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Old 04 January 2011, 14:18   #21
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I have no idea what you're talking about
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Old 04 January 2011, 14:26   #22
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hope to make it this time... been a few years since i went over.
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Old 04 January 2011, 17:30   #23
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Exactly. Proof itself that you can't count
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Many of them clearly never leave their pontoons, except to refuel for the generator. Hopefully the SB&R brigade aren't like that.
Yep. Might have mentioned my uncle to you before, me and GD spent a weekend with him on his 37ft Sealine. The 60 miles return southampton - poole - southampton was the only time he slipped lines all season . His engines each had 186 hours on them i think, and hes had the boat over 10 years We did a straight hundred last year

Edit: Just had a look on SB&R forum... what a bunch of f****s call themselves boaters
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Old 04 January 2011, 17:40   #24
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Ah. Didn't think to check that! July 23rd/24th then?
Something else just occurred to me, last year we made it 2 nights long, ie friday-sunday, due to feedback from the first Floptilla.

Same again this year? July 22nd/24th ?
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Old 04 January 2011, 17:43   #25
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Old 07 January 2011, 07:06   #26
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Hi chaps, I've popped over from the SB&R forum to say hello and thank you for the info on your floptilla cruise. I notice that there's a bit of comment about some nervousness so I thought I'd explain.

We have some, very, experienced boaters and some relative novices on board. I suppose the usual gung ho ones and the lets plan and plan types.

The boats that are likely to go will be my Monterey 216, a Karnic (22footish) possibly a Bayliner and a 33ft Hunton. All are more than capable and competent to make the crossing, depending on conditions of course. There may be a couple of others yet.

Anyway thanks for the info so far and we'd love to join you. If it's OK with you I'll post this address on SB&R so that others can pop over, we can be found at

http://www.sportsboat.co.uk/forum/ hopefully this does not contravene your rules on links. If so let me know.

You never know this may be the start of a long and happy forum relationship!
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Old 07 January 2011, 07:23   #27
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If it's OK with you I'll post this address on SB&R so that others can pop over, we can be found at

http://www.sportsboat.co.uk/forum/ hopefully this does not contravene your rules on links. If so let me know.

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Jokaboat - welcome to Ribnet. Should be absolutely no issues with cross posting, ribnet is essentially open to all (with one notable exception!) and all Ribnet "cruises" or events are simply gatherings of people who happen to share the details via Ribnet. Indeed such trips have even been written up in the printed pages of SB&R magazine...

Please ignore any offensive remarks from Gotchiguy above - he's obviously been off on school holidays for too long and needs to get back to have some manners beaten into him with a cane...
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looking forward to meeting up with you in summer and don't worry, I may attempt to put myself across as a gung ho type but there's plenty of planning, then more, planning then a little bit more from the serious part of Into the Red

Now, any thoughts as to where to go on the extended trip, we haven't even done herm yet and we've only scratched the surface of echrous and geurnsey. Tbh tho wee hardly done jersey and sark either, and for all the south coast lot even jersey would be cool. Any thoughts?
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Old 07 January 2011, 08:48   #29
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I just posted the following at SB&R, I seem to remember it being mentioned on here before but probably worth repeating anyway.

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Most of you might already be aware but a point worth mentioning anyway:

The Channel Islands currently have no reciprocal health agreement with the UK. It was scrapped by your politicians in 2009 as they decided they weren't getting value for money. (To be fair, it was a nice little earner for us!)

Although any treatment in an A&E dept is still free, if you found yourself requiring treatment in any other health dept or repatriation to your home country you will be required to pay...a lot.

So the more conscientious among you might want to look in to getting health insurance cover if you're planning to make this trip.
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Old 07 January 2011, 08:56   #30
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Not a nice greeting, good job we've got thick skins.

A bit like slagging someone off in the pub to find they're standing behind you

I'm sure you'll get to like us given time. Some of us have even owned and run ribs in the past, I've used them and inflatables for diving since the early 80s so let's not start a rib vs sports boat war eh
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