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Old 13 March 2011, 13:27   #1
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Today 13/2 - a good day to be out !

Well what was going to be a slow nip about Poole Harbour turned into a min- cruise !

1) Changed Battery as the old one was shot - so simple ! 5 mins and done .
2) Down to the quay - a nice lunch and coffee in the sun with friends ( saw another ribnetter going out from Cobbs - but he didnt see me as I was half way through a burger)
3) Out to Old Harry on calm water
4) Met Steve on the way back - quick passenger change over and he left me for dead ! 500hp v 50hp...
5) Change passengers back & met up with the new owner of Nestor and went up to Wareham for a drink
6) Back to Cobbs quay - boat out & washed down in 10 mins and home ..

Today are the days that I got a RIB for !
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Old 13 March 2011, 17:08   #2
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Great to meet up and was an opportunity to open her up. I had pottered round from Southampton at around 28kts (50lts/hr) to let the engines relax after a long break. So given the excuse it was nice to give her the gun, smiles all round.

I was thrilled to see that everything worked straight away, given the long lay up.

Sounds like you had a good day, many more to come .....
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Old 14 March 2011, 04:08   #3
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You must be over the month change line from the US.
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Old 14 March 2011, 05:25   #4
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It was lovely out yesterday, we were out for a couple of hours in a 7.5m Rib-X. Spotted four Dolphins.

The Puffins are arriving early here, which bodes well for a good Summer!
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Old 14 March 2011, 05:48   #5
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I was out on Sunday also, lovely weather, left from Cobbs Quay about 11am, went up the Jurasic Coast to Lulworth through the Overfalls at St Albans Head which were rather tame for a change, pulled into Chapmans Pool for a quick coffee from a flask, checked out the local wildlife near Durlston head and had lunch in Studland Bay and a quick snooze, a quick 40+Knot burn along the coast to Boscombe Reef (no surfers, there never are ha ha) and back to Cobbs Quay for about 3pm.

Spent an entire day last week cleaning 'Puddleduck' and also had annual engine service (Ribshop - great bunch of guys and reasonable pricing, I would recommend them). So all is ready and shiny for new season, having said that Ive been out all winter so its just one big season for me. Looking forward to when the fuel berth re-opens at Cobbs Quay as getting fuel from Salterns Marina is killing my piggy bank 1.60+ a litre from Salterns !
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Old 14 March 2011, 06:16   #6
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I was out on Sunday also ....
Thought it was you ahead of us going past the ferry .... went past you when you slowed by the fuel barge. Fuel at Parkstone Bay is 'only' 1.55 per litre if you need more before Cobbs Quay reopens ... and it's still 1.36 at Yarmouth - although for how long?

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Old 14 March 2011, 07:45   #7
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Thought it was you ahead of us going past the ferry .... went past you when you slowed by the fuel barge. Fuel at Parkstone Bay is 'only' 1.55 per litre if you need more before Cobbs Quay reopens ... and it's still 1.36 at Yarmouth - although for how long?

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Thanks David, I feel a trip to yarmouth might be worthwhile
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We popped down to yarmouth yesterday and a quick jolly down to the needles, sunny, flat and great fun!
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