Balloch Dodgers

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Re: Balloch Dodgers

Postby mm5aho » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:35 pm

Can't hurt to just ask the admin Kenny. Worst case is he says "no".
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Re: Balloch Dodgers

Postby Nick » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:23 pm

mm5aho wrote:Can't hurt to just ask the admin Kenny. Worst case is he says "no".


I messaged him, but he has not responded so far.
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Re: Balloch Dodgers

Postby ash » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:57 pm

I repositioned the drawing pin on the notice board at Dunstaffnage so that the photo of Fair winds was visible.

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Re: Balloch Dodgers

Postby Nick » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:51 pm

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Well, the ridiculously good bluemoment01 coupon has expired now.

New coupon offering 10% off is code bluemoment02, valid until Oct 31st.
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Re: Balloch Dodgers

Postby mm5aho » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:55 pm

My new dodgers arrived today.
I will fit them tomorrow, but on examination at home they look to be very good. Neatly sewn, good eyelets, and the lettering. It looks very good, will be easily seen a long way off!
Pleased so far, report more after fitting.
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Re: Balloch Dodgers

Postby mm5aho » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:07 pm

I can't believe I forgot to take a picture!
But fitted nicely and easily, and look great close, or at a distance.
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Re: Balloch Dodgers

Postby Nick » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:02 am

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I can't believe you forgot to take a picture either . . .

But happy you like them. Would appreciate it if you took some pix next time you are at the boat.
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Re: Balloch Dodgers

Postby Nick » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:02 pm

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Meanwhile here's a photo taken pre-dispatch

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Re: Balloch Dodgers

Postby mm5aho » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:29 pm

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Gave these dodgers a workout at the Nth Clyde Regatta this weekend.
If there's enough wind (as today), then I can get the rail under the water when close to the wind, and if its a little choppy, then waves will try to get into the cockpit. It's not easy for them on a Rival, a pretty dry boat, but what the wave does in trying is normally to rip the dodger from its mountings.
Today was successful on two counts.
The wave mounted the rail, and washed the inside of the dodger.
The cable ties that hold the dodger broke and the dodger came partially free, but was quite undamaged.
The previous two sets succumbed to this unintended test, ripping the cloth, not the ties.

I'm very pleased with them. I imagine there could be others wanting these given the number of leaflets I noticed at the Regatta. I'm wondering if there will be similar adverts at Tarbert next weekend when I'm there?
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Re: Balloch Dodgers

Postby marisca » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:46 am

So, did you get to Tarbert? Marisca set off from Kip on Saturday morning for the start at Rothesay but after a few 50+kt puffs decided discretion was etc. and went rolling up the firth to JWD instead. Somehow the idea of another 4 hours of that just did not appeal.
JWD is full - Marisca is on the fuel berth and that was it!

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Re: Balloch Dodgers

Postby Aja » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:29 pm

Full? That's a bit worrying. Aja ducked out at the weekend and made for Kip where she awaits the abatement of the weather before going round to JWD. Better phone Graeme and give him the good news in the morning. Rafting allowed?????

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Re: Balloch Dodgers

Postby mm5aho » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:51 pm

Of the 20 entries that had indicated, only 4 turned up at the start line.
Son Matt and I headed to Rothesay on Friday night pulling in there about 2130, and moored alongside another boat entering. Two class 1 entries and 2 Class 3 managed the start line, where is was gusting 40 knots. We and the other Class 3 had put in 2 reefs in the main, only the second time I've put in 2 reefs.
The downwind start saw one boat fly a spinnaker, but then they had 9 crew to handle it. The a turn to port up the east Kyle went really well. I've never done Rothesay to the narrows in an hour before! I guess our hull speed is about 6 knots, but we topped 7.9 several times, not quite managing 8 knots.
Ran out of wind at Wreck Bay, but just managed past Woodfarm rock and round the point slam into the waves and wind coing race north along the west kyle.
We did about 27 tacks to get to somewhere between Carry Point and Ardlamont point, and were going about for another tack, and just could not. Despite starting the turn at 6.5 knots, we could not get round, so had to Gybe to avoid the shore. That gybe caught Matt on the head (boom end), putting a big gash in his scalp. I instinctively grabbed him to stop him going overboard. First aid in that weather isn't easy, but I stemmed the bleeding, and got us heading back towards Tighnabruiaich, calling the coastguard for a lifeboat help to get him ashore. He was then transferred by ambulance to Dunoon (I didn't even know there was a hospital there), and I anchored in Black Foreland ? Bay to see what would happen. Word came that he was OK, so I sailed on to Holy Loch to collect him late Sat night.

That's a long way to answer that No, we didn't get to Tarbert, but assume the other three boats did.

It was fun while it lasted, and I don't thknk I've ever had that boat going so fast with so little sail. 2 Reefs in the main gives about 30% sail area, and we had a tiny bit of the genoa out to balance the tiller. Amazing the power.
I have a brilliant sail back to Holy Loch, Genoa only and powering down the huge waves from Toward Point north was like surfing in the dark!

Matt's OK by the way, sore head, and white turban.
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