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Old 03 September 2006, 16:19   #21
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if it's anywhere near that region it's impressive. Don't tell Benc for f**s sake I just talked him into 2 strokes
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Old 03 September 2006, 16:26   #22
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wow dont think I could have lived in that company -ours is only a 4.5 Valiant.
We could have coped in Southampton Water but Launching/Recovery would definately been a problem at Calshot.
Will be in Chichester in two weeks time will try it out then- very frustrating!
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Old 03 September 2006, 16:55   #23
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Noddy I think you did right. We went to the slip at Calshot and it was blowing a right hooly. You would have needed drysuits and a couple of boat savvy people to sort yourself out there.

I also noticed that as soon as you go west of the slipway it shallows dramatically.

Did you see the rescue boys sat on the RIB 30 meters off the jetty waiting for business.

Having said that Southampton water was fine for any RIB just need to find somewhere with good landing for food and drink.

Anyone recomend somewhere for eats in Southampton water that is small boat friendly and doesn't incur a landing fee.
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Old 03 September 2006, 17:05   #24
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Ashlett creek the Jolly sailor but it's rather tidal decent jetty
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Old 03 September 2006, 17:12   #25
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Down the hamble, there is Universal marina with a visitors pontoon and good food and drink (had breakfast there this a.m.!) . Further down at moodys you've got the "dog house" for food and drink and the jolly sailor pub opposite. All about 10-15 mins from soton water - 6 knots limit. - All the above are all states although the Jolly sailor may be a problem at low springs.
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Old 04 September 2006, 05:56   #26
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I was out and didn't get wet. I was on a 4.7 m2 Neil Pryde NR on my Goya Freewave 95 at Lee on the Solent and didn't see ANY ribs, jetskis or PWCs (or big smelly boats for that matter). Huge jumps, quick gybes and I f**king ache this morning and am sunburnt.

I don't know who got the 3-4 increasing and with rain forecast, every Sunday forecast I looked at was 20k +, 30k occasionally 35k gusts with cloud breaking in the afternoon. Bang on what we got.
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Old 04 September 2006, 16:09   #27
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Lostboy,

We were getting spray coming off the tops of waves as we left neared Bramble Bank in the centre of the Solent.

The waves seemed to be blowing up the Solent from the Yarmouth direction and dumping pretty dramatically where they seemed to meet the tide coming from the Portsmouth direction.

The spray was coming from the side of the boat as the wind blew it over who ever happened to be on the windward side.

No major masses of water in the boat just spray dousing us a bit.
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Old 04 September 2006, 17:52   #28
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Didnt see the rescue boys near the slip but didn't take a genius to see that a launch wasn't on. Really P*ssed off that we couldn't try the boat out as apparently, small as we are, Valiant 4.5's are quite seaworthy.
Did look out for you but not sure what you have got now?? Had "binns" at the ready from the Spinnacre Bar which overlooks the solent but only saw a yellow rib go past??
An hour each side of high tide and you can round the point past the slip and there is a small jetty where you can generally tie up and go for a drink and a really good cheap menu at The Spinnacre Bar which is in the main hanger at Calshot.
Camping site there too but there is a waiting list.
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