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Old 25 September 2014, 06:50   #1
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So who else likes Winter Cruiseing?

We tend to go out throughout the year,and are looking to do a Scillies run in Oct or November..and maybe a Lundy trip or two....good fishing coming up
With a good High Pressure system and the right Kit it can be a really special time to get out!
Just wondered who else on here does the same?
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Old 25 September 2014, 10:22   #2
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I love winter cruising, I use my rib all year round, some of the best days are during the winter as the sun can shine on flat calm seas and there are less boats around. Yes I agree can be some very special days indeed, it just means setting off early as the daylight fades in the late afternoon.

I remember a trip to the pub up from Cowes one january with a bunch from here, I had ice on the floor of my rib and on the tubes as I set off from poole. Still if you wrap up well your plenty warm enouth and the beer and food at the pub helped.
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Old 25 September 2014, 11:45   #3
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The trip I did in Feb was great, sunny, calm and chilly. You just need to dress for the weather.
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Old 25 September 2014, 13:36   #4
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Winter is the best time for cruising, especially when it's like a mill pond and there's ice on your seats. It's the only time we own the Solent
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Some of my best days have been had out of season ,
Always find sea flatter to hoot,, and as maximus. Bristol Channel cod. And ling . Yum
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Winter is the best time for cruising, especially when it's like a mill pond and there's ice on your seats. It's the only time we own the Solent
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and there's ice on your seats.
Does this count
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Old 25 September 2014, 14:07   #7
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Sure does, too much fresh water in your harbour dude
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Sure does, too much fresh water in your harbour dude
Correct and right - that pic was taken at Warrenpoint which is at the top of a tidal estuary


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Correct and right - that pic was taken at Warrenpoint which is at the top of a tidal estuary


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