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  1. #1
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    Cool Bristol to Essex

    Hi all this is my first post so I will probably do it all wrong but still here we go
    Have just bought a cataraman in Bristol and have to sail back to Essex in April any advice ? Or do,s and don,its will be much appreciated, many thanks

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    Default Re: Bristol to Essex

    Hello and Welcome to the Forum.

    You give no indication of the boat or your experience. Personally, I would not be sailing a new to me boat round Lands End at any time of year. Once you arrive at the north Cornish coast there are few bolt holes and you are on a lee shore in a westerly for 100 miles. April can be a bit fickle with the weather.
    Cynical Scottish very nearly retired engineer who sails a Gib'Sea 96.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Bristol to Essex

    M4 then the M25!
    He said, "All men will be sailors then until the sea shall free them."

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    Default Re: Bristol to Essex

    Yikes! I'm guessing a cat can't be done via the road? (at least to the south coast)?

    Either way, please do keep us updated on your adventures as you embark! I'd certainly love to hear about it (I dream of one day getting a bigger boat than our current to Lundy, then Scilly).

    Just by chance... are you the guys behind us in Portishead who've been doing up their cat?
    YouTube: Gorjus Boating
    Boat: Sealine 195

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    Default Re: Bristol to Essex

    Hi Sandy I've been living aboard my 52 foot Mfv for the last 20 years and have clocked up over 9000 nm on the east coast, its amazing how many miles one can go going nowhere, however I have never been over the west coast before nor have I sailed. So using some friends who have circumnavigated before so I will have help thank you

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    Default Re: Bristol to Essex

    Hello Vodzurk yes you have seen some of us in Portished I guess the weather is not so good down there now

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    Default Re: Bristol to Essex

    Great to hear about your upcoming excursion!

    You totally need to make a video clip of the trip, featuring Roxy!

    Edit: Hoping I've got the right cat/cat/people!
    Last edited by vodzurk; 09-02-19 at 13:50.
    YouTube: Gorjus Boating
    Boat: Sealine 195

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Bristol to Essex

    Hope to get a chance to record the trip if it's not to rough

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    Default Re: Bristol to Essex

    Quote Originally Posted by gardener View Post
    Hope to get a chance to record the trip if it's not to rough
    That's the bit that annoys me when I try to do some clips... when it's hectic... that's the interesting bit... and also the bit you can't film!

    Good luck with the mega voyage!
    YouTube: Gorjus Boating
    Boat: Sealine 195

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    Default Re: Bristol to Essex

    Have a read through Steve Yates old posts he did a similar trip last year I think it was.

    Here's one of the posts, there may be more...

    http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread...ies&highlight=

    PS whats the cat?
    Tom, Sundance
    2wheels1keel.com

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