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Old 03 August 2004, 17:31   #151
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Won't be holding me up....I'm taking my fishing rod, to catch some Mackrel for the Barby.

Sprint....fish.....sprint.....fish
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Old 03 August 2004, 18:15   #152
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Guys,

you're asking about the weather over here. Pretty nice at the moment. I'm sitting in an office looking out of the window dreaming of ribs

Anyway, weather looks hot for weekend I believe. Going by what usually happens around here, sea breeze will kick in about 10:30-11ish and will be coming from the westish. Gets quite choppy in the solent off yarmouth when its wind against tide. Its often flat round the other side off compton but its all been a bit unpredictable lately.

Unfortunately I no longer work at Yarmouth harbour so can't give personal tip top service at the fuel berth, but my mate still does and I'll let him know you may well be sucking dry the tanks!

Am still thinking of popping out in my rib but not too whizz around the island, just to take pics maybe (got my nice new Nikon D70 digital slr to try out ).

I here plans of meeting at 10:00 somewhere on the mainland? Are you guys heading anitclockwise? I would imagine you might be off yarmouth about 12?

Good luck, god speed, strength and honour

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Old 04 August 2004, 04:56   #153
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Weather?

The weather down here has been calm for the last few days with only a bit of sea breeze in the afternoon. Only the shortest of rain showers yesterday.

The forecast this morning - breakfast TV - looks similar. If the wind is from the west then an anticlockwise circumnavigation would be ideal. This way, any sea that there is will be coming from behind when we are south of the island - should be easy for all of the boats and also make for a relatively quick passage speed.

I will probably come along.

When is the decision on RV point and time going to be made - or is it still 1000 off the Lee slip.
Would somewhere like Cowes where we can moor up make more sense?

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Old 04 August 2004, 05:22   #154
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For me this is a one off.

Next year I intend to have a bigger RIB and therefore it won't be so much of a problem with the chop.

I guess with the weather as bad as its been this journey might take me longer than hoped but at least its do-able.

On a perfect day we could have looked at a 3 HOUR trip. Now I guess a 7 hour trip.

Still done by 5 O'clock though. Might be backbreaking and quite boring but should be safe.

You never know though it could be very smooth.

Regards Nick R

Biggles

as you say this is a one off for us small boats as i don,t think i could make it again due to kids being looked after and so no
i have be out in some bad force 5/6 no fun but it was not all day as the wind
dropped later and it was fine i think we should just go for it unless the weather gets very bad from now on i realy don,t fancy the drive not to go for
it as we have larger ribs with us for safety cover

it should be fun look forward to seeing you lot

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Old 04 August 2004, 12:11   #155
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So what are all you boys doing then this week, i might be in Soton from Saturday afternoon, will anyone be out on Saturday ?

Whats the plan for Sunday
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Old 04 August 2004, 13:01   #156
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We struggle in the chop. We can do it but it takes time and personally I don't want to feel as though I am holding someone up un-necessarily (Is it spelt like that ?)
Nick,

I think you've made it quite clear from the start that this is a small boat trip so no-one should have any cause for complaint if the going is slow. Besides, if it is very bumpy as forecast my ageing back and knees will be telling me to keep it slow so you may have to wait for me!!

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ps - 'unnecessarily' - no hyphen!
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Old 04 August 2004, 13:03   #157
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Andy.... I'm launching at cowshot on sunday with another boat, we plan to be on the water no later than 09:30 and get over to the others for 10:00

Let me know what time your'll be done there.

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Old 04 August 2004, 15:38   #158
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Well all is looking good for Sunday,

Looks like we might get reasonable weather.

The main meeting point is off the HMS Daedelus slip at 1000 hrs. We shall be going anti clockwise. Therefore if any one wants to meet us on route then it should be pretty easy to pick us up. I will be monitoring channel 72 and can give directions for any one wanting to locate us.

As a general guide :-

Launch at HMS Daedelus, Cross over to Calshot, then shoot over to the IOW.

Follow the IOW side down towards the Needles, watching out for a few ledges etc.

Turn to the East after the needles and keeping a respectful distance from land circumnavigate towards ST catherines point.

After St Catherines point keep on going past Sandown, Ryde, Bembridge and up past the sea forts.

Then its straight down the middle of the Solent back to our start point.

Best of luck all.

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Old 04 August 2004, 16:04   #159
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how many ribs altogether then guys?
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Tim,

I'm not too sure !!!!!
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