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Old 16-10-2016, 17:13   #76
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Re: Late Season Sailing in Northern Europe

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Yes. Indeed.

Just the fact that sea and wind are so cold there will make huge impact on how things develop. And then the countless other factors like wind shifts on passing systems that generate confused seas which is probably worst for any small and mid size pleasure craft.

My comment on conditions being moderate was not meant to take anything from the skills and events. And it was, in retrospective, jumped. We have been living between the tropics for 15 years now and I admit I am beginning to forget what it is like out there in the deep North. But I know it is a different game.

Very glad everyone made it thru. A boat is a boat and can be fixed in the first harbour.

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Totally agree. Wind, cold, wet and tired make everything 10x more difficult. Sitting in front of the keyboard will often makes us lose the perspective what is out there and how difficult it is when the sh*t hits the fan.

EQII lost their auto helm and couldn't fix it in rough sea. It was an easy fix once they got to Westport.
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Old 16-10-2016, 17:25   #77
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RockDawg -- aren't you glad you didn't end up on that boat, starting from 5 degrees (!!) higher than where they ended up starting from? You would have had better than 50/50 chance of being in a Force 10 or even 11 up there, in that season. Now you see why we were giving you, the advice we did! The boat, as I understand (?) was a Dehler or some other boat like that -- not made for that kind of duty! A Force 10 could have been a survival situation up there.


Anyway, all's well that ends well. Making port after something like that is like an airplane landing -- every one of them you can walk away from is a good one
Hahah........ Yes and No. I didn't join them in Nuuk. It was too rush for me to leave work, but it may has been a case of me being subconsciously didn't want to go. I am not sure. They had four experienced crews and don't really need a fifth one.

I often make my decision based on my own instinct after reviewing all pros and cons. But I do tend to take risk.
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Old 16-10-2016, 18:00   #78
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You'll enjoy Cork.. great place and people..
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Old 17-10-2016, 07:45   #79
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You'll enjoy Cork.. great place and people..
Thanks Boatman, I look forward to seeing Ireland up close.

Do you or anyone else here know a few places for repair - like Genset overheating, refrigerator, water maker, Sail repair, bimini, bottom paint, water ingress, stiff steering etc.?? And also need a place to haul out and store on hard for the winter. ???

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Ahahahahhaaa..!!
Funny enough that's where I was for 10 days collecting and prepping a boat.. only one I know..
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We spent a fair amount of time at the Admiral Drake during our two weeks after washing up on shore in Crosshaven. Such great end of evening a cappella and wonderful folks.

Second the Salve Marina as that is where we stayed.
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This pic was taken in Greenland. Northabout & EQ2 sailed together from Greenland to Ireland.

EQ2 is a 2008 58" Tayana.
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