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08-17-2012 01:05 AM
flyingwelshman
Re: When will I learn to listen to that little voice?

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Originally Posted by smallboatlover View Post
did the dinghy have a motor on it?
A Honda 2hp 4-stroke.

It was immersed, inverted for about two-hours all told.

Luckily it was in fresh water. It only required some drying out and a couple of oil changes to get it running again. I had it inspected and it was given a clean bill of health. Must be good Karma!

I rarely use the damned thing, but when you need it, you need it!

Last week I thought that it was pooched. It wouldn't start. This time I actually opened the fuel line and everything. I gave up pulling the cord and rowed to shore where we went for a walk along the beach. As I was walking along I felt something in my pocket. I reached in and pulled out the clip for the kill switch. Apparently that needs to be in place for the motor to engage!
08-16-2012 11:41 PM
smallboatlover
Re: When will I learn to listen to that little voice?

did the dinghy have a motor on it?
08-16-2012 05:13 PM
chamonix
Re: When will I learn to listen to that little voice?

Wave or not I don't care. I'll keep a look out for you. By the way glad you didn't swim for your dinghy, It sounds like a step in one of those unfortunate chain of events you always here about.
08-16-2012 01:35 PM
Captainmeme
Re: When will I learn to listen to that little voice?

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Originally Posted by flyingwelshman View Post
Sorry I missed you.

I'm out there very often. I'll keep my ears and eyes open for you.

Take care.
Ahhh, but will you wave to them?
08-16-2012 01:31 PM
flyingwelshman
Re: When will I learn to listen to that little voice?

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Originally Posted by chamonix View Post
Hey Welshman, we left Penetang for hope the same day. As we were leaving the outer harbour I noticed a sailboat behind us under sail going at a good clip, and tacking towards us. Had a feeling it was you, and after reading your post I'm sure. Never got close enough for me to give you a wave though. We motored the whole way. Since I had a feeling it was you I was a bit surprised when the sailboat didn't show at hope. Now I know why.
The waves between Giants Thomb and Hope were the worst the wife and I have seen so far. The wife was freaking out a bit. I had to reassure her with the comment " if the boat can't handle a lot worse than this were f@$%^& anyway so relax ". My annoni...aninim... anom... the spinning thing at the top of the mast that gives you wind speed has not been working all season. Got it fixed before we left. It was reading 25 knots gusts to 30 true wind speed between giants thomb and hope.
Sorry to hear your trip was cancelled. We did a tour of southern Georgian Bay that week and the wind followed the bow of our boat like a magnet.
Sorry I missed you.

I'm out there very often. I'll keep my ears and eyes open for you.

Take care.
08-16-2012 01:20 PM
chamonix
Re: When will I learn to listen to that little voice?

Hey Welshman, we left Penetang for hope the same day. As we were leaving the outer harbour I noticed a sailboat behind us under sail going at a good clip, and tacking towards us. Had a feeling it was you, and after reading your post I'm sure. Never got close enough for me to give you a wave though. We motored the whole way. Since I had a feeling it was you I was a bit surprised when the sailboat didn't show at hope. Now I know why.
The waves between Giants Thomb and Hope were the worst the wife and I have seen so far. The wife was freaking out a bit. I had to reassure her with the comment " if the boat can't handle a lot worse than this were f@$%^& anyway so relax ". My annoni...aninim... anom... the spinning thing at the top of the mast that gives you wind speed has not been working all season. Got it fixed before we left. It was reading 25 knots gusts to 30 true wind speed between giants thomb and hope.
Sorry to hear your trip was cancelled. We did a tour of southern Georgian Bay that week and the wind followed the bow of our boat like a magnet.
07-31-2012 11:51 AM
msmith10
Re: When will I learn to listen to that little voice?

We are one of a group of half-a-dozen or so boats that participate in an annual "where the wind blows" cruise beginning on Labor Day. We go wherever it seems convenient according to the expected weather with only a day-by-day itinerary. It's an annual favorite event. Enjoy the cruise.
07-31-2012 10:26 AM
flyingwelshman
Epilogue

So, it's been a week since the 'incident'.

Our plans to head up to the North Channel: kiboshed!

It actually worked out for the best - as most things do.

My wife's boss's wife had to go in for some tests yesterday. Although my wife's boss told my wife that she should still take her holidays as planned, my wife felt that she should cover the office so that her boss could take care of his stuff.

So she worked yesterday and today and we'll be heading out tomorrow, to putter around the East side of the Bay for two weeks.

I got my sail repaired (Thanks Ken! - K-Force Sails in Collingwood). I replaced the seat for my dinghy and my dinghy motor is up and running. I dodged the bullet with that one - only required a couple of oil changes: no other issues.

This feels weird though because, even though I never admit it, I usually have a plan or agenda for my trips. This time we're literally going where the wind takes us.

My 'Alpha' side is getting nervous....

See you in a couple of weeks.
07-25-2012 08:51 PM
msmith10
Re: When will I learn to listen to that little voice?

Well done, Welshman. Greatly enjoyed the story. You showed good judgement in not going over the side for the rescue. Glad it all worked out. I will add FPOSBH to my nautical jargon.
07-25-2012 08:42 PM
bljones
Re: When will I learn to listen to that little voice?

Oh man...
I admire your forebearance at being able to tell the tale so soon, so well and so on.
I will raise a glass to you, Hardy and the damn dismounted distant dancing dinghy.
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