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48474

RNLI donation

I turned up to Ramsey lifeboat station yestday. I said, I owe you some dosh, but I cannot tell you why. They said, we know why. HarbourMaster had taken myself
ed_wingfield
Jul 17
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48473

Slime Eel Catastrophe

Slime eels frequently come up in conversations whenever Coots gather. Why not? This article in my local birdcage liner shows how dangerous they can be:
John Kohnen
Jul 14
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48472

Re: 'Euterpe'

I saw her parked up when we were in San Diego earlier this year and we sailed right past it when we were moseying along in the Americas Cup “Stars and
Alg Bennett
Jul 13
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48471

'Euterpe'

Built here in Ramsey. Iron hulleed, one of the first. Rigged as full rigged ship, then changed to barque. Renamed 'Star of India'. Said to have been round the
ed_wingfield
Jul 13
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48470

Sailing politics

Whilst being 'stuck' in the semi paradise of Kippford I am informed by various people of the last clubl issues. There is a division within the club of dinghy
ed_wingfield
Jul 10
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48469

Oregon Boat Show August 5th

The Triton Boat Show at Fern Ridge will be held Saturday, August 5th, on Fern Ridge reservoir near Eugene, Oregon. While this is not a Coot sponsored event
John Kohnen
Jul 10
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48468

Toledo Wooden Boat Show, August 18-20th

The Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show, in Toledo, Oregon, is coming up next month. It's gonna be a humdinger this year! The "Local Legend" being honored is USCG
John Kohnen
Jul 10
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48467

Re: A Jonah

The boat, although beached near top of the tide, half filled with water on this midday tide. Items of inventory are lying above the HW mark eg. dehumidifier.
ed_wingfield
Jul 9
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48466

Re: A Jonah

Yes Steve, in England we call it Guy Fawkes Night. If the boat were to be abandonned it would have be removed. We must not have derelict eyesores at Kippford
ed_wingfield
Jul 5
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48465

Re: A Jonah

Isn't there some sort of holiday where boats are burned and raked thoroughly for scrap? Steve B. I really enjoys these anecdotes. Sent via mobile
Steve Bergeron
Jul 5
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48464

Re: A Jonah

We had a problem about ten years ago at Liverpool, SC. A relatively new member brought his ageing 45-ft Miller-Fifer ketch down to us from his previous berth
olivershaw4229
Jul 5
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48463

Re: A Jonah

... Your are a hard man, Ed. Think of all the would-be owners who would give their eye teeth to own a boat like that. Any takers to help out this guy in his
olivershaw4229
Jul 5
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48462

A Jonah

Or a Captain Calamity? What is the difference? We have one here at Kippford. His boat is a wooden, twin diesel yacht of 9m. Coming from the N he rounded Mull
ed_wingfield
Jul 5
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48461

Re: Pole Boys

I vaguely recollect from when I was living in Gloucestershire reading about this having also been the practice at one time in the Avon Gorge, from Avonmouth
olivershaw4229
Jul 4
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48460

Pole Boys

Sailing ships would be assisted from Kippford up to Dalbeatie port by heavy horses. Keeping pace with the ships progress would be pole boys to help keep the
ed_wingfield
Jul 4
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