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Old 02 December 2009, 16:00   #111
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if it's going to blow 35kn, chris might be banning me from Ribnet forever!
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Old 02 December 2009, 16:05   #112
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I shall be sticking my finger out the window on Saturday morning....Oh and checking Bramblemet bouy
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Old 02 December 2009, 16:10   #113
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Maximus - will hold off panicking for a bit longer

Andy - will wait until you check your finger

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Old 02 December 2009, 16:11   #114
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35knts ain't bad, they never seem to get the weather right, i'm back and forth to the island a lot and sometimes i listen to the weather forecast and go by ferry, always wish i'd taken the rib, i have always found it never as bad as they forecast, got to read the meters in the house anyway so i'll be going whatever the weather
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Old 02 December 2009, 19:36   #115
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If it looks like wet and windy I'm staying at home, had enough of this wet boating lark in the last few weeks. Will decide on Friday.
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Old 03 December 2009, 02:10   #116
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So far for Saturday 5th of December we have...

Chris +1
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I won't comment on the weather as it changes every few hours at the moment however safe to say as long as it looks like it will clear later in the day I am going to be there
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We've not been over to the Folly since ..... at least last Saturday!
As long as I can bunk off the school Xmas fete I'd love to put a few more faces to the regular names on Ribnet!
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Old 03 December 2009, 02:39   #117
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As a contingency for bad weather and some of us deciding not to go - is there any merit in meeting up at a pub for lunch in the Southampton/Portsmouth area over looking the Solent - I've now got the day free and it would be nice to do something if the RIB experience is not possible.

Its just a thought what do you think?

Good luck re the school Christmas fete Trevor
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Old 03 December 2009, 03:09   #118
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So the MET office is saying 35knts of wind , XC weather 22knts . Anyone care to tell me which it will be ?

If its 35knts I'll start dosing up on Dutch courage now & put even more faith in Avocets boat & helming ability !
XC weather looking better now for the Solent - fingers crossed - showing 14 - 15 mph winds, cloudy with a small amount of sun but little rain, 11c
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Old 03 December 2009, 05:26   #119
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Crew seems to be just me at the mo ! Note to self - there is a reason I take boat out of water in the winter !

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Got the distinct feeling you may have another crew member{of the'Fairer Sex'} ship!From Matt's 5m....to Chris's 6.5...just wait till she see's the size of Avo's!!
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You would'nt own a RIB if you were'nt an Optimist BR!
Got the distinct feeling you may have another crew member{of the'Fairer Sex'} ship!From Matt's 5m....to Chris's 6.5...just wait till she see's the size of Avo's!!
Hee, hee: I've got a big one! Titter, titter

Seriously though: I'm looking forward to it. Am planning on being in the water by 10.00 am with Blackroady as crew (unfortunately Mrs A can't make it) and hope to meet up with Maximus and Matt H to cruise over together from Poole. If they can launch at Baiter, it's only 200m from Parkstone Bay where my boat is kept. Am more than happy to have extra crew (especially of the fairer sex) if wanted. (Blackroady can entertain them 'cos he's got a big one too - even if he doesn't like to use it in the winter!).
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