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Old 22 May 2004, 09:28   #1
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BIBOA Thames Cruise

Does anybody know the dates for this cruise?

RIB International says in it cruising article that it is July 2-4, but the BIBOA calendar still says TBA.
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Old 22 May 2004, 09:36   #2
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your not going to come all the way up fron Cornwall to cruse on the Thames?
Are you realy?
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Old 22 May 2004, 09:37   #3
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I sure am, but it takes some arranging, thats why I need early confirmation of dates and location for launch and recovering, etc, etc.
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Well I may just be tempted myself!
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Its the 2nd - 4th July

Thames cruise is confirmed for 2nd-4th July. Launching into Poplar Dock marina or the slip at the Docklands Scout project. Some launch Fri night, others early Sat. Usual format is to lock out opposite the Dome, run up through the city for the sightseeing / posing bit & possibly for lunch at St Kats. Then down to Chatham Maritime Marina on the Medway, overnight in Chatham/Rochester and back to London on Sunday.

I'll dig out Brian Thomas's (the organiser) details if you dont have them.

We'll be there with Barry & Penny on Morden 2, 8.5m Ocean.

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Old 22 May 2004, 12:55   #6
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Alan,


Thanks for that, all I need to do is find a good map of London and a Travellodge to sleep in.
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Just had a look at Boatlaunch for the Poplar Dock Marina, not sure I like the idea of driving through London with the Rib behind me. us coutry boys can't cope well with crowds.
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If you can manage to tow your RIB round the narrow Cornish lanes then London will be a breeze!

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Nahh, no problem. Head round the M25 and then down the M11 to docklands. Its all bigish roads and noone messes once you've got a a trailer behind you!!

Seriously, Its not that much of an issue, don't let it put you off coming!
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Seriously, Its not that much of an issue, don't let it put you off coming!
Don't worry, I won't.
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if coming into dockland on friday watch out try to make it to the slip after
11 am and before 3 pm as the traffic around cotten street and the A13 is
the worst before and after those times . one morning i took my rib back to have the fuel line fixed
went through the blackwall tunnel At 8.00 Am on a monday the stress was so bad i came back over the dartford bridge its very bad no one will give you a inch of space they cut you up and would crash into your rib and not care london rush hour is not a place for a rib on the back of a car i should know
i have been driveing from abbey wood to canary wharf from 1989 its bad
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I would probably have to drive down from Cornwall late on Friday so I do not think that traffic should be too bad (I hope).
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after 6.30 pm all the rat racers would have gone home and it will be a lot better i would say a trip up the thames is a very cool day out we had a lot
of fun when the sub 5m had a go

is it biboa only members for that cruise
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It is a BIBOA cruise and I do believe that you are supposed to be a member.

So why not join?
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after 6.30 pm all the rat racers would have gone home and it will be a lot better i would say a trip up the thames is a very cool day out we had a lot
of fun when the sub 5m had a go

is it biboa only members for that cruise
Daniel. Yes you do need to be a BIBOA member - for insurance purposes and because frankly if the club goes to the bother of organising a cruise then IMHO you should be a member to join in (Can you tell that I used to be Cruise Coordinator?? JK persuaded me........... )
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can under stand biboa are going to the bother of arranging it so members only.
i will come down and wave you off then
can,t see the point in joining at this point as most events are miles away from
me and i can,t see what other things the club has to offer i may be wrong
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Daniel. Yes you do need to be a BIBOA member - for insurance purposes and because frankly if the club goes to the bother of organising a cruise then IMHO you should be a member to join in (Can you tell that I used to be Cruise Coordinator?? JK persuaded me........... )


Alan can i ask a really stupid question.......what insurance ?

Surely we all go boating with our own insurance dont we so what extra does BIBOA insurance cover ?

I and the sub 5m gang organise trips out and cruises all the time and anyone's welcome anytime.....oh and we dont charge for organising them either ! IMHO of course

Sorry just being facetious
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Daniel. Yes you do need to be a BIBOA member - for insurance purposes and because frankly if the club goes to the bother of organising a cruise then IMHO you should be a member to join in (Can you tell that I used to be Cruise Coordinator?? JK persuaded me........... )


Alan can i ask a really stupid question.......what insurance ?

Surely we all go boating with our own insurance dont we so what extra does BIBOA insurance cover ?

I and the sub 5m gang organise trips out and cruises all the time and anyone's welcome anytime.....oh and we dont charge for organising them either ! IMHO of course

Sorry just being facetious
Don't really want to get in to this again cos I had my fill of it whilst on t' committee, but the insurance is liability insurance for the clubs officers and cruise organisers should you sue them cos you went out in a force n and injured/maimed/killed yourself or someone close to you.

I'm not particularly commending BIBOA membership to anyone - yer makes yer own choice. You can get a helluva lot of cruising just through RIB.NET but I have also personally got a lot out of being in BIBOA also so its upto you whether you think its worth spending the money on!
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Thanks for the reply, i wasn't intending to cast aspertions on BIBOA in any way as i happen to think anything to do with RIBs and cruising is a good thing, for me though with my small boat i dont think i have a place with BIBOA, maybe one day when i do have a big fast boat i might join some of the cruises.

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Does your BIBOA membership fee cover this form of launch and recover ? or is the membership solely for insurance in case i die and decide to sue everyone there

We launch at Poplar, its free to launch, the parking was free its all states of tide and the guy that launched and recovered us even provided lunch and beers what more could you want
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