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Old 11-06-2009, 03:03   #1
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Hi from the UK

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I sail on the north sea (and yes it can get chilly ) Nr Ipswich on the east coast.
Just thought I would say hello

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Old 11-06-2009, 03:27   #3
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Old 11-06-2009, 03:34   #4
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I just had a sail in your neck of the woods last week, around Felixstowe. It was cold and rainy and lots of commercial traffic! But even a cold and rainy day sailing is better than any day on land, in my book.
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Old 11-06-2009, 03:43   #5
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Hi mate
I sail out of the Walton backwaters so I am always coming and going through the shipping lanes.
Looks a better deal this weekend. I will be on the boat tomorrow, so fingers crossed

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Have a great sail!

Do you range further afield? Where do you like to sail from there? What kind of boat do you have?

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Old 11-06-2009, 03:57   #7
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We sail (Caroline my wife and I ) sail a Sadler 34.
Yup , we have sailed to the channel islands, France, Holland, Belgium. Having to work gives us limited time for going any further.
But one day........

How about you ?
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Sadler 34 is a pretty boat. A lot better use of space than our Pearson 365, which has a tiny v-berth forecabin and no quarter berth.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:19   #9
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I had a westerly Conway before the Sadler(not that much difference to a Pearson 365)
I think you have a ketch rig?

We bought the sadler(deep keel) for longer journeys she sails like a dream, and very easy to handle with just the two of us. we also use a Windpilot self steering wind vane as we are not keen on electronic steering
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Most 365's were ketch rigged, but ours is a sloop. Which doesn't stop it from being an exceptionally poor performer upwind (the longish keel and very heavy displacement probably play a role in this).
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:15   #11
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where is your home base?
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:36   #12
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Hey there David.
We are from that area, Melton/ woodbridge , currently sailing on East Coast USA and headed to points south.
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I love Woodbridge, havent been there for a few years. We have a 6 foot keel and can only get into the marina at high water springs.
We have a friend that has just moved to Cumberland St, Woodbridge. Guess thats a good excuse to sail over there.

What boat are you sailing in ? I was looking at your picture trying to make out what it was.

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Its a Jeanneau Gin Fizz 38 Ketch. I couldn't get into the Marina either

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I love Woodbridge, havent been there for a few years. We have a 6 foot keel and can only get into the marina at high water springs.
We have a friend that has just moved to Cumberland St, Woodbridge. Guess thats a good excuse to sail over there.

What boat are you sailing in ? I was looking at your picture trying to make out what it was.

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Old 11-06-2009, 10:32   #15
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Lol
I did get stuck on the sill about 6 years ago. The harbour master said it would be fine to leave on the morning tide, but with high pressure and a westerly wind there was just not quite enough water. We managed to get off by handing the main halyard to a couple of fellow yachtsmen ashore. we managed to tip the boat far enough, with lots of engine power we escaped.
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