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Old 26 July 2003, 10:27   #141
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Charles...

Yes, I too am surprised that you seem to be having high water two hours after we have a low.... but that's what the Almanacs seem to say happens.... (even my year 2000 one!). Probably the shape of the Isle of Wight or something!
Anyway, I am reliably informed that low water in Lymington is 06:13 BST on the Friday morning and it probably won't be possible to launch then.... even if I did get up early enough! Two hours later should be OK. There are other places, but its not just a question of a launch. There is also a need to park the car and trailer where it won't get towed, ticketed, nicked or vandalised. That limits the options. Calshot for example would be a possibility but the office there doesn't open till 08:30, so we can't get parking tickets etc till then. By then Lymington should be OK.

Its no big deal, please don't read too much into this, I just don't want everyone to be ready to go at 7 and then find those of us launching on the Friday morning will be keeping them waiting. Basically from where I'm sitting, 9am is do-able, 7 isn't easily, unless launching is the day before, (and you havenít got nearly a two hour drive to get there!) But as you say, aiming for 9 means it'll probably be 10. I'm quite happy to aim for 7 if you don't mind me being late!



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PS... I think you're doing a grand job - really!

PPS Off to work now, so I'll look forward to some repies by tonight!
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Old 26 July 2003, 14:53   #142
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Sorry I dont mean to scare anyone or put people off.

I am talking about DEAD LOW WATER approach from SPP to Herm coming up for Aligande it starts getting shalllow unless you take the Creux passage. On a neap no problem but dont worry it was a warning in case somebody got delayed and tried to do the crossing at Low water. We have done it once on a 0.3m at dead low water and have found the rocks that arent charted.

The little russel through to SPP is a shipping channel and there are no worries about water as you will have plenty but if entering SPP at low water stick slightly to the northern side of the entrance as this is deeper Keep you eye out on that side fo a red light which will tell you if a ferry or freighter is leaving the harbour, it will have an orange one flashing next to it when the ship is underway.

You can get on the holding pontoon at any state of tide and if that is full then there is one in Havelet you can use or tie up to a bouy in havelet if you so wish.

I am not trying to frighten people just better to tell people of danger at low water than for something to go wrong by no fault of any one.

I hope to see you all that weekend. Remember to bring your marshmallows and reherse three versus of ging gang gooly before you get there.

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Old 26 July 2003, 15:08   #143
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...bring your marshmallows and reherse three versus of ging gang gooly...
Hey, I'm sure that Charles never mentioned this on the agenda!

LOL Dom, and thanks for the info. Don't worry - not scared... just filing it away in the old cranium for use later. When it comes down to it, we're all responsible for our little ships, so quality information is always valuable.
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Old 26 July 2003, 18:49   #144
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Dom, whats SPP ?

We are going to Herm 10 - 16 Aug (not part of this cruise before anyone gets really confused) and I will take some pics of the marks whilst we are there to help out.

Strike that I have just realised its St Peter Port.


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Old 27 July 2003, 04:50   #145
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Dom, whats SPP ?
St Peter Port, a harbour in Guernsey.

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Remember to bring your marshmallows and reherse three versus of ging gang gooly before you get there.

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They're obviously smoking some good donkey 'sh*t' in Gsy - what on earth are you on about Dom?

I agree with Richard and anyone else re keeping everyone together. Departure will be at 09:00am, so lets work towards that. The mailshot is going out first thing Monday morning, so hit me with your questions after that-ok?
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Obviously boy scouts and camp fires arent a regular happening in SA. Dont blame you tho all those lions and tigers!
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Old 27 July 2003, 06:04   #148
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Dom,

Re the rocks....

OK, all makes sense thanks. It says 'unexamined' on my chart at that bit! Dutifully noted!


Re the marshmallows.....

I don't want any pink ones! People will get the wrong idea It's bad enough we're going on a CAMPING CRUISE!

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You're all frightening me now!

PS. I don't like marshmallows
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