Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 16 February 2006, 04:47   #41
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: DIDCOT
Make: Valiant
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yam 50hp
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 12
Christchurch Harbour

Christchurch is a lovely harbour, but watch out for the shallows. I sail my laser in there about once a year and it does dry out a fair bit. Stick to the channels and you'll be fine. Nothing is better than sailing flat out and hitting a sandbank!

Another map of the area can be found here - http://www.mudefordsailingclub.org.u...%20map%201.jpg

i'd also recommend a trip up the river to christchurch itself

I would have liked to have done this trip myself, but already have plans for this weekend and the RIB is not part of the plans! (Unfortunately!!)
__________________

__________________
lewis_mdd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 February 2006, 06:42   #42
ADS
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,410
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJL
Well Christchurch seems popular so shall we go with that?

I agree that the Folly is a bit tame for us too!!!

Some info on Christchurch:

http://www.christchurchharbour.info/

Chris.
Watch out for lobster pots and nets in Chistchruch Bay, and as I mentioned earlier the channel markers at the entrance are unlikely to be in yet, BUT there is a line of yellow markers I believe. The main shallow bit is just before you get into the Run. Best thing I have found is to take it either slow >6knots or planing if you try to go two fast off the plane the arse digs in and you may touch the bottom, all sand though At high tide you should be fine.
I have done it at low springs, but I did have to roll my trousers up! Have a good weekend.

Alex
__________________

__________________
ADS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 February 2006, 13:58   #43
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Calshot
Boat name: Swan Song
Make: LM 27
Length: 8m +
Engine: Bukh 20
MMSI: ?
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 206
Solent Cruise

CJL
I'm going to have to cry off due to work,I'll try and make the next one though,maybe if out on sunday I'll see some Ribbers then
__________________
About 1.5 litres per hour (slower but easier on the pocket)
Dino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 February 2006, 18:11   #44
RIBnet supporter
 
LURCHER's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Tisted Hampshire
Boat name: Hot Lemon
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: Inboard
MMSI: 235
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 766
Send a message via MSN to LURCHER
Not been towed back from Christchurch yet so may be up for it too. How about Outandabout ?
__________________
www.hiremarquee.co.uk
LURCHER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 February 2006, 18:25   #45
CJL
Member
 
CJL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: London
Make: Ribcrafts
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150hp/2x115hp
MMSI: 235090215
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,115
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to CJL
Quote:
Originally Posted by LURCHER
Not been towed back from Christchurch yet so may be up for it too. How about Outandabout ?


I suspect that would take you till Monday morning to get a tow from there!!!

Hope Outabout can make it too and its good to see your "experience" has not put a damper on things!

Anybody else???
__________________
www.northernexposurerescue.org.uk
A registered charity supporting events across England and Wales
Follow us on Vimeo and Facebook
CJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 February 2006, 18:38   #46
CJL
Member
 
CJL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: London
Make: Ribcrafts
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150hp/2x115hp
MMSI: 235090215
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,115
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to CJL
Numbers update:

CJL.................................on............ .....Northern Exposure III
Laurence C.......................on.................Barrier II
Benc...............................on............. ....Intrepid
and possibly;
Pressman..........................on.............. ...Pressman(?)
Brucehawkser....................on................ .Farfetched
Lurcher.............................on............ .....Longdog


Chris
__________________
www.northernexposurerescue.org.uk
A registered charity supporting events across England and Wales
Follow us on Vimeo and Facebook
CJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 February 2006, 10:18   #47
CJL
Member
 
CJL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: London
Make: Ribcrafts
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150hp/2x115hp
MMSI: 235090215
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,115
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to CJL
As promised:

Forecast Issued on Friday, 17 February 2006
General Situation:
A very unsettled spell of weather as a series of troughs or frontal systems cross the area. Friday, generally a showery scenario but an occluded front is expected to run northwards into the area overnight. On Saturday the front will run northwards to give a brief drier spell before the next system arrives during Sunday morning. This low pressure area is expected to become slow moving over the near continent bring plenty of rain for Kent and Sussex.

Saturday:
Outbreaks of rain during the morning will slowly peter out to leave many places dry by mid afternoon. Wind, light and variable 2m/s. A minimum of 2 degrees Celcius and a maximum of 7 degrees celcius. Rainfall can be expected between 2 and 7 mm across the Isle of Wight. Wind is expected to be generally of low speed but the strongest period will be very early on Saturday morning.


Are the "possibles" now in a position to confirm??



Chris
__________________
www.northernexposurerescue.org.uk
A registered charity supporting events across England and Wales
Follow us on Vimeo and Facebook
CJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 February 2006, 10:30   #48
Member
 
benc's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Intrepid
Make: Tornado
Length: 7m +
Engine: Twin 150 Yamaha HPDI
MMSI: 235066402
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,319
Send a message via Skype™ to benc
I've just got back from visiting cowes (popped over to talk to a "man about some boats" )....

Stayed bone dry on the way over, and the wind chill was cold but not uncomfortable... on the way back, had a some stronger gusts which kept blowing the spray into the boat

I can't wait till tomorrow now
__________________
benc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 February 2006, 15:52   #49
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Aylesbury/Lymington
Boat name: Farfetched
Make: Solent
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150hp Optimax
MMSI: 235021048
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 859
We are ON. Can we meet you all at say the sailing platform at the mouth of lyimngton river. Say 1120am? Please phone 07734889987 if that is not a good idea. I will have radio on. Will triwatch 16, 67 and the rib channel which I think is 77?
__________________
brucehawsker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 February 2006, 16:34   #50
RIBnet supporter
 
LURCHER's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Tisted Hampshire
Boat name: Hot Lemon
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: Inboard
MMSI: 235
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 766
Send a message via MSN to LURCHER
ALZHEIMERS setting in early. I'm off skiing so can't make it you will have to tow someone else home , have a good day out .
__________________
www.hiremarquee.co.uk
LURCHER is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:43.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.