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Colin
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Where do you sail your Trapper?
07.12.2008 at 11:14:52
 
Hi folks,
I thought it might be interesting to see where we visit, or how we spend time with our Trappers.
I have collected a few of my photo's.
Would you like to share some of yours?

We live in the mud in St Helier Harbour, Jersey, during the winter.


In the summer we move east to Gorey and St Catherine's, where we do a bit of round the can racing.


Our favorite weekend destination is Port Bail, on the west coast of Normandy.

The bunting is for the 'Fete du Port'.

For one day trips in settled weather we like to pic nick at Les Echrehou, which are a group of tiny islands half way to Normandy.




If we get a week free, then we head south to St Malo and then the river Rance. We can get to Dinan with the mast up.




On our way up or down we might stop at Les Iles de Chausey or in the plateau des Minquiers.




If you are ever visiting down our way, please get in touch!

Cheers
Colin.








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Re: Where do you sail your Trapper?
Reply #1 - 08.12.2008 at 10:21:42
 
Great pictures.

How about some nav notes for the Minquiers and Port Bail.
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Reply #2 - 11.01.2009 at 12:03:08
 


Try this for starters
Cheers
Colin
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Reply #3 - 11.01.2009 at 12:24:57
 
Thanks for that Colin and I'll definetly contact you if we are in Jersey later in the year.

Nick I still can't get it to work.
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Reply #4 - 11.01.2009 at 14:51:05
 
I flew with my son over to France yesterday, in his light aircraft.
I took this on the way over.
Its the main island of 'Les Ecrehou'
You wouldn't believe it but there are about 40! separate units there.



PS. My mooring buoy is the tiny white dot below the island, by the little beach.
About 4ft water at low water springs

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Colin.
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Reply #5 - 12.01.2009 at 09:37:45
 
PPS.
Saw this the other day



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Reply #6 - 12.12.2010 at 17:53:46
 
Taz is moored at Rhu in the Clyde.
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Reply #7 - 18.05.2011 at 21:57:07
 
Hi Colin
this is what you call mud a day trip to weston super mare.











I sail out of Cardiff in the Bristol channel in the brown stuff.
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Reply #8 - 19.05.2011 at 12:58:10
 
Hi Boomer
Funnily enough, before my parents decided to move to Jersey, we lived in Weston Super Mare. (Weston Super Mud they called it)
I was very young (It was a VERY long time ago!) but I remember a huge beach with donkeys and a swimming pool with very high diving boards.
I,m sure that the sailing must be quite demanding with the tidal activity.
I have to say I'm happy that they decided to move....
Cheers
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Reply #9 - 19.05.2011 at 17:33:38
 
Hi Colin
Yes i will agree with you on the move to Jersey. You soon get used to the big tides its a matter of having to. Can help when on a passage on springs running at 4 knots but you dont want to be going the other way. We made it to the scillys last year and to Salcombe, we were thinking of the Channel Islands. Is it an advantage having bildge keels there colin? If i remember its fairly rugged coastline

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Reply #10 - 20.05.2011 at 09:03:05
 
Hi
I chose bilge keels because it's easier and cheaper with a drying mooring. It would cost me an additional 2500 per year to move to a marina berth.
It also gives me more flexibility with my French destinations, as we prefer the quieter drying harbours. (Port Bail is our closest and favorite)
My round the can sailing days are past so the loss of performance is not an issue.
I used to have a single keeler with legs, but it was always a stress with tide times. Now if I get it wrong there is no problem!
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Reply #11 - 22.05.2011 at 17:41:17
 
Hi Colin
It must be  great having all those places to sail to near by. Cardiff bay has been closed of as you prob know already. The bay is about 500 acres or so great for testing stuff out or if its blowing a gale in the channel its quite safe. Also being fresh water flushs your engine out everytime you come through the locks. Only bad thing is that we are limited on places to go and bilge keels are a must i reckon. Regarding preformance they sail a lot better than i thought they would, im messung round with sheeting angle on genny at mo with barber haulers to get her pointing higher.
cheers boomer
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