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Old 17 November 2009, 22:15   #1
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Constant gales

Still no respite for us - 70mph again - don't know when I will ever get my boat out of the water at this rate!!!

maybe I shouldn't have used the word gales - Storm Force 10 at the moment...........
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Still no respite for us - 70mph again - don't know when I will ever get my boat out of the water at this rate!!!

maybe I shouldn't have used the word gales - Storm Force 10 at the moment...........
And they say the English moan about the weather, bet its fun in your local

Instead of going on about it 24/7 why not move
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Old 18 November 2009, 03:57   #3
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Yep - forecast to be like this for the next 3-4 days from what I hear. touching 50 mph in the sunny old shelterted solent ............. so glad I got my boat out at the end of October !

Still the river near me is nice and calm - just needed to avoid the logs/ trees/ sunken boats in it on Sunday when I went for spin in smaller RIB.
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Old 18 November 2009, 07:03   #4
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Still no respite for us - 70mph again - don't know when I will ever get my boat out of the water at this rate!!!
Why's a bit of wind preventing you from using a slipway in the harbour?
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Old 18 November 2009, 08:29   #5
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Why's a bit of wind preventing you from using a slipway in the harbour?
Because the slips are only usable at high tide. At high tide the swell is terrible on the lifeboat slip - the other slip is a nightmare in a cross wind and is pretty steep.

IF the trailer was spot on for the boat I would give it a go but don't even know how it fill fit yet...............
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The slip in the West Dock is probably your best bet. Get your Disco into low ratio and it will crawl up there nicely.

Let me know if you need a hand.
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The slip in the West Dock is probably your best bet. Get your Disco into low ratio and it will crawl up there nicely.

Let me know if you need a hand.
May well do. The more the merrier!!!

It's not the Disco I am worried about - the steeper the slip the more acute the angle the boat presents to the trailer. Also the crosswinds there are really bad.

Once the trailer is all set up it wouldn't be such a problem.
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... don't know when I will ever get my boat out of the water at this rate!!!
The last week of the month and the start of December are set to be much nicer, just hold your horses and patience will reward you with weather so good you will want to leave the boat in over Christmas!
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I can't wait - maybe I will buy myself an icecream van and make a quick killing.........
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We get pretty much the same weather as you South/West Wales guys. It's been blowing a hoolie here for almost a week, the next blow appears to be hitting Ireland and the North.
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And very unusually a red 'take action' warning, not sure I've ever seen one before.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/...ngs.html?day=2
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What a load of wee girlies...............


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I can't wait - maybe I will buy myself an icecream van and make a quick killing.........
Sorry Codders, the next time I have a glimmer of good news I shall be sure and stick it where the warm summer sun does not shine.

And by the way, mine's a 99!

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And very unusually a red 'take action' warning,

That's the queue for an evening of looting up your way.
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I can't wait - maybe I will buy myself an icecream van and make a quick killing.........
It's not cold out now, so you'd probably get good business as it is

Upto 55knots on the SW tip of Wales here right now (about half a mile in from St Anns) - had 82knots on Saturday morning though... we have had more earlier on this year.

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Absobloodylutely.
It's strange but people always seem to think Scotland gets such bad weather - EVERY time I check the windspeed we are getting the worst of it!!!

http://www.xcweather.co.uk/

I wouldn't care if my boat was out of the water!!
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It's strange but people always seem to think Scotland gets such bad weather
It's not so strange. Note how carefully they promote the notion. Terrible weather and then, on the calm days, ferocious "mudgies". You'd almost think they were concealing something....

Trying to deter more "White Settlers" p'raps?
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In the words of the song 'you are not alone'!! It blows a little up here as well, as I write this the conservatory roof is bouncing up and down and has been for almost 24 hours. Been down at the harbour looking out to to Ailsa Craig is very interesting indeed.
Oh for the summer months, bur there again only difference is it is a little warmer!
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What a load of wee girlies...............


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http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=33233

What a load of 'right' wee girlies I think you meant.
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