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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Confessions of a skipper - True or False?

    Quote Originally Posted by oceanfroggie View Post
    ANSWER: True or False?

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  2. #12
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    Default Re: Confessions of a skipper - True or False?

    True or false? does it really matter.

    In either case valuable lessons have been learned and passed onto others who may suffer something similar, and they now know what to look out for.
    I am old and wise because i was young and stupid.

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    Default Re: Confessions of a skipper - True or False?

    Quote Originally Posted by oceanfroggie View Post
    ANSWER: True or False?

    As the famous Eric Morecambe said to Andre Previn: "I'm playing all the right notes - but not necessarily in the right order"



    It is true that some of the events in my confession did happen, but not quite in that order, and not together, so materially the confession is NOT true. but made a bit of a good yarn.

    Glad so many enjoyed the story though.

    True:
    Flying toolbox in a 3m Atlantic swell while I was in the head on solo passage.
    Vacuum cleaner left on floor above fluxgate compass once caused 150 deg deviation.
    Long solo passages off SW coast.
    Brush handle knocking galley fan circuit breaker off which also had search light wired to it on a night passage.
    Fog bound passages off SW and W coast

    False:
    Wrong heading for 3 hours - it was 3 minutes on another misty trip, spotted on compass
    RNLI escort
    Running that low on fuel
    Plotter/Radar loss of power

    PS: Do I win a packet of Crisps?
    Well, Iím gutted. Your story was so good I read it out loud to the wife. She hates me reading the forum to her, she finds it incredibly boring. But she liked your story. What do I tell her now?
    Neither a Leaver or Remainer be

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    Default Re: Confessions of a skipper - True or False?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bouba View Post
    What do I tell her now?
    That Man Math is no longer King of Deception?

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    Default Re: Confessions of a skipper - True or False?

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceK View Post
    That Man Math is no longer King of Deception?
    Man maths has never got far with me. The wife can do real mathematics
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  6. #16
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    Default Re: Confessions of a skipper - True or False?

    Apologies Bouba, it was a story with a compendium of events and lessons for me. Next weeks story episode will involve a boat fire, a helicopter, three life boats and a gas cylinder that floated up from the deep. The following week another long solo passage and an encounter with a warship this misidentified our vessel during virtual target practice drills.
    Ocean Froggie

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    Default Re: Confessions of a skipper - True or False?

    Quote Originally Posted by oceanfroggie View Post
    Apologies Bouba, it was a story with a compendium of events and lessons for me. Next weeks story episode will involve a boat fire, a helicopter, three life boats and a gas cylinder that floated up from the deep. The following week another long solo passage and an encounter with a warship this misidentified our vessel during virtual target practice drills.
    Sounds good, I look forward to it. It better be believable
    Neither a Leaver or Remainer be

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