Well I did eventually make it onto the water, my thanks to Ribald who came looking for me and helped get in the water.
The engine "gremlin" was the ingition key unit had worked loose, but my mechanic buddy helped me to fix it after getting the boat back onto the trailer and back home then back to the slipway to launch again. I eventualy headed out to meet Jason about 12:00 at the Jolly Sailor.
In my eagerness to catch up I blasted up the Solent in glourious sunshine and brilliant sea conditions, untill I was overtaken by a 18ft Skiff!!!!! They are fast.
Eventually I caught up and met with everyone in the Hamble, then to be told no petrol in hamble due to winter renovations next stop Cowes.
Not sure who was taking the pictures out on the water, please let me know.
Once in Cowes Everything was closed
now low on fuel .
White knight in a White Valient Rib gave me 2 gallons to get me home.
So guys, I was very imbarrased
, lots of lessons learnt but most of all a very enjoyable day. Thank you to all who made the effort to come.