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Old 19 December 2006, 07:30   #51
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A friend of mine was over from Guernsey at the w/e [16/17-12] and I was talking to him about this cruise. He owns/skippers a 19m fishing boat from Guernsey and works the waters from the Islands to Cherbourg to Brixham so he knows the score out there! He recommended JUNE if poss as a travel date, which fits with the plan already... I'm sure many of you are familiar with the waters out there [not me!] but he has offered any help/knowledge with planning/weather/hazards/ports/berths etc. anything we need really. worth keeping him in mind closer to the date.
There are a few RIBs from my neck of the woods who are keen to go, so maybe a RV off Portland Race, just to put us in the mood in case it turns messy further out...????!
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Old 19 December 2006, 08:28   #52
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Thanks for the info Milo, will be turning serious thoughts towards this journey in the New Year.
As it is can you ask your friend to recomend a B & B or cheap hotel for the Saturday night. Maybe he knows a Hotel owner who could put a couple of rooms aside. Trouble is this journey will be very weather dependant.

As for meeting off Portland Race that would be quite an excursion from Southampton so i would be looking for an RV farther out in the channel. But Portland would be good for those coming from the West.

Keep the ideas coming.

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Old 19 December 2006, 08:42   #53
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Although not a RIB'er anymore I quite fancy the trip over in my boat. Please keep me in touch with plans.

Will start from Poole.

Have done the trip a few times myself and it's a great island, although the locals are a bit strange

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Old 19 December 2006, 09:13   #54
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Mark,

Have you got a pic of your boat ! Sounds mighty big
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ere you go....

She is quite an old boat but really fantastic to handle

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Old 19 December 2006, 09:29   #56
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Mark,

Thats it your welcome to join us. We might slow you down tho.


PS. Can I have a little ride in your boat
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Old 19 December 2006, 12:47   #57
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As for meeting off Portland Race that would be quite an excursion from Southampton so i would be looking for an RV farther out in the channel. But Portland would be good for those coming from the West.
Thats fine, I was just refering to the fact that it's more often that not pretty snotty in there....! mid way is fine
I'll chase him up for digs around the Islands and Will set about rallying the troops for the 16-17 june.
Weather permitting this could be a blast!
[also, that Hunton is AWESOME!]
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............. although the locals are a bit strange

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For someone who has exchanged his perfectly good Scorpion RIB for a plastic boat, who is calling who strange?
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For someone who has exchanged his perfectly good Scorpion RIB for a plastic boat, who is calling who strange?
I second that
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Hi, haven't checked this thread for a while. Is everyone still up for going on the 16th/17th June next year? Is there a list yet of people who are putting their name down to go? I've got my rib now so i'm a deffo. I'm probably out nearly every weekend now!! I can't get enough and i need the experience.
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