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Old 20 May 2006, 12:42   #1
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Apparently the IOW ferries were cancelled today due to high winds ! Was anyone out around the solent today? How bad does it have to get for them to cancel the ferries?
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Old 20 May 2006, 12:44   #2
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Im in Southampton city centre and it is pretty windy, sotonmet.co.uk is showing F5 gusting F6!
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well we took the Parker 900 Baltic out this afternoon and I would not have wanted to be in my 630 diesel rib . The waves were big and the seas were deep. The Estonian chaps needed some practice cos they insist on leaving for Dover/Calais tomorrow morning. I will be on the pier with my camera and will post some shots. I am still hoping they will change their mind and leave on Tuesday when the weather is to improve
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Apparently the IOW ferries were cancelled today due to high winds ! Was anyone out around the solent today? How bad does it have to get for them to cancel the ferries?
Depends on the ferry - the Fast Cats may be good but they can't operate in the conditions a normal ship can. Also the Red Funnel things are a bit top heavy and are open front and back.
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Old 20 May 2006, 13:35   #5
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Red Jet working no probs. Ryde Cat and Hover cancell easier as they don't like the rough and have poor shelter alongside.
Was mighty windy - someone was bouncing along happily in an orange 6ish rib. looked fun, may have a blast tonight if i get sorted.

AND IF MY OIL HAD TURNED UP>>>>
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all the ferries, cats and even the hovercrafts were running from portsmouth to the island. Was proper choppy out there tho. Going down to Old Portsmouth tonight to see ABN AMRO ONE come in, in the dark now as her ETA is 22:17. Should be good though.

Anybody else going down to the hot walls to see the boat come in?
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Old 20 May 2006, 14:10   #7
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Pretty calm here all day amazingly - 10-15knots of wind from the NW. Getting better tomorrow however, 30knots or so apparently from the SW, shame it's gonna be raining, or I'd be out.
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Went across to Hamble today to look at some Yachts in a Wilson Flyer

Bit lumpy on the way back but saw a few ribs out having fun Red funnel was still working a 1530 when we came back
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Old 20 May 2006, 17:12   #9
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Bloody windy in the sound this afternoon. Apart from commercials, counted only 7 boats out. Four J80 sail boats and 3 RIBs..including the Ribeye. With 10-12ft of swell coming around the western end of the breakwater it made for interesting practice but great fun. Anyone else out in Plymouth today?
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Went from Cowes to So'ton on the Red Jet once in F6-7 when it was rocking from one hull to the other in a rather exciting manner! The skipper stuffed it (water all over the front windows) just off Calshot which was nice
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