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Old 26 October 2006, 10:14   #131
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Weather forecast is continually changing. Worst winds I've seen forecast was yesterday for saturday at 17 mph with a storm blowing in late Saturday night.
Now the storm has disapeared and the wind forecasts are about 11 mph for the whole weekend.

Looking good.
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Old 26 October 2006, 11:55   #132
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Guys, I'm sorry but I am going to have to pull out.

I have just been informed by the "powers that be" (my CEO) that I have to goto Sydney, Australia for two weeks on monday

Was looking forward to going down to Poole, as it was going to be the longest journey I've done with the new engines

Hope you all have a great time!
All right for some

It's lovely out there this evening. Hope you have a good cruise. Would have loved to have come but I have a prior engagement this weekend.
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Old 26 October 2006, 12:57   #133
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Old 26 October 2006, 14:21   #134
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I will be there.I will be going down tomorrow morning and staying at the RNLI collage till Sunday, 3 days ribbing :-)
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Old 26 October 2006, 14:54   #135
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Weather forecast is continually changing. Worst winds I've seen forecast was yesterday for saturday at 17 mph with a storm blowing in late Saturday night.
Now the storm has disapeared and the wind forecasts are about 11 mph for the whole weekend.

Looking good.
All the forecasts that I can see are suggesting that Sunday will be a better day than Saturday, especially for wind
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Old 26 October 2006, 15:19   #136
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Old 27 October 2006, 04:07   #137
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For Planning Purposes I suggest the following Waypoints for forming up.

1030 hrs. Off Cowes. Gurnard Black/Yellow Buoy - N50 46.191 W1 18.819.

1200 hrs Off Yarmouth. Yellow Buoy (In location April to October so may have been removed) - N50 42.889 W1 29.485.

A more detailed list of Waypoints will follow as the plan expands.

I can plan a route from yarmouth to Poole but this will be done straight from mapsource and I have no knowledge of the best route to take so would appreciate it if some one else could supply those waypoints.

An estimate of distance from Cowes RV to the top of Poole Harbour is 30 Nautical Miles one way. I should be able to do this on one tank but I will be carrying 25 litres spare in plastic fuel cans that I will start to put in at Yarmouth and finish whats left over at Poole. Just so I don't have to pay marina prices.

I don't envisage any major stops on route because it will take us long enough to get to Poole and the nights are drawing in so we have to be aware what time sunset is.

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Nos4r2 has suggested a blast out to Swanage but I think we might be a bit restricted on time if we are going to eat at Poole. Maybe something for the crews launching nearer to Poole to occupy themselves whilst the rest of us get to Poole.

As usual this is a casual cruise; skippers are responsible for their boats and the people on them – RIBnet nor I can not be held responsible for anything that happens. Obviously we will all keep a good look out for each other, and it should be a great day out.

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I'm out . Building work at home has overrun (surprise ) and boat trapped on drive by ukin big skip have a great day
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Old 27 October 2006, 05:08   #138
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I'm still in for the Saturday.
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Old 27 October 2006, 06:24   #139
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So are we but I want to have a look at the weather tomorrow morning before making a final decision.

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Old 27 October 2006, 06:52   #140
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I'm still up for it but will be solo (so plenty of spare seats if anyone needs a ride).

Looks like we'll be against the tide both ways but at least we should be with the wind on the return trip.

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