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Old 30 July 2009, 08:03   #1
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Chubby Rain 2
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Holiday on Isle Of Wight (persuade wife that I need a new rib)

At the end of August I am staying at Cowes and have hired a 6m Ribcraft for the week

I want to scoot about and take my wife to some really nice locations.

What I would like to do is take her to some nice spots that are ideal for beach BBQ where the emphasis is on only being able to get to the location by boat (or difficult to do it any other way.

I coudl of course whizz dwn the coast to poole, weymouth or even Torbay

What I want to do is show my wife what a great time can be had if you owned such a boat.........so that she will have no objections when I buy one.

I have just sold my 4.9 m Valiant since it was a bit too "wet" for her to enjoy.

Failing that I am after having a good time on my own so any good pubs , food places etc

Jon H
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Old 30 July 2009, 09:42   #2
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Town: Southampton
Boat name: Hissing Sid
Make: Ross Smith Cobra
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Alum bay good for bbq, mudeford quay also good. local pubs include the jolly sailorx2 fawley and hamble.
osbourne bay, priory bay.

drop her off at gunwarf to do some shopping......etc

Just out of interest how much did it cost tyo hire the RIB for the week and where did you hire it from?
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Old 30 July 2009, 11:42   #3
Country: UK - England
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Take a trip down to yarmouth. Pub lunch followed by a blast down to the needles and a trip round to scratchells bay (round the back under the big white cliffs). You really can only get here by boat and the cliff overhangs over your head if you get in close enough. Not easy to land if there is a swell though. Then take a pootle further round to freshwater bay being careful to watch for rocks. Another thing you could do would be to go into newtown creek and explore up the river. All good stuff made easier and better with a rib
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Old 30 July 2009, 11:44   #4
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Just don't fall out after lunch - which is what I did. It doesn't really add to the atmosphere of a relaxed day, plus, Portsmouth A&E by ambulance is not the way to round off a date.
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