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Old 02 September 2006, 15:24   #1
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Forecast Tomorrow

We were intending to try out our new Rib tomorrow at Calshot and having checked various weather sites there are conflicting reports.
Would appreciate anyone who is local giving me the SP?
Fortunately at Calshot we can go back into Southampton Water if the Solent is no go.
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Old 02 September 2006, 15:30   #2
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Noddy,

I was intending to go out tomorrow in the Solent but not too sure now. I'm pretty certain it won't be a family day out which is what I'd planned.
What time are you launching at ?
I was going to launch from Portsmouth but might cruise Southampton water to get a bit of shelter and have some high speed fun.
We'll keep an eye out for you.
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Old 02 September 2006, 15:36   #3
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Noddy,

I was intending to go out tomorrow in the Solent but not too sure now. I'm pretty certain it won't be a family day out which is what I'd planned.
What time are you launching at ?
I was going to launch from Portsmouth but might cruise Southampton water to get a bit of shelter and have some high speed fun.
We'll keep an eye out for you.
Have fun out tomorrow.
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Have fun out tomorrow.
I intend to. Just hope I don't get caught speeding somewhere.
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I intend to. Just hope I don't get caught speeding somewhere.
Don't worry Biggles - I'm not on Harbour Patrol tmr
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Ribald,

Honest I don't do it on purpose its just sometimes I miss the start of speed limit signs.
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I've just got back to warsash from southampton, was quite lumpy out. Has been blowing quite hard all day.

If you guys are going out, let me know where and when, I might come say hello
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Thanks all
Not sure if I got the answer I wanted but we will go for it anyhow.
Only checking out the boat and equipment.
Biggles and Benc we are leaving home at 9.30am hope to be launched by midday but will be pottering around but it would be nice to have company.
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The forecast for tue/wed looks good for the sarf coast ,I think I can feel a sickie coming on
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All indications suggest F3-4 south westerly in the morning, F4-5 south westerly gusting F6 later in the afternoon. Rain in the afternoon likely.
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Old 03 September 2006, 03:43   #11
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Benc,

Will be out from 1200 hrs. See you all.
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Benc, was that you I rafted next to at Drivers Saturday evening?
Those twin engines look very mean.

(mine was the green diesel scorpion - am selling Hot Lemon)

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Indeed it was I had to move yours down so I could get out.

Your boat looks great, hope you don't mind, but I had a sit on the seats, just to see what its like with kidney supports.. I'm considering getting some for mine when I get my new seat layout sorted.

The other alternative I've been thinking is selling mine to get a 8.5 diesel scorpion, just like yours! They look good, and a lot cheaper to run
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Sorry folks bottled out - we made the trip to Calshot but thought better of lauching with just the wife to help- the stuff divorces are made of?
Spent a boring couple of hours in The Spinnacre Bar but didnt see many out.
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We got out, my son and I. Good idea to use Southampton water in those conditions. We went over to Cowes to Sea trial Zerstorer. Force 7 and gusting up to 38 Knots certainly made for some interesting conditions. What size RIB do you need not to get wet ?
Although it was a bit of a struggle with some large waves to negotiate the boat coped admirably.
When we came back we had a good blast up and down Southampton water several times. Saw a few other RIBs but didn't get any takers so I guess they weren't Ribnet members.
All in all a good first trip, everything worked perfectly from the trailer to the Suzuki engine.
Did a round trip of 43 NM and a max speed of 38 Knots using somewhere around 22 Litres of fuel.
In Southampton water bumped into four Sunseeker type boats carrying out high speed manouveres so decided to join them. We got some funny stares and some not so funny ones when we overtook them.
I must admit although we only got to 38 Knots the speed was impressive as we were overtaking everything. Most of the hard boats seemed to be maxing out at 35 Knots.
Just need some foot straps now to keep me bolted to the floor.

Thanks Nautibuoy its a cracking boat.

I think everybody likes the colour as it certainly gets some stares.

A couple of photos to follow if I can get them off the phone.
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Thanks Nautibuoy its a cracking boat.

I think everybody likes the colour as it certainly gets some stares.

A couple of photos to follow if I can get them off the phone.
You are most welcome, glad you are having fun, certainly sounds like it, now you see why I'm going for another yellow Rib, do look the part on the water.

See you out in the solent in 5 weeks time when my new one arrives.
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I was out driving a hard boat geting to Cowes wasn't too bad but it was harder geting back. I was out looking for some ribs to race but couldn't find anybody up for it! shame we missed each other it would have been fun!

From what i know of you Nick they were just your sort of conditions today!

glad you had a good day!.

did I read the cosumption right 22/43 litres per mile ?
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Old 03 September 2006, 15:13   #18
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Stu,

I'll pop up to your place in the near future and show you the new boat. Its covered in instructions already with callsigns and Radio channels. Starting to look quite organised and official already.
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Cool

I'll start tidying up!

let britt know if you need any labels made she has a plotter/cutter hanging off the PC send us the text or artwork in Corel and she'll make up you labels and signs for you or you can do it yourself when you come over
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Stu,

Just guessing with the fuel. The gauge is this funny light thing. 1 light equals 11 litres. I used two lights today so it was about 22 or litres. Will fill it up for next week and get a more accurate reading.

I guess our trip to Cowes and back would have been economical but the rag up Southampton water would have burnt some juice.
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