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Old 02 September 2009, 09:21   #1
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Hi (first post) and does anyone still go out in winter?

Hi , I have been lurking around the forums for a few months now so I thought I would post a hello message as I brought "My First Rib" in May.

I was just wondering do people generally still go out in the late auturm -winter and if so are the sea's generally ok ?
I have been in and out of boating for many years but not really thought about going out in the winter or late auturm untill buying my own Rib,
The cold doesnt really bother me hugely although might have to get some waders when launching or a wet suit lol?

So what do you guys do?
I am based In Bournemouth and Usually Launch at Christchurch / Baiter, although will be looking for new places to tow and launch soon

P.s. Did about 55 Miles On Monday, to What looked to be a terrible day with some pretty choppy and mixed seas at about 8- 11 got round to Cowes and by 12pm it was very hot !
What a contrast!
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Old 02 September 2009, 09:26   #2
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I try and go all year if the weather allows. Its nice to go out in the winter and have a good yahoo.
Will you where the waders just for launching and recovering? A drysuit is your best option.
What RIb have you got?

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Old 02 September 2009, 09:46   #3
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I try & get out as often as possible in Winter from Christchurch in my 4m . Some very good days to be had - still & flat calm .

As long as you are wrapped up its great -even if its just up & down the river for an hour - have to consider the entrance to Christchurch moves greatly over the winter!

There is a thread on here in the cruises section when a few of us went to Yarmouth on 2 Jan - it was aday cold , but a great trip out .......

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=27802

Pete

Ps - I have a pair of size 9 waders spare that are yours if you want them ........
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Old 02 September 2009, 10:26   #4
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Hi and welcome,
theres a lot of seariders meeting in that area on oct 10th. searider or not you're welcome to come along.
see the 2nd anual searider gathering post in "up and coming rib cruises"
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Old 02 September 2009, 10:42   #5
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Welcome aboard.

Like yourself, I also launch out of Xchurch & Poole. We use our RIB throughout the year, just with additional protection against the cold. Whilst the evenings are generally out during the week, we have found that we get out at least every other weekend for some sort of trip. My rational is that;- one, it blows away the cobwebs of life & two, a boat/engine is better used, than stood around for several months.
I guess we are lucky on the South coast in that we still get some great days in the winter, indeed some of the most mirror like seas, occure more in the winter, than summer. We have been out on New Years day for the last three years and had some really good trips, although -2 is a bit fresh on the exposed skin at speed, but nothing a hot meal and drink in Yarmouth can not sort out.
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Old 02 September 2009, 12:15   #6
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I tend to go out in winter in other peoples boats that I don't have to launch!
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We used our boat over last winter - bought it in November so were keen to get out and about. Much easier to find somewhere to moor!
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I find you get some of the best days out in the winter. shorts for me all year round...

get out there and have fun.
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I like to get out over winter, work commitments allow more time then.. This will be my first winter in a rib though... No cabin to shelter in though!
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Old 03 September 2009, 05:20   #10
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Well its good news that people do still go out in the winter, I guess I will have to invest in the winter gear to wear, do you guys have boating jackets?
or just stick a load of jumpers / dry suits on lol
Cheers for the offer Blackroady might take you up on that as there just my size
The cruise in Oct might be an option doggypaddle I do have an Avon not a sea rider though its a Sea Sport but thats close enough?


Talking of lack of shelter.
Here you get all the shelter you need lol
http://www.tcschandlery.co.uk/7108/T...un-Awning.html
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