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Old 22 February 2005, 07:51   #11
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2. Cannot master launching/recovery on my own. Just too much to focus on, especially recovery when cross windy.
Get craned in and out. Saves your bearings and all that stress!
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Old 22 February 2005, 11:39   #12
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Louise,

It is the adrenalin rush of driving the boat at a reasonable speed in a strong cross wind an angle towrds a set of sharp poles welded together, set at an angle on a slippery slope, knowing that if you screw up you either:

1) scratch or hole the boat
2) impale your son who is waiting beside the trailer to hook on
3) if that is not enough, drive the nose of the boat into the back of the Peugeot

all the while being watched by a group of fascinated 10 year olds in Oppie's and their parents just waiting for you to horlix it.

But it only takes a few minutes from house to Berthon to the quay and down the river.......
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It is the adrenalin rush of driving the boat at a reasonable speed in a strong cross wind an angle towrds a set of sharp poles welded together, set at an angle on a slippery slope, knowing that if you screw up you either:

1) scratch or hole the boat
2) impale your son who is waiting beside the trailer to hook on
3) if that is not enough, drive the nose of the boat into the back of the Peugeot

all the while being watched by a group of fascinated 10 year olds in Oppie's and their parents just waiting for you to horlix it.
Ah, well, if you put it that way I can well understand the attraction!

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But it only takes a few minutes from house to Berthon to the quay and down the river.......
Yeah, that's right, rub it in!
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Old 22 February 2005, 12:40   #14
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Bruce , but you have still not said anything about the Littlehampton cruise
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Old 22 February 2005, 18:01   #15
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Too far ahead to plan, Andre. Would love to come, but we are selling our house in Aston Clinton - accepted offer this am - and moving slowly to Lymington. There is a complex chain behind us so we do not know how long it is going to take. Also have loads of rubbish here and our house in Lymington is much smaller so other half is demanding I throw out half (3/4) of my 'junk'. So can't predict where we will be nor how free we will be in early May. Recognise hotel / berthing may become a problem if we are late 'bookers' but that cannot be helped. Sorry.
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Congrats on your house sale. Hope to see you at Littlehampton, if not before!
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Bruce, go through the needles if you're brave enough . stick to the right hand side of the big gap in the rocks.
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Is that to the Right travelling South or Right travelling North .

I think you can go round the Needles lighthouse fairly close and be sure to miss the wreck, is this right? And aren't there some landmarks to line up just to make doubley sure (keep top of lighthouse higher than clifftops)? but if in dought go wide.
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2. Cannot master launching/recovery on my own. Just too much to focus on, especially recovery when cross windy. Does anyone know of anyone who lives close to Lymington wh could help me launch / recover when I am alone?

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Bruce I have found if you put a post on here couple of days before you go out you will get all the help you need plus some company on the water (we rather go out with another boat with the kids).
Nice pictures looked a good day. We have not been that far along the Solent yet on the to do list early this year.
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Too far ahead to plan, Andre. Would love to come, but we are selling our house in Aston Clinton - accepted offer this am - and moving slowly to Lymington. There is a complex chain behind us so we do not know how long it is going to take. Also have loads of rubbish here and our house in Lymington is much smaller so other half is demanding I throw out half (3/4) of my 'junk'. So can't predict where we will be nor how free we will be in early May. Recognise hotel / berthing may become a problem if we are late 'bookers' but that cannot be helped. Sorry.
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All is clear , please follow the thread and see how you get on. It will never be too late to join . The only problem could be accomodation but that can be established a few days before

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As Andre and Louise have said, it would be great if you could join us but I know how the house move thing can tie you down.

Good luck with the move and I hope you can make it to Littlehampton.

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