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Old 17 June 2006, 13:22   #1
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Days out on the solent

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We took last week off to go down the Solent (Hayling Island), the time was split between eating out, drinking, walking and boating. I purchased a new item for the boat a flag, it looks quite nice.

The slipway at Northney was finished as others had suggested it would be, apart from the pontoon with is yet to arrive, I took a couple of pictures. I am not convinced that the water will not get under this one, looking at the picture. I am sure the pontoon will be handy.

So again we did trips around the Solent which was great and again the boat went very well. A few pictures

1) A couple of the slipway at Northney as it was just been re-built
2) Newtown
3) RNLI towing, I did not put this in to gloat, but rather it’s a good example of restricted ability to maneuver
4) Cowes
5) Chichester
6) Bembridge
7) Merlin the super rib
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Old 17 June 2006, 13:24   #2
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Old 18 June 2006, 05:27   #3
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Nice pics Jimbob.

What time of the tide were you launching at?
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Old 18 June 2006, 12:41   #4
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Hi Phil, the pictures of the slip was not me launching just for clarification, however, i usually launch at any time that suits from that slip, it use to get a little crappy at LW e.g end of the slip was breaking up.

With the pontoon i should be able to launch the 7.5 on my own
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Is it easy enough to get on to that pontoon. Last year when I was there on the odd occasion I couldn't work out how you got on and off that pontoon. Maybe its just because I'm thick. Have they changed the angle of the slip or just extended it.

Bet that van had fun pulling that boat out if the slip is still as steep as it used to be.
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Old 19 June 2006, 04:21   #6
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biggles

You are not being thick, when i mentioned a pontoon, i meant the new one they are installing it will be located (looking down the slip) to the right of the 3 new piles, i did not make myself clear...i know what pontoon you are on about.

the van gave it some revs, slipped a bit but kept going, i see many slipping near LW, if the dont have 4*4. I suppose that why we miss LW by a few hrs where we can, we do have 4*4 but have even seen some 4*4 with a heavy load struggle. In fact we saw one with a very heavy load getting 2 4*4's to pull it up

anyway back at work now...oh well until next time
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