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Old 13 July 2012, 17:00   #11
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I'll be coxing our dive boat for diving a wreck off Shanklin followed by a drift dive over the Bembridge ledges Sat afternoon. Forecast is not too bad they reckon? Say hi to the blue Ribcraft with orange radar reflector if you see us?
Sandown Bay was my Plan B for boat fishing tomorrow, but it's just started it chucking it down again here in Fareham and I fear it'll be the same tomorrow. I just can't be assed to sit in my RIB all day and get soaked. I guess it doesn't matter if you're diving. Have a nice day out and hope it's flat enough for you.
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Old 13 July 2012, 17:02   #12
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I think your right Tony. I've been checking it on and off all day today and every time its been a different forecast. Is it really that difficult???
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Cheers Hightower, they did say some rain, but hey, drysuits all round! Ever thought of getting a 'Cabin rib'? We would if we had the dosh? LOL
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My feelings into this years weather.

Having said that i did get some great days out in March and April but not much since.

Three of us are planning boating in the morning but the forecast has just this second changed to heavy rain AGAIN.
I had some nice trips in March and April too, but none since then. I missed two opportunities last month waiting for a spare part At least I'm saving some money
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Old 13 July 2012, 17:11   #15
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Cheers Hightower, they did say some rain, but hey, drysuits all round! Ever thought of getting a 'Cabin rib'? We would if we had the dosh? LOL
No, but I have thought about going all Hard Boaty a couple of times in the last year. I even trialed an Arvor 250 at the end of last year I decided that I can't justify paying for boat on a mooring or in a Marina. So perhaps something that can live on a trailer.
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No, but I have thought about going all Hard Boaty a couple of times in the last year.
Do it. It's all the rage these days
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Weather is looking better on Sunday, so we may actually get out for a little trip. Might see you out. I'll give you a shout on the VHF to see if you are around.
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I'm hoping to be out this Sunday for a good test run, sounds like a cruise to me
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I was looking at the Arvor berth the the Southampton Boat Show last year. The salesman had great delight in showing me around, looking in that nook and the other cranny. When at last we started to talk about engine performance and cruising speeds. He was quite boastful about it's top speed of 24 knots from a 230hp diesel, I couldn't help mask my dropped jaw and disappointment. I immediately asked him if there was a more powerful engine
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There is definitely a performance penalty to having a boat with a lid on it. My new one's got twin 300hp diesels and cruises at 16 knots And burns 1mpg - double
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