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Old 15 October 2003, 07:29   #1
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Afternoon All

Anyone about this weekend in the Solent or Poole area. Ive just been looking at the weather forcast and its suppose to be a lovely weekend. Could even pop to Alderney etc

May as well make the most of it.


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Old 15 October 2003, 07:36   #2
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Mmm, might be out... But F6 offshore with possibly higher winds Channel Islands.
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HI Richard

If its going to be that windy then I wont go but perhaps have a play around the solent then do some maintenence on the boat whilst the sun is out. Where do you get your weather info from . I use BBC and Met Fax etc. Do you have any more pics form weymouth I forgot to ask you.

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Hi Julian,

I keep an eye on Mike Garside's recommended site: http://www.ecmwf.int/products/foreca...msl_uv850_z500

It's based on computer modelling, but is useful nonetheless!

If we'd been on the water earlier enough last Saturday, and with another boat, it would have been perfect for a raid on Alderney. You never know, it could be just as good this weekend?

Sorry no pics from Weymouth from me (John Kennett breathes sigh of relief) we were a bit busy practising our MOB!!
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Saturday 18th

I was thinking of a blast around I.O.W. Could not make it last weekend cos of garden work

Kevin (A.Y. ) what are your plans for Saturday would you like to join me on Seahawk

anybody else for a blast around the island

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Old 15 October 2003, 07:57   #6
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It's based on computer modelling, but is useful nonetheless!

looking at the site now where in heavens name do you get F6.
Can't figure it out
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Good question!

The charts show wind gradients, so the closer the contours, the stronger the wind. Yellow means flippin' windy and green means don't go out on your boat!

But I'm also cheating by looking at some other sites. BBC states 18mph winds today (inland), shipping forecast predicts F6-7 for Dover-Wight-Portland-Plymouth.

BBC forecast for the weekend is wind decreasing to 13-14mph inland, so possibly F6 offshore, but there's a yellow patch near Cherbourg on the ecmwf site for Saturday, so could be very windy around Alderney.

They'll probably publish completely different charts tomorrow and make complete rubbish of this!
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Crikey that kept you all quiet this afternoon

Julian - looks like you might have for or five boats out...

you, me(?), Andre, Peter in Loose Cannon, (and maybe Paradiddle/Desperadoes/En-Suite?)

I've taken the doel-fins off our outboard after someone said to me at the weekend "You want to get those *#@$ing things taken off, they're a load of #&*@!!" - so I hope to find out the definitive answer about whether they are any good or not. Also new prop to try
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Great stuff, what time and where do we meet.

Pls remember I launch in Littlehampton

Do we do round clockwise or anti and where do we lunch,
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whether they are any good or not. Also new prop to try
Well thats a bit Irish now isn't it
How will you know if your changing 2 things at once. Any change in proformance might be the prop or the fins or both

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