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    Quote Originally Posted by AntarcticPilot View Post
    So much so that the local football club uses H'angus the Monkey as its mascot!
    That's genius

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve yates View Post
    I don't think he got that !
    Obviously not. Care to enlighten me?

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    This will relate the bones of the legend!

    http://www.thisishartlepool.co.uk/hi...poolmonkey.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevork52 View Post
    This will relate the bones of the legend!

    http://www.thisishartlepool.co.uk/hi...poolmonkey.asp
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohlin Karcher View Post
    Yes it does
    Is that dries, or limited depth?
    And what is the bottom like?

    Do you sink into mud or is it hard ?
    Life is too short to drink bad wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk View Post
    Is that dries, or limited depth?
    And what is the bottom like?

    Do you sink into mud or is it hard ?
    Back in the 1960s-70s when I used to visit it was mud on sand.

    When I first started sailing at Whitby in the early 1960s, I did so with a Wayfarer, later small cruisers, and for the longer races crewed for a friend with a cruising folkboat. Once we were moored up in Scarborough harbour having arrived the evening before the next day's race, laying against the wall near the entrance on a falling tide.

    Repairing to SYC above us in the pier lighthouse for light refreshment we returned much later when the yacht had settled on the bottom, stropped inwards and leaning on the wall, at low tide and turned in. In the early hours we were awakened by an almighty crash, the boat was beginning to lift and drop on the returning tide while at the same time a stiff, southerly was driving small waves through the narrow harbour entrance.

    The impact of the keel on sand and mud was incredible, the mast shook at every impact and they were only small waves. As it was, my friend removed the log transducer, flooded the boat until she settled again on the bottom until the water was high enough to again begin to lift, then to pump out to properly float above the impact point.

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    Hey Ohlin
    How about an update on your progress?
    If you are in Hartlepool tomorrow then I will buy you a coffee (or a pint! )
    Martin

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    Pay a visit to the lifeboat station and read about bravery of the lifeboat crew,it was many years ago when I visited and it still makes me shiver just to think about what those men went through.
    https://rnli.org/about-us/our-histor...eboat-disaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo View Post
    Hey Ohlin
    How about an update on your progress?
    If you are in Hartlepool tomorrow then I will buy you a coffee (or a pint! )
    Martin
    Hi Martin we are leaving Hartlepool on Saturday morning and arriving at Whitby at HW ish, so sadly I will miss your kind hospitality this time, but another time definitely. I have some young day skippers who are keeping me busy
    "Now shall the gentleman haul and draw with the mariner"
    John Hawkins

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    We called in to Hartlepool this summer and the depth was just slightly below chart datum according my recollection and calcs. Is it any better? To leave Hartlepool and arrive in Whitby at HW would need either deep water, a shallow draught, a fast boat or some combination of those unless you’re going HW to HW. It has put us off this option before so I’m interested to hear if anything has changed.

    I have heard from several different people that Scarborough has been dredged and is far more accommodating to fin keel draughts than the charts imply.

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