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Old 23 October 2013, 12:38   #461
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Just heard, JD has damaged a tendon in his ankle. He finally decided it was not right! Looks like the RIB won!
Ouch...hope it heals well.

Do we know what actually caused it - I know it was pretty bouncy on the return trip, but how did it happen? Any learnings?
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It's frighteningly easy to hurt yourself in rough water if making any meaningful headway. I come back covered in lumps and bruises at the best of times. Mrs willk sees 'em and says "cor, I wish I'd done that to you!"

It's generally down to a combination of not being "ready" for a bad landing, having a poor hand/foot hold and being tired - bang - ouch.
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Hmm a good 6 months recovery minimum.... I tore a tendon in my knee paid privately in the end for physio, laser and ultrasound therapy.


On a different note whats happening with the videos of the trip?
Hadd is still having technical problems with our 'Friday outward-bound Stuff' but should get it sorted soon....Shame is, he missed the Real Rough stuff!....Too Busy Holding On!
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Hadd is still having technical problems with our 'Friday outward-bound Stuff' but should get it sorted soon....Shame is, he missed the Real Rough stuff!....Too Busy Holding On!
Probably a good thing as you would only get unwelcome comments from certain people like that was irresponsible and dumb
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Hadd is still having technical problems with our 'Friday outward-bound Stuff' but should get it sorted soon....Shame is, he missed the Real Rough stuff!....Too Busy Holding On!
Jeesh, yaaawn, he can cross the channel in a force 8 and arrive in destination on the button, but can't upload his footage. How did he navigate? Stars and moon?

C'mon andy, want to see that beast of a ribcraft unleash its 250 (?) ponies on some proper waves!! .....undertaken after proper risk assessment of course.
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Probably a good thing as you would only get unwelcome comments from certain people like that was irresponsible and dumb
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Now let me think, do I want to go out boating with a well equipped Robnobber, in a capable boat, with loads of safety equipment, and the knowledge of how to use it all, with no need to call on the help of outside rescue services unless it's a REAL Emergency............ or shall I go out boating with one of the many who think Lifejackets, Killcords, and backup VHF's are for wimps, tough one
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Jeesh, yaaawn, he can cross the channel in a force 8 and arrive in destination on the button, but can't upload his footage. How did he navigate? Stars and moon?

C'mon andy, want to see that beast of a ribcraft unleash its 250 (?) ponies on some proper waves!! .....undertaken after proper risk assessment of course.
Spose only 'Getting out once a year'.. in your own Boat you've got to get yer jolly's somehow!....
Is that the reason for a Daffodil Yellow Boat???.. They only come once a Year too!
Seriously....They do reckon every Village has one!....seems like Forums are no different!
A Real Shame you ever got rid of your Dory!!....surly it was 'The Perfect match'!!
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Spose only 'Getting out once a year'.. in your own Boat you've got to get yer jolly's somehow!....
Is that the reason for a Daffodil Yellow Boat???.. They only come once a Year too!
Seriously....They do reckon every Village has one!....seems like Forums are no different!
A Real Shame you ever got rid of your Dory!!....surly it was 'The Perfect match'!!
he's the only elf in the village Matt
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Dories are shocking!! Old man went out more than me this year, gutted. The one trip out was a good one though! Even when I had a week off in Wales, it was storms all week so couldn't get out with the kids. Resorted to 2.5m fun on the river. Smiles per £ are excellent!! 1L per 1/2 hr rather than mile! Still a Feint hope of heading to ullswater to sink the U boat!....
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Still a Feint hope of heading to ullswater to sink the U boat!....
Better pack your flak jacket & flameproof undies then:P
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Cherbourg-Needles Vid!!

Apologies for taking so long with the vid's i've had loads of problems it's not the best but hope you enjoy!!
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Poole-St vaast

Here's the video from Poole-St Vaast.. Sorry there's no big stuff!! i stopped filming before mid channel cos i needed to hold on :
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Shame about the Gnarley 80% Mate!.....But at least it was only Blisters!!
When the Sea's got Big (after about an Hour) we never saw Grimalken again till we made St Vasst.
Great weekend! Thanks to all involved...and looking forward to the next one!
....Someone mention D-Day Landing Beaches????
...Oh and ''Giddy-up''... You went the WRONG WAY!!
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... She's too Frightened she might get the Boat!
Both Girls showed a Bit of ''Gameness'' that Day Rocky!!
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