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Old 01 April 2012, 19:25   #121
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Oh dear, looks like a RIB hit the Varvassi wreck off the Needles. Ii was a fairly low tide by then (0.75m at Portsmouth low), but I still would hae thought there would have been enough water to clear the boilers.
Obviously not though, so may be a lesson for any of us that way at low tides.

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I was told to keep the Light part of the lighthouse in front of the Coast Guard station behind for a safe passage.
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Old 02 April 2012, 02:11   #122
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I finally got round to editing the video that I took on the day, so here it is...

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Oh dear, looks like a RIB hit the Varvassi wreck off the Needles. Ii was a fairly low tide by then (0.75m at Portsmouth low), but I still would hae thought there would have been enough water to clear the boilers.

That wreck worries me. Never seen anything on the sounder, apart from the reef of course, but the wreck does get serious mention in the guides to those waters. Anyone any direct experience?
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Old 02 April 2012, 03:39   #124
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Oh dear, looks like a RIB hit the Varvassi wreck off the Needles. Ii was a fairly low tide by then (0.75m at Portsmouth low), but I still would hae thought there would have been enough water to clear the boilers.
Obviously not though, so may be a lesson for any of us that way at low tides.

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A good example perhaps of how bouyant ribs are considering the engine bay was flooded and other damage done, they were able to tow the rib back to lymington, anyone know the owner of the Rib, would be interested in pictures and his account might be useful.
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[QUOTE=BrAinZ;453916]I finally got round to editing the video that I took on the day, so here it is...

Great camera work, those extended shots of individual boats are fantastic and the quality of close ups exceptional.
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Varvassi

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This locates it quite well. Check out the picture in the second post!
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Here is a plan showing its location, a useful one to have aboard and also the link will show images and how to keep a physical level in mind to be safe (scroll down to West Solent and The Needles)
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This locates it quite well. Check out the picture in the second post!
I guess that we may as well borrow their picture
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Great camera work, those extended shots of individual boats are fantastic and the quality of close ups exceptional.
Thanks for the praise. It as the first time I had used my new waterproof camera since getting it at Christmas, and was quite pleased myself with the results.

It's a Nikon Coolpix AW100.
Nikon Coolpix AW100 Digital Camera - Orange 3 inch LCD: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
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Oh... And here are some pics of the RNLI while we were in Sandown Bay:
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