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Old 23 March 2005, 16:06   #1
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Hi all,
recently purchased our first rib and we are looking to launch over Easter.Me and the wife did our level 2 in the snow showers in Feb in Poole area, v. cold but great fun and can,t wait to get out in our own boat.
Christchurch /Mudeford,is favourite as this is nearest to our South coast base or would Poole harbour be a better bet first time out ?
Any tips i.e best slips , things to watch out for e.t.c. would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 23 March 2005, 16:14   #2
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Hi. Not too sure about Christchurch/Mudeford but Paul Glatzel wrote an excellent article about cruising in Poole harbour which he reproduced in this thread. HTH and have fun!
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Old 23 March 2005, 16:26   #3
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Hi Robox,

A few of us are getting together on Friday, some going from portsmouth and probably southampton down to yarmouth.

If you like to join in your more than welcome so you have company and help close at hand.

give us a pm if you want some further info. Lyminington is fairly close by for a launch

heres a link to the thread

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Old 23 March 2005, 16:51   #4
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Hi. Not too sure about Christchurch/Mudeford but Paul Glatzel wrote an excellent article about cruising in Poole harbour which he reproduced in this thread. HTH and have fun!
Thanks for the link Louise , very useful piece that backs up some of what i have heard.i think perhaps Poole might be a good option for a first timer !
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Hi Robox,
We teach in Christchurch it's a good area if you know the Sand Bars otherwise take care perhaps folllow others. Were in christchurch on the 10th if that helps.
If you intrested Were in Poole Friday and Saturday, launching @ around 09.00 from Baiter, we could help/advise.

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Hi Robox,

A few of us are getting together on Friday, some going from portsmouth and probably southampton down to yarmouth.

If you like to join in your more than welcome so you have company and help close at hand.

give us a pm if you want some further info. Lyminington is fairly close by for a launch

heres a link to the thread

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Thats a very kind offer but we wont be arriving until Friday and we,ve got to set up camp .We will be coming down to the area alot this year though ,maybe we could tag along another time ? Once we,ve found out which way the pointy end goes and what that noisy thing on the back is !
Sorry i took so long to reply but i haven,t got the hang of this posting lark yet either !
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Hi Robox,

I launch at Christchurch and its a nice area, but you need to know the harbour well, or you will get through props like you get through fuel! If you want any information on Christchurch PM/ email me.
My house is 5 minutes from the Mudeford slipway so if you needed a hand with a first launch just pm me.

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Hi Robox,
We teach in Christchurch it's a good area if you know the Sand Bars otherwise take care perhaps folllow others. Were in christchurch on the 10th if that helps.
If you intrested Were in Poole Friday and Saturday, launching @ around 09.00 from Baiter, we could help/advise.

Cheers

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Thanks for the reply Brian,
Friday is definitely out but Sat might be possible but i can,t be 100 % yet.If we do make it we will be the blue/grey ribeye being towed by a red mg zt.1 big bloke , 1 little wife + 1 sprog.
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Robox, We'll be in a Blue & White XS 550 (Tooobes blue)

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Hi Robox,

I launch at Christchurch and its a nice area, but you need to know the harbour well, or you will get through props like you get through fuel! If you want any information on Christchurch PM/ email me.
My house is 5 minutes from the Mudeford slipway so if you needed a hand with a first launch just pm me.

Have fun on your new toy,

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Lucky you living so close ! Thanks for the offer

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