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Old 18 February 2009, 02:56   #1
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Roll on Summer

C'mon guys, let's wind things up on this site. 22 replies to drilling a hole in a concrete floor just about sums it up lately.
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Old 18 February 2009, 04:35   #2
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With you on that - to summarise my plans as I reckon summer is actually here ( its light when I get home form work & no sign of ice for a week & I'm wearing shorts ) :

Batteries back to yard to be refitted next week
Decks been swept down of leaves etc that got in under the cover.
Filled the spare 25 L tank to top of the main tank
Tested the back up handheld ( weak but readable from a mile or so inland)
Had a good look over the boat for obvious problems ( yard will do this when in the water & run up to make sure all good)
Saturday will see the tubes poliched up & liberally smeared with protector
Sunday - a touch up of the antifoul & winter covers removed till October !
Saturday 28th - get out & about in the solent lovin every second !

What have I missed ? Oh yea - wife/kids make sure they have are fed & alive ?
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Trip over to France for a long weekend when it warms up via the Channel Islands for a beer/fuel stop Starting with a evening on the beer in Salcombe to set us up.

& a new radar mast, you know why
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Old 18 February 2009, 10:50   #4
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With you on that - to summarise my plans as I reckon summer is actually here ( its light when I get home form work & no sign of ice for a week & I'm wearing shorts ) :

Batteries back to yard to be refitted next week
Decks been swept down of leaves etc that got in under the cover.
Filled the spare 25 L tank to top of the main tank
Tested the back up handheld ( weak but readable from a mile or so inland)
Had a good look over the boat for obvious problems ( yard will do this when in the water & run up to make sure all good)
Saturday will see the tubes poliched up & liberally smeared with protector
Sunday - a touch up of the antifoul & winter covers removed till October !
Saturday 28th - get out & about in the solent lovin every second !

What have I missed ? Oh yea - wife/kids make sure they have are fed & alive ?

So did you call the Coastguard for a radio check from inland?? They must have noticed since they monitor where the calls come from by tringulation, or so I thought!
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Old 18 February 2009, 11:47   #5
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Yep - I was on the boat at the time ( the yard is at least a mile up river) so I reckon thats OK ! I think they can tri-angulate but not as a matter of course on routine traffic . I reckon if they get a Mayday/ pan call they start - but can you imagine what they would do with all that data in the solent on a nice summers day ? Trying to plot it woudl be a bugger & I guess the system just chucks out lat & long to the nearest whatever they can manage. Anyone know for sure ?

Aviation D&D pick it up on 121.5 as routine but you only use that if its an emergency ( unlike ch16 which is used for near everything )
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So you were in the Jolly Sailor having a pint???

But there were some serious rains forecast, so a radio check was in order, just to be sure the CG could rescue you!!
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Feels pretty 'Summery' already!

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Been out a few of times,good weather too! Sunday went with Chris on his Osprey and Matt h from Tieghmouth to Salcombe while I'm haveing new engine fitted to mine,absolutely tremendous,sun all day,and very mild!Matt's new Searider did the buisness [40knts] had a nice bit of sea running for a while too[kept him happy!!]couple of weeks off to Lundy with the usual suspects,planning a cross-channel,via Jersey,down for the Scillies trip in May,and the I.O.W festival where you can watch from onboard! 'Nos' pogo-ing to the sexpistols last year onboard his Searider was worth the trip alone![camping out at Bembridge]Compared to the pants weather last year feels good already![If you were'nt an optomist you would'nt own a R.I.B!!]
So we're not all drilling concrete!! LIVE LIFE TO THE MAX....NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE!!
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So - as Summer is nearly here - I sat in Gunwharf on Sat having a coffee outside while the Mrs shopped . I watched a number of Ribs go in & out - then Sat in crap traffic trying to get out of town for a hour via various backroads ( saw a nice big black boat with ' evolution' all over it on its trailer - thought I know that name from somewhere ! ) - then realised anhour is how long it takes in total to get there if I'd gone by boat from home & if others are out in RIBS I should be too !

So Sunday - antifouled the boat, ( then realised my pristine white hull will end up with roller marks on it from the re-launch - bugger) put protector on the tubes & generally polished it up !

Spoke to yard today to arrange getting it back in on Friday & they may do it tomorrow as it suits them better . So hopefully by 6pm my summer is officially started !

Summer is here !

Anyway I need to drill some concrete - any suggestions ?
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As it's coming to wedding season and I'm no longer doing them (photographing I mean) I'm looking forward to the first summer with out stress or sitting in front of photoshop for hours on end removing bits of people that they don't like. Touch wood I hope to spend as much time a float as possible after an operation in a few weeks time. And hope to have a great summer with my kids before another Op in September.
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