Drama at North Berwick

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Drama at North Berwick

Postby Nick » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:11 pm

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Number one son was at North Berwick today and took this sequence of pics from the harbour wall:

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Re: Drama at Dunbar

Postby Silkie » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:30 pm

Hard to figure what all has gone wrong. Engine failure approaching harbour initially, presumably, since the outboard is in the water in the earlier pics. Then the jib jamming in the hoist while trying to get steerage under sail? At first sight the breeze appears light but noticing the white caps further out I guess it was actually quite fresh.
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Re: Drama at North Berwick

Postby Nick » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:36 pm

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It was North Berwick, not Dunbar. I;ve edited the post.

Jeff says it was pretty windy.
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Re: Drama at North Berwick

Postby Nick » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:40 pm

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The jib sheets certainly seem to be in a hellish fankle.

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Re: Drama at North Berwick

Postby Telo » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:46 am

Poor bloke. Was there a problem with the forestay?

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Re: Drama at North Berwick

Postby claymore » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:14 am

What a nice little boat - hopefully just cosmetic damage.
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Re: Drama at North Berwick

Postby wully » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:11 pm

I hope there is a handy fishing boat around if I ever get into that situation...

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Re: Drama at North Berwick

Postby Silkie » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:38 pm

or a tourist boat would do in extremis. :)

I wonder if that's his mooring (with the dinghy) in the background?
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Re: Drama at North Berwick

Postby Nick » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:42 pm

Silkie wrote:I wonder if that's his mooring (with the dinghy) in the background?


If it was then perhaps he missed picking it up and was blown ashore. But it seems a horribly exposed place for a mooring.
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