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Old 07-10-2006, 09:56 PM   #1
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New SOLAS V regulations

Since the speed limit was introduced on Windermere, a large number of sportsboats have moved to the North West/North Wales coast.

Many of them have discovered that the sea, unlike lakes, has big waves and tides resulting in lots of them being swamped.

Strangely enough, the skippers of these boats all seem to know the internationally agreed signal for distress which involves standing up and waving both arms up and down like a demented budgie.

SOLAS V now advises that in addition to normal safety kit, all hardboats should carry a mirror, bell, 3" ladder and a nice piece of cuttlebone.
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Old 07-10-2006, 10:37 PM   #2
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might be best to keep a small bag of trill in a watertight container too!
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Old 08-10-2006, 12:03 AM   #3
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Is it true that TekDek are now selling sandpaper floor coverings for boat decks?

Wales, eh? Brrrr! Cooooold!
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Wales cold, never - like the Med compared to the the Scottish Lochs in the winter!!
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Old 08-10-2006, 10:56 PM   #5
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Bit windy though!!!
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