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Old 20 January 2012, 17:12   #1
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Solent ribbing 21st/22nd

Hi,

will be out Saturday 8am onwards and Sunday morning around the solent area.
finally got a chart plotter so thinking of straying over to Cowes/Southampton water. will be launching at lymington.

If anyone else is out and wants to meet up drop me a PM or Text/Call me 0758571881

Have a good weekend ribbing everyone

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Old 20 January 2012, 18:14   #2
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We'll be launching the Searider from Southampton tomorrow morning at about 10.30 to test the gearbox. If all seems OK we'll be heading for Cowes for lunch.
- It's meant to be a bit windy - forecast a steady F5 gusting 7 or 8!
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Hi Nathan - not enough numbers in your phone number!
Anyway - Gearbox all seems ok both in forward and reverse. Now sat in Cowes having lunch .
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Gearbox all seems ok both in forward and reverse. Now sat in Cowes having lunch .
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Good luck for the trip back. F7 should test your Searider and that gearbox nicley
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Well where do i start!
Lymington to Cowes, lovely. Got to test out my new chartplotter and with 60 litres of fuel i hit 35 knots arrived at about 9am. Spent a while looking around the river. Never been there before.

Had my sausage roll then decided to leave. Came out of Cowes and not what i expected, waves had picked up from force 3-4 to 6 in about 45 mins. 1 mile out of Cowes and then engine turns off. Spend about 20 minutes being thrown around drenched. Finally work out it's my new fuel line and is not feeding fuel to the engine. Swap fuel lines back to main tank that only has a litre or two left. Then Battle ridiculous waves and winds getting to hamble.

Get to hamble safely and then start investigating what's wrong with the fuel line, eventually give up and take off the connector going to the engine and start hand pumping 30 litres into the other tank using the primer bulb...

30 mins later… finish pumping fuel and head off to Calshot slipway wind causes boat to swing round when loading and scrapes bottom of the boat. Jump in to push back around forget about life jacket “bang” life jacket literally tears itself apart, didn’t even inflate. New as well! Anyway get the boat out the water and look at damage. Not bad, odd scratch however reveals an old and very bad patch on the hull. More work…

Oh and my hand held is not waterproof at all. cobra marine...

long story short, i think i might stay in tomorrow...
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Glad you are okay - engine stopping in a choppy solent isn't much fun - been there!
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Thought it'd be hairy on the way back. Glad you solved you're fuel issues and that you made it back in one peice. Bad luck seems to come in multiples
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