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Old 15 June 2009, 01:31   #11
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Neil da - four ribs tied to your boat sounds a nightmare! Did you manage it staying on your boat or did you have someone on the land / boat nearest land - if you see what I mean?
Having got totally confused (as a first time visitor to Lymington) quite where to moor, we ended up on the town quay - a pontoon. As it was lovely weather there was a massive audience of retired curtain twitchers including a couple of ladies sitting right on the edge of the harbour and probably weighing in at 40 stones each sitting in (I assume reinforced) chairs eating pies and watching our every move through mouthfuls of food.

This was fine for mooring- I approached at a shallow angle, cruised up to the pontoon, wife jumps out and ties us up. All fine. Vague nods of approval from audience.

Lunch.

Return to boat to see a Rubiks' Cube of ropes and RIBs tied up to us. The audience of twitchers has now swelled to crowd-like proportions. All with the same expression of open mouthed boredom - the same expression a dog might have if you showed it a card trick. This is not the moment to cock anything up.

We have yachts and motor launches to the front and back, RIB's all the way out to sea (or so it seemed).

Suddenly every RIB owner magically appeared, clambered over our boat and took off - leaving us to slide coolly out. Massive result.
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I've started to use Hythe slip, (used crosshouse for years)
Is that your regular slip Neil?
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I've started to use Hythe slip, (used crosshouse for years)
Is that your regular slip Neil?
Nope, mine is at the KB yard on the Camber. I have to say having it dry stacked is incredibly easy and has removed another whole world of complexity!
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This is getting confusing! Hythe is my regular slip (only 10 mins from home) and i think it is great and cheap.
Hopefully bump into you sometime down there.
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This is getting confusing! Hythe is my regular slip (only 10 mins from home) and i think it is great and cheap.
Hopefully bump into you sometime down there.
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Too many Neils

My mate introduced me to it earlier this year.

-Cheap parking
-a bit of security
-on the correct side of the 6 knot limit.
-well worth the trip from Eastleigh

Hopefully be using it this weekend....
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I agree
plus I noticed last time that there are hoses you can use to flush the engine.
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plus I noticed last time that there are hoses you can use to flush the engine.
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Hoses?
never saw those...
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They are on the marina side of the road - imagine driving up the slip turn left and they are on the right hand side - not sure if they are meant to be used by the public but there was a bloke with a rib using them last time i was there so worth an investigate next time.
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Will bear that in mind, cheers
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Thanks Jono
that's great (and reassuring) - next challenge is to get round the IoW!
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Have you managed to get round the Island yet Neil?

We are new to ribbing as well, with a Ribeye S650, exactly the same-ish as "other" Neils.

We would be looking to go round the Island soon, so maybe all three of us could make the trip together?
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