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Old 28 March 2007, 11:24   #1
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Ramsgate to Southampton - Saturday 31 March 2007

Just wondering if anyone is out and about this weekend, anywhere between Ramsgate and Southampton ?

If all goes to plan, I am bringing a 30ft cruiser back from Ramsgate, should be fun providing the weather holds out. Currently the forecasts are estimating a 14mph wind... which is manageable - would prefer it to be like today though, seems to be no wind at all looking out of the window at the office in warsash!
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Should be a great trip, if the boat hasn't moved at sea for a while, pick up some spare fuel filters and belts on your way.

Bon voyage,

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Going to get those on saturday morning, checking all oil/water levels etc too.

Hopefully going to take laptop with me, and update the thread as I go

Then worst case, later it can be retitled to "How not to drive a power boat"

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Great idea, fit a webcam and we can all watch . Nothing like having 2000 of your contemporaries watching you moor a completely strange boat for the first time.

Boat looks superb, are you going to post a piccy otherwise everyone will wonder who is that waving at us

Why is everyone buying gin Palaces?

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It's looking a little blowy but it might change Ben. We'll be out at some stage if the resident yottie is not too tired!

Look forward to your report!

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Great idea, fit a webcam and we can all watch . Nothing like having 2000 of your contemporaries watching you moor a completely strange boat for the first time.
Maybe not pics!

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It's looking a little blowy but it might change Ben. We'll be out at some stage if the resident yottie is not too tired!

Look forward to your report!

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Yeah, I have been checking metcheck for the last week or so, seems its gonna be 15-20mph winds - not ideal - but manageable - its annoying, the weather has been soooo nice the last few days
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Those winds are nothing to worry about in a 30ft boat... might be idea to try and plan to be going through the Beachy Head overfalls and/or the Looe Channel to avoid wind over tide thou if you want a smooth(er) trip.

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Yeah, I have been checking metcheck for the last week or so, seems its gonna be 15-20mph winds - not ideal - but manageable - its annoying, the weather has been soooo nice the last few days
Ben using the wind speed to judge sea conditions isn't ideal. For example a F5 from the South West (prevailing weather for Southern England) would produce quite a nasty head sea (due to the long fetch of the waves) for you during the second half of the voyage and would slow you right down. On the other hand an F5 from the North would be completely different. With little fetch because you are hugging the coast, would produce a good sea state again for the second half of the voyage. So if its okay out of Ramsgate and the wind maintains NNE you should have a good trip. I think the key though is to look at those channel bouys and see what conditions they are giving in real time when you are about to leave.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast/b...elbuoy#results

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http://www.channelcoast.org/data_man...ink=waves.html

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When you arriving in sunny Ramsgate then?

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