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Carlisle St, Safety Bay, WA, AU Pat SL115, KAR 7.1, Trib WS 35
After a horror week of my dizzyness, started a different med this morning which had a very good result within a few hours so went for a short sail at the local.
Was well powered up with the combo and enjoying just geting wet dispite the chop. well the session ended up being shorter than I expected, yes another boom failiure for a mobber. Luckilly for me it was the cheap arse rope on the clamp that severne put on their expensive booms, not the boom its self. I should practice what I preach and check my other booms tomorrow. I drifted a bit to the sand bar at pengos and got out my spare rope but could not get the old rope out of the clamp arm as the knot was jammed in hard and I couldnt push it through.
Without having to dial 000 FESA was there in a flash in the form of Lunny. In no time his liquid metal had formed a pointed blade with which I could pry the knot out with. Thanks for the loan of your screw driver Craig, and good to catch up after what seems like an age. After this decided not to push my luck and headed in.
Moral is, check ropes regularly like I normaly do but didnt this year, carry spare rope and leave a long tail at the end of boom rope that jams into the clamp arm so you can get a good pull on it. FESA are not allways available in these situations.
Though short, awesome to get out with a clearer head.