Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 13 August 2017, 16:28   #1
Member
 
lakelandterrier's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucester
Boat name: Lunasea
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzi 140
MMSI: 232005050
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,125
Lunasea goes to Iow

Following an awful week in Dartmouth at the nd of July, we and Lunasea have ventured over to he IoW for a week, and in 28 hours have done more boating than the entire week in Devon.

Launched at MDL Mercury on th Hamble lunchtime yesterday - after a long delay on the A34- Mrs T made the ferry with about 1minute to spare

We bimbled down the Hamble (hadn't realised how narrow the channel is further up), then into a fresh Northerly in Southampton Water, and had an hour of fun and spray waiting for the Red Funnel with Mrs T and the car to reach Cowes.

Have nice berth in East Cowes Marina - very friendly people, and have nice static caraven at Waverely Park overlooking the water.

Ran down to the Needles today - sea was quite lively, wind against tide this morning, not helped by large Sunseekers / Princesses cutting close with mega-washes with little regard for anyone else!

Wheatsheaf for lunch - where else? (Nachos) and came back to find a further 5 rafted outside of use - made getting out interesting! Then a smooth run back with a beer at the the Lifeboat after tying up (can anyone tell me why the Lifeboat pub has a lighhouse as its logo?). Good day out.

Now planning next few days' jaunts over a glass of red, with a measure of Bunnahabhain to follow ...a jolly to the Folly at some stage - maybe an evening cruise, run to Bembridge, fishing off the Forts....all options depending on weather

Few pics attached- have some footage from my new Go-pro, which will add once I've worked out how to edit it down - might take a while
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Needles 13 Aug.jpg
Views:	158
Size:	76.7 KB
ID:	121360   Click image for larger version

Name:	Yarmouth  13 Aug 2017.jpg
Views:	173
Size:	115.6 KB
ID:	121361  
__________________

__________________
Member of the Macmillan Round the Isle of Wight Club
lakelandterrier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 August 2017, 16:18   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: N. Devon
Boat name: Nutkin Too
Make: X-Pro Defender
Length: 5m +
Engine: Outboard, Suzuki 90
MMSI: 235095884
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,366
RIBase
Sounds like a better week to me then your last then bud

We managed 150nm ish running around the Falmouth area - in everything from bright sunshine to really, and I mean really heavy rain.

£1.64 a litre, should have taken that can!!
__________________

__________________
Andy

Bude Dive Club - www.budediveclub.co.uk
GAFIRS - www.gafirs.org.uk
treerat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2017, 04:15   #3
Member
 
lakelandterrier's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucester
Boat name: Lunasea
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzi 140
MMSI: 232005050
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,125
Hi Andy,
Sounds like you had a good week in Falmouth- we've covered 90NM in 2 1/2 days.

Glad I brought a couple of 20l cans with me- closest petrol station £1.22/l - fuel barge £1.35/l. Seem to be running at c.0.8l/NM with 4 up. Decided to ensure tank was fully topped up, as base for the week, so pulled up to fuel barge to find she'd only take 7l - must be the lowest transaction they did all day.

Pleasant runyesterday, round to Shanklin, then into Bembridge snaking in along the channel as a long procession of yachts were leaving.
__________________
Member of the Macmillan Round the Isle of Wight Club
lakelandterrier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2017, 11:09   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: SMH Rib / War Shot
Make: Ribtec / Scorpion
Length: 4m +
Engine: 10hp Yam / 150hp opt
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,892
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by treerat View Post
Sounds like a better week to me then your last then bud

We managed 150nm ish running around the Falmouth area - in everything from bright sunshine to really, and I mean really heavy rain.

£1.64 a litre, should have taken that can!!
That's criminal!
__________________
Searider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2017, 13:02   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cambridge
Make: Bombard DB 600
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mariner 90HP carb
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 80
Criminal? How about £1.90 then?
__________________
Jerry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2017, 15:06   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: N. Devon
Boat name: Nutkin Too
Make: X-Pro Defender
Length: 5m +
Engine: Outboard, Suzuki 90
MMSI: 235095884
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,366
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
Criminal? How about £1.90 then?
That's a big ouch!
__________________
Andy

Bude Dive Club - www.budediveclub.co.uk
GAFIRS - www.gafirs.org.uk
treerat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2017, 15:24   #7
Member
 
lakelandterrier's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucester
Boat name: Lunasea
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzi 140
MMSI: 232005050
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,125
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
Criminal? How about £1.90 then?
Where's that then?
Won't take long to pay for some 20l cans at those prices..
__________________
Member of the Macmillan Round the Isle of Wight Club
lakelandterrier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 August 2017, 03:13   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Ipswich
Boat name: None Yet
Make: Valiant
Length: 3m +
Engine: Outboard
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 331
Quote:
Originally Posted by lakelandterrier View Post
Where's that then?
Won't take long to pay for some 20l cans at those prices..
Get the black 10 ltr cans (can actually fit about 11.5 ltr in them) They are much easier to handle and store on the boat or in the car.


2 People can easily carry 45 ltrs


Dennis
__________________
Bigplumbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 August 2017, 04:38   #9
Member
 
lakelandterrier's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucester
Boat name: Lunasea
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzi 140
MMSI: 232005050
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,125
Well, coming toward the end of our week on IoW, and still lots we haven't done. Weathr's been good, although a littlre breezy at times for Mrs T & the teen terriers.

Sat-Wed covered 143NM using 111l of fuel cruising generally 4up @ 23kts, but maxing at 39.9kts - 0.77l NM.

Explored new places from Bembridge through to Newtown Creek and Alum Bay, had good wander round Yarmouth - further than the Wheatsheaf! and found excellent take out fish & chips at the Blue Crab. Very pricey stop at the Folly for a beer (note might we worth it for a meal, but menu didn't look that inspiring).

Haven't got to Lymington or Chichester, or other places - means we'll have to come back for another week at some point.

Camp site at Waverley Park, just the job. East Cowes Marina also good place to park the boat - excellet food and good beer at the Lifeboat.

People wanteda break from boating yesterday so went to Portsmouth Dockyard via the Hovercraft to Southsea, and went round the the Marie Rose Museum- absoluteely facinating & well worth a visit - then HMS Victory - with agood view of the QE from the deck.

Another shore day today - winds 20mph+ Westerly, then pack up this evening, with a final blast over the Solent to recover on Hamble lunchtime tomorrow. Then home and good washdown.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170815_151307.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	121.6 KB
ID:	121453   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170816_152031.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	127.3 KB
ID:	121454   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170817_141549.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	109.0 KB
ID:	121455  
__________________
Member of the Macmillan Round the Isle of Wight Club
lakelandterrier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 August 2017, 07:15   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: N. Devon
Boat name: Nutkin Too
Make: X-Pro Defender
Length: 5m +
Engine: Outboard, Suzuki 90
MMSI: 235095884
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,366
RIBase
Sounds like a cracking week - pleased for you bud
__________________

__________________
Andy

Bude Dive Club - www.budediveclub.co.uk
GAFIRS - www.gafirs.org.uk
treerat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:07.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.