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Old 06 November 2009, 15:36   #1
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Solent 7th Nov for a quick blast?

Looks like tomorrow won't be too bad weather wise so I was thinking of going out for a blast tomorrow (Saturday) starting from the Hamble.
I'll have just Rick (12) with me.
Is anyone else planning to be out and about and may want to meet up for a late lunch or just a coffee somewhere?
Plan so far is to launch about 11.00 at Burseldon. We need to be out again by about 3pm but that should give time to blow the cobwebs away somewhere.
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Old 06 November 2009, 15:44   #2
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Hi Trevor - I'd love to but am boatless for decent trips till Feb! 4m is a bit small for trips to the solent ! Not seen you around much - hows the tender going ?

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Hi Trevor - I'd love to but am boatless for decent trips till Feb! 4m is a bit small for trips to the solent ! Not seen you around much - hows the tender going ?
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Hi Pete - Grey Streak was great fun in the summer - we used her for a water taxi on the Biboa Alderney run back in August, then again in France to get into the bays that are scattered around the Belle Isle region whilst we were there on holiday.
If you want a few hours on the water tomorrow on Dizzy do give me a call and we could meet at Hamble Point marina or where we launch at the Lower Swanwick slip.
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Grey Streak being used to get Rick and Pam back to Dizzy in France.
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Old 07 November 2009, 13:42   #4
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Good stuff Trevor. Managed to get out with David to Ashlett Creek . We seem to have chosen the highest tide possible, with water over the top of the quay ! It came up another 2-3 inches after the photo - with a bumpy run back to Poole in the increasing wind.

http://www.youtube.com/user/louisenp.../1/RqLwIfpMnxQ

It does however always seem far less windiny on the beach then a few miles out to sea !

Glad you are getting use from Grey Streak - a decent size & quality little boat !

Mank thanks to David for a great day out .

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Looks as though you had a nice day out. At least it wasn't raining unlike tonights fireworks
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Managed to get out with David to Ashlett Creek . We seem to have chosen the highest tide possible, with water over the top of the quay ! It came up another 2-3 inches after the photo - with a bumpy run back to Poole in the increasing wind.
I'm glad that you had a good day and that you managed to link up with Avocet for a run. I would have prefered to be on the water but when Rick got home from swimming he wanted to go to watch footy at Chelsea rather than come out for the day on the boat - and I've still not got the hang of single handed launching at Swanwick - can't drive the boat and the car & trailer at the same time for some reason, and at Swanwick there's no-where to moor up to whilst getting the car and trailer ready for recovering the boat.
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Old 08 November 2009, 07:19   #7
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Hi Trev
Have you looked at Northney Marina
i can launch and recover our 8.1 with ease as there is a floating pontoon you can reverse down and walk the baot off same with recovery
i should say i used to, ( past tence) as we have sold our rib
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Have you looked at Northney Marina
i can launch and recover our 8.1 with ease as there is a floating pontoon you can reverse down and walk the baot off same with recovery
i should say i used to, ( past tence) as we have sold our rib
I've been meaning to for some time. How long does it take to get out the Harbour from there? I would have thought a long time.

Warsash is closer and pretty much accessable at all tide heights, in actual fact it's more user friendly at low water and provides a pontoon to tie to whilst recovering the car and trailer. What's Hamble point marina like, I guess expensive?
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depending on where you are going i dont think its take any longer to get to the solent, than going down the southampton stright
Nice thing with Langston is
you have direct access from the A3M then 2 miles approx A27 and you are there
there is a big garage at the entrance to refuel with a supermarket
at low tide its over Chi Bar about 20 mins ish
but approx 2 1/2 hours each side of high tide you can get out under hayling bridge and though langston harbour
each to there own, its was great for us as we live at Chichester
If you where comming in from the M3, i dont think it would take any longer to get to than Warsash
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Warsash is closer and pretty much accessable at all tide heights, in actual fact it's more user friendly at low water and provides a pontoon to tie to whilst recovering the car and trailer. What's Hamble point marina like, I guess expensive?
I agree Warsash is OK but when busy with launching of sailing club and ribs mixed with Fishermen it is a bit tight and low to mid tide is best IMO. The jetty is as I understand it restricted for fishermen?

I used Hamble Point Marina for 2 years launching a 6.5 off a trailer- accessible at all tides but does have a fair cross tide on incoming and outgoing but a good visitors jetty and loads of facilities, (pub and chandlery and marine services) but as you say you pay a high price at 30 a launch/recovery with your own vehicle on a fairly steep concrete slope.
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