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Old 13 February 2003, 18:07   #21
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Perhaps Weymouth is a little too far for a cruise t this time of year.

If you fancy something a little easier, how about a quick troll around the solent,then up to the Folly for a 'crew pot', ad back to Portsmouth?

If your interested, or anyone else for that mater, let me know
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Old 14 February 2003, 03:24   #22
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Feb Cruise

Hi Graeme,

This sounds ideal as my first cruise, especially as this morning it is still only -2

I am available this sunday or next W/end. Never been to the folly for lunch but have heard it is very good. Solent is my local water so I know my way round.

Weather forcast is looking promising for this w/end high preasure, cold & dry. Graeme please pm me if you would still like to go.

Come on guys get your thermals out & lets blow the cobwebs away.

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Old 15 February 2003, 10:36   #23
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If anyone still wants to make a trip down to Weymouth I'm heading down there next Saturday

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Old 17 February 2003, 05:41   #24
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Sorry we couldnt make last weeknd - I took my RIB in for a Service and Honda apparently sent out the wrong parts - so instead of a day or so ithas taken over a week to do - I hoe she will be back by Wednesday
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Dylan and I will be around the Solent/Poole area from Wednesday 26th to Sunday 2nd if anyone is around it would be good to meet up.

Neap tides around the end of the week, and the weathers not looking too bad at the moment.

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Well the Feb cruise to Weymouth was been completed last Saturday.

All I can say is thank god for bilge pumps and trim tabs.

The only other boat out that day was the Weymouth Life Boat.

The sun was shining and the beer was cold so we ( just me and some very wet friends ) had a great day.

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Hi Mark

I take it was rough at the weekend then. I thought it was suppose to be good weather. Obviously not.

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Finally got Topaz back with her now fully serviced engine!

For interest - how long does it take to get from the Portsmouth area to Weymouth, and is there any local hazards / issues to be aware of?

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Hi Graeme

There's not much in the way of navigation Hazzards on the way to Weymouth, Just keep an eye out for lobster pots around the headlands. Apart from that you will be fine. Its about 40nm to Weymouth so about 1 hour and a half at a reasonable speed. Say 2 from Portsmouth.

Oh just remembered the army firing range at lulworth cove area. If there fireing you need to run 6 miles ofshore to avoid the fire. If they are using the range you will see red flags on the cliffs and 2 patrol boats along that section of coast.

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As far as time goes it all depends on weather and speed.

There are a number of headlands, if you are hugging the coast, that may make for fun.

Most can be got around other than St Albans Head which can have some big over-falls ( similar to the Needles ). On my way down to Weymouth I had to run a few miles offshore until I found a hole in wall of water and found a way through the big / steep following sea. It was at this point in the day when the CG issued a strong winds warning ( Force 6 ).

Once I was past there the water was more regular.

Weymouth Bay is sandy and shallows which was lumpy on our way back. Its no real problem and just a matter of pushing through.

Great day as the sun was out and the waves were interesting.

If you fancy a trip sometime give me a shout.

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