After a good trip from Pompey to Yarmouth the trip back was a little more eventful as Neil said.
The sea was very confused, the usual Solent 'mess' of closely spaced peaks and troughs moving about in random directions. I got caught out by a trough that appeared out of nowhere as I turned around to see where eveyone was. I entertained everyone with a big 'stuff' that caused the usual wall of water over the bow and left me soaked. This was after telling everyone earlier that I was quite happy in my summer jacket and shorts.
It was my first big stuff and surprised me how quick it happened.
I had a fuel starvation problem that caused the Suzi to cut out and my primer bulb to be sucked in completly flat. However it was solved very easily when I moved the 5l bottle of 2-stroke oil that had moved in the bumby conditions and kinked the fuel hose
As already mentioned by Pete7 those of us that ventured into Newtown creek were not made welcome at all by the National Trust 'Police' who said we'd nearly turned over some dinghies that didn't even exist. I'd be interested to hear Avocets comments as the main barrage of abuse was directed at him. As NT members I'll be writing to complain about the harbour patrol officer who was very rude to me, and made up the story about the dinghies.
I won't mention who got his bow line wrapped around his prop
Again thanks for everyones company, it was godd to see the old faces and meet the new ones.