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Old 28 August 2013, 04:34   #1
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Round the Island 27th August - in a small boat?

Thought I'd post about my trip yesterday ........

I recall reading about HMS taking an SR4 round the IOW some years ago , and having been round on Whispers Mcmillan day and thinking I want to do this in my boat ! I've been looking for the right day to do it .

Fuelled the boat up yesterday with no particular plans just to head out of Poole and enjoy the day .....so I headed along the beach at Bournemouth and thought this is OK..if I turn right a little I can go the Needles , half way there I thought if I turn right a bit again I can get to St Catherines ...and maybe just keep going round.

A quick think about tides and all seemed OK for an Anticlockwise route - I had loads of petrol and kit so despite being on my own I kept going ( a couple of texts to let people know what I was doing) .

All in from Poole it took about 4 hours - stopped off Yarmouth to swap tanks as I had about 1 litre left in my 25 litre tank - so stuck the other 25 litre tank on .

Ended up doing 82 miles in my ( known for its leisure hull , bench seats etc) 4m Avon Adventure

Having checked the tank this morning I think I used about 31 litres of petrol . I cruised at about 20knts all the way round.

I was quite pleased to have done it - especially from Poole...

Got back to Poole did a lap of Brownsea - took shirt and lifejacket off as it was only 3 ft of water and the sun was really hot - but then felt guilty for not having my LJ as I saw Mrs Glatzel

Guess it shows if you pick your day there's no reason not to do stuff that bigger boats can do .
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Old 28 August 2013, 05:18   #2
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Hi PeterM, were you out last Sunday off Old Harry, there was an Avon and a guy on board that looked just like your profile pic. I was testing my Ribeye 600 in a trip to Swangae from Poole. It looked like the guy on the Avon was fishing. If it was you, I hope you had a good catch.

PS. Nice IOW trip report, if you ever fancy a trip again in convoy, let me know. Just got a 6m Rib and very keen to get out as much as possible from Cobbs Quay, and its often fun to go with others.

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Old 28 August 2013, 05:24   #3
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sounds like a great day... sometimes going out on your own is a great thing... there will be 4 of us on the sr4 today so will be taking it very easy....
if you find an other day like yesterday or fancy showing someone round poole harbour please give me a shout i havent ever been in a convoy yet..

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Old 28 August 2013, 05:45   #4
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Nice dude, looks like I missed a nice flat day out in the Solent. Looks very different to when MattH and I went round a couple of weeks ago. That was back breaking work
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Nice one Peter
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Old 28 August 2013, 06:39   #6
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Hi PeterM, were you out last Sunday off Old Harry, there was an Avon and a guy on board that looked just like your profile pic. I was testing my Ribeye 600 in a trip to Swangae from Poole. It looked like the guy on the Avon was fishing. If it was you, I hope you had a good catch.

PS. Nice IOW trip report, if you ever fancy a trip again in convoy, let me know. Just got a 6m Rib and very keen to get out as much as possible from Cobbs Quay, and its often fun to go with others.

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Yep.that was me..

I'm out here now...as are a couple of other ribneters

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Nice one Peter
That's not a bad run for an A400 (or any boat for a day)- especially on your own.
Good thing it was flat - but great to grab the opportunity
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Old 28 August 2013, 07:14   #8
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Lovely out here again....I could do it again today. Not a bad week to have off.

Am playing with camera today...mounted on back of ob leg..just hope it's still there later?
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Excellent day to do it buy the look of those photos.
I have not done this for years, any one fancy going Friday or Sunday?
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Nice one Peter
Yep Nice trip!
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