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Old 14 December 2011, 12:14   #1
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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
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Old 14 December 2011, 12:31   #2
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Buy the book called something like 'Wight Hazzards' and have a good read for preperation, it will tell you about any water hazzards and where you may find them. Ask someone to get it for you for christmas, most chandlers stock it
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Old 14 December 2011, 12:40   #3
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Found it, thanks

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Old 14 December 2011, 12:46   #4
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Yep, still up for this. To my mind you need to pick a day that has a convenient high water; I am paranoid about the underwater 'scenery' round by the needles. Other than that, watch the weather St Catherines can be interesting if there has been a blow
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Old 14 December 2011, 13:46   #5
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If you need ballast and someone to buy lunch I would be happy to fulfill both crew duties ......

Who knows I may even come in useful ?

It cant be that hard can it ? (Famous last words! ) A bit of looking at charts to avoid the nasty stuff , check & pick the weather and if in doubt stay well out ?
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If you need ballast and someone to buy lunch I would be happy to fulfill both crew duties ......

Who knows I may even come in useful ?

It cant be that hard can it ? (Famous last words! ) A bit of looking at charts to avoid the nasty stuff , check & pick the weather and if in doubt stay well out ?
Er Peter, who do you mean this for?
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Yep, still up for this. To my mind you need to pick a day that has a convenient high water; I am paranoid about the underwater 'scenery' round by the needles. Other than that, watch the weather St Catherines can be interesting if there has been a blow
Yep I remember last time
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im pretty sure there is a member here who went around is a tiny 3 -4 meter parker? if you pick your day it will be a walk in the park!

love the coast line around the back of the island, largely unspoilt and rugged! im sure theres the startings of a forum outing here!
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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
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