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Old 28 August 2011, 18:04   #1
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I was trying to look on the charts to see if it's possible to take a trip all the way around Hayling Island at High Tide.

Is it possible?
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Old 28 August 2011, 18:22   #2
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Yes, but more adventurous would be Fareham to Chichester

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Er.. That would be around the North of Portsmouth I guess?

Is that actually possible? What sort of depth of water is there?
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Yes, but more adventurous would be Fareham to Chichester

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I've always fancied trying to do this in a sib!! One day!!

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Er.. That would be around the North of Portsmouth I guess?

Is that actually possible? What sort of depth of water is there?
Certainly do-able if you get the tides right. There was an article in PBO I think a decade ago of someone doing it in a 16 ft yacht with lowering mast.

A sib or rib which doesn't resemble a RN destroyer with all the scafolding on the back end would be needed. What is all that scafolding for anyway? do you all have self-righting systems fitted or are they a bit of bling like carbon fibre on motor bikes.

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Old 31 August 2011, 05:16   #6
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Yes, but more adventurous would be Fareham to Chichester

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I was having a Kebab at Hilsea on Friday and whilst relieving myself by the waters edge I noticed how high the water level was under a bridge, leaving a gap of around 1 foot. Obviously it was high tide, but I'm not sure you'd be wanting to do this trip at anything other than a highish tide as it near on dries out at low.
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I was having a Kebab at Hilsea on Friday and whilst relieving myself by the waters edge I noticed how high the water level was under a bridge, leaving a gap of around 1 foot.
I went part way round on a training course a few years back, went from Lion at Tipnor to the (electrified?) railway bridge in a Searider. We probably could have got further, but it was time for lunch.
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How many times have we had the 'round Portsmouth' conversation at the church

Hightower, Iím glad you noticed the water level under that bridge, as itís the one I always mention.

As you say, at high tide you could possibly just about swim under it.
At Low tide you would have to walk it.

As Pete says, when there is enough water for a RIB, any sort of A-Frame etc wouldnít go under.

In my opinion itís a SIB only job, at mid tide, and youíd need to do the bridge under the Eastern road at the same time.
The channel under the M275 is almost dry at low water, but is plenty high enough at high tide to take a RIB with the biggest of A Frames.

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I was having a Kebab at Hilsea on Friday and whilst relieving myself by the waters edge I noticed how high the water level was
Crikey, how much had you been drinking?
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Crikey, how much had you been drinking?
Don't know, but it was low water when I started and high when I finished
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