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Old 02 August 2004, 12:31   #121
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The latest weather forecast is fair enough to make it a go I believe.

I will see you all in Stokes Bay on Sunday Morning at 1000 hrs.

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Old 02 August 2004, 12:38   #122
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Round the island

How for is the trip is it 60 miles or nautical miles

How much fuel are people taking. I did Cowes and back yesterday on 22ish litres i think it about 28 nautical miles (GPS)

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Old 02 August 2004, 13:06   #123
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Hi Nemo,

I estimate the trip to be about 70 miles. Land Miles.

I do about 2 miles to the litre on my little boat and 2 stroke engine. I have a 40 litre inboard fuel tank and I shall be carrying 20 Litres spare (Pre mixed with 2 stroke oil). I think that should be more than enough.

If any one identifies that they will have a fuel problem then maybe we could stop at Lymington or Yarmouth before we get to the Needles for a top up in a marina. I have just checked and Yarmouth has fuel at the Harbour Office. Probably be a about a pound a litre though !!!
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Old 02 August 2004, 13:25   #124
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The latest weather forecast is fair enough to make it a go I believe.

I will see you all in Stokes Bay on Sunday Morning at 1000 hrs.

Best of Luck.

Nick R
weres stokes bay can,t we meet at a slipway i though two slips were the start points

as i don,t know the area at all

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Old 02 August 2004, 13:46   #125
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Daniel,

Sorry didn't mean to confuse you. Stokes Bay is basically the area where we will meet. The actual Waypoint is just off a slipway at HMS Daedelus. If you want I can post a grid Reference for HMS Daedelus, Some details are below.

HMS Daedalus, Lee on Solent
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Type of ramp: Concrete
Upper ramp area is: Shingle
Lower ramp area is: Sand
Boat suitability: Large trailer
Length of ramp: All of tidal range
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Directions to ramp The ramp is located at the western end of Marine Parade West opposite the large hovercraft works.
Facilities Car parking for 40 cars and trailers can be left in the car park. Slipway launching service provided by Solent Ski Association at weekends.
About the ramp Very popular for jet skiers and speedboats, launching directly on to the Solent. New concrete slipway but can be a problem launching in heavy waves, has a buoyed ski lane. Can get very congested on summer weekends. Shingle will be on ramp after a storm.
Cruising area Solent
Hazards / restrictions 10 knots within 1000 yards of shore, Water-skiing prohibited within 1000 metres of shore except in designated areas, Windsurfing prohibited in Portsmouth Harbour approach and within shipping channels.
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Sorry to say I wont be joining you guys on Sunday as I have a trip from Hayling to Poole and back on Friday and Natwest won't let me do two trips in one week ! Good luck safe trip.
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Channel 72 for the VHF.

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As the slip at Lee is always very busy and subject to weather conditions that might make launch and recover difficult, might I suggest Haslar slip! Would have to launch early say no later than 09:00 which is 2 hrs before low water but would offer shelter and plenty of parking for cars and trailers.

Could have BBQ at Stokes Bay Gafirs in Afternoon/Evening (two large fields and carpark), I could also bring a couple of power kites for anyone that's not bruised and battered enough!!

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Hightower thanks for the info,

Could you please post a reply with full details of the Haslar slip.

I'm going to bring some beer (Very important), Some water/soft drinks, Sarnies, crisps and a selection of meats for the barbie and a few rolls.

Do I need to bring a party barbie ?

I shall be launching from Langstone Harbour at 0900 hrs giving me an hour to get to Stokes bay. I hope to bring at least one other RIB with me.

Now seems to be a bit of a letdown as we wait for next Sunday but I'm sure that as the day approaches I shall get some impetus. Work needs to be done this week then its all go for the weekend.

I shall also be taking along a camera and video camera. I shall be getting my son to do some driving so I can do some filming and will make these pretty amatuer videos available to anyone for the supply of a blank DVDR.

That is if its not blowing a hooley......

Regards Nick R.
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I shall be getting my son to do some driving

Thanks for asking me captain biggles but I'd prefer to be give my duties beforehand by you instead of having to search the internet. If these mishaps continue I may abandon ship, consider this a warning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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