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Old 11 June 2007, 18:26   #1
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Missing the Winter.

Never thought I'd say this but I'm starting to miss the winter already.

So even though the weekend just gone will be a memory for a long time and
its great to be in T Shirts and Shorts again and not freeze to death when you get wet. For me a RIB on smooth water seems a bit of a waste.

It would be nice to get a few big rollers to play in and to watch the spray fly away from the boat.

I even enjoyed my Ice cold pint of beer sat outside the pub in February as I cooled down from sweating in the drysuit.

It was also good to have the pontoons to yourself and not be pestered for a fiver for 30 minutes stay. The sea also looked a lot bigger with those white horses being whipped off the tops of the waves and barely another boat in sight. Now you have to be constantly watching out for yachts careering all over the place and hunt for a place to tie up.

So heres a piccie from the cold months to remind us all why we have RIBs.
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Old 11 June 2007, 19:04   #2
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I agree, my first experiences of ribs were in the solent mid winter when I did my PB2 with RW.

The summer is nice for family trips which are fun but part of me just wants to get some wave action.

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Old 12 June 2007, 03:13   #3
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It would be nice to get a few big rollers to play in and to watch the spray fly away from the boat.
Come and play with us mid Channel, there were some flaming big rollers off Pte de Raz yesterday
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Missing the big sea's

You should have a day down in Weymouth, We may have mirror flat water in the bay but 9 out 10 times there is still plenty of BIG rollers off Portland Bill to play with. I suppose that in Weymouth area we are lucky as in that we have the best of both world's all year round
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Yesterday

Off the Bill Yesterday, TWAS GOOD
Long distance shot of Ian M's old boat in full flight! & another guy in a Tornado.
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Looks good...

This is what we had this morning a few miles off Ushant....
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the Portland race get's a bit too rough for comfort at time's 20>25ft! December
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Looks good...

This is what we had this morning a few miles off Ushant....
The Rib seem's to be handling it ok though!
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The Rib seem's to be handling it ok though!
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That one was -it was a bit wetter in the one we were in

Good practice recovering it back onto the Bourbon though...
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I bet, but it look's like good fun. Handsome looking ship to, nice lines. Is it a rescue/suply vessel?
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