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Old 12 June 2004, 15:49   #1
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Hightower Maiden Voyage

Nice day for the maiden voyage - 20 degrees and a nice force 2/3

1 after launch at Haslar the bote shaking with nervous tension

2 Ready to rock and roll at pompey habour ( tower in the back ground) and foreground

3. cranks it up a bit

4. full steam ahead
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Old 12 June 2004, 15:54   #2
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After stopping off in Cowes for some refreshments and a bote check to see if all was ok. We zoomed back to Pompey.

1 Alan " those Bas****s can't go faster than me !!"

2. Hightower gives way to the monster rib

3 away he goes

4 back in Pompey Harbour with no problems the Jolly Sailor hoisted his spare mast and sail to keep going...
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Old 12 June 2004, 15:56   #3
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Boat looks great. Looking forward to seeing you on the water.
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Old 12 June 2004, 15:56   #4
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Bet you still have that big boat smile Andy!!!
Very nice pics hubby!!!
Sorry I did the housework now

Nice to see The Jolly Sailor in those pics !!! Hi Alan & Mrs. P.

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Well done Hightower, it looks like you had a great time. Hopefully we will be joining you shortly......

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Rib looks great Hightower.

Maybe we could meet up next time Galaxsea heads off to the Solent.

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Thanks for the photo's Paul, I didn't realize I had so much fun! It was nice to meet up with Alan and Co. at Cowes for a drink, will have to get that low speed handling issue sorted. Maybe change the pilot !

Two weeks to recover before I'm back to the water, will try to shop for some bargains on my trip Paul. Anything you want me to bring back, just ask.

Thanks everyone for your support and can't wait to meet up with you for a cruise.

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HIGHTOWER congratulation with your boat and nice pics you have taken Paul, I bet Missus must have been very unhappy being home cleaning.
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Especially when we were boozing it up in Cowes, Bogib
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