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Old 23 April 2005, 10:41   #1
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Solent cruising this week

Hi all, I hope you are all well

We were down the Solent this week and we seemed to have been lucky and picked a nice hole in the weather, whilst we have used the boat we find the only way to really use it is to take a few days off, so we took a week off!

As the boat is at Northney we treated ourselves and stopped in the Langston Hotel, we often go to Windermere at this time of year, however due to the speed restrictions (Miserable gits) we have decide to change tack.

So Monday, probably the worst day (F4- F6) which depending on the time makes the Chichester bar quite interesting. This day was reserved to do a little work on trim and general practice, however we put about 35 miles on the clock. Everything including the aux engine worked fine. The only thing I noticed was that the Raymarine Speed/Depth gauge seemed to stop working about 20knts in certain conditions, I suspect that it could be the position, I donít intend to do anything as I have the GSP and I have no intention of doing 20 knts when Iím shallow.

Tuesday, Langston, Portsmouth, Wotton, Bembridge and a trip to Chichester to get some fuel.

Wednesday, Hamble, Southampton, Cowes and home, this was a great day, perfect for perfecting the trimming. We were doing on average 30knts, but the trim could add/subtract 4 knts. I actually perfected the trim by the noise from the prop, but thats just me.

Thursday, Needles and back, again another great day

Friday, Went to the south of the island then came home and picked the boat out of the water.

So a really great week, different types of weather and sea conditions, we both commented on the way home, its time we won some money and do this all the time.

I have some pictures, however they are 500kb each, how to I reduce in size so that I can post?
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Old 23 April 2005, 12:07   #2
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I actually perfected the trim by the noise from the prop, but thats just me.

WOW No wonder your in telecoms!
They do great sarnies in the Langstone.
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Sounds like you had a fun week Jim Thats exactly what we're going to be doing the last two weeks of May The Midlanders are coming

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Hi Jimbob. Glad to hear you had a good week and looking forward to seeing the piccies!

What photo editing package are you using?

If you use 'MS Paint' you can resize your photos by clicking on 'Image' in the menu bar. From the drop-down menu click on 'Stretch/Skew' and change the horizontal and vertical percentages to suitable values. Try 50% - this should work out OK. Then save and upload. HTH
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Thanks louise

After looking in the olympus book i found the answer, however your prompt triggered me, so thanks

Hopefully you can see these pictures

1) Me and the missus at Northney
2) Coming back down Chichester harbour to Northney
3) Solent
4) South of the island
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lets try again
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Great pics Jimbob - well worth waiting for!

Merlin looks great too - hope to cruise with you sometime!

Also, glad to see you've got your 'Emergency Radio Procedures' on your console - it's reminded me that we must get ours laminated! Cheers!
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1) Me and the missus at Northney
2) Coming back down Chichester harbour to Northney
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Great photos jimbob!

Makes us want to get out there!

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