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Old 02 October 2005, 14:05   #131
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How long did it take to get from Cowes to Yarmouth?

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Old 02 October 2005, 14:13   #132
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What a day!

Firstly, can I say it has been a tremendous experience to see so many "forum faces", and how impressed I am at the level of turnout and support from all the ribbers (and a hardboat, you know who you are!). Certainly all from the Uni rib have had a fantastic day.

We've put our boat out in weather that she hasn't seen before, and I'm sure people will agree that some of the chop we encountered was fun in a 4.8m! We're pleased to say the boat handled it well, and gave us many thrills along the way (as all those that saw our frequent trips in the air will attest!)

Thankyou to all offers of rides, and actual rides as well, especially Robin and Nasher, who generously took some of our number on all stages of the trip, to ease space in the rib. All the ribs we saw were absolutely amazing, and made us incredibly jealous! Doing near 50kts on Nashers Ocean coming up to Pompey was absolutely amazing, and the way that hull handled waves was an absolute eye opener. The jaw drapping performance of merlin was a sight to behold, and the pleasant diesel aroma from Old Spice and Ju-Ju made me feel like I was back in the city smog, quite at home! All the other boats present looked amazing on the water (especially pressman, with her bow higher than our a-frame ).

Some of you may have noticed a rather dazed looking chap with us, it was of course Tim M, who has just come to Portsmouth uni! Suffering from a hangover, we decided the best thing for him was to get him drunk again. Hmm, he must be sobering up now, where is he? More drinks!

It was great to meet everyone else, can't remember who I spoke to/said hi to, so I'll say hi to everyone again, and I hope to do it again soon!
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Old 02 October 2005, 14:13   #133
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P.S. will put my limited selection of photos up tomorrow.
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Old 02 October 2005, 14:39   #134
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Evenin,

Good to see everyone again. Trouble is with these meets is that you never get to catch up with everyone! So sorry to those familiar faces I didn't get to chat to much.

Special thanks to Andy for the backrests...I'm chuffed to bits with them! And to Pete for the cables...although I'm still convinced they won't fit! I will have a closer look tomorrow. Also thanks to Ian for the blast in the revenger down to the needles. It was real nice down there, not much swell but the stacks looked great and good for photos.

See you all again soon I hope!

Tim (still recovering)
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Old 02 October 2005, 14:46   #135
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Wow. What a day. Good to meet those I met. To those who did not meet me, well avoided. It was great to see that Scary Des isn't, at least during daylight. Codders will be sorry to hear about the tragic loss his hat. Yet another victim of the sea?

The trip log was reading 71 nm by the time we got back to Northney. At this rate I will be Gordon Browns best mate. In fact we could have been in Cherbourg now. One day I will forget to turn right.
Thanks to the Uni rib for the company back to Langstone. Are you sure you knew you had passed the entrance?

Much thanks to Mum and Paul for all things done.

K. I finished my coffee as we went into Chi. harbour. It was a bit cold, but I am pleased to report that the new cup holders work well.
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Old 02 October 2005, 14:56   #136
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How long did it take to get from Cowes to Yarmouth?

--Andy
Sorry Andy, I don't remember. Too busy enjoying the trip to look at the time. All I know we left after elevenses and arrived in time for lunch.
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Old 02 October 2005, 14:57   #137
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That reminds me.

Many, many thanks to the Jackeens for the refreshment in Cowes.
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That reminds me.

Many, many thanks to the Jackeens for the refreshment in Cowes.
All those sticky treats made everyone that had one go slower.
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All those sticky treats made everyone that had one go slower.
Nasher must have had loads then.
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Errr, now you all know how each other look, could you put some names to faces for us distant folk....please. Some I recognise, some I don't.

Ta, in advance.
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