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Old 09-02-2020, 04:09   #1
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Oops. Time for some trig.

So, Iíve finally done it. Iíve run aground, nice and firmly wedged, on a falling tide with 80 cm of fall to go.

Passing the time doing the trig to work out what angle Iíll be at when low tide is reached at midnight.

1.6 m draft... feels like it should be 45 degrees... but I bet itís not that simple.

Any bets? Iíll take a measurement at midnight, winner gets bragging rights.
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Oh ha, ha, ha...

Just passed 30 degrees....
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Re: Oops. Time for some trig.

On the upside... the dustpan, which has been missing for a week, just appeared out of nowhere, accompanied by a whole lot of other stuff, on the galley floor.

Oh yeah, accompanied by a pretty load series of bangs and crashes too.
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Re: Oops. Time for some trig.

Kinda hopeful the toaster will show up soon.
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Re: Oops. Time for some trig.

Wondering if I really need to set the anchor watch tonight.
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Re: Oops. Time for some trig.

Waiting for the official reading, too early for math here...


Sorry to hear you're stuck. They say it happens to everyone. If it is any consolation, it is dark, snowing, and -8 C here.
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Any bets? Iíll take a measurement at midnight, winner gets bragging rights.

My bet is 40 degrees. Jokes aside, I trust you and the boat will be fine and this is just a little change of plans ó in which case, taking it philosophically as you are is the best course of action.

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Crack a beer. Prop feet on overhead. X=5.
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Oops. Time for some trig.

Well, Iíve taken a moment to replace a failed seacock, but rather frustratingly, Iíve discovered the portholes leak.

Itís gonna be messy.
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My bet is 40 degrees. Jokes aside, I trust you and the boat will be fine and this is just a little change of plans ó in which case, taking it philosophically as you are is the best course of action.

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Thanks mate.

Trying to stay positive. But we passed 45 degrees.

And the mozzies are out too.
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Waiting for the official reading, too early for math here...


Sorry to hear you're stuck. They say it happens to everyone. If it is any consolation, it is dark, snowing, and -8 C here.


Yeah, at least itís a nice warm night.

-8 does not sound like fun.
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I usually make coffee and have the tender ready with dog in it. Then I wake the admiral and convince her that a nice walk on the beach out of sight of the boat would be fun. She's never known about any of the episodes.
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I usually make coffee and have the tender ready with dog in it. Then I wake the admiral and convince her that a nice walk on the beach out of sight of the boat would be fun. She's never known about any of the episodes.

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Nice moves... but... ďusuallyĒ?

Does this happen often?
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Hooray! Low tide at last. Going back up now.

Hopefully the boat will go up too.
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