To go round the Mull with this forecast?

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lady_stormrider
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Re: To go round the Mull with this forecast?

Postby lady_stormrider » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:57 pm

Having had the benefit of sailing around those waters (in near perfect conditions last Spring in Aquaplane's mum's motor-cruiser of a Jeanneau) I rather think I have a too rosy-glassed vision of the passage. One advantage is having used the CCC directions and mooring off Sanda it doesn't scare me.

I'm confident of handling Chiron on Windermere so it's a matter of connecting up:
1) my newly-acquired navigation skills and having the courage of my convictions,
2) a positive mental model of the journey, stops and contingencies to make,
3) sailing Chiron on my own using the new autopilot as back-up,
4) Chiron remembering what sailing in salty water is like. If she gets a sniff she may get her teeth between the gib sheets and make a bolt for the Isle of Man.

PS - I like today's forecast!
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Re: To go round the Mull with this forecast?

Postby pagoda » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:46 pm

Best of luck with the return to the sea. :D

I've been in to Sanda several times. It's generally a fine stop, other than in Northerlies. The food in the pub is excellent, but the prices now are fairly silly. Pity, they don't seem very bothered by reduced business.!

Graeme.

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Re: To go round the Mull with this forecast?

Postby lady_stormrider » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:48 pm

We were lucky in the trip round last year as the pub hadn't yet opened for business & we decided that seeing as there was no-one there was could test their moorings for them.

I'm glad that old boat house is still there - it made my location of the transit a darn sight easier.
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