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Old 10 May 2003, 17:54   #111
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The day didn't start off too bad, went really bad though as the day went on. Heavy rain and hail during late afternoon/early evening. God knows what it's upto now.

No worries about it moving from here to you, Oldham's a magnet for crap weather.

Matt
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Old 11 May 2003, 14:51   #112
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Hi Alex, Dave

the weather is needed to get the hull epoxy/antifouled.
While its out of the water I want to get this done, save to cost of two more lift ins/outs.

Plan is to come down next weekend for four days to get things finished, but again is subject to weather.

After that the next nice weekend we get (as in sea state not rain/sun) its time to bring it back to fleetwood.
Need to bring it back soon as need to have it up here for the IOM trip. Also Neyland is a bit too far for a couple of hours when we fancy a quick spin out

Will let you know Alex if we are coming down Friday night.

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Old 11 May 2003, 15:29   #113
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IoM is alive

I am alive, but I can't raise Ian at the Glen Mona

An acquaintance tells me he's painting 24 hours a day at the moment as he's had all his rooms refurbed over the winter and the builders are behind as usual!

I haven't spoken to him, but the ansaphone must be full and his PC must be smoking!

If you guys keep trying during the day, you may have more luck.

Jon

PS

Actually started my engine today, but by the time the mighty Chelsea had stuffed the whinging Scousers we had scudding clouds and horizontal squalls, so have decided to go to pub on foot, rather than by boat which was the plan!

When are we going to see some sun!
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Old 11 May 2003, 15:35   #114
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Passage plan from Conwy to IoM

Looks something like:

Leave Conwy

Heading 330 Magnetic (better check this!)

Slow down before hitting large rock in about 45 NM?

Call up harbourmaster on Ch 12.

Leave dolphin on left, small castle (and two green cans) on right, watch out for ferries and turn left into Douglas Harbour.........

Tide flows northwards on the flood, south westwards on the ebb.

Can be bouncy off Douglas Head in wind over tide conditions.

Is that enough detail?

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Old 12 May 2003, 12:04   #115
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All seems to have gone very quiet. Are we all still going?

Do I need to book directly, or is someone taking it on for a group booking?
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Old 12 May 2003, 12:46   #116
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IOM

Dave, have you had any success getting Glen Mona again? I have had no reply to phone messages or e-mails. We may have to look elsewhere to stay!

Windchill, we are just looking for accomodation now, as far as I am concerned it is still on, and a number of others are on the list as well.
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Old 12 May 2003, 15:21   #117
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IOM is a runner

Ian IOM is a runner for us for sure.Have just spocken to DM and he hasnt booked anything yet as he thought Wittingham was doing it.

I have put a call in to Hilton for a deal SAT only as I got a £140 per night room for us both at £50.00 in the Copthorn for us both this weekend for Rib Net meet.

The Hilton are comming back to me tommorow morn so I will post the deal as soon as it comes through,unless you have any better sugestions as it seems the glen mona is a bit slow on this oppertunity.

When the deal is posted you will all have to be quick as it will be based on our party getting 5 rooms and will proberbly be there best deal.Its good for the children as it has a pool and all that stuff.

I will personaly run with the deal if it is around £70.00 per room for one SAT night as i am told the retail is £203? bye the receptionist.
I would be real happy if it is £50/60per night but will let you know.

If this range or hotel is of interest please let me now ASAP
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Old 12 May 2003, 15:30   #118
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Good for me. Glen Mona don't seem to want the business so we should go elsewhere. Look forward to your post, when you have some details.
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Old 12 May 2003, 15:36   #119
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Will do Ian the receptionist is down to £96 so far and I have said that it may become a regular thing in the future so I will wait for a twitch from there reservation manager tommorow and let you now, what the best deal is that I can get for us all at this moment in time.

Will post tommorow as soon as they ring.
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Old 13 May 2003, 06:09   #120
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Count us in on that one too. Look forwatds to your post.
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