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Offline GeeW

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Re: Hello from the United Kingdom
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2017, 02:32:10 PM »
CoVianna
Your boat looks very tidy. Is she the CP-23 that was moored near Emsworth for the last couple of years or so?
We thought quite long and hard when she came on the market as to whether to make the jump for 7 footitis.
Are you still SOlent area or has the move to the mighty Humber already happened?

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Re: Hello from the United Kingdom
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2017, 04:03:28 AM »
Good morning Gordon.
It is highly likely as there are not many other (if any?) Com-Pac 23Ds in the UK as far as I am aware. I first saw her advertised last year by a Yacht Broker in the Emsworth area I think. The owner had died, if I remember rightly, and the family were selling her. I couldn't sell my then boat in time to buy her and she was sold to the chap I bought her off. He was based in Bembridge, IOW. I kept looking at ApolloDuck and Boats & Outboards all this year hoping another might become available. Then here she was again. It all ties in to be the boat you mention as he sailed her across from Chichester I think.
She is now on the Hard at Gosport and will be moved to the Humber later this month.
Yours,
David
PS What are peoples views on renaming a boat? Bad luck?
« Last Edit: September 14, 2017, 05:22:53 AM by CoVianna »

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Re: Hello from the United Kingdom
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2017, 04:04:11 PM »
It's not bad luck if you send me a bottle of good scotch whiskey so I can put in a good word with Neptune for ya.!

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Re: Hello from the United Kingdom
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2017, 05:23:10 PM »
PS What are peoples views on renaming a boat? Bad luck?
There are numerous myths and legends about the proper way to rename a boat, often involving sacrifices (traditionally liquid) to the sea.  It's debatable if you are allowed to filter those sacrifices once before granting them to the sea--I am not condoning discharging raw urine into the water, just saying people may choose to pee in the pool, which is kind of what the fish do.

Basically, it's an excuse to do whatever symbolic ritual you think is most worthy.  Bad luck happens whether you rename the boat or not; no getting around that.

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Re: Hello from the United Kingdom
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2017, 01:29:39 AM »
It's not bad luck if you send me a bottle of good scotch whiskey so I can put in a good word with Neptune for ya.!

TG

I am one of the unclean in the UK as I prefer Bourbon to Whisky! And even worse if drinking Whiskey I prefer Irish to Scotch! (Note  that in the main a Scottish product is spelled Whisky and an Irish product is spelled Whiskey). All the above is sacrilege in Scotland and would at best see you pitied as a simpleton and at worst punched!
PS Whichever American I invented Southern Comfort should be hung, drawn and quartered! A foul, over sweet abomination of a drink. Do you actually drink it over the pond?

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Re: Hello from the United Kingdom
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2017, 06:28:03 AM »
Here in the US where the English language has become more refined (ahem), the plural of Whisky is Whiskies.  Using an 'e', no?  Since we never have only one (like the wimpy Scots or Canadians or the effete Europeans), it seems only proper to be consistent and use the term Whiskey with the 'e'.

So, now, the requirement is for you to send me two bottles of differing Scotch Whiskies!

Southern Comfort was made for the ladies. 

Now shall we discuss the spelling of the word 'color'? Or is it 'colour'?  Either way, dismissing a renaming ceremony as mere local color is a sure way to become red in the face as your luck asea begins to fade.

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Re: Hello from the United Kingdom
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2017, 10:22:19 AM »
I like this Forum, people take things as they are meant to be. With tongue firmly in the cheek! Mild joshing, joking and mickey taking but all done in the right circumstances. And seriousness applied to the appropriate topics where sound advice is required.

I don't know what it is like in the States but if you want to start an argument on a UK Sailing Forum you just have to ask which is the best anchor to use! So much so that on the YBW Forums anchors are such a sensitive subject that people hardly dare raise the subject.

We are a tolerant people in the UK and look on with mild amusement at our Colonial Offspring with benevolent interest while they mangle the Queen's English. Shakespeare will only slowly be revolving in his gave!

PS Is Bollocks a word in America?

PPS And of course it is colour. And Neighbour. And we will not even go in to the way you pronounce tomato!
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Re: Hello from the United Kingdom
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2017, 01:27:55 PM »
What's the metal that your mast is made of?  [please say out loud]

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Re: Hello from the United Kingdom
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2017, 02:07:16 PM »
Al-u-min-i-um!

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Re: Hello from the United Kingdom
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2017, 10:03:14 AM »
Yes CoVianna, well illustrated, there is much these people have still to learn......... <sigh>


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Re: Hello from the United Kingdom
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2017, 05:30:22 PM »
Way too many syllables, in new jerseyIan, USA,  it is

Al-lum-um
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Re: Hello from the United Kingdom
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2017, 05:28:45 AM »
Well today's the day the boat finally moves from the Solent to the Humber. At this very moment it is winging it's way past Oxford. It seems to have taken an eternity to get everything sorted. It will be good to have it nearby and be able to work on it ready for next year. Having said that very little actually needs doing but I like to potter around boats. The only job I'm not looking forward to is the antifouling!

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Re: Hello from the United Kingdom
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2017, 06:23:39 AM »
David: Is water based anti-fouling available over on your side of the pond? I'm guessing it is. It's made my life so much easier. I've been using Interlux "Aqua" which is a multi year ablative water based anti fouling. At the end of last season (2016) when I had the mighty "Koiononia" (1985 23/2) hauled, there was nary a barnacle on her bottom. It is less toxic, dries fast and doesn't have that noxious smell that the solvent based stuff does.
Best to you, you will enjoy the seaworthiness of the 23! She's a well behaved little yacht!
Bob23 from New Jersey!

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Re: Hello from the United Kingdom
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2017, 01:45:39 PM »
Well the boat is at her new "home", albeit up on the hard. The most nerve wracking bit, for me anyway, is when she is being lifted in the slings off the trailer and onto her cradle.
The antifouling is likely to be Jotun as there is a factory a few miles away and it is usually available at a discount. She has a few barnacles on her tiller, which I presume to be aluminium. So they will need scrapping off. The Humber is very nutrient rich and we tend to get a lot of slime and weed growth so a hard eroding antifouling is needed.
I will probably have lots of questions to ask so be prepared.
Today is a day at the boat to strip it ready for the winter.

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Re: Hello from the United Kingdom
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2017, 05:13:39 PM »
Hey David,

Hard eroding is kind of an Oxymoron like British intelligence, No?  I take it the Humber is a river and not an automobile.  If it's fresh water, hard copper anti-fouling bottom paint remains the best.  Regular sailing in the fresh waters of Virginia's Smith Mountain Lake keeps the bottom clean as a whistle. 

IMHO TG
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