Ophilia

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Ophilia

Postby Tom Overs » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:39 am

Well, she's almost here.

We're sat on LS waiting for this storm to hit us, at the moment they are recording 92mph in Southern Ireland so it should be here in Scotland around 18.00 this evening.

Normally I wouldnt be worried as LS would be in the shed. Typical I havent had time to move her this year.

There are about 6 boats with crew on board to sit out this storm....... Just wondering if I should organise a storm party. Any excuse for a party :P

When this has blown through I'm putting LS away for the winter.

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Postby thugger » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:03 am

Good luck, Tom!
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Postby Don Prior » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:31 am

Hang on Tom!!

Raise a Hendricks for me for LS.

Fair winds.

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Postby Tom Overs » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:03 pm

Sat here bouncing around, probably around 40 mph but more to come.
LS is fendered and tied to death :P

Staff have been checking boats this afternoon and have staff on this evening. Had a couple of drinks with a meal and now it's early to bed just in case I have to get up in the night when it really gets rough.

Not too worried but don't like trusting the weather Gods at this time of year.
When it's over I then have to move her to the shed

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Postby Tom Overs » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:23 am

Well, we made it through the storm, not one boat damaged in the marina.

Max wind speed was only (ONLY :roll: ) 58knts.
We bounced around through the night, the Admiral mostly slept through it.

Not something I ever want to do again!

May just need a sleep this afternoon to catch up after being awake most of the night.

Small weather window forecast for tomorrow so it 25 miles and in the shed for the winter.

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Postby Don Prior » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:54 am

Tom

Glad to hear everything ended up okay.

I have found Portavadie on Google Earth. It looks very secure and obviously it proved it yesterday.

Where is "The Shed" located. You mentioned 25 miles but that covers a large area in western Scotland. Will it be near Inverkip??

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Postby Tom Overs » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:36 pm

The shed I use now whilst in Scotland is at Fairlie Quay.

It's an old military shed and before that I'm told it was used the build Fyfe sailing Yachts.

They, the guys are great and will have somebody down on the pontoon ready for me when I arrive. Always welcome me and look after Little Ship as if she was their own. Facilities are mediocre but it's a working shed boatyard not a marina.

Good to hear from you Don, I need to get back over the pond and buy you a pint.

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Postby Don Prior » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:19 pm

Tom

You are in an interesting area.

The Admiral grew up in Milngavie (near Bearsden) and before I met her I made the acquaintance of a sweet young thing in Greenock.

I was the Navigator of a Canadian Destroyer that visited Glasgow regularly.

About 8 years back I explored the Crinan Canal (by car unfortunately) and thought that would be a great trip for a GB.

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Postby Noel » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:19 pm

Gee Tom,
that doesn't sound too bad, and we all know your boat and boating skills are up to the challenge. We've been here in the wine country burning up. It was bloody awful but the fires didn't get too close to our place. Friends, associates and family have been displaced, some temporarily, some permanently.
I'll send you a message soon.
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Postby Tom Overs » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:16 am

Noel,
I'll look forward to the email, be good to catch up.

This was LS being lifted to go in the shed this week

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