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Old 12 July 2012, 15:43   #1
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Relentless rain in Portsmouth, who's boating?

I am down at my boat in Portsmouth, it has been relentless rain for the past few hours and looks to be continuing through the night, lucky I fitted the auto bilge pump, the boat would have been flooded after this weeks rain Pump has done its job so very happy with it, it's still pumping now!

Hoping to get out tomorrow, Sunday is looking fine, may do a blast to Cowes

Anyone else out this weekend
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I am down at my boat in Portsmouth, it has been relentless rain for the past few hours and looks to be continuing through the night, lucky I fitted the auto bilge pump, the boat would have been flooded after this weeks rain Pump has done its job so very happy with it, it's still pumping now!

Hoping to get out tomorrow, Sunday is looking fine, may do a blast to Cowes

Anyone else out this weekend
Yep, we had five hours in that rain today , Southampton, Portsmouth and Cowes and yes it was appalling weather
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Wind is picking up now, it's a good 6 gusting 8 and will continue through the night with heavy rain. 5's gusting 7 all day tomorrow with rain, Sat 4 and 5's gusting 6 with rain, sun out late pm, and Sun 3 increasing to 4 then 5 with gusts of 5 and 6 all day, no rain but sun, pretty crap really

But will make the best of it
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Hope to be out too for a blat on Sunday! Only been out twice this year so far. Bloody weather!
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Was going out fishing tomorrow as tides are perfect for a drift fishing offshore. Going off the shore instead.
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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.
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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.
Stop moaning get your dry suit on an get the fook out there ... Southern softies
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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?
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Stop moaning get your dry suit on an get the fook out there ... Southern softies


My dry suit has been lovingly cleaned and hung up for what i thought was summer and all i've got now is my speedo's Now if 25 knts in heavy rain in some of them classes me as a southern softie, so be it.......

However the wonderful peeps at the met office have now changed the forecast to light rain. We have made the decision to go for it.

If only we could have a few days like last year
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My dry suit has been lovingly cleaned and hung up for what i thought was summer. All i've got now is my speedo's Now if 25 knts in heavy rain in one of them classes me as a southern softie, so be it.......

However the wonderful peeps at the met office have now changed the forecast to light rain. We have made the decision to go for it.
Take no notice of any weather forcast we looked at 6 sites last Friday before our trip to Ireland and they all gave a differnt forcast just go for it
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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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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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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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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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