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Old 28 August 2004, 15:04   #1
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Sunday 29th

Another bank holiday and again the weathers not fantastic (here anyway) but the boat needs testing and we want to get out there. Just working out plan for the day. After Hightower’s help looks like we are going to launch at Haslar .Probably 9-9.30am as I believe HT to be about 11.45am BST. If anyone’s around and wants to meet up it would be good to see you or if anyone can recommend some things to do or see please let us know as we new to this area.

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Old 28 August 2004, 15:07   #2
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Hey Neal.


We're going across to Cowes for 9.00 ish if you want to make it a little earlier. We'd love the company too.

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Old 30 August 2004, 03:03   #3
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Just as well you decided not to brave your first launch yesterday Neal and family as it might have ruined ribbing for you

A few of us are at Haslar today 11.30 to help Andre and another launch.

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Old 30 August 2004, 03:43   #4
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Your right as far as the trip across to Cowes from what I could see and hear, but we did manage to launch for our first (small) trip out . We met Hightower at Gosport who gave up his Sunday morning to show us the slip and tell us about the area, cleaned up all the two-stroke that spilt on the way down and assist with launch , his a true gent . Pottered about the Harbour (at the correct speed Peter) and popped our heads out couple of times but as you say I did not think it would have been best intro for the family even though they wanted to go out for longer. I know your day was not as planed but I’m sure your enjoyed it.
My view for first trip leaves them wanting more and they will want to go back. They do, that all I had all night. Thanks for the PM Day before. Hope to see you soon. More than all that at last the boat all works and it going

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Old 30 August 2004, 03:46   #5
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My view for first trip leaves them wanting more and they will want to go back. They do, that all I had all night. More than all that at last the boat all works and it going
Great news Neal. Glad you and your family enjoyed your first trip out. Looking forward to meeting you all, hopefully for the Treasure Hunt.
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Your right as far as the trip across to Cowes from what I could see and hear, but we did manage to launch for our first (small) trip out . We met Hightower at Gosport who gave up his Sunday morning to show us the slip and tell us about the area, cleaned up all the two-stroke that spilt on the way down and assist with launch , his a true gent . Pottered about the Harbour (at the correct speed Peter) and popped our heads out couple of times but as you say I did not think it would have been best intro for the family even though they wanted to go out for longer. I know your day was not as planed but I’m sure your enjoyed it.
My view for first trip leaves them wanting more and they will want to go back. They do, that all I had all night. Thanks for the PM Day before. Hope to see you soon. More than all that at last the boat all works and it going

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It was a bit lumpy and might have put the passengers off And there were a lot of boats out there churning it up

We had a great time even tho we spent most of it parked in the pub

Andy is a star alright

Give us a shout when you're next down...there's usually someone out .

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BIG thank you to the Jackeens who took us out for the day. Great day out even if we spend the vast majority of it in the pub. Lovely lively trip back to Portsmouth with some demon driving by Missus.

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Hi everyone,

I managed to get out today! 4 of us (Daughter, Sister and friend) launched at Haslar, popped our head out of Pompy harbour and had a very lumpy trip across the Solent to just off the IOW Osbourn bay area. Andrea my daughter didn't like the "salty" water in her face and stuffed a massive wave that swamped the boat, filling everyones wellys .

Headed back for the shelter of Pompy and cruised down to Port Solent for a wee break (thanks Sunsail), then cruised right down to Fareham and back out into the Solent where the Sea was calm enough to Blat about a bit just off the Haslar sea wall. Everyone enjoyed that!!

Returned at Haslar at about 15:00Hrs and used my new Kia Sportage to succesfully recover my RIB without as much as a wheelspin. Even saw Pete7 there! A good day!

Glad you returned safely Neil.

Sorry I missed you today Jackeen's

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Old 30 August 2004, 16:45   #9
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We weren't up to much Andy


Met Andre, Kev, Kathryn,Danielle & Pete 7 at Haslar and helped a little then couldn't face going out again!!!!

Give us a shout...

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Pleased to hear your Sportage did its job well today, spoke to Kia and there are a couple that has been modified and they will source some info for me

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