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At least we tried - delivering a boat by sea
Aug 1994 p35  (3.00 pages)
Category: Cruise account
Author: William Trundle
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
William decides to sail the boat round rather than deliver overland, "isn't it funny, you climb off a boat saying 'never again, summer sailing only for me'. And yet a few days later, 'fantastic trip, force tens, the lot'."
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Delivering my new boat to Holland
Dec 2011 p74  (0.75 pages)
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Author: Jan van Miltenburg
Description: Cruising log
Was Jan asking too much of himself as he delivered his new boat solo from Southampton to Holland. He divided the trip into manageable legs, but the long days were exhausting.
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Delivering the goods
Jul 2001 p103
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Author: James Jermain
Description: Second-hand Focus part 21
Buyer's Guide - How to get your new boat home
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An error of judgement
May 1995 p48  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Cruise account / Seamanship & safety / Weather
Author: Peter Fowle
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
Near gale force. 'When we tried to sail from Lorient to Benodet we had to put in at Port Tudy because of the near gale force winds.'
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A cautionary sail - taking a tow from a jetski
Aug 1994 p38  (1.66 pages)
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Author: David Quilter
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
Our naivety was very nearly responsible for the loss of two lives. Our competence did not extend much beyond the handling of our boat. I believe sailors should be licensed in much the same way as pilots.
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Deliver us from Sweden
Nov 2003 p36-39  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Cruise accounts
Author: James Jermain
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To the Rock of Gibraltar in seven days
Sep 1967 p26-27  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Peter Haward
Description: Cruising account and boat report - Salar motor sailer 39ft
Peter's job of yacht delivery has given him experience of many types of yacht, good, bad and indifferent. A recent Gibraltar trip was made in a motor sailer that impressed him in performance. He describes the boat and voyage.
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Learning the hard way - check it out before you buy
Oct 1994 p34  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Cruise account
Author: C. Emptor
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
The author's expensive dream boat... " My dreams have been somewhat shattered and my pocket severely scoured out by a string of problems, all of which stem from a lack of maintenance and poor quality of work on that which has been done"
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A trip to nowhere
Nov 2006 p62-64  (3.00 pages)
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Author: Gordon Potts
Description: Learning from Experience
How a new business and a new boat nearly ended up on the rocks off the coast of south-west Scotland
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Cruising Log
Feb 2014 p62-65  (4.00 pages)
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Author: YM readers
Description: YM readers share their cruising stories
Levitha - Georgina Moon. Delivering a Telstar - Dave Cooper. Dodecanese charter - John Hanson. Pacific phosphorescence - Jess Barber. Duncan Wells would rather sail than suffer the airport experience.
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Don't be scared to admit you're superstitious!
Jan 1995 p48  (3.00 pages)
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Author: Frank Holden
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience - Dismasted at sea
..Some kill-joy was fit to remark that it was odd to see a sailor buying a boat on Friday the 13th. But isn't that nothing but a foolish superstition?
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She was smart, modern and well-equipped - so what could go wrong?
May 2002 p62-64  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Bob Moore
Description: Learning from Experience
Experience of delivering a 38 foot cruiser from La Rochelle to Dartmouth
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First time in fog
Jun 1994 p46  (2.66 pages)
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Author: Sheila Fowle
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
When you go to sea in a small boat you can expect occasionally to be caught out in bad weather. The most stressful is fog. The first time for me was traumatic, but thankfully I learned from it.
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Several painful lessons
Jul 2012 p86-87  (2.00 pages)
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Author: David Watson
Description: Learning from experience
David Watson's first trip out to sea involved injuries to his back and forehead, damage to his boat's centreplate - and a steep learning curve. '..I was heading directly into the strong north-westerly wind.. the wind strengthened, the waves became steeper
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Cheers! by 'one over the eight'
Aug 1994 p39  (0.66 pages)
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Description: Don't drink and sail
Experiences / Learning from Experience. What started out to be an innocent day's sail in perfect weather almost ended in disaster. A heavy hangover was being experienced and a heavier guilt lay on our shoulders.
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Cruising in the (real) Med
Feb 1995 p34  (2.00 pages)
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Author: P. C. Dunsford
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
Bad weather, leaking boat and too many officials, the Med is not always the benign sunny place most people believe it to be.
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Back to Basics
Sep 2008 p100-104  (4.00 pages)
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Author: Dag Pike
Description: Adventures in Motorboating
Delivering a six-knot fishing boat across the Adriatic
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Sailing through the winter
Nov 2010 p53-55  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Cruise account
Author: Rupert Holmes
Description: Sailing year-round
Want to go sailing on sparkling winter days, instead of laying your boat up at the end of the season? Rupert has done just that for many years - follow his advice to get more sailing for less cash.
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Bay of Biscay - crashing across the
Jan 1997 p42
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Author: Eric Smith
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
"With a sudden very sharp smack against the whole boat, my world turned green as a huge wave broke over Elricka"
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The right boat to be in
Aug 1995 p34
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Clyde to Portugal
Apr 2008 p62-66  (5.00 pages)
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Author: Gordon Buchanan
Description: Cruising: Delivering a boat from Clyde to Portugal
Terrified by stories of the Bay of Biscay? These delivery skippers prove it can be plain sailing.
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Having to sail home
Jul 1994 p42  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Martin Beales
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
When you fit your own engine, you need to stay flexible. 'The gear box flange spun in front of my eyes and it was then I noticed that it was not connected to the flexible coupling...'
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Struck by lightning?
Jun 1994 p49  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Frank Mulville
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
"Last summer Iskra was dismasted in a squall off the east coast - apparently by a strike of lightning"
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Winds decreasing later
Dec 1993 p32  (2.66 pages)
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Author: Eddi Woodbridge
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Windy weather - Lessons learned; It had been blowing a Severe Gale Force 9, there was a ferry from Guernsey to Weymouth and, it cost 40. But by then the wind had dropped, the sun was shining..
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The white stuff
Dec 2006 p190  (1.00 pages)
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Author: Paul Merritt
Description: A day in my life
A day in the life of Paul Merritt - delivering a boat in blizzards and gale force winds
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Cranchi Endurance 41
Aug 2005 p24-29  (6.00 pages)
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Author: Carl Richardson
Description: Boat Report: Cranchi Endurance 41 (not HT)
Cranchi are renowned for delivering big on both style and practicality. But does their latest sportscruising contender strike the right balance between pleasure seeking and sailing function?
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Atlantic heartbreak
Jan 2014 p78-81  (4.00 pages)
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Author: Sam Zedda
Description: Learning from experience - Rescue from Atlantic storms
Sam single-handed round-trip to the Azores ends in heartbreak when he is forced to abandon his yacht after a series of knockdowns.
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The green sailing blues
Mar 2014 p40-41  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Nick Cole
Description: Learning from experience
The complications of simple sailing. Nick reconsiders his preference for simple, environmentally-friendly sailing when a lost halyard on his engineless boat leaves him at the whim of weather and current.
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Cruising log
Sum 2012 p82-84  (3.00 pages)
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Motor to sail, with a skipper. The new lifebuoy line was still in its elastic band. Underwater LED lights. Delivering a 13-ton Hillyard yawl to Bristol.
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A sudden loss of steering
Jan 2009 p54-55  (2.00 pages)
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Author: Chris Gillings
Description: Learning from Experience
Losing boat's steering in Force 5-7
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My most Memorable Meal
May 1995 p61  (1.00 pages)
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Author: Mike Peyton
Description: Experiences / Learning from Experience
We had left Elburg, Holland and after days of seasickness, my crew covering my watches, I was given a full english breakfast, in the pan it was cooked in and a large spoon.
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