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Old 07 May 2007, 15:11   #91
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Was not what I'd call fun (unlike yesterday!)

Went to The Folly for lunch - basically to delay having to cross back to So'ton - wind was horrendous even up there. CG was forecasting F8 "imminently".

Left Cowes at about 2ish - only other RIBS I could see out were ILB's!

Got about a quarter of the way over to Calshot and some of our crew were really not happy, so decided to turn 'round, headed back to Cowes & got the RedJet back. Bit wussy perhaps, but safe day out and happy & comfortable crew are most important things in my books.
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Old 07 May 2007, 15:12   #92
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Did you go out. We met a bloke in the Kings Head who said he was taking his RIB out to the Needles today. Wasn't you was it ?
I certainly wasn't the bloke you met!
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Old 07 May 2007, 15:14   #93
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I certainly wasn't the bloke you met!
Fair enough. Sorry didn't realise you were a Lady until I just read your signature. No offence intended.
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Old 07 May 2007, 15:17   #94
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I've often wondered if when the wind is like that it might be better to leave Cowes and head due east around Bramble Bank and then go up the Northern Channel so your head on in to the bad stuff rather than take it side on where its at its most strongest in the Central Solent.
Never tried it because I always take the most direct route and only really think about it once I'm in the rough stuff. I tend just to plow on then.
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Old 07 May 2007, 15:25   #95
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Fair enough. Sorry didn't realise you were a Lady until I just read your signature. No offence intended.
No worries! I was having a particularly bad hair day thanks to that wind, so you could've been forgiven for mistaking me for a bloke!


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I've often wondered if when the wind is like that it might be better to leave Cowes and head due east around Bramble Bank and then go up the Northern Channel so your head on in to the bad stuff rather than take it side on where its at its most strongest in the Central Solent.
Never tried it because I always take the most direct route and only really think about it once I'm in the rough stuff. I tend just to plow on then.
I tried this last Mon morning - worked quite well. Chose it as there were two container ships manoeuvering about in the Thorne Channel and two Red Funnels close by also. My only concern was that it takes that bit longer, so if conditions are nasty up there you've got to endure them for longer.
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My only concern was that it takes that bit longer, so if conditions are nasty up there you've got to endure them for longer.
Thats what I was worried about.
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Hi

A few pics from Saturday missed you all on Sunday but had a good day playing in the waves
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what is the last boat
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you got a pic of your rib from an elevated view bedajim, love to see those jigsaw wear patches.
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Well, testament to the wind conditions yesterday...

Mid morning, I'd say about 11:30am a yacht motored into Haslar with the top 6' of its jib sail torn to shreads... It was blowing so hard across the marina that at one point we were having trouble standing on the pontoon - a good day for doing PB1

As for Sunday, well I think I'm in love with the SR5.4! Granted I can barely walk still but what a difference over the SR4! Even in spite of my other half's best attempts at sinking it, it felt completely at home and planted the whole day...granted I wasn't at the helm...

Thanks to the other two boats for being there when we stuffed though, I think I might have gone into full on panic mode otherwise...

Biggles - love the new signature!
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