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Old 21 June 2005, 05:37   #101
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A quick update.......

Rob Hill of the Pathfinder Powerboat Club has kindly offered assistance to any "Ribnetters" who will be launching / leaving from Penzance on the morning of Saturday 9th July for this cruise. The PPC is also running a cruise of their own at the same time as our's as explained earlier in this thread and they are gathering at and departing from Penzance at approx 10.00 hrs. Rob can be contacted on: rob@ppc.org.uk

I see this as a great opportunity to meet up with fellow like minded guy's and gal's and am looking forward to a beer or two with them in one of Hugh Town's fine inns!!

So far, we have four Ribnet boats looking to do the cruise over the Sat, Sun and Monday..........but it would be great if we had a few more interested parties........so come on people, even if you only want to do Sat/Sun, it still gives you the opportunity to cruise in company down to the islands, enjoy the beautiful scenery and then return on the Sunday if you wish.

As in my previous post, please contact me by e-mail at: andrew@andrewcoxmarine.co.uk

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Old 23 June 2005, 09:06   #102
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Hi All,

yes our club would be very pleased to meet up and enjoy your company for the ride over to St.Marys and our many visits to the local watering holes....

Our launchers in PZ would be pleased to assist you if needed ( early Sat am ) , and we do have secure car/trailer parking organised for those in for the weeks trip.

We have 17 going over and expect to have in our company the brand new PBO rib taking photo's for our forthcoming magazine article, so dont forget to smile.

Hope to meet up around 10:30am Sat off lands end.

I'll just mention we also have boats travelling down from the Solent (Wed) in case you wish to tagg along. We should make PZ Thurs night or Friday Morning so its def a session out around PZ friday night.

feel free to contact me directly for any further info.

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Old 01 July 2005, 13:06   #103
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I am happy to say that I am now able to join this cruise, under Andy's leadership.
I will be either on Andy's boat or on Mike Gaarsides, "Magellan Alpha".

I am also trying to persuade Andy, should weather conditions permit, to visit The Seven Stones Reef, site of The Torrey Canyon disaster, on the Sunday afternoon.

I notice most boats are starting out from the Falmouth area.
It is not too late for others to join us.
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Old 02 July 2005, 06:07   #104
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Hoping to meet up with you chaps........

A slight change to our plans, we shall now be leaving PZ harbour at 9:30am shortly after the Scillonian at 9:15.

Should make PZ harbour by 7pm next Thursday on route from Dartmouth so feel free to pop by and say hello if in the area.
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Old 03 July 2005, 18:24   #105
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Fingers crossed a High pressure may extend from the south...

More than likely it will be peeing down with rain and blowing a gale.

"Monday 4th to Sunday 10th July
Forecast summary - rain in north and west, sunny elsewhere.


The Azores High, the large area of high pressure sitting in the Atlantic, is what usually brings our summer sunshine when it spreads up across the UK.

This week, it makes a valiant effort to do just that, spreading up into England and Wales, bringing the sunshine back again, and raising the temperatures again. But, further north and west, with low pressure exerting its influence from the north, weather fronts are likely to bring more cloud and some rain as well.

Temperatures will rise in the sunshine, being well above average June levels for many."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ukweath..._outlook.shtml

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Old 04 July 2005, 05:47   #106
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Brian,

Glad to hear you are coming.

So,

That's me in the Scorpion
Andy in his Pacific
Mike and you in Magellan Alpha

Who else?

I will need to get petrol in the Scillies - I seem to remember you said that this needs to be arranged in advance. Who shuld I call - or can I find this information in my almanac when I get home later?

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I seem to recall that it can be arranged through the harbourmaster.
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Duncan,

Here is an extract from my briefing notes:

Fuel
Refueling can be a problem in the Scilly Islands and planning needs to be put in place.
Firstly, not much tends to be open and working on a Saturday afternoon (our arrival time). And nothing AT ALL is open on a Sunday as far as fuelling is concerned..
Secondly there are two refuelling possibilities. Mr. Sibley’s facilities on the pier itself and at a garage in town (taxi ride away).
Diesel.
If you want diesel then Monday morning (by prior arrangement with Mr. Sibley) can be had at the quayside, straight into the boat, but you must refuel at a certain time (in order to avoid the commercial vessels).
Petrol.
By prior arrangement with Mr. Sibley, he may agree to leave a number of prefilled 20ltr. cans on the pier (see harbour Master for payment arrangements). Or you can collect and pay on Monday morning. Alternatively you can go by taxi to the local garage (open on the Sat. afternoon, but not on Sunday), taking your own cans for refill. You may need to make several taxi trips. In either case you will then need to climb down the quayside ladders to your boat and pour the fuel into your tanks.
Mr. Sibley did not take credit cards last time I bought from him!


Hope this helps. Looking forward to seeing you on the way there.
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Thanks Brian,

I knew I had read it somewhere!

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Fuel & general update

Have just got back from a solo run on Saturday PM, having been on St Marys for a week.

Sibleys is open 8am to midday on Sat, and closed on Sun.

He does take Credit Cards now, though he uses one of the old manual swipe machines (dontcha just luv the scillies).

However, Dave isn't always around, and on one of my days out there I waited an hour - not a problem unless you are in a hurry, which is never good.

Also, I was allowed to park at the Heliport secure parking in Penzance with my trailer (6m) for the whole week and they only charged me for the car (£35 - bargain!). Apparently they have no issue with trailers now. The heliport is only 10 minutes slow amble from the slip way, so a good option in my book.

Can't make the run this weekend - got to row at Port Isaac - good luck.


chris


PS: Brian - thanks for the waypoints! I added to them and was glad because on the run over I had some fog!
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