I currently dont own a boat - sold mine last week and waiting for the new one to be built
I will be back on the water in november
so if your not planning to winterize i will see you out in falmouth then.
I make regular trips up and down the coast and am planning to make several long runs next summer - Scillies is definately on the cards - i might take a trip out to lundy island - im even considering the Chanel Islands.
Ive not been on the water in the solent yet but plymouth was bad enough on the powerboat racing weekend im sure the solent is like that X 10.
I prefer exploring away from the traffic my self - out around the lizzard and lands end has some of the most spectacular coatline ive ever seen.
I go boating with my 2 young kids (6 & 8) still trying to convince the wife to take more interest.
Anyway good luck with the new boat - hope you get your engine all setup just the way you like it.