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adventures have you been up to this weekend, I have been teaching, and now have a touch of sun kissed shall I say arms and face. Apart from not 100 percent vis it has been a great weekend, and loads of boats out, OK so a lot where rag and stick but some Mobos to , so some of you should have some tails to tell. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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We took Marv' to Yarmouth for the weekend and eat food drank wine and snoozed most of the weekend while watching the fun and games of people comng and going (I forgot how much I enjoy people watching!).

We did go for a bit of a bike ride too but we decided there was food to bea eaten and wine to be drank so onlt cycled far enough to find somwhere selling ice cream!! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
 

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Crossed over again and raced with some mates in a yacht on Saturday. Royal Southern June Series, held in Solent East of Bramble Bnk.

In the two light airs races that were run, we scored a first and a second!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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Well, as I was leaving Windsor this morning a chap waved a rope at me and gradually it dawned on me that he was stuck in the mud and wanted towing off the deadly Brocas sandbanks. I was wary at first for my deep draught vessel all too easily becomes ensnared in the heartless slime and mud of the upper Thames but decided I would risk a bows on approach with the intention of taking a bow line from him and attempting to pull him away from the bank by reversing the mighty 106 turbocharged horses of my trusty steed vessel.

Blimey he was stuck!!! Anyway, I succeeded in heaving his bows round until he was near at right angles to the bank and then transferred the rope to my starb'd quarter with a fairly long bight. Eventually he slid off and we let go and continued on our way.

No mention was made of LLoyds Standard T's&C's or whatever though I ventured to suggest that he would probably steer clear of that particular mooring area in future!
 

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I guess that's preferable to a whole lot of other things described as "bi"......

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A bit boring but I got a quick fix while assisting to move a 35ft to her usual mooring then six of us piled into a tender to go out and look over a trawler , something was going on because the RNLI rib was escorting someone in but we didn't want to rubberneck and left them to it
 

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Superb Ice cream with the profiteroles in the YC all weekend. After waiting for the family to arrive started the engines,turned all the nav toys on,went for a wee and the fog rolled in before I had a chance to untie /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif Sought liquid comfort back in the YC for rest of weekend
 

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Quick wave to Powerskipper in OV on Saturday moring, then over to IOW for the fun of the festival - Red Arrows etc, then Sunday quiet run up the Beaulieu, quick race up Soton Water with a V58, followed back into OV by some enormous mobo from New Zealand then application of plenty of aftersun and alcohol.

Great weekend.
 

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Went over to Newtown on Saturday with Mrs jhr, No. 1 Son (aged 10) and one of his mates, and dropped the hook for lunch to the accompaniment of distant thumping from the IOW festival. The two boys went in for a dip so I decided that I'd have to follow suit, or risk being labelled a wuss. Once I'd recovered from the initial cardiac arrest, the water wasn't too bad so I spent a quarter of an hour scrubbing slime and weed off the waterline and outdrive, which allowed me to issue regular technical instructions about the leg to Mrs jhr ("...now lift it up again.... no, up! ....whaddyer mean, 'what's a rocker switch?' ...honestly, do I have to do everything myself?). This induced a little froideur but happily this didn't last for long. Also tried a jhr bodgit and cockup repair on the leaking galley tap with ptfe tape and blasphemy, but no joy.

Mrs jhr wouldn't go in the water, in spite of entreaties from me and the boys, so us blokes set off for home feeling very smug. Calm enough to push the throttle firmly down on the way back, resulting in big grins all round.

Promised the kids that we'd go to the beach on Sunday, so we went to Southbourne in the car and sat in the sun all day, looking at people on their boats, which was a bit of a pity, but still fun. Slow journey back and we got home to discover that a power cut had switched off the cooker and the oven hadn't come on, so I had to go to the chippy for emergency rations.

Cracking weekend and I managed to avoid getting burnt, for once. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
 

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Started as a great day out around Studland and Swanage on Saturday. Caught 2 mackerel trying a new rod for 10 minutes then headed to the beach. Went shallow so made sure leg was up and safe – jumped off the back and noticed leg was completely down and bumping the sand!!!

Upon opening engine bay was greeted by the sight of oil everywhere. After initial cardiac arrest investigated and found bloody hydraulics had gone (turns out a hose has sheered the cooper connection). Managed to get home and then found out that the bung had treaded and could not be removed to drain the oil into a bucket. It was then I calmly decided that nothing could be done until Monday when the local boat engineer was on site so started to pack up and noticed that new, and successful I may add, rod had been snapped by the engine cover closing!

You can but laugh (well there were people around so crying wasn’t an option). Boating, you got to love it!
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Our first proper weekend on the boat and first journey out through the safety of the barrage into the murk of the Bristol Channel.

And what an absolute blast SWMBO and I had /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Took a couple of non-boaty friends out for the afternoon yesterday as we had near enough flat calm conditions and incredible sunshine. Went out to Flat Holm island to look at the lighthouse / bird sanctuary, then zoomed back across the channel to anchor up at The Knap for an hour or so to catch some sunshine. Was a bit surprised to see someone wakeboarding behind a 28ft Rinker cruiser (dunno why, just didn't expect it I guess) but it did get SWMBO talking about what size boat we should get next. FTLOG we've only had this one a few weeks !!

In summary though : Incredibly happy to have finally bought the boat and made proper use of it /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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On Saturday, I lifted fenders and high tailed it across Lavan Sands into the relative safety of Penmaen Swatch. Had a mere 0.5 under the keel at one time, but as I was on a rising tide, it was not a problem.

I followed the buoyed channel into Conwy and was shocked at the amount of traffic going in and coming out, with two idiots in big 30 foot sports criuisers cutting in and out of the line of boats at full speed, turning around and repeating the performance. They changed a dead calm into a maelstrom of confused water. Just what is going through the heads of these idiots is beyond me, but with an entire ocean to play in, why do they have to imperil people using a marked channel.

Anyway, once in Conway I made my way up the river to the point where my plotter was showing that I was sailing on dry land!

Noted that nearly every boat in the river had an accompanying jet ski.

Before slack water, I made my way back to Conwy, tied up on a spare mooring, ate a hearty curry and watched the sun go down on a glorious day.

Up at seven, had breakfast , slipped mooring and headed out to sea. It was like a billiard table and already very hot.

Made it back to PD with just enough water to park the boat.

Have to admit that I cut across Lavan Sands again, but this time on a falling tide. It was no real worry, because if I had gone aground, I could have taken the opportunity to adjust my depth transponder whilst dried out. As it was, I never had less than 0.6 under me.

A great weekend out.
 
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