Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 13 May 2007, 06:30   #31
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Oakley
Boat name: Zerstörer
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF 140
MMSI: 235050131
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,931
Lurcher,

That brings back some memories. For a couple of years two of us used to exit via the Chi bar on 4 meter Seariders. Had some rough days just like you there. Looks like you were getting wet. Well done for persevering I bet you earned your meal when you got to RIBEX.
We used to battle out to the first marker, about 1/2 mile off land and decide if we were going to go on. It usually eased off after the first marker but if it didn't then you knew you were in for some bad stuff.
Thats probably why the RNLI station is situated in the entrance.
Likewise the RNLI station at langston.
__________________

__________________
http://www.xfire.com/download/
Biggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 May 2007, 09:32   #32
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: bicester, Oxford
Boat name: mach1
Make: avon SR5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp yamaha
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 177
Big seas little boat

I went across to ribex from southampton yesterday at 12-1230pm, in what was the biggest seas i have ever been out in (on my own).

I hope you dont think i am exaguating when i say some were 3m and higher, and very close togeather, it is safe to say i have a lot more confidence in my searider.. I reakoned from a safety point of view as long as i had it pointed in the right direction preventing broaching, and took it nice and slow i would be safe.

After about 25mins of pure concentration i realised my speed had risen to between 15-18knots and i was starting to enjoy it, the whole trip still took me 55 mins from southampton, and i was very wet, but what a learning curve.

When i landed at Ribex the first though on my mind was i needed a bigger rib!!! but i believe the only real issues with the searider, the first is its width very narrow, this made for a bumby ride in the rougher seas BUT it did not feel as if i was going over and secondly the bow is not upturned like most ribs again i cant see how that would make other ribs perform better i just meant i got wetter..

Thank fully on the way back, it was noticebly carmer, waves only 1-1/2 mtrs, after my new found confidence in the searider i was approaching 25-30kts with a big smile on my face and lots of air..

Great day (bit scary though)
__________________

__________________
ian mcconnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 May 2007, 10:26   #33
RIBnet supporter
 
LURCHER's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Tisted Hampshire
Boat name: Hot Lemon
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: Inboard
MMSI: 235
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 766
Send a message via MSN to LURCHER
Vid

WET you can say that again , I had great pleasure in telling my eldest son who works for Gill at boat shows that the Gill suit I was wearing was rubbish as I was soaked through. Looked like I had peed myself when we arrived at Cowes .He then pointed out that had I done up the zip I would have been a lot drier! I was so cold I went into Cowes High St and bought a Musto fleece just to piss him off .
__________________
www.hiremarquee.co.uk
LURCHER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 May 2007, 11:42   #34
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: hants
Boat name: Viper
Make: Osprey Vipermax 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 opti
MMSI: 235 036 257
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by LURCHER View Post
WET you can say that again , I had great pleasure in telling my eldest son who works for Gill at boat shows that the Gill suit I was wearing was rubbish as I was soaked through. Looked like I had peed myself when we arrived at Cowes .He then pointed out that had I done up the zip I would have been a lot drier! I was so cold I went into Cowes High St and bought a Musto fleece just to piss him off .
funny that, we had wet patches in just the same places as well!
__________________
Im in my own world most of the time, but its ok as they know me there. Debs x
Mrs Jardon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 May 2007, 13:37   #35
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: St Albans
Boat name: Skylark
Make: Ribcraft 585
Length: 5m +
Engine: 140 Suzuki
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrs Jardon View Post
i think it was you with two passengers and you all had helments on? we saw you i think near the entrance to chi harbour.

i was hovering around debating whether to give it a go or call it quits, just did not fancy being slammed about for miles in that !

i think i am a fair weather boater!!
We had helmets on but were travelling across from Langstone so probably not us.
Quite an eventful day bit uncomfortable on the way across and we did contemplate a stop off at Portsmouth for a breather but decided to press on.
The journey back was great a 20 mile surf !
Big respect to Becky and children and of course to the wee boat.
__________________

__________________
Andrew Edge
The Edges is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.