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Old 13 June 2021, 16:04   #1
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Lundy Trip

First of all we need some of BPís finest motion potion


Launched at Appledore and headed out about 2 hours after high tide and scooted out over the bar



About an hour later we landed at Lundy and the seals gave us a warm welcome. Didnít go very fast on the crossing as it was beautiful and the autopilot was steering anyway.





Spied on the local dive trip boat



Lots of rocks, some just below the surface



Then dropped the anchor in the bay (we are furthest boat to the right - no ferry today)



It was stupidly hot



Said hi to the locals



Lundy main road

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After paying landing fee in the pub, went for a walk



Got too hot so came back for a cool down, boat still there





Water is crystal clear



Tender is almost essential for getting ashore at low tide



Tried some paddle boarding



Then set off for Bideford again, going over the bar just before high tide.





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The route, not sure how many miles


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Fantastic what you've done with your boat Jake. Nice to see everyone enjoying it, thanks for inspiring and sharing the pics.

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Was approx 52 miles total, 21 miles from Appledore.
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Wow, kind of wanted to do this and now really want to! Thanks for sharing
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Nice trip!

There's clearly something wrong with AIS though, as your pics show you as still being in Bideford.

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Nice trip!

There's clearly something wrong with AIS though, as your pics show you as still being in Bideford.



That would be it's last reported position just before I switched off on the slipway

I was quite surprised it picked up the position when I briefly switched the boat on at home before leaving.
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I wouldn't say it's particularly difficult but I guess you want to know your boat is well sorted, you're a long way from help but that's the same with most of the North Devon / Cornwall coast.

Tender essential for getting ashore and a good anchor setup.
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That would be it's last reported position just before I switched off on the slipway

I was quite surprised it picked up the position when I briefly switched the boat on at home before leaving.
This is why AIS doesn't work. Even now I can still see your boat in Bideford ^

I recommend a RADAR

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This is why AIS doesn't work. Even now I can still see your boat in Bideford ^

I recommend a RADAR

Who needs a radar when you can just blow your horn every few minutes
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Oh, I don't have a horn. I wasted all my money on AIS.
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jakew009 - a really nice trip - enjoyed the pics. Are you running a heading compass on there somewhere?
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jakew009 - a really nice trip - enjoyed the pics. Are you running a heading compass on there somewhere?
The autopilot has a heading compass which is used to display the heading of the boat on the plotter too. I don't have a manual compass at all.

It's strange watching the autopilot drive the boat along a heading but it actually looks as if it is going sideways because of tide / wind.

I haven't used the autopilot much but it's brilliant on a longish jaunt like this since you can just set it and relax rather than constantly trying to stay on course.

It's mounted here in the console:
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