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Old 11 May 2012, 10:57   #21
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OK - The biggest issue is predicting the arrival time from Swansea - We'll probably have a better idea on the night before when we've seen the forecast.
well, whatever time you arrive I'm sure it'll be a spectacular part of your journey if you have time to fit it in. if we can do anything to help, let us know and we'll do our best to help, i think there will be a few ribs about to show you the best route through the Caernarfon Bar etc
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Old 11 May 2012, 13:40   #22
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Cookee - quick one- will the boat have real time tracking on it / AIS etc at all? . Be nice to see where you are and how quick your going - also be ableto plan to see you whizz past !

You may have already sorted it but I cant see any details.

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Old 12 May 2012, 02:11   #23
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Cookee - quick one- will the boat have real time tracking on it / AIS etc at all? . Be nice to see where you are and how quick your going - also be ableto plan to see you whizz past !

You may have already sorted it but I cant see any details.

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Yes - Both of them!

We have a Spot Satellite tracker which will report our position every 30 minutes and we have AIS on our Raymarine system.

All of the details will be on the thread nearer the time.

Also for those that have asked we will be sorting out ways of topping up the funds for the Children's Hospices in your area - we just have to work out the best way of doing that so that your money goes to your specific local Hospice and not into a general fund.
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well, whatever time you arrive I'm sure it'll be a spectacular part of your journey if you have time to fit it in. if we can do anything to help, let us know and we'll do our best to help, i think there will be a few ribs about to show you the best route through the Caernarfon Bar etc
I'm hoping to be there to see the boat. Either through the strait or off skerries. I'm more likely to make the former if you do it as less weather dependant. We could loiter near Llandwyn island at pilots cove having some lunch until you arrive at the entrance to Caernarvon and the strait.

It's a beautiful 15mile run through, snowdon on one side, two lighthouses, two castles, two bridges, two piers and numerous v impressive houses. Worth the slight detour.


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I'm hoping to be there to see the boat. Either through the strait or off skerries. I'm more likely to make the former if you do it as less weather dependant. We could loiter near Llandwyn island at pilots cove having some lunch until you arrive at the entrance to Caernarvon and the strait.

It's a beautiful 15mile run through, snowdon on one side, two lighthouses, two castles, two bridges, two piers and numerous v impressive houses. Worth the slight detour.


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Tracker Testing

Had a day out to deepest darkest Cornwall yesterday - Had lunch at Richard Mason's lovely establishment a short walk from the boat in Charlestown and then went round to Falmouth for a brief stop before coming back to Salcombe via the Eddystone. The boat ran faultlessly and we can't wait to set off round Britain on the 21st of June!

Here's the map Should have turned it on earlier!
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Had a day out to deepest darkest Cornwall yesterday - Had lunch at Richard Mason's lovely establishment a short walk from the boat in Charlestown and then went round to Falmouth for a brief stop before coming back to Salcombe via the Eddystone. The boat ran faultlessly and we can't wait to set off round Britain on the 21st of June!

Here's the map Should have turned it on earlier!
got to admit, that sounds better than gardening
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got to admit, that sounds better than gardening
H'mm gardening or Hilbre Island or 40 mph + in a banana??
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More like 60mph+!
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More like 60mph+!
Hey Cookee, that boat would look good on the Scillies next month and make a fine support vessel for the tiddlers. Plenty of room up forward for tents and barbies.
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40mph or 60mph, makes no difference to jeff, he could find the sandbanks at any speed
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Cookee, the link below is to the Caernarfon Harbour Trust, the Caernarfon Bar marks on on there and the route through the Swellies, I sort the speed limit marks later

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Hey Cookee, that boat would look good on the Scillies next month and make a fine support vessel for the tiddlers. Plenty of room up forward for tents and barbies.
We have quite a lot on next month as it is!

We are in Dartmouth for the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd at an "On the Water" event - it used to be called Try a Boat.
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Cookee, the link below is to the Caernarfon Harbour Trust, the Caernarfon Bar marks on on there and the route through the Swellies, I sort the speed limit marks later

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no probs Cookee

see if we can sort a few ribs to be about on the day
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Kevin and I did a 300 mile round trip to Southampton and back for a filming session with Veho who make the Muvi cameras yesterday - brilliant day and the boat didn't miss a beat. We had flat calm, fog (Raymarine AIS was useful in the Solent!) lots of people on board during the day and a choppy ride home - 6am till 9pm it was a long day but it did include lunch in Cowes so it wasn't all work!
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