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Old 15 December 2011, 13:45   #11
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We were anchored up and Priory Bay once then decided to have a slow potter round the south to The Needles, really nice trip, it was the long slog back to Chichester that was a pain.
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Old 15 December 2011, 17:19   #12
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Sorry I should have explained, this is a Ribnet cruise and all are welcome. Just let me know if you are interested and I'll keep you updated.

Pete you are more than welcome on my boat or whatever you prefer to do, after all I do owe you a seat.

I did visit a few places while on holiday on the island and Ventnor looks ideal for lunch? We even walked down to St Catherine's lighthouse.

I'll see if I can dig out a few photos
Yep I'm up for that - where are you launching from?

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Old 15 December 2011, 18:26   #13
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If i get my boat in time i'd like to come if that's ok? is going to be on a weekend?
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Old 15 December 2011, 20:56   #14
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Bembridge ledge
and Ryde Sands.....
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Old 16 December 2011, 04:40   #15
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Hi, I've already spoken to a few about this one, but I'm planning on going round the Isle of Wight early next year.

This will be my first time all the way around, so I really am open to advice on the best time and direction etc.

I think my rib's all up together now and with enough fuel tanks for the trip.

So let me know if you're interested or can offer any advice
Bembridge Ledge / Ryde Sands / "Solent Hazards" nothing to worry about - they're all on the chart and it's easy to set a course to avoid them.

When we went round a couple of years ago we had wind against tide at St Catherines which set up some interesting overfalls - choose time and weather to avoid this if possible.

Make sure you've got plenty of fuel.

Bedajim went round in his 4m Searider that day without a problem - and even had to tow me back from Yarmouth after all the bigger boats cleared off!
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I'm provisionally interested, subject to the usual caveats of wind/tide/waether and the additional liklihood of bringing along wife and 2 very small deckhands! I've been round the island a few times as a WAFI (and enjoyed some very exciting times on the overfalls at St Catherines...) and by bike, but would be keen to explore by RIB.
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Old 16 December 2011, 08:19   #18
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Yep - my first RIB was a Pedalo!
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Old 16 December 2011, 08:20   #19
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I knew, as I typed, that something like this would appear!!!!
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Old 16 December 2011, 13:30   #20
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Thanks for all the replies and love the pedalo

I guess we will be launching from all over, Southampton to maybe as far as Poole, it will depend on who's coming and if they are in a marina or stacked etc. I hear Calshot's good in the right conditions and Cowes may be a good meeting / starting location.

It will definitely be on a weekend and I've had a suggestion to do it on Mayday weekend - Sunday 6th May?

As for who can come, the guide lines are here in this thread:

RIBnet Forums - Announcements in Forum : Upcoming RIB cruises

But if you have any questions just ask
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