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Old 09 December 2006, 16:52   #121
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It is looking like we will have a window on Saturday

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Old 10 December 2006, 07:23   #122
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Go on, bring him...he'll go with the fairy lights on my A-frame
Funny you should say that but have Santa outfits lined up for the day!

Wasn't going to say anything, but it's in the open now....
We were out last Boxing day acting as safety boat for a charity swim dressed as the Safety Santas, The beard was good up to about 30kts then went awol..!

We are now 4 + 1 child for the 16th and regarding length, I too have an extra .5m for the record, but I'm not boasting about it!
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Old 10 December 2006, 07:32   #123
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Ian M Smoke on the Water XS 5.5 m .............
Size really does matter
Ian, you make me feel a little inadequate with my measly 0.2m
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Old 10 December 2006, 12:16   #124
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Er, sorry Tim, guess I shouldn't brag so much Just hope that I do not make you feel too bad next year
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Old 11 December 2006, 06:22   #125
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Help with a little side event Saturday morning...

I am planning a short ( 50 minute ) event on the Solent for Saturday morning, and the RYA think that one support boat is not sufficient, and they are requesting I get another two...

So as I left my majick wand at home today, and am unable to wish another two support boats and crew into existance, I thought I would post here, asking if anyone would be in a position to assit...

Kickoff for me is about 09h00. possibly 08h45. Finish would be 50 minutes later... Requirements for support boats is that you have a VHF radio..

So if you are interested or able to assist, pleas PM me, and we can workout the details....

Thanks.
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Old 11 December 2006, 06:45   #126
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Hey folks.

Kathleen/Paul for update - will be coming from Drivers Wharf on the scorp.
Me + 1. Launch time is flexible.

Only going to make this if weather ok due to not wishing to put passenger off ribbing for life! Thats my excuse anyway...

Looking forward to it!

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I am planning a short ( 50 minute ) event on the Solent for Saturday morning, and the RYA think that one support boat is not sufficient, and they are requesting I get another two...

So as I left my majick wand at home today, and am unable to wish another two support boats and crew into existance, I thought I would post here, asking if anyone would be in a position to assit...

Kickoff for me is about 09h00. possibly 08h45. Finish would be 50 minutes later... Requirements for support boats is that you have a VHF radio..

So if you are interested or able to assist, pleas PM me, and we can workout the details....

Thanks.
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Old 11 December 2006, 13:26   #128
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Ho Ho Hope for good weather!!! :)

Christmas Folly Cruise Sat. 16th December

Please check once again for errors/omissions and add corrections.
Have listed log-ons for ease of contact (pm-ing etc.) so peeps can firm up plans this week. Please keep weather updates coming. Sounds like some form of Christmassy adornment is essential and Andy's top idea of displaying log-on somewhere is worth considering!!!


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Aging Youth Southcoast 11 Humber Attaque tbc 2 & 2
ECA Langstone

Andre Seahawk 4 Parker 7.5 tbc 2
Northney Marina

AndyB007 Darwin/Raleigh 11 Ribeye 6.5 m 235 038 283 & tbc 2
Southampton

BenC tbc 2

Biggles Zerstorer Ribcraft 5m tbc 2 & 2
Warsash

Bogib x2 CREW tbc

Hightower CREW Zerstorer
Warsash

Hugh Jardon Viper Osprey Vipermax 6.5 235 036 257 2 & 2
tbc

Ian M Smoke on the water XS 5.5m 235 024 932 1 & 1
Lymington

Ian McConnell tbc

Jackeens CREW Nautibuoy
Port Solent

John Kennett
RIBnet Boat Tester

Mark Halliday Renegade 6.5 m tbc 2 & 1
Chichester

Milo 72 Ribcraft 7.5m tbc 4 & 1
Lymington
/tbc

Nasher Nasher’s Revenge Ocean 6m+ tbc 1 & 2
Chichester

NautiBuoy NautibuoyParker Baltic 9m 235 040 672 8
Port Solent

Nos4r2 Psychosis Avon 4m tbc 2
Warsash

Ozz Bojangles Scorpion 7m+ tbc 2
Southampton


Pete 7 & Gang Fly By 11 Sealine 240 tbc 2 & 2
Portsmouth

Rickuk3 Hyde-Away 11 Dunlop 5m 235 030 815 2
Portsmouth /
Camber

Slimtim HotshotShakespeare 5.5 tbc 1
Yarmouth

Steve G Lynx Ballistic 6.5 tbc 3
Northney Marina

Tim & Jane Griffin by motor-car Cowes

Tim M Greyhound Ribtek 585 tbc 3
Portsmouth
/Camber

tcwozere CREW/ tbc
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verytricky
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Zippy CREW x2 Nautibuoy
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Old 11 December 2006, 14:48   #129
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Sounds like some form of Christmassy adornment is essential and Andy's top idea of displaying log-on somewhere is worth considering!!!
I can't claim credit - it's been done before!

Looks like I will be on Raleigh II - MMSI to be confirmed.

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Old 11 December 2006, 14:49   #130
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Cheers Andy!

Here is an attempt at a summary of general suggestions for the day (some is embedded traditional RIBnet 'casual cruising' protocol by now !!! Some is just a hotch-potch of tips we've picked up from you experienced skippers/instructors out there ! )
  • It is often a good idea to pair up/meet up/buddy-boat with others on the way and plans are underway between the various Skippers.
  • But... as this is December (brrrrrrrr ) then hanging around at Calshot (or any other Solent Spots) for everyone would be impractical. The main idea is to catch up & generate some Christmas cheer at The Folly! Suggested time at The Folly : 12.32
  • If cruising in a bunch then Instructor advice involves cruising beside another boat rather than directly behind (for safety). There is an unwritten code of looking after each other.
  • As usual Skippers are in charge of their boats, crews & whether they launch or not (weather may be challenging). It's often the bravest decision in bad conditions to stay on the pontoon.
  • Lifejackets for all on board may be a good place to start.
  • It can be a good idea to appoint a 'kill-cord checker' among the crew (to help the skipper!) It's nice to involve newbie crew & explain stuff wherever possible to make it more enjoyable. Important to check how they're doing also as you go along.
  • Comms : suggested Channel 77
  • It can be helpful if crew check with Skippers to see if they can bring spare kit/ handhelds etc. Mobile phones are often very useful back-up in the case of engine / launching difficulties.
  • The safety, happiness and comfort of all is always given priority status on these casual cruises .
  • Some skippers are decorating RIBS and many peeps will be making an effort to appear Christmassy also!
  • Drysuits/ warm weather gear are highly recommended(especially for children). A drybag of spare clothes per RIB is not a bad idea to have available for emergencies. Worth checking the first-aid kit too!
  • Many of us feel we know much of the Solent very well especially on a bright sunny day! Given changes in conditions/visibility it can be very confusing/hazardous out there!!! (Have a look at Solent Hazards). So no harm to back-up the GPS with compass, hand-held GPS and/or trusty charts.
  • Thanks to Tim Griffin for tidal advice : 'Based on HW Water Portsmouth HW 0752 4.1 LW 1338 1.9 HW 2015 3.9
    Difference Folly + 7 mins HW - 10mins LW +5 mins HW
    Height Diff Folly -.4 m HW - .1m LW -.3 m HW'
  • We aim to be home in daylight if at all possible.
  • Please post or pm any corrections,additional suggestions/advice/ideas!
  • Nauti Buoy's new RIB is not just a BIG YELLA FENDER for mooring purposes!!!!
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