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Old 06 December 2003, 20:09   #51
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For six months in my younger days I cruised around Lighthouse Beach, Lagos in Nigeria EVERY weekend with far more exotic companions than you!

MeMe, I am sure, has cruising memories he can also share with you which will make Cardigan Bay and the Couch seem very plain.

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Old 08 December 2003, 05:54   #52
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Ian

For six months in my younger days I cruised around Lighthouse Beach, Lagos in Nigeria EVERY weekend with far more exotic companions than you


I don't really think Ribnet is the place to discuss your sordid past, Ian.
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Old 08 December 2003, 07:52   #53
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Mr Davies, why not inform us of your trip out yesterday in the f6 you text advised you were in. Where are the photo's and who were you with.
Sorry I couldn't make it as woke up to cramp in little finger and didn't want to slow you down.
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Old 08 December 2003, 08:34   #54
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650 miles.......

a month or so ago I left work at 14:00 from Manchester (North) and drove 6 hours to Swanage Nr Poole arriving in the dark at 20:00. I looked at a boat, bought it, hitched it on the back of my car (Crappy GTi - free - free fuel - tax - insurance - wear & tear)etc and drove 7 hours 30 minutes home. So - don't come the "I've just driven 650 miles" aren't I a hero bulls**t with me.

As for your expences re N.W Ribsters, you shouldn't be such a greedy git ordering the "Olympic" when in fact an "All Day Breakfast" is 1.25 cheaper and you get a free coffee / tea. Although, oh - I am sorry, you Southerners only drink from Cafitierres (see - us Northerners can't even spell it).

I would say that the reason you didn't turn up last week was due to the fact that Jono, God bless him, could only provide Yorkshire Tea in chipped mugs !

Further and this sums you up "QUOTE" "Staying with the girlfriend 3 x meals = 60.00"

What sort of cheap skate Southern Whoos are you, 60.00, what did you do, take her for fish'n'chips ? You Southern nancies think you can come up here and steal or women, you better hope we N.W Ribsters never get to meet her, we'll put her straight.

Now, Ians idea of a Essex Cruise appeals to me, yes we'll be there - I can't wait, I've never had cucumber sandwiches.

"Ian, we'll take my car" ...... I must agree with PD, I thought the 405 was a diesel as well !!!!

Anyway, we missed you really - just as it was getting dark we needed your brilliant white teeth to show us the way !

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Old 08 December 2003, 09:12   #55
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Re: trip out yesterday

Yes, not so much a cruise as an endurance event, but great experience all the same. Only two of us out yesterday, myself in the 4m Searider and Bilge Rat in his 4.7m Searider. I trailered round to Herne Bay in Kent and we launched at 9.15. The slipway there has to be seen to be believed and is wide enough to accommodate the recovery of about four boats side by side! Strangely, the car park was completely bereft of the usual array of day fishing launches, although the reason why soon became apparent.

We'd been lulled into a false sense of security by the forecast which told of 10mph winds and fair skies. Well we had the fair skies alright but the wind was certainly a tad fresher than expected.

We nevertheless forged a course towards the Second World War forts some seven miles offshore as the waves in the North Sea got bigger and bigger, forcing us to significantly moderate the speed of our little ribs. The swell was such that as we reached the trough of each wave we couldn't actually see over the next one which in small ribs like ours certainly flexes the sphincter muscles! We finally reached the forts and closed formation to compare notes when an enormous wave launched Bilge's Searider with some force into the back of mine and we were lucky not to have had a more serious incident on our hands.

We then motored west in a large following sea towards what we hoped would be the calmer waters of the Swale, but not before I managed to surf too quickly off the crest of one wave and stuff the nose into the wave in front which filled the entire Rib to a depth of about six inches and frightened the hell out of me in the process. We finally moored up in the Swale for some coffee and respite from the pounding we'd both endured for the last hour or so where we heard a fishing boat on the VHF telling his mates he was coming back into harbour because he couldn't see for the spray!

We then set off for a leisurely potter up Faversham creek prior to the return leg to Herne Bay. Again the extent of the head sea restricted swifter progress and it was Bilge who stuffed his nose this time with such force as to bend the bow back on itself, which even for someone as experienced as him was an unpleasant moment.

With some relief we got back into Herne Bay at 1400 and realised we'd only covered about 20 miles. We both agreed we probably wouldn't have bothered going out if we'd known it was going to be quite so gruelling but were actually quite pleased with ourselves for sticking it out. The real stars of the day, however, were the little Seariders whose abilities in rough weather continue to be a pure revelation to me. A bigger Rib would be a damn sight more comfortable that's for sure, but I have to say you get a hell of a lot of fun for the size with these 'baby' Avons.
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Old 08 December 2003, 10:39   #56
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Have to agree

Great day out surfing and flying and some rough weather handling thrown in as well, have to add that the Northan rib gang would have been pround of us southern nancies yesterday, and yes Phil was very right those waves were pretty big and the going quite slow but a testermony to the obvious supperior build quality of the Avons, at one point i managed to fold my bow tube right back whilst getting stuffed into a big hole that appeared from knowhere, all good fun and well within our capabilities of course.

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Old 08 December 2003, 11:32   #57
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I was out yesterday too, and i must say the sea was HUGE - well done the sub 5m boys!

Being a real 'southern fairy' i decided it was not rough enough off Ramsgate and ventuted off towards the North Foreland, where the waves were quite possiable the biggest i have even been out in.

I was heading for Herne Bay but the prospect of coming back through the North Foreland in the dark was quite uninviting. It turns out this was a good choice because although i had been able to make 20knts getting back through the real monsters took about 1/2 hour alone.

Ramsgate marina was a welcome sight!

Anyway, "top banana" seams to be going very well, 6.5 hours now! My only critisim would be that she seams a very wet ride, although the conditions did not make for a veyr fair test.
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Daniel did you have any company this time


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Old 08 December 2003, 11:38   #59
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Hi Daniel

Didn't realise you were just down in Margate! Now Bilge Rat has introduced me to the delights of the North Kent coast, we must all get together for the next event, hopefully in Jan or Feb next year if you're up for it.
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Old 08 December 2003, 11:43   #60
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Sounds great,

you're not so nancy'ish after all.
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