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  1. #11
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    Nov 2009
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    Default Re: Disaster waiting to happen .

    Quote Originally Posted by londonpiper View Post
    Isn't that a Westerly?
    Yes. That chine in the forward topsides is a Westerly hallmark.

    Pete

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Disaster waiting to happen .

    Pedant mode - actually a Laurent Giles the designers' hallmark, a few other creations of his like the Seamaster 23 have this too.

    Westerly Pageant No.1 was in our club for decades, she's named ' LGEE ' - Laurent Giles.
    Anderson 22 Owners Association - For info please ask here or PM me.

  3. #13
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    Sep 2001
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    Home - Sothampton, Boat - Gosport
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    Default Re: Disaster waiting to happen .

    I'm reminded of a bloke who turned up on the public pontoon at Hardway a few years ago. Just bought a boat to live on with his girlfriend. No money, no idea and a tank of outboard fuel to get to the Thames. We gave him some spare lifejackets, charts and lines, plus a few tips that might just keep him alive, and off he went.

    I wonder what happened to him I didn't read about any fatalities in the next few months, so I guess he either made it or quit while he was ahead.
    Steve
    Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

  4. #14
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    May 2012
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    Second Coast, Ross-shire, overlooking Gruinard Bay.
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    Default Re: Disaster waiting to happen .

    Suddenly, after reading about this chap I realise I must regard myself as a "Highly experienced and accomplished yachtsman"
    Kay Sarah Sarah
    57°51.42' N 5°29.44' W

  5. #15
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    Suffolk
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    Default Re: Disaster waiting to happen .

    Reminds me of the time a few years back entering the Ore, saw an elderly yacht aground, went across, his engine had failed, battery flat - a small motor boat managed to get a line from him to me and we pulled him off. Tied alongside and took him to Orford. He owned the boat, in poor condition, very obese, and obviously drunk - he had a 'crew' with him who appeared to do all the work but not at all experienced. Left him on a mooring and when we talked to the harbour master he said that he had been at Orford earlier, again with engine problems. Not sure what happened after that.

  6. #16
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    Jan 2004
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    Med
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    Default Re: Disaster waiting to happen .

    We just had to go up to town in our dinghy , if I told you who we just seen in another dinghy partly inflated with just one oar , you all think I am making it up .
    Warning forumite dyslexia near by
    www.bluewatersailorcroatia.webs.com

  7. #17
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    Sep 2010
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    Default Re: Disaster waiting to happen .

    Elvis ?
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  8. #18
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    Aug 2010
    Location
    Bristol
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    Default Re: Disaster waiting to happen .

    Westerly Pentland or similar. Boat wont sink but sounds like mast could fall down if turnbuckle fails. Nothing wrong with having no depth gauge, though I would like one amidst the sandbanks of the Bristol Channel, but the fellow clearly had no leadline or knowledge or inclination to use such.

    Fellow is the kind of fool who brings authorities down on us all by regulation as they cant target idiots alone
    A boat is for going places

  9. #19
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    Jan 2004
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    Med
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    Default Re: Disaster waiting to happen .

    Well with the help of silver Fox I when back and towed him in and silver fox help to get him back on board .
    Not sure what next .
    Maybe it's time I anchored else where .
    Warning forumite dyslexia near by
    www.bluewatersailorcroatia.webs.com

  10. #20
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    Jul 2011
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    Levington
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    Default Re: Disaster waiting to happen .

    Looking forward to the next instalment tomorrow then
    Yacht: White Pearl - Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 32i

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