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Old 16 January 2022, 12:40   #1
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4 Ozzies stuck on an island video

As someone whos island camped a few times over the years and as recently as September last year on the Blaskets with the RIB at anchor off a beach, these guys woke up to the nightmare that means I never really get a great nights sleep!
I found it riveting to watch, not least because of the cost Implications in that part of the world that drove a lot of their decision making. The relatively benign weather played a part too as hypothermia never entered into it. Worth a look if you have an hour to spare but itll make you feel lucky for the services we have here, RNLI, Coastguard, etc.

They used a stern and bow anchor. I just go for a single CQR but I secure to to the bow eye to reduce the vertical pull on the anchor. Then make sure its really set with a lot of rode out and hope itll reset ok each time the wind and tide change. I carry a second anchor and am often tempted to use a stern one but I feel with the wind usually shifting a lot and tide swinging and quite strong, a stern anchor would add more risk than security.

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Old 18 January 2022, 02:01   #2
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G'day Daibheid

I think you have been taken for a boat ride.

If you look at the so called sunken boat, I could only stomach their b/poo for a few minutes, it looks like the water is about 1 metre deep.

If that had occurred in Australia it would certainly have made our news and this is the first time I have heard about it.

It would have been on our East Coast maybe jonp knows something about it.

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Old 18 January 2022, 20:11   #3
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If they did all that for a cheap video, including helicopter Im well impressed!
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Old 19 January 2022, 06:36   #4
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I saw it a few months ago, I don't follow their channel, but one of the other blokes that was there timmy turtle. I am pretty sure it was genuine. It shows how hard it is to right even a fairly small boat.
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