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Squadron boats in Cowes this weekend - loads of photos & spectacularly bad video...

Plan was to take my Mum & Dad over to the Folly for lunch, Saturday was a little windy but the plan was in place so off we went, bit bumpy getting over to Cowes and treated to a mass aray of Squadron boats who had come for their Bicentenary celebrations..

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the Chairman of MDL runabout..
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The Folly was pretty full & busy

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always a sad site, owners of these poor dinghy's obviously MIA after a Saturday night in the folly..

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headed back to Hamble after lunch, pictures never capture wave size... but it was quite choppy,

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then I took a photo and realised the selector wheel had gone to video, kept going for a bit then I thought I had switched it off... I am not sure even Henry would be able to edit this into anything vaguely watchable, looks like we had a terrible accident, but I can confirm all ok!



Sunday in the sun... what a lovely day & dog rather happier to be staying put!
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Re: Squadron boats in Cowes this weekend - loads of photos & spectacularly bad video.

Cool photos, must have been a good party in Cowes
 

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Great photos Firefly , loved the "action" video . Nice to see a picture of Shemara to show SWMBO as her grandfather was radio operator and her great uncle was skipper when Shemara was owned by the Docker family .
 

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Re: Squadron boats in Cowes this weekend - loads of photos & spectacularly bad video.

That's an impressive flopper-stopper in picture 3

It's Motor Yacht Shemara, recently underwent a massive refit. Project took about 2 years, iirc. Mainly challenge was the height from floor to ceiling was only 2.1 meters, didn't leave much space overhead for cables / ducting. But she is available for charter for very reasonable figures... http://www.edmiston.com/yacht-charter/shemara-3024/

Yikes!
 

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Re: Squadron boats in Cowes this weekend - loads of photos & spectacularly bad video.

It's Motor Yacht Shemara, recently underwent a massive refit. Project took about 2 years, iirc. Mainly challenge was the height from floor to ceiling was only 2.1 meters, didn't leave much space overhead for cables / ducting. But she is available for charter for very reasonable figures... http://www.edmiston.com/yacht-charter/shemara-3024/

Yikes!

you are talking telephone numbers there ....;)
 

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James,

nice set of images, brings to mind, "how the other half live"

300k a week charter, even divided by the 12 guests, it's still a lot of dosh!

thanks for posting.
 
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Re: Squadron boats in Cowes this weekend - loads of photos & spectacularly bad video.

James,

nice set of images, brings to mind, "how the other half live"

300k a week charter, even divided by the 12 guests, it's still a lot of dosh!

thanks for posting.

Oh indeed David, I bet the owners of the majority of these little ships only dropped in for a night on board or perhaps a day visit to race their classic yachts around the cans, the paid crew would have been the only folks on board for the duration.
 

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The owner of Shemara is what you call a "motivated" owner - he likes his sailing and being on the water in general.

Don't forget 300k does not include tips / extras..sling another 20% just to be sure. Oh and cleared funds before you even step aboard.
 

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Did you get pictures of Leander hitting the yellow special mark"Snowdon" when Prince Phillip was onboard? Apparently the captain is now looking for a job.
 

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Did you get pictures of Leander hitting the yellow special mark"Snowdon" when Prince Phillip was onboard? Apparently the captain is now looking for a job.

This is Leander, hooked up to a Trinity bouy so after its dragging.

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