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Old 20 January 2005, 19:16   #11
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Pettal,
nice and calm in the sheltered bays but the ocean is a differant matter!
Waves tend to build quickly from calm when Rich was here to completely differant conditions this week.Forcast for wed below:

SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
200 PM PST WED JAN 19 2005
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST FRIDAY...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK...
.THURSDAY...
SURF HEIGHT.............6 TO 9 FEET WITH SETS TO 11 FEET EXCEPT IN
THE SOUTH PART...7 TO 10 FEET WITH SETS TO
12 FEET.
RIP CURRENT POTENTIAL...HIGH. VERY STRONG CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS
SWIMMING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.
WATER TEMPERATURE.......56 TO 60 DEGREES.
REMARKS.................NONE.
OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY......6 TO 8 FEET WITH SETS AROUND 9 FEET...
DECREASING AFTERNOON.

So Biggle's thats why I need a RIB
Not quite the Atlantic but enough for a newbie like me.
Also reached a record for jan of 87 degrees at the coast today!! what did you say the weather was like over there at the moment
Must take a day off Friday to go chase whales again
cheers Dal
You know what these Americans are like they are prone to exageration!

That forcast sounds like my maiden voyage home!!!

Go on get out there........you know you want to!
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Old 20 January 2005, 19:28   #12
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Choppy water!!!??!

You haven't lived mate........I've seen bigger chop in my neighbours swimming pool!!!
Haha, I saw that one coming. Only the third time out so I don't have a strong grasp of reality yet.
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Old 20 January 2005, 19:46   #13
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Haha, I saw that one coming. Only the third time out so I don't have a strong grasp of reality yet.
I take the mickey, but if your new to ribbing then stick to what your comfortable with no matter how fine it looks.

Your confidence and ability will grow with time and before you know it you'll be battling 8ft waves and loving every minute of it!
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Old 20 January 2005, 20:24   #14
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... if your new to ribbing then stick to what your comfortable with no matter how fine it looks.

Your confidence and ability will grow with time and before you know it you'll be battling 8ft waves and loving every minute of it!
Sound advice. Thanks. I probably was not ready to head out to the Coronado Islands but they just looked too tempting out in the horizon.
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Old 21 January 2005, 00:44   #15
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Manny,
there you are;been a bit quiet lately!!
Hope you have your VHF license if you have been exploring around the Coronado's.!!
I chickened out after the Coast guard Aux guys warned that the Mexican authorities are looking for the least excuse to ticket or confiscate boats!
Run into any whales yet?? I have been out on 3 occasions but no luck so far.
cheers Dal
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Old 21 January 2005, 01:57   #16
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Hope you have your VHF license if you have been exploring around the Coronado's.!!
License?
I don't need no stinking license! Well, how fast are those Mexican authorities?

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Run into any whales yet?? I have been out on 3 occasions but no luck so far.
Nope. This last outing was on New Years day so maybe it was too early to see any whales.
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Old 21 January 2005, 12:54   #17
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Get ready to Run!!!

Keep an eye open for the "Federales" !!!
Seems as soon as you cross the border line waters you need an VHF owners license as well as an operators license!!
Just more ways to get money from you.! Also make sure you dont have any fishing tackle aboard;not even a piece of line with a hook on it!
Otherwise they want to see your Mexican waters fishing license also.
And not wanting to suggest any ideas of corruption; but just like most people leave their cars this side of the border and walk into Tijuana, a lot of my boating friends avoid taking their boats south.(Insurance issues )
So ,get that Ribcraft ready to roll (not sure what they chase you with down there!
But as the Coranados are a great dive location(been their on several charter dives) you can download the VHF application forms quite easily (and no exam required)
Best to pay your money and be safe!
cheers Dal
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Old 29 January 2005, 19:33   #18
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I think that anybody who lives in a nice hot sunny climate should be banned from posting on RIBnet. Its a UK run site and we don't do good weather. Anyway why should somebody who lives in an idyllic place have a RIB. Surely they are for rough seas.

Anyway mate I hate you and Limeydal, I'm dead jealous and I'm saving all my pennies so I can retire to somewhere that is English speaking and has good weather.

As you can guess I hate English winters, Poor Medical support, atrocious roads, crap stinking public transport, paying for parking, bad mail services, no Police on the streets, high taxes, and Tony Blair and Gordon Brown (Both Scottish and running England).
I hope you take the Scottish bit back father

Oh yeh, Biggles why would you want any other boat? The rib is they way to go!
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Old 30 January 2005, 09:22   #19
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well rich

you went to the states and found a rib well done you hope you had a nice time

i have just returned from orlando with the kids and after going to most what they call out door centres failed to find one rib

they have hundreds of pontoon boat with leather seat yes leather

but i feel every happy as all he engine used at walt disney world were mercury and i saw a say five meter hard boat with twin 50 hp two strokes
used to push the world out on the lake for epcot fie works sounded nice

see yopu soon

dan
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Old 31 January 2005, 04:11   #20
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well rich

you went to the states and found a rib well done you hope you had a nice time

i have just returned from orlando with the kids and after going to most what they call out door centres failed to find one rib

they have hundreds of pontoon boat with leather seat yes leather

but i feel every happy as all he engine used at walt disney world were mercury and i saw a say five meter hard boat with twin 50 hp two strokes
used to push the world out on the lake for epcot fie works sounded nice

see yopu soon

dan
Had a great time thanks Dan. Plan to be out Bradwell or Burnham valantines weekend if you're about - or maybe Thames?
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