Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 30 May 2013, 12:42   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Orpington and Lymington
Boat name: Minxy
Make: Avon Adventurer 5.6
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp Merc Mariner
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 154
Cruise Ships

My brother in law and his wife going on a crusie from southampton tomorrow evening. I am thinking of taking the rib down to wave them off / make sure they go!

Looking at the charts and southampton vts website (notices to mariners) I see I need to stay 1000m from the bow and 100m away from the rest.

I was thinking of going down to calshot and tucking in near the lifeboat, waiting for the ship to come down the river, and then following her out, or going up to hythe and following it down...not sure what the best plan is.

As I understand as soon as its cleared its turn by bramble bank and past the Prince Consort NC, im able to get a bit closer for some pics and stuff?

Have you guys ever done this? Any advise for me? Other than give it a wide berth, dont get infront of it etc..


Paul
__________________

__________________
gooner-paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2013, 12:45   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,194
100 metres is close!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	020.jpg
Views:	297
Size:	91.6 KB
ID:	80757  
__________________

__________________
matt h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2013, 12:52   #3
RIBnet supporter
 
C2 RIBS's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Hants
Boat name: Gemineye
Make: Ribeye S850 charter
Length: 8m +
Engine: 300hp
MMSI: 235097445
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,029
We regularly do cruise ship runs and with photographer , listen to channel 12 VTS and tugs 13. Vts cruise section will give all departure times on their website and then you hear them call up slipping lines.

I would start somewhere south of Hythe Pier and follow up and drop behind if you want to swap sides to find friends.

Correct min 1000 m on bow and don't cross ahead between pilot boat and bow even if a long way apart.

Generally they run 4-10 knts and very little wake.

I would run up to Calshot and drop off when you have had enough. Remember they will turn to starboard at Calshot spit buoy but usually plenty of water outside channel marks for depth .

When going passed Fawley don't get close to tankers or tugs

Easy run out for you shout if you want more info
__________________
Ian
Rib charter and Rib hire with www.c2ribs.co.uk
C2 RIBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2013, 13:35   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Orpington and Lymington
Boat name: Minxy
Make: Avon Adventurer 5.6
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp Merc Mariner
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 154
Quote:
Originally Posted by C2 RIBS View Post
We regularly do cruise ship runs and with photographer , listen to channel 12 VTS and tugs 13. Vts cruise section will give all departure times on their website and then you hear them call up slipping lines.

I would start somewhere south of Hythe Pier and follow up and drop behind if you want to swap sides to find friends.

Correct min 1000 m on bow and don't cross ahead between pilot boat and bow even if a long way apart.

Generally they run 4-10 knts and very little wake.

I would run up to Calshot and drop off when you have had enough. Remember they will turn to starboard at Calshot spit buoy but usually plenty of water outside channel marks for depth .

When going passed Fawley don't get close to tankers or tugs

Easy run out for you shout if you want more info
Thats great thanks for the advise.. I will do that then,start at Hythe..
__________________
gooner-paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2013, 16:35   #5
Member
 
nmcleanphoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 14
Matt h, nice shot, any more?
__________________
nmcleanphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2013, 16:48   #6
Member
 
spartacus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Aberdeenshire
Boat name: Sula
Make: Ribcraft 4.8m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 60hp + aux
MMSI: 235087213
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,267
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by matt h View Post
100 metres is close!
You're telling me! Bet they're loud and clear on the VHF.
__________________
Is that with or without VAT?
spartacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2013, 16:55   #7
RIBnet supporter
 
C2 RIBS's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Hants
Boat name: Gemineye
Make: Ribeye S850 charter
Length: 8m +
Engine: 300hp
MMSI: 235097445
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,029
Here are some I took whilst out with a few people, All Southampton Water bewteen Hythe and Calshot
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMGP0216.jpg
Views:	218
Size:	149.5 KB
ID:	80780   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMGP0220.jpg
Views:	187
Size:	95.3 KB
ID:	80781   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMGP0211.jpg
Views:	189
Size:	183.5 KB
ID:	80782   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMGP0235.jpg
Views:	186
Size:	134.5 KB
ID:	80783   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMGP1584.jpg
Views:	224
Size:	100.3 KB
ID:	80784  

__________________
Ian
Rib charter and Rib hire with www.c2ribs.co.uk
C2 RIBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2013, 16:56   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,261
They ensure the front clearance area rigorously but don't really worry about the sides or rear, so providing you're not close enough to be suspected of being a terrorist I really wouldn't worry about pulling in close for a couple of photos.
__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2013, 17:02   #9
RIBnet supporter
 
C2 RIBS's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Hants
Boat name: Gemineye
Make: Ribeye S850 charter
Length: 8m +
Engine: 300hp
MMSI: 235097445
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,029
tommorows info

Oceana P&O Cruises 31/5/13 | 7:00 SOUTHAMPTON QEII depart 15:30
Azura P&O Cruises 31/5/13 | 6:45 SOUTHAMPTON MAYFLOWER 31/5/13 | 16:30 depart
Ventura P&O Cruises 31/5/13 | 6:45 SOUTHAMPTON OCEAN 31/5/13 | 16:30 depart
Adventure of the Seas Royal Caribbean 31/5/13 | 5:15 SOUTHAMPTON CITY 31/5/13 | 16:30 depart
__________________
Ian
Rib charter and Rib hire with www.c2ribs.co.uk
C2 RIBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 May 2013, 17:08   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Royal Wootton Bassett
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8,020
Or if you can't launch your rib for any reason then Calshot is the place by car, the slip is always full of family waving people off, it's really annoying when they park on the slip but it is the best place as that's where they turn so you see them for longer.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-590664758.jpg
Views:	156
Size:	41.8 KB
ID:	80785   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2304449703.jpg
Views:	146
Size:	24.9 KB
ID:	80786   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2129922702.jpg
Views:	156
Size:	23.5 KB
ID:	80787   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2344152711.jpg
Views:	144
Size:	34.3 KB
ID:	80788  
__________________

__________________
whisper 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 09:35.


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