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Re: Sahona Holed

Postby ash » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:05 pm

Mon evening, 1 st Aug.

We're sitting on a visitors mooring here in Lochranza. We spoke to Bill and Kath a couple of hours ago - before I found this thread.

Sahona is afloat and sitting on a mooring - she has ropes running under the hull, holding a repair in place. They plan to travel to Troon tomorrow and get lifted out, but can only manage 3 knots.

They both appeared to be physically OK, but I would imagine that they've had a bit of a shake up.

They didn't say anything about being accompanied - we could certainly chum them to Lamlash. I should maybe give Bill a call on the VHF.

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Re: Sahona Holed

Postby ParaHandy » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:39 pm

claymore wrote:
Nick wrote:.
Thinking of them . . . that's a tough old boat, so a wee hole won't be much of a problem and as Dave says Bill will have it fixed PDQ


There's a missed opportunity there I feel Nicodemus - perhaps "Claymores are fine ships and well able to cope with hard groundings - legend has it that 1 once spent half a tide aground in close proximity to the Cleit Rock with little damage to anything but the skippers pride. This once provided some amusement and entertainment for a forum gathering and we hope that your experience will prove similarly fruitful in the fullness of time."

She also bounces well off 60' motor boats driven by a Glaswegian with blond Ukrainian bint whilst in Crinan canal.

Best of luck to Bill & Kath .. that's a long journey to Troon they have ahead of them.

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Re: Sahona Holed

Postby claymore » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:23 pm

Para
They'll probably sail across the Clyde rather than go round by road so it's not such a long trip.....
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Re: Sahona Holed

Postby Old_Glow_In_The_Deep » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:12 pm

Update:

Bill & Kath are back in Troon safe & sound and in good spirits on the clubs service pontoon, repair held & is still holding, apparently next move is the lift-out.

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Re: Sahona Holed

Postby Nick » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:54 pm

Old_Glow_In_The_Deep wrote:Update:

Bill & Kath are back in Troon safe & sound and in good spirits on the clubs service pontoon, repair held & is still holding, apparently next move is the lift-out.

I bet if its Bill's repair they could leave it for a couple of seasons at least :mrgreen:
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Re: Sahona Holed

Postby Booby Trapper » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:02 am

Old_Glow_In_The_Deep wrote:Update:

Bill & Kath are back in Troon safe & sound and in good spirits on the clubs service pontoon, repair held & is still holding, apparently next move is the lift-out.


Great news bigparty;

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Re: Sahona Holed

Postby aquaplane » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:02 am

Booby Trapper wrote:
Old_Glow_In_The_Deep wrote:Update:

Bill & Kath are back in Troon safe & sound and in good spirits on the clubs service pontoon, repair held & is still holding, apparently next move is the lift-out.


Great news bigparty;


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Re: Sahona Holed

Postby sahona » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:49 pm

Thanks all you good people. I could feel "the force" which kept the adrenalin topped up.
Lots of secondary damage I'm afraid, and a horrible smell. I feel our boat's been violated,
at bit like your house after being broken into .
For the record, the fix was conceived and applied by two local gentlemen, John the coastguard who was called out of his bed at six, and stuck with the process until we had finished showering at this house, and then monitored us for the following few days, And Eddie- an innocent boat-owning bystander who located the problem, procured the materials and along with John applied the fix.
At the time I was dismantling the lower rudder fitting 'cos I thought that's what the problem was.

I'll do a "lessons learned" thread with (hopefully) pics, later - once I've set all the other wheels in motion.

Thanks again for the good vibes... from both of us
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Re: Sahona Holed

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:53 pm

Relieved to hear you got back to base safe and sound.
Sorry to hear about the resulting damage and all the hastle and loss of sailing it is causing.
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Re: Sahona Holed

Postby FullCircle » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:57 am

Great news Bill, glad you have got Sahona home, hope the repair does not take too long

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Re: Sahona Holed

Postby sahona » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:38 am

Some pics from me maybe (once I recall how to photobucket), but you will be amazed by Dolly the performing dolphin as (hopefully) captured by Ash. Unfortunately our box brownie went battery-hungry just at the good bit.
Thanks again for the company Ash and Joan - welcome to the salty Clyde. I bet you won't get a show like that again for a while!
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Re: Sahona Holed

Postby claymore » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:38 am

I seem to remember the Robertson family and Robin and Marylin Bailey being sunk by fishy foes - are we being gently led to believe that the dastardly dolphin almost caused the demise of Sahona?
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Re: Sahona Holed

Postby sahona » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:45 am

Something for the weeked sir?




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You may need one if you've caught a dose of THIS
The remains of the old solly is the brownish thing to the left of the new one.....


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Just lucky we carry one, it allowed us to start the engine and power up everything that had died, ie- everything except the electric bilge pump, which is directly connected, but superceded (for the day) by the best wee pump in Arran...


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Don't know her name but she goes like stink and is the latest love of my life.
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Re: Sahona Holed

Postby sahona » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:00 pm

claymore wrote: - are we being gently led to believe that the dastardly dolphin almost caused the demise of Sahona?


Oh, no. Dolly's not dastardly, she's a dancer.

The villain of the piece, unfortunately, lived up to it's name - It does what is says on the tin....

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We ploughed across the 100-acre field during the nightshift.

It's a 40 pounder, I guess the ground was just too soft (though it felt good when we dug in) or I didn't have enough chain out - 75 feet in a recorded depth of 8. Or both. There was wind funneling down the valley, but I've anchored (successfully!) in far worse.

And I don't want any comments from owners of nasty colonial-made anchors thankyou. I still like mine, I just need a little more practice.
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Re: Sahona Holed

Postby claymore » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:20 pm

Oh God - an anchoring thread is looming....
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