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Old 12 July 2004, 17:13   #1
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Christchurch on Sunday

Following discussions tonight between some Beernet members, a trip to Christchurch Harbour this Sunday (18th July) was provisionally planned. We will be setting off from Yarmouth Harbour at 1100 to arrive around 1200. Suggest lunch in one of the friendly pubs. Leave for home whenever you like during the afternoon or get together for an 'in company' return journey.

We plan to leave from Eastney around 0900.

Hope to see a few boats around if the weather is not to bad.

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Old 12 July 2004, 18:11   #2
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Nice to meet you Doug, will try to go on Sunday but as I explained earlier this evening I've got a trip the following day. That said anything can happen and untill I've got those tickets in my hand, who knows!! I'll be out Saturday for sure.

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Old 14 July 2004, 08:34   #3
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may not be able to make it on Sunday - Kathleen has left me all alone and buggered off to Ireland.

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Aren't you allowed out to play on your own, then?

(In case of misunderstanding, I am joking!)
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may not be able to make it on Sunday - Kathleen has left me all alone and buggered off to Ireland.

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She didn't take the keys, did she ?

Or is Kathleen the only one who knows how to launch in your household ?
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Old 14 July 2004, 09:46   #6
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Hi Brian,

Whats a launch !! never done one before ya missed a good get together at the church on Monday. Didn't see ya in Yarmouth on sunday either. The barman was complaining his takens where down.

might have to collect her from the airport sunday depending on how things pan out over there and thus when she returns. Minda ya when the cats away !!!!

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Old 14 July 2004, 14:55   #7
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Quite interested,will watch the weather,are you all meeting in yarmouth or outside.
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Plan is to meet inside Harbour (near to Lifeboat) at 1100 to group up anf leave v soon after. Post if you are interested.

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Old 14 July 2004, 18:07   #9
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Looks like ill make it down for this one.
Our plan at the moment is to launch at lymington and motor over to yarmouth for 11.
Have you set a VHF channel for the day?
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Old 18 July 2004, 03:44   #10
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wimps

Too wet n windy for us! My son got a bit wet yesterday ,all i could hear was "i,m never coming -splutter- again, my eyes -cough- hurt ,I need a-gasp-towel, I hate this-aaarrrgh-rib ,I am sure he will get over it, he is just not keen on getting wet.
I think we will have to consider getting him a gecko type helmet with a visor!
cos runaground sue and I had a great time
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So you did manage to get out yesterday Paul. Where did you go?

I went staight for Cowes and purchased a fibreglass bench seat base then wizzed over to Warsash to have a beer and a ploughmans at the Rising Sun.

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Old 18 July 2004, 13:25   #12
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Trip Report

Well it wasn't one of the best subscribed trips we have attended, however we did win line honours for:

Fastest Rib
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First to a lunch stop in Christchurch
First back out of the harbour
First to Lymington for an Ice Cream (and face wash)

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Best looking rib overall

Yep, you guessed it, we were the only one......

Had a great day though, nice seas off of Hurst


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Myndit-Was it rough out there today,it was blowing old boots at calshot
Hightower-We finally got out about 13.30 saturday having established that to get an emergency passport,you need an appointment for which there is a waiting list of over a week.
We had a bumpy trip to Osbourne where it was very pleasant in the lee of the island.We then zapped down to Kings Quay(next bay down) where we found Mike100 waterskiing with his daughters,after making ourselves known,we then headed down to Priory bay where we anchored and lazed in the sun.
We then headed out to Bembridge ledge with the intention of finding Whitecliffe bay,but the wind was coming around the other side of the island creating an uncomfortable chop so we headed back to fishbourne for a drink.
The tide however was well on its way out though so not wanting to get caught we headed back to Calshot.
The bit where we all got soaked (and little Tim becane mutinous)was from Calshot bouy to the slip.
Sorry we missed you but didnt have a VHF and asumed we were too late by the time we got out.
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Quite rough, but not scary. Just enough to make you keep you hand on the throttle.

Good test for the self bailers.....


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I love the rough stuff! As you probably know I'm a novice but when taking Kohaku out last weekend it was a 28mph sw wind. This gave me loads of confidence in my RIBs ability and the only time I got a little concerned was just off South Parade Peir when a very deep chop made the prop cavitate and it felt as though I was having gear trouble (like a slipping clutch).

Yesterday I went to Cowes via Osbourn Bay, couldn't see Mike 100 but had a time limit to see a guy about a bench seat base (which I bought) thanks Pete7 for the inside info, Oh and thanks for the tow as well! I did stop and offer some assistance to two young women in their overturned skiff just off hill head, they turned me down .

Off to pack now, I'll see you all when I get back.

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Glad you all had good trips. We were stuck on land doing boring home stuff and boat cleaning. Anyone got any pics to share?
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sunday 18th

Had a great day today and yesterday skiing at Kings Quay although a bit sore now had a few too many falls. Like a complete fool on Saturday I forgot all about my anchor and went to pull away, I think the rope must have cought in my prop and now I have a nice little hole in thye lower cowl of my mariner engine, oops, Its due for the first ten hour service now so Ill have to venture out a bit further next wk end


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Sorry myndit, we were held up in traffic at newbury, and then held up by the incompetent staff in the little chef, eventually got on the water at about 10:30.
Anyway, we made Yarmouth at about 11:30 and didnt see any of you there.
Then we headed over to christchurch for lunch, where abouts did you eat?

Shame we didnt meet up with anyone, but still had a good time, the sea was certainly interesting off Hurst!

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Myndit, Were you a blue RIB with 5/6 onboard, and leaving Xchurch at about 13.45? if so we passed and waved by the beach hut Cafe'. It was intresting out there, we were running a Level 2 and had great fun. If your down that way soon then look us up.

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