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Old 13 July 2009, 06:50   #21
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We would be starting out from the River Itchen so if there are others from The Solent area, a meet somewhere en-route and around The Solent sounds favourite.
As for dates, I can do 1/2nd August. I fancy a trip up to Lulworth and some of the other good spots en route and some beach anchoring, maybe a BBQ and an overnighter (poss camping) all subject to the weather......

How many can comit to weekend 1-2 August ?
Will check with Mrs & kids & look at tides to get out of Christchurch Harbour (and back in) - I guess Weymouth is the closest petrol station after Poole.

Edit - tides look OK to get out of Christchuch mid morning Sat & back in an hour later on Sunday. JUst the hard bit of convincing Mrs now ( and of course praying for nice weather) .

Any suggestion of where you can get to beach that you can BBQ on ? Or that you can camp on ?
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Old 13 July 2009, 07:24   #22
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The only petrol in Weymouth is by cans and is a bit of a trek, although quayside diesel is available. The new marina at Portland which opened on 1 April is due to have quayside petrol and diesel but I'm not sure that those facilities are available yet. A phone call will doubtless clarify. Your tank should easily hold enough to get you there from Christchurch and back however.

Camping on the beaches along the Jurassic coast is not officially allowed and with all suitable spots being well visited it would be difficult to get away with it.
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I'm glad of your confidence David - but my poor old 2 stroke does get through the gas & with I think a max usable at the mo of 120L - I'd hate to 'stop' just off Bournemouth pier ! I can stick another 75 in the cans & strap it down somehow !

However it may be that it could be a more of day trip as by the sound of it camping may be hard to arrange close to the beach (thinking for boat safety) ? I know that people often camp on Hengistbury beach , but past that its all a bit 'serious' on the nature side so may not take kindly to a load of us pitching up ?
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At the moment the 1/2nd works for us. If camping on beach looks difficult, there are a few camp sites at cliff top locations that might work.

A trip from the solent to weymouth area and back is doable in a "long" day.
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But Christchurch - Weymouth is less than 35M! Surely you can do a round trip of 70M on 120l with a reserve of 75l? (And petrol is available in Poole if you need it).
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I am down and out on the boat this weekend if anyone cares to meet up, have a pint and discuss.......Yarmouth maybe ?
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But Christchurch - Weymouth is less than 35M! Surely you can do a round trip of 70M on 120l with a reserve of 75l? (And petrol is available in Poole if you need it).
depends how quick I go! - I can to 60 lph with ease !
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Possibly Sunday ( weather dependant ! ) .

I'll call / radio if I am out .

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depends how quick I go! - I can to 60 lph with ease !
That'll make a cross Channel trip difficult, then!
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That'll make a cross Channel trip difficult, then!
Indeed - though at that LPH I am around 45-50knts, so covering the ground quite well. Fuel consumption is one thing I will admit to being paranoid about - a hangover from flying I think.

I was taught NEVER trust the gauges - but as I cant see the boat tank , or stick a bit of wood in it I am having to over come it! Though knowing I run out at 120 L ( having done it) is helpfull. Add another 75L in cans & I should just make it ( only just in my mind ! )
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