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  1. Thread: Pilot Gig

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    Yesterday we took three pilot gigs out for the...

    Yesterday we took three pilot gigs out for the day, rowing from Swanage to Studland beach, and stopping off for a pub lunch. One of the boats carried on to Brownsea Island, and picked us up on the...
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    Took part in my first sea race yesterday........

    Took part in my first sea race yesterday..... this is getting addictive.
  3. Best in terms of how long and hard I laughed was...

    Best in terms of how long and hard I laughed was on a recent camping trip. I was tucked up in my sleeping bag in the tipi, wood burner on, kettle coming along nicely when I heard a stern male voice...
  4. Looks like you had a lovely day. think I will try...

    Looks like you had a lovely day. think I will try going out from Rockley.
  5. Thread: Pilot Gig

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    Last night the demon tried to eat my oar. I broke...

    Last night the demon tried to eat my oar. I broke a pin fighting him off.
  6. Thread: Pilot Gig

    by MotherHerne
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    Pilot Gig

    Had the nicest ever experience, rowing in a Pilot Gig. I have a kayak which I keep in a beach hut and paddle around Swanage, Studland, Kimmeridge. Lucky me to live in such a beautiful part of thre...
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    Check out 'Tentipi'. Lightweight, storm proof,...

    Check out 'Tentipi'. Lightweight, storm proof, pack down small, you can have an open fire inside. What's not to love?
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    I was returning from a nice Sunday afternoon walk...

    I was returning from a nice Sunday afternoon walk last month along the coastal path near Swanage, and as my lonesome campervan came into view, there was a b*****d bull with his horns under my bumper....
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    I have a Mazda Bongo, and a Scooter Perception...

    I have a Mazda Bongo, and a Scooter Perception sit on, which goes in through the back window, and rests on the passenger seat: 10 year old son scrunches up under the bow end, and I shoe horn him out...
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    Thank you. Nice to be back.

    Thank you. Nice to be back.
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    Motherherne

    Hello, I'm back!!! Used to live in a Tipi on the isle of Purbeck, but lost touch with this site after some disastrous events sent me into self impossed exile. Anyway, sold my cafe in June, and...
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    Really sad news. Knew him through the folk scene...

    Really sad news. Knew him through the folk scene in the 70's and 80's and in later years at Cropredy. We had a drink to him last night and played some of his stuff. Run Honey Run was my favourite.
    MH
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    In the spirit of SOTP live dangerously and buy...

    In the spirit of SOTP live dangerously and buy only things with reduced labels..... how else did chilli chocolate and corgette muffins ever get discovered:rolleyes:
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    Well thanks, it's good to be back. It might sound...

    Well thanks, it's good to be back. It might sound mad, but paint the woodburners with vegetable oil before first use, and every so often, and they don't rust.
    While I on here, BIG HUGS to Bothyman...
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    Oh P.S. the top-loading woodburner from tentipi...

    Oh P.S. the top-loading woodburner from tentipi is worth every penny.
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    Hello, I found that a detachable groundsheet is...

    Hello, I found that a detachable groundsheet is best, as any condensation can't escape in an all-in-one,and pools around the sides. I used to weight the floor down with big stones to stop the wind...
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    You' re the answer to my prayersSMbigthumb Will...

    You' re the answer to my prayersSMbigthumb Will get the 500tribe for my next 'home'. Thought I was going to be living in an army surplus tent.
    MH
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    Thanks for letting me know that. There's a good...

    Thanks for letting me know that. There's a good chance of getting to it.By ambient, I mean that it doesn't suffer with condensation, or leak.

    Best wishes,
    Sara
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    Will do. The price difference is quite awesome. I...

    Will do. The price difference is quite awesome. I need to know about the fabric really, as the tentipi fabric gives such an ambient living condition whatever the weather, and that matters when you...
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    Very Interesting!! At a fraction of the price of...

    Very Interesting!! At a fraction of the price of the tentipis, the model you have looks like a good option. I am once again studying all options, as my tentipi is looking very sad after 4 years...
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    We have a midwife in the community, and have had...

    We have a midwife in the community, and have had a 'homebirth' this winter. As for me, at 50, it'd be a bloody miracle/nightmare.SMyuck
    Sara
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    P.S Steve, I have lived in a Canal Boat, and a...

    P.S Steve, I have lived in a Canal Boat, and a Horse-Drawn Wagon. Lots to discuss:)

    Sara
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    Hi Steve, my cafe is called Earthlights: it's...

    Hi Steve,
    my cafe is called Earthlights: it's on the High Street opposite the library. The Auberge is opposite me. It will be great to meet you. Of all the staff, I am the one who smells vaguely...
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    Just found a Sail Mender in Wareham, Dorset, who...

    Just found a Sail Mender in Wareham, Dorset, who is mendng my Tentipi for a fraction of the price of sending it back to Sweden. I tried any number of people with industrial sewing machines, but...
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    The tentipis have a snow skirt which is designed...

    The tentipis have a snow skirt which is designed to be covered with snow;) to weight it down. The 'varries' snowskirt is made of ripstop, whilst my Arran is all canvas, so has rotted, and is now...
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