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Old 22 October 2009, 07:44   #11
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The Monster in law lives by the harbour in porthgain, never taken the RIB out there though cos the father in law and brother in law would want to come out, Theyr'e the sort that are too F*%$úng hard to wear life jackets or waterproofs
on second thoughts maybe i should take them out in an F8
seriously does anyone here go out there? I get free accomodation and launching aparently!
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Old 22 October 2009, 07:57   #12
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I'm not so familiar with the coast in North Pembrokeshire but from vague recollections staying in Fishguard - still very pretty - I'm sure it would be good from a RIB
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Knot Yet: When are you arriving? There's talk of a run out tomorrow, despite the awful weather forecast.....
Let me know if you fancy joining us (forum members 'Wild at Heart', 'woot' (maybe) and me).
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The pontoons at Dale, Hobbs Point (Pemb Dock), Llanstadwell & Burton are removed at the end of the summer - they were taken away a couple of weeks ago.
The pontoons at Milford haven and Lawrenny remain throughout the year and you can also get ashore at Neyland Yacht Haven.
Unfortunately we towed in the pontoon at Milford Haven last week which leaves just the lock pontoon which isn't always accessible when there are locks happening

Took the no planing buoys in a few weeks ago too....

Was down at Dale Roads on the new pilot boat yesterday afternoon and despite there being very little wind, there seems to be quite a reasonable lazy swell rolling in at the mo. With a low parked off to the west this week, it could be quite an interesting trip out to the islands!!

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Thanks Alex - that's really good information to know and we will stick to pottering around in the Roads or perhaps up the river unless the weather takes a complete change

Are you responsible for keeping the tankers in check?

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Yeah, the company I work for looks after the haven - they own the Pembroke Port site (including the old naval depot at Pembroke), as well as Milford Docks too.
My office overlooks the waterway which is always handy, although I am boatless right now for a year or so, but getting out on the work boats isn't too much of an issue.

It's been really nice down this way recently - a couple of pics taken down at Dale the other week. And then, one lastnight on the way back up river in the rain before the wind arrived.

There was a blue rib buzzing around yesterday afternoon around 1700hrs - was that anyone on here?

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Sounds an interesting job Alex - and a great place to live, I'm very envious

Is that Dale Fort in the second picture - that was home for me, on and off, for about three years and I've not been able to get Pembrokeshire out of the system since

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There was a blue rib buzzing around yesterday afternoon around 1700hrs - was that anyone on here?

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Hiya Alex - hope you're well?
The blue rib could well have been 'Wild at Heart'. The owner told me he was out on the haven Friday pm. I joined him & his brawd onboard yesterday pm for a spin. We ran out from Neyland to Milford Haven & back in a F6-8. - interesting conditions.
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Took the no planing buoys in a few weeks ago too....

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skomer / Skokholm by SIB?

Sorry to hijack the thread but while there are some Milford experts on.

when I had the RIB I had a few trips out to the islands to Dive in avrying conditions.

now only having the SIB I am wondering if that would still be possible - I usually Launch from Gellyswick, Sandy Haven or Dale.

i wont be considering it until into late spring / summer next year but would value your thoughts.

do I need to be looking for a RIB charter or is it do able in the SIB (conditions allowing)

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