Ra Chentlemans Cruise

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A fuller report will follow but what a splendid voyage we had.
McHurley became the Pope designate after walking off a pontoon
Sgeir won the Vinnie Jones lookalike competition
DaveS got red carded by Clyde Coastguard fer babblin oan
Claymore got his boat rebuilt and shortened by a foot thanks to some over exuberance on the anchor winch
Webcraft became Webcam and won the Puilldobhran all comers 3 legged race
LongJohnSadler discovered a penchant for strange Rum
Muzzy - the late coxn of the Fleetwood lifeboat - fell in a bog in his new waterproofs
Jimi developed an intimate relationship with Claymore's sea toilet
And then there was Parahandy...
 

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Jimi developed an intimate relationship with Claymore's sea toilet


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Hopefully a working relationship /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Cheers,

Arno
 

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It was by the time I'd finished with it .. but must admit I felt a bit bushed!


and erm Claysie displayed a naked posterior whilst standing on a chair in the lounge
 

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Broon troosers ...

wi' oot yer magnifishent efforts, ma shun, we'd all be in ra shunkie ....
 

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and erm Claysie displayed a naked posterior whilst standing on a chair in the lounge

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Trouserless in the House of the Trousers. Fortunately we'd already eaten and the other diners had seen the writing on the wall when we came rollicking in and removed their children to a place of safety.

Dave
 

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Bruising still shows all the colours of the rainbow though the swelling is going down nicely. Regarding the 'phone, previous readers of my nonsense may recollect that this superb example of 21st century technology had already survived a cool wash cycle but sadly, the waters of Craobh appear to have been fatal.

Point of information, Mr Cruise Director, Sgeir was the chatterbox who annoyed Clyde Coastguard though the black mark will go against DaveS, of course, as owner of the good ship Avilion.

Dave
 

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I'm sorry about the phone your Papalship and stand corrected regarding VHF admonishment. What time did you come through Cuan and was Rip Van Skipper awake?
 

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P.MacH, I think your emminence should do a post on your experience and lessons learnt, it just might save someones life.
 

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Mid-afternoon through Cuan. We set off behind Fairwinds who went through Easdale while we went outside and overhauled them on the last board before the entrance to the sound. Rip Van Skipper was at the top of his game, as always when at sea.

I'd like to publicly record my appreciation of DaveS, for his seamanship, his superbly organised vessel and his courage in signing on, sight unseen, a couple of passengers like Sgeir and I.

Dave
 

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the other diners had seen the writing on the wall when we came rollicking in and removed their children to a place of safety

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I can't remember, but did we return them later on?
 

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P.MacH, I think your emminence should do a post on your experience and lessons learnt, it just might save someones life.

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In due course. Give me a day or so to do it justice and to ensure I have learned all the lessons.

Dave
 

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you ought to have collected two drunks on the way and, masquerading as yourselves, sent them on whilst listening to the ensuing conversations to assess the skipper's ability to handle such situations. this gives an indication of what he'd be like at sea. eg think well of him if you hear "och aye, the drink cupboards over there". you then subsequently climb onboard (you did, didn't you?!)

can i applaud your pope-ship for hae'in a verra suitable (ensign?) flag seeing as how it celebrates the patron saint of fishing. did it work with vast catches from the bounteous deep? ... we drew a bit of a blank ....
 

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How many socks needed for a three legged race?

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I'd like to publicly record my appreciation of DaveS, for his seamanship, his superbly organised vessel and for his courage in signing on, sight unseen, a couple of passengers like Sgeir and I.

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My grateful thanks also to DaveS. Great skipper and host, and I do hope that he recovers fully from the experience.

Also, a special mention for cruise director Claymore, whose detailed early morning briefs made such a difference to the occasion.

Finally, I noticed elsewhere that Claysie has inherited three pairs of socks and some other chentlemen's accoutrements. Bit odd that, because, three single socks were left on DaveS's boat.
 

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Re: How many socks needed for a three legged race?

I would like to add my thanks to the Cruise Director and Rene for a most enjoyable weekend. Luckily a second alehouse has recently opened on Seil, so my life ban should not be too onerous - not that I plan to ever consume alcohol again after the Rum experience in Puilladobhran.

[By the way, WRT a nearby thread, it appears that undies come down after the ensign but before the burgees]

Thanks also to the Doctor for talking me through that difficult surgical procedure on Monday morning, and especial gratitude to the Tobermory Rigging Team, who enabled the good ship Fairwinds to maintain her erection for the remainder of the cruise. I look forward to seeing some of the piccies in due course. In the meantime, where's this?

05may300.jpg


- Webcam
 

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Re: How many socks needed for a three legged race?

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In the meantime, where's this?

05may300.jpg


- Webcam

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We know where it is, but why do you want to know?
 

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Once Machurley had poured that rum ( just 62 percent alcohol and a wopping 4.99) I had trouble makimg out the other side of the cockpit, let alone the feckin horizon.
 

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Re: How many socks needed for a three legged race?

Southern approaches to the Doir Linn, Calve Island, Friday 29th April at approximately 2130, if I'm not very much mistaken. When is the full-size version going to be available for download?

Glad to hear that Fairwind's stick is still vertical. More plaudits for the eagle-eyed DaveS. Did you really tack all the way through Cuan on Monday or did you resort to the iron tops'l once Avilion had turned the corner?

Dave
 
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