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Old 21 October 2002, 06:17   #1
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Was any one out Ribing on Sunday. I picked our boat up from Weymouth on Saturday in lovely calm seas and sun. I decided to stay overnight at our place on Sandbanks. The plan was to take the boat from Poole to Lymington on Sunday.

What a difference a day makes. A severe gale force 8-9 blew in. I made it as far as Bournmouth pier. The waves were huge and breaking over the beam. We took several huge knock on the side when my crew thought the boat was going to turn us over. I decided not to continue and to return to poole where the boat will stay till next saturday. The coastguard helicopters were all out and both the Lymington and Yarmouth life boats were launched a few times that day.

I beleive the boat would have made the journey but the crew allways give up before the boat will.

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Old 21 October 2002, 07:08   #2
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I did tell you this was going to happen!! What ever happened to that nice little boy who listened to me ? Alan P
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Old 21 October 2002, 07:21   #3
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You were Right

Hi Alan

I do listen but a cold pint of lager was calling me as I passed poole so i thought i would stop. Its now going to cost me 100 to leave the boat there for the week. Most expesive pint i've ever had. opppss
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Old 21 October 2002, 09:03   #4
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It was very accurately forecast since midweek-certainly as far as we were concerned up here. OK for saturday and strong easterlies, rain etc etc sweeping up from the south to get here late afternoon but of course starting down there overnight / early in the day.
We did extra time on the water saturday in case they got the timing wrong but as it turned out it was dead right here-we got another day afloat. It just started raining with a bit of a blow as we were saying goodbye to the clients-it doesn't get much better than that (apart from it was b****y cold).
Funny that good forecasts don't always come true but sooner or later the bad ones always arrive
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Hey Julian!

If you're going to be stupid, you've got to be tough!

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Sunday

Yes it was rough ,my son did his RYA level 2 on Sunday and as an extra exercise he and the instructor decided to go around Hayling Island . They had a smooth run up Chichester Harbour and down through Langstone but it go a bit exciting out of Langstone and along the front . James said the waves over the bar were very big ! He passed by the way !
My RIB at home DOH! resting on big bales in barn whilst I used the trailer to collect a Wayfarer . Thats life.
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Old 21 October 2002, 09:33   #7
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Hi

Talking of the weather changing quickly................

At 12.00 hours on Friday, I was sat watching the sea (looking East into the Moray Firth), it was quite calm, with a bit of a swell and no breakers onto the beach. I was just thinking I could get Quicksilver out for an hour, when I saw a bit of 'weather' out to the North East.

My fish was hanging limp (I feel I must explain this - I have a small pole at the end of my garage and when I am at the house I put up a 'fish' shaped windsock so I can keep an eye on the wind), as there was hardly any wind.

About 12.05 hours I saw that the 'fish' had stirred a bit. I noticed that to the NE there were now a few breaking waves a couple of miles out.

By 12.10 hours the 'fish' was at 45 degrees and there were plenty of 'white horses'. By 12.15 hours, the sea was full of breaking waves, there were big breakers on the beach, the 'fish' was hanging on for its life and a squall had hit us hard.

The 'weather' lasted for about 2 hours, then disappeared just as quickly, then the day finished nice and clear.

Even Quicksilver and her intrepid (read thick headed) crew would have had a problem out in that.

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Old 22 October 2002, 06:23   #8
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Just musing on your last posting here, Keith.

Just imagine that, in fact, the wind was blowing off-shore and you had launched Quicksilver. Assuming a westerley blew you due east, the next stop fom the Moray Hart would be Stavanger, Norway, a mere 270 nmiles.

Apart from questions about the bacon roll carrying capacity of Quicksilver, this begs the further question "Is it wise to take your passport when SIBing in Scotland?"
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Hmmmmmmmmm

No problem, I've got a pal in Bergen and he is a captain of 4 masted sailing ships. He could give me a lift home.

As for the Bacon Roll Capacity (BRC) of Quicksilver, I've no idea. You see, they have never lasted long enough to be stowed onboard.

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Old 22 October 2002, 15:32   #10
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Thus,

No need of a fridge on the Quicksilver. Only for a microwave.
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