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Old 09 July 2004, 08:04   #41
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It Would be advisable for as many of us as possible to meet a week or so before hand to go through the plans,timings etc

Any excuse to go to a pub!!!!!!!!!

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Old 09 July 2004, 08:39   #42
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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.
There is no fuel at Bembridge - the nearest garage to which is Tescos about 5 miles away.


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Anybody have previous knowledge of landing on the South side of the IOW.
Will try and check out a suitable site this weekend during our club circumavigation.
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Old 09 July 2004, 08:49   #43
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the beaches seemed pretty sandy and quiet and look good for an invasion by a flotilla of RIBs
........pocket RIBs, escort vessels and pre-launch briefings in Southern England....this is beginning to sound more like a reenactment of the D-Day landings Exciting, isn't it?
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Old 09 July 2004, 08:53   #44
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I can meet a week before no probs except for the previous Friday.

However I don't see any problem with doing all the planning on the Internet.

It will become clear as mud over the next couple of weeks as things start to pan out.

I must admit with regards Bembridge, I find it quite odd that it is quite a large Harbour/Marina with assoiciated works and has no refuelling point.

I think we shaould all be able to carry enough fuel to do it in a 'oner' but its always nice to have back up plans.

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Old 09 July 2004, 08:59   #45
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When the North West Ribsters did a circumnavigation of Anglesey last year we had a Land Rover 'support vehicle' driving around the coast road with spare fuel cans and various other provisions in case of problems. It worked very well and we were able to rendezvous with the Landie at pre-determined venues where the 2-stroke boys were able to take on extra fuel.

Might be worthwhile adopting a similar idea for the IoW, although obviously the Landie would have to be in NATO camouflague for the purposes of this expedition.
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Old 09 July 2004, 09:12   #46
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Support Ship

I was thinking of putting in for a requisition of a Royal Navy support ship to meet us on the South Side for this expedition.

Seriously though I think we should all carry enough fuel for a 70 mile trip and having started in the Solent area refuel, if required, in Lymington or Yarmouth. That should give us plenty of fuel to get round.

I shall probably be able to carry 55 Litres which on an average day should get me 110 miles. Plenty enough on my little two stroke.

Does anyone coming have any problems in managing 70 miles on self contained fuel ?

If its not a problem then we can dispense with the refuelling stop and just look at somewhere to stop for lunch etc.

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Old 09 July 2004, 11:45   #47
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hhmmm, this sounds like fun although I think I might suffer in my 3.4m flatacraft! Would I be the smallest boat there?! If anyone has ever been in one, they'll know how bloody wet it is! 25hp on the back and I have no idea how far I could go on a potential max capacity of 45litres.

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Old 09 July 2004, 12:03   #48
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Having now read the whole thread I could comment further. Since I live a mile out of yarmouth and do all my ribbing in the area I may be to offer info of that area. I also spend any summer time not out in my rib at compton bay on the south side. Nice beach but its a shallow surf beach so you wouldn't be able to get in that close.

Email me if you want any info!

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PS petrol prices in Yarmouth are stupid amounts. When I worked at the harbour 3 years ago, its was 98p a litre! Also, great pubs in yarmouth!
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Old 09 July 2004, 12:09   #49
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Most places i filled up my old boat on the water were £1 a litre.
That was one of the resons for going diesel.

Surley you guys could carry extra jerry cans to get you all the way round?
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Old 09 July 2004, 12:14   #50
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Or the bigger boats can carry some extra fuel cans for the little ones.
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