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Old 16 October 2017, 09:03   #1
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Hold onto your hats

I hope that our Irish contingent have got their boats safely tucked away!

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Old 16 October 2017, 10:31   #2
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it's a tad blustery in Nth Wales too John
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I'm at sea at the moment, on the west coast of Scotland. It's getting wild already, we're hiding in some shelter with a whole world of chain out on the anchor and listening to it freshening.
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Old 16 October 2017, 11:47   #4
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it's a tad blustery in Nth Wales too John
Certainly looks it! The sea state around the Isle of Man must be interesting too with a 50 mile an hour southerly wind blasting up the Irish Sea.
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I'm at sea at the moment, on the west coast of Scotland. It's getting wild already, we're hiding in some shelter with a whole world of chain out on the anchor and listening to it freshening.
Good luck!
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Thanks. We're over a hundred tonnes with a 350kg anchor and 120 metres of chain thicker than my arm, each side, so we should be ok but it's not going to be the most peaceful evening.
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Thanks. We're over a hundred tonnes with a 350kg anchor and 120 metres of chain thicker than my arm, each side, so we should be ok but it's not going to be the most peaceful evening.

I hope you've packed the stugeron
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No but we've got loads of gin!
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trees in my garden are blowing about a bit thankfully the recycle tubs full of empty rum bottles .hope all's ok for you markmullen and stays that way
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I hope that our Irish contingent have got their boats safely tucked away!
Nope - the willkcraft rode the storm on her mooring. Big F.O. chain and a couple of Dyneema risers.

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Nope - the willkcraft rode the storm on her mooring. Big F.O. chain and a couple of Dyneema risers.

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Is Dyneema the best stuff? I was led to believe that it's not particularly abrasion resistant.
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Is Dyneema the best stuff? I was led to believe that it's not particularly abrasion resistant.
That's why I have it sleeved

In my bitter experience, nothing short of chain or wire survives much abrasion...
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That's why I have it sleeved

In my bitter experience, nothing short of chain or wire survives much abrasion...


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We hid in Loch Etive for the night. About 0200 it hit quite hard, as well as swinging on the anchor big gusts were heeling us over which is quite unusual for this boat. That said we didn't drag or anything and no harm was done to boat or crew.
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