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Postby Windfinder » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:03 am

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Re: Rum

Postby Nick » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:37 am

Its a done deal.
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Re: Rum

Postby Ghillie » Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:14 pm

Hopefully not a rum deal...

Someone had to say it.

A few years ago we anchored in a F5/6 westerly breeze in Loch Scresort in Rhum for lunch and noticed one of the many anchored boats upwind was lying beam on. We had to start our engine to avoid her as she whistled past heading for the open sea. We gave pursuit, (as you do), caught her, tied up alongside, hauled in her anchor & cleaned off the monstrous ball of kelp & motored her back into the loch, re-anchoring her where we thought she had been left by her crew. (It had helped that one of our crew had chartered her the year before and thus had know their way around her).

Feeling good for a job well done, we then brewed up, still tied to her, and noticed her crew making way from the shore looking very concerned. Not as it transpired because their boat had been blown out to sea, but because they thought we were up to no good! :aaaarrrrggggghhhh We could not convince them of our rescue story; they had clearly not seen our heroic efforts. Eventually there was a grudging gesture of thanks....but I am sure they did not believe us.....but may have done so later, when discovering nothing was missing...

Somewhat embarrassingly we later dragged anchor a little bit in Tobermory (ending up some 5m from the boat behind) and who then took great delight in pointing this out? Yes, the boat we had rescued..... :snoopy

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