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Old 22-09-2015, 22:01   #46
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Re: Santander, Spain to Shoreham on Sea.. have a laugh..

another 78km should see boatie in spitting distance to destination.
to hell with drying paint.

PS. thanks for the warm welcome.
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Old 23-09-2015, 12:08   #47
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Re: Santander, Spain to Shoreham on Sea.. have a laugh..

It appears he's on the dock... looking forward to the debriefing
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Old 23-09-2015, 12:17   #48
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Old 23-09-2015, 14:11   #49
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Hey, Boatie,

I hope the check clears!

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Old 23-09-2015, 15:16   #50
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Well done boatie. Good professional job.


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I'm told that broken hearts mend with the application of sea-time…
Also been told that work will kill you…( )
sayiing here in Denmark

If hard work is so good for you - why don't we make the sick do it?

good show boatie
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Morning folks..
Hi UpOnStands.. Welcome to CF..
Well.. that was an exciting final 58hrs to the trip..
Motor sailed from Les Sables all the way to Ushant cutting in through the Raz to save time as my forecast when I left showed strong NW'lies starting around Monday afternoon.. so if I did not make it past Quessant before the tide turned Monday morning I would be stuck in Brest for at least 5 days waiting for favourable weather again.. as it happened I managed to arrive to catch the flood and was through by 0600 Monday.
Also managed to see the latest from passageweather on my phone and saw the next few days were W winds between 20-30kts.. with the little arrows showing 4's and 5's.. Fantastic..
Monday afternoon saw me running before a 6 gusting 7 with staysail and 1/3rd genoa.. 4-5kts with surfs of up to 9.5kts.. and a rising sea.. and it pissed down..
Tuesday morning brought drier weather and sunshine.. batteries started recovering from the 40% they'd been drained to even though the sea's were now around 4m with the odd 5m jumping up to say 'Hello'..
Also found on waking that my target of Poole was now a fantasy.. the force of wind and tides had pushed me as far E as I'd managed to travel N almost and my concern was now would I get caught by a strong tide and get swept down towards Alderney around 12 miles to the SE and the mess of rocks, reefs and shoals in the whole of that corner.. but I was lucky.. put another -10 on the AP, unfurled a bit more genoa for more push and despite the mess of confused seas due to winds an currents managed to stay N of the Cherbourg Peninsula.. despite a teapot and a couple of mugs flying outa their rack and smashing..
What was that..? everything stays put on cats..??
Anyway.. side slipped through the shipping lanes and got in the E lee of the Isle of Wight around 4am Wens.. knackered.. so dropped sails and went to sleep for 3hrs..
Long story short it was a nice days sailing the rest of the way to the Shoreham entrance and Surprise is now bedded down in Sussex YC and set for a winter on the hard..
Trip turned out to be 7 days waiting in marinas and 6.5 days at sea.. not bad really.. and no problems.. apart from the teapot.
So next..?? its off to Samos towards the end of next week and the NE'lies of the Aegean for a contrast.. hope its sunny.. my tans fading a bit..
Have a grand weekend all.. many thanks for watching.. and your support..
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Well done Mr Boatie!
Another successful delivery under your belt; you must be getting a little good at them by now .
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Welcome back to real world.
Imagine that the Heavenly Twins ride bit like corks.
But damn good seamanship and bit of good luck.
Best combination.
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Morning folks..
Hi UpOnStands.. Welcome to CF..
Well.. that was an exciting final 58hrs to the trip..

What was that..? everything stays put on cats..??
Occasionally need some double sided tape.
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Well done Mr Boatie!
Another successful delivery under your belt; you must be getting a little good at them by now .
Hiya Wottie.. Cheers for the boost mate.. but still not sure I'm good enough to remove the 'L' plates yet.. or even charge 'Grown Up Fee's..'
Still waiting on approval from the Professionals...

Be a long time coming methinks..
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Hiya Wottie.. Cheers for the boost mate.. but still not sure I'm good enough to remove the 'L' plates yet.. or even charge 'Grown Up Fee's..'
Still waiting on approval from the Professionals...

Be a long time coming methinks..

Hey, you got paid didn't you
Seems to me that makes you a Professional, a cheap ass pro maybe, but strap on your 'P' plate anyway.
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Hey, you got paid didn't you
Seems to me that makes you a Professional, a cheap ass pro maybe, but strap on your 'P' plate anyway.
Is that 'P' for Pisshead...??
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Seems to me that makes you a Professional, a cheap ass pro maybe, but strap on your 'P' plate anyway.
Y'all are weirding me out talkin' 'bout strap on stuff....
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