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Here's me sharpening up the chef's Mora whilst trying out my new Tilley hat and sippin' on a nice cold Stella.

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This rare luxury whilst underway was afforded to me by the presence of the Admiral. He wanted to drive, so I offered him my seat for the day.

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The Admiral always brings me a couple of sharps to play with. He was chuffed with the edges I put on his Crunch and Juice C2.

All in all it was a very enjoyable day out on the water. :D


Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:05 pm
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Ah, great topic - I love being out on the water, was born within a 100yds of the Indian Ocean, in my blood I guess.

Do this every summer now, ever since met my wife (met on Mark Warner holiday :roll: )

Don't have any kids, but I always end up teaching some youngsters the thrill of trapezing/helming the cats - just great, great fun.

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Now that looks fun chui mate :)


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Tallnhairydave wrote:
Now that looks fun chui mate :)


Sure does! Reckon I'd still manage to fall in lol

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The calm before the unpredicted storm. The anchorage was absolutely heaving with all sorts of boats. So busy, in fact, that I took a photo of the radar display for posterity.

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The forecast was for 5-10 knot winds that night. The watch keeper woke me up just after 0200 with eyes like saucers. A force 8 had started blowing from out of nowhere and most of the boats had started dragging anchor and colliding in to one another. Absolute chaos and carnage.

I leapt out of my bunk like a scalded cat and started taking emergency avoidance actions whilst clad only in my boxers. How we got out of that one without a scratch I'll never know. But thank Neptune and his salty trident we did.

Probably the most horsepower I've ever seen on the back of a wee(ish) boat.

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1200 hp on the back of a 22 odd footer. Totally mental. Ridiculous overkill. And probably bags of fun to boot!


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Is that St Tropez ? ;)


Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:25 pm
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It's Bonifacio, mate. Southernmost Corsica. A really beautiful place in the summer and a ghost town in the winter. This winter I'll probably be staying in Porto Vecchio. Just up the road from Boni.


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Captain Midnight wrote:
It's Bonifacio, mate. Southernmost Corsica. A really beautiful place in the summer and a ghost town in the winter. This winter I'll probably be staying in Porto Vecchio. Just up the road from Boni.


- very nice Jon, have spent a few holidays over there. Bonifacio is truly gorgeous - night and day. Porto Vecchio too, bliss.

My initiation into Hobi-cats was in the bay of Propriano where I used to stay.........in the good ol' days after we'd landed into Ajaccio, we'd get a Cessna from there to Propriano..........


Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:15 pm
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Chui wrote:
the bay of Propriano


It's a nice part of the world. I usually spend some time there every summer. Corsica has a lot going for it. Loads of variety. Something for everyone.


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