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Old 17 May 2004, 15:25   #31
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Thanks Phil. The hardy local layabouts (like JK) probably know every inch ...bit like the fishermen and the Needles!!!

It's a very tempting trip & Paul thinks we'll do it...'it does look like rough water out further tho...at the 'elbow' (where the waypoint is???) whereas the route through the Buoys looks OK from the chart??????' (Paul's dictating )

Just asking the questions cos we're ignoramuses..........

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Old 17 May 2004, 15:32   #32
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I went out to Outer Owers 2 weeks ago. Sea state was less than one and I managed the 11 miles from Littlehampton at a steady 31 knots.
About 4 miles off all you could see was a dark line on the horizon. About a mile off I could see the rough stuff but it was only in one small patch, less that half a mile long and 100 yds off the marker it was flat calm.
Just before I motored into the rough stuff my depth sounder was showing 34 feet. 20 yards later it was showing 208 !!!

Really bizarre !

Still, its easy to get round the top end and avoid it altogether (and the deep stuff!!)

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Old 17 May 2004, 15:37   #33
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Thanks Phil. The hardy local layabouts (like JK) probably know every inch ...bit like the fishermen and the Needles!!!

It's a very tempting trip & Paul thinks we'll do it...'it does look like rough water out further tho...at the 'elbow' (where the waypoint is???) whereas the route through the Buoys looks OK from the chart??????' (Paul's dictating )

Just asking the questions cos we're ignoramuses..........

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Last year Wiesia and I did several trips to Cowes via the Owers but the weather was fine. I had however attempted to meet up with Richard in the Solent and had to turn back cos it was bad and I was on my own. I would not advise to do the trip if it is rough but if the weather will be like it was last weekend then yes
Lets see what the weather says on saturday

I am trying to arrange to have lunch at the yacht Club which is opposite the visitors pontoons . Will post details later.
I have posted details of the proposed cruise on www.pontoontalk.co.uk/forums/

Petrol and diesel is available in the Littlehampton Marina

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Old 18 May 2004, 15:04   #34
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Arrangements for lunch have been made with the Arun View Pub and it will be possible to moor up outside of the pub and enjoy a nice lunch on the terrace

please look up www.pontoontalk.co.uk/forums/ for up todate details

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anybody else joining in, come on guys haven't you had enough of Cowes > Yarmouth> Cowes every weekend
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Sign me up Andre, should be a nice day out.

How far is it from portsmouth to the owers? (if we follow your proposed route)
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Sign me up Andre, should be a nice day out.

How far is it from portsmouth to the owers?
well done David look forward to seeing you and Harry again and your new rib

from the Nab Tower to the Owers it is about 11 Nm
I would say that from Portsmouth it will be about 30 Nm to Littlehampton



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here is the updated list of participating members

*Richard B
*Daniel - strong possibility (look forward to seeing you again, its been a long time)
*The Jackeens
* Aging Youth + Froglover
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* simmonsO

welcome party

* Paul Chitty
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Hopefully some Pontoontalk members will join the welcome party

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any one from iow going to hold my hand ??( nobby no mates)
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Hi Ray,

Whereabouts on the island are you? We are coming from Southampton and could meet up with you.
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Oh come on now ya can do better than that now !!!!!!!
Champagne, beer, dancing bears etc

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