger didn't fall off the thing - if not I would definitely go down the salvage route - perfectly justified in these circumstances
Notified the coastguard, it just wasn't tied up correctly.

If we had left it another 20mins it would of been on the rocks
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