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Old 16 December 2006, 04:22   #241
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QHM has been advised that a gaggle of RIBs will be congregating near the Lightship & will be departing Pompey latest 11.50 (crossing fingers).

He reminds everyone to keep a listening watch on Chn 11 within the Harbour ( & E Solent).

We'll give him a shout when we're in the area
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Old 16 December 2006, 11:26   #242
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Solent Christmas Folly Cruise

What a superb end of season day! Sunny, light winds and add to that lunch with a great bunch.

Kathleen many thanks for organising weather / people etc.

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Old 16 December 2006, 12:33   #243
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was a great day out and the weather was superb, happy christmas to everyone, we cant post any pics as our camera was knacked today couldnt have gone better today, clear traffic in and out of portsmouth, sun, nice seas and great company....what more can you ask for in december
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Old 16 December 2006, 12:58   #244
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Just a quickie to say we're honme safe and sound, managed not to nod off on the way home!
Well done everyone on a great turn out and to jackeens for organising.

We have pics and movies to share... is there an online album site we could all upload to, for all to see??? [please include idiots guide on how to do it]

Keep up the good work,
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Old 16 December 2006, 13:10   #245
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Just reporting in as ordered.

Fantastic day. Crew returned home fit and healthy for a nice cup of tea and Strictly Come Dancing. Both very happy.

Sorry my watch was playing up. We seemed to slip from RIBnet time (GMT +/- half hour) to L'hampton time (GMT + some) to Irish time (GMT +/- Who cares as long as the bar is still open).

Have to report that P7 and Vivienne had to stop once or twice along Haslar Wall to make mugs of Horlicks, and was last seen being escorted into Pompy by Nauti, Huge and co.

A Youth was last seen heading north in to Langstone around 17:30.

We (Renegade and Nashers Revenge) were treated to a beautiful sunset whist navigating Chichester Harbour at (expletive deleted) kts.



Merry Christmas to one and all.

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Old 16 December 2006, 13:42   #246
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Great to meet up with everyone and as has been mentioned earlier was a terriffic day (thanks Biggles). After the Folly we cruised at maximum velocity up Southampton water towards the docks to have a shufties at what was in (thanks to Andy and John, Ian and Matt for your escort).

After we were treated to a Sunset, we headed for home and retreaved Matts Avon (who craftely got out of retreaving his RIB by removing his Dry suit ) and Nicks Ribcraft (Nick I hope you dry out ), by the way I didn't get home scott free either, as I took a slightly different route home and accidently hit a kerb and trashed my front wheel .

Thanks everyone for making this a very memorable event, I for one enjoyed myself, exept for the last mile home.

Again, thanks Nick.
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Old 16 December 2006, 13:46   #247
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A special message to Olly

Thanks for the Sunglass lanyard you gave me as a pressy last night.....They work and thanks to Benc for fishing them out the water

Merry Christmas
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Old 16 December 2006, 15:57   #248
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Just recently in and had a fab day! Brilliant to meet everyone! Will do a proper post soon

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Old 16 December 2006, 16:11   #249
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Thanks all,

Who ordered the weather because it was perfect

Just got in after a safe journey home. It couldn't have been better today. Had an absolutely brilliant day, anydays a good day when you don't lose or break something. Getting wet is just par for the course for me More to come when I can get access to my own PC.
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Old 16 December 2006, 16:34   #250
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Superb Day

Had an absolute fab time, could not wish for a better crew, all in Santa Outfits superb turn out, good to see so many people, first cruise I have been on with so many Ribs, good fun having so many blasting us as we stopped to take pics of you lot, like a b****y Red Arrow Display with a couple of people Andre aka (smiler) and Chris fighting for a photo opportunity. Good blast back, had 53 knots 8 up 3/4 fuel so not bad going and very stable.

Cracking Day, when's the next cruise?
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