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(Not) Ice Bimbling
« on: January 18, 2010, 10:58:32 PM »
Thanks to Peter for his excellent article on Ice Bimbling. It got me back to thinking about Team Scotland's maiden voyage in the Flying Trifle. After picking her up from Datchet, we were desperate to get out for a sail, regardless of the weather. I managed to dig out some old photos:

Venue: Loch Earn, Perthshire
Date: Early February 1995
Ice Bimbling preparations: None, except for good old Basic Stupidity

Step 1: Arrive at venue, having overtaken 2 snowploughs on the way there

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Re: (Not) Ice Bimbling
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 11:00:15 PM »
Step 2: Get rigged. Put on 3mm wetsuit and a woolly hat. Disengage brain.

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Re: (Not) Ice Bimbling
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 11:01:47 PM »
Step 3: Attempt to launch. Immediately lose any prospect of fathering any male children.

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Re: (Not) Ice Bimbling
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010, 11:02:52 PM »
Step 4: Capsize several times. Finally get going and enjoy some excellent Cherub sailing:

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Re: (Not) Ice Bimbling
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010, 11:06:00 PM »
Step 5: Retire to the pub for several beers and a few hot whiskies.

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Re: (Not) Ice Bimbling
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2010, 08:30:17 AM »
Thanks to Peter for his excellent article on Ice Bimbling. It got me back to thinking about Team Scotland's maiden voyage in the Flying Trifle. After picking her up from Datchet, we were desperate to get out for a sail, regardless of the weather. I managed to dig out some old photos:

Venue: Loch Earn, Perthshire
Date: Early February 1995
Ice Bimbling preparations: None, except for good old Basic Stupidity

Step 1: Arrive at venue, having overtaken 2 snowploughs on the way there


Desperate to go sailing in her?!.... I'll say... that looks like the same shirt you were wearing when you picked the boat up from me at Datchet!  ;D Did you just drive to the lake!

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Re: (Not) Ice Bimbling
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2010, 09:39:09 AM »
Nice tow car as well! I think that's 3 cherrubers I know that have had Mk 1 MR2's!

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Re: (Not) Ice Bimbling
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2010, 10:02:01 AM »
Fantastic! Certainly qualifies as scenic sailing with the hills & snow

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Re: (Not) Ice Bimbling
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2010, 11:35:32 AM »
Here are a few memories of the boat I have curtsy of my old man...


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Re: (Not) Ice Bimbling
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2010, 11:45:24 AM »
my crew proving that it just wasn't possible to colour coordinate with that paint job!


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Re: (Not) Ice Bimbling
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2010, 08:57:25 AM »
my crew proving that it just wasn't possible to colour coordinate with that paint job!



It's no wonder that people think that Cherub sailors are a bit wacky!

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Re: (Not) Ice Bimbling
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2010, 10:01:35 AM »
I'm comming to  conclusion we may be more like addicts.

I am looking forward to getting wet this weekend (after a 4 month+ layoff). H+I spent a happy hour last night replacing the jib wire  and repairing drysuits.