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Old 08 July 2004, 15:00   #31
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I'm away for a couple of days now down on the Solent.

But Monday night I will post a thread with more info.

This will have High Tides, Possible Launch Sites, Distances, Waypoints, VHF Callsigns and Frequencies, and Itinery etc.

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it will need to be i count 9 boats and the thread as just started with a month left it could be the biggest rib net meeting after RIBEX

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Old 08 July 2004, 15:38   #32
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Thats why I've got one of the smallest RIBS on this Forum. The Germans would have called it a "Pocket RIB"
...brilliant!! Which means Daniel's 4.5m 'pocket RIB' must be the Admiral Graf Spee
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Old 08 July 2004, 17:34   #33
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I will be on the Island with the rib in Bembridge from 30 July to 13 August.

If you plan to go on the 8th can I tag along as well? (Purely as an escort vessel, you understand - don't want to steal the thunder from the "sub 4m class )
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Old 09 July 2004, 02:50   #34
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Best I get on and make some plans then.

By the way anybody know anywhere on the south side of the island to refuel and replen.

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PS. Now looking at 8th August due to some members stating a preference for that date.
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Nick, there is nowhere on the south of the Island to re-fuel. Cowes & Yarmouth are the only places with fuel.
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Sounds like your all going to have loads of fun, wish i could come, only i need the RIB

Got an idea - Please can you confirm the date as im going to try and borrow a rib!
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Sure someone can find a space for you Steve! Especially one of the bigger boats.
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Sure someone can find a space for you Steve! Especially one of the bigger boats.
This is one trip i have allways wanted to do. Is the 8th the date will book it off and get myself down there!

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The provisional date is now the 8th of August. The only thing that will cancel the trip now will be high winds. Sun will be a bonus and good for the piccies, but rain and cloud cover shouldn't be an issue if we are prepared. I don't think we could do it in the winds we have had recently down here. That would be dangerous and irresponsible !!!!

With regards stopping on the south side of the island thats a no go for refuelling so we will have to do it before we get to the Needles. I should be okay for fuel for the whole journey. I work it out to be 60 miles, but if we all top up at Yarmouth or Lymington then we should be alright for the whole Journey. Anybody with a thirsty boat or limited carrying capacity should then be able to make it to the next port of call I know which is Bembridge. I don't see fuel as being a major problem but its better to be prepared.

Hightower mentioned he would be in charge of the BBQ so it would be nice to find somewhere to land halfway round and have something to eat. On my one visit to the beaches many years ago on the south side they seemed pretty sandy and quiet and look good for an invasion by a flotilla of RIBs, although on the charts there are some nasty ledges and rocks to watch out for.

Anybody have previous knowledge of landing on the South side of the IOW.

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Old 09 July 2004, 07:52   #40
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Hi All

Is the plan to go down, meet up on the 8th and do the island or are you all planning to overnight either on the island or mainland ?

If it's just for the day might come down and meet you for the run around !!
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