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Old 08 December 2009, 21:40   #41
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Any dates for this yet?
its on may 29th to june 11th. Free practice is 29th to the 4th then then the 5th is the first of the races. Superbikes are on that Sat.

Anyone up for the 5th?
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Old 08 December 2009, 21:44   #42
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Not sure where I'll be but the 5th sounds good.
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Old 08 December 2009, 22:50   #43
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Hi, I may be up for this, I will know closer to the time.
Can you confirm we are going out on the 5th and back on the 6th?

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Old 09 December 2009, 08:27   #44
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If any of you plan to stay overnight accommodation is very difficult UNLESS you use a campsite, then we can probably sort you out. Also, if staying overnight it may be better to moor in the inner harbour. However, access is limited to circa High Water + or - 3 hrs and low water is around Midday on 5 Jun. We can sort out all these issues with a little pre-planning and would look forward to seeing lots of you over here. Please contact me if you have any questions.
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If any of you plan to stay overnight accommodation is very difficult UNLESS you use a campsite
Thanks for the heads-up on that Cypman*. Not having been in the loop last year, I'd completely missed the connection with the TT! A question to all really - is the plan this time to simply refuel on the IOM and RTB on the same day or is there an overnight planned by some (tricky as Cypman says)? Does anyone actually plan to attend TT related activities? I'm weighing up the pros and cons


* I had a great day out on your previous rib Lemon Zest last year, once my Landrover's battery got her started!
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Thanks for the heads-up on that Cypman*. Not having been in the loop last year, I'd completely missed the connection with the TT! A question to all really - is the plan this time to simply refuel on the IOM and RTB on the same day or is there an overnight planned by some (tricky as Cypman says)? Does anyone actually plan to attend TT related activities? I'm weighing up the pros and cons


* I had a great day out on your previous rib Lemon Zest last year, once my Landrover's battery got her started!
We could top up the tanks and keep going for the next rock, if the Lemonade doesn't travel I will
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Old 09 December 2009, 12:48   #47
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[QUOTE=willk;329964] Thanks for the heads-up on that Cypman*. Not having been in the loop last year, I'd completely missed the connection with the TT! A question to all really - is the plan this time to simply refuel on the IOM and RTB on the same day or is there an overnight planned by some (tricky as Cypman says)? Does anyone actually plan to attend TT related activities? I'm weighing up the pros and cons

I'd probably head back the same day if given the choice. If the weather blew up overnight it would be a nightmare and i can't be bothered with the whole camping melarchy of taking gear, checking in, setting up.....it goes on.

Ideally I'd leave pretty early. I believe it is circa 55 miles from Anglesey/conwy. With a 20knot average its about 3-4 hours there unless it is like glass. Have a couple of hours at most on IOM to include a quick viewing of some nutters on bikes, beer, burger and boat fuel if needed, then RTB. With much more beverage to celebrate. Open to suggestions though.

Anyone any ideas of high water time on the sat?
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IOM info

http://www.gov.im/transport/harbours/tides.xml

An excellent site
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I would be interested in staying over dependent on the weather as I will have the missus and daughter with me.
I'll bring the tent!

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Old 09 December 2009, 19:34   #50
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I'll be going there and back the same day.... hopefully. How far is it from the black pool area to IOM?

Might not be enough space on deck for fuel!
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I intend, like the aborted trip this year, to go out and back on the same day.
The plan was to moor in the marina and go see some of the TT.
We will be going from solway and its only about half the distance, planning on staying the night before on the mainland and leaving early Sat, returning later the same day.
I hope some of the northern contingent want to do the same thing and meet up with the shandy drinkers on the island but if necessary (and the weather cooperates) we will come on our own.
I am starting to look and book dates already for next year, anybody else up for it from Solway area?
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Old 09 December 2009, 21:56   #52
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Hi,
Chewy it is about 55 / 60 miles from blackpool area if I remember correctly so pretty much the same distance from Conway.
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Old 09 December 2009, 22:59   #53
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I intend, like the aborted trip this year, to go out and back on the same day.
The plan was to moor in the marina and go see some of the TT.
We will be going from solway and its only about half the distance, planning on staying the night before on the mainland and leaving early Sat, returning later the same day.
I hope some of the northern contingent want to do the same thing and meet up with the shandy drinkers on the island but if necessary (and the weather cooperates) we will come on our own.
I am starting to look and book dates already for next year, anybody else up for it from Solway area?
Bruce,

There is a few of us thinking about heading over in 2 RIBs probably from the solway area we would be intending staying a night or 2 though.

Do you have any knowledge of slips in the solway area?
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Old 09 December 2009, 23:05   #54
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Not personally but there seems to be a good one in Isle of Whithorn and I intend to book to stay here the friday evening beforehand unless something better comes up for launching.
We should start talking about launching points and have a scotrib.net meet to go across at the same time!
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Not personally but there seems to be a good one in Isle of Whithorn and I intend to book to stay here the friday evening beforehand unless something better comes up for launching.
We should start talking about launching points and have a scotrib.net meet to go across at the same time!
Sounds like a good plan to me, I will speak to the others who are planning on go and sus out exact numbers.

What weekend would you be planning to go sat 5th or the following weekend, by looks of the website both have racing on i think the second weekend is the main races though.
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Old 10 December 2009, 00:03   #56
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The general consensus seems to be the 5th, it makes sense to all go the same day and meet up as it is a bit of a laugh having a huge number of boats all together.
I am still open to suggestions at the moment as it is early days.........
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Old 10 December 2009, 09:33   #57
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I could be up for it, subject to getting pistons back inside the engine, baby, etc etc......

As a thought, laucnching form the Solway, would you be slightly quicker / cheaper just motoring in the rib to somewhrere like Portpatrick for an overnight? I just ran a quick route through the GPS cruncher, as a random example, Largs - P'patrick is about 60 Nautical miles. - call it 3 hrs on a good day. I forget where you launch for Clyde stuff, but based on Largs, that's going to be a good 60-70L of fuel if taken at a reasonable cruising speed. I'll probably burn 40 of diesel just getting the boat to the solway.......

As for launching, I think there's a slip on the West shore of Loch Ryan. Memory says it's a boat club who will charge you for use, but won't complain as long as you pay them kind of thing.

Can't commit yet, but will keep an eye on the thread.......
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Old 10 December 2009, 09:45   #58
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launched a couple of times from Isle of Whithorn harbour it dries out only good at high tide +/- 2hrs narrow roads down but we had 3 ribs biggest a 8m scorpion cheaper option than all the way from clyde
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Old 10 December 2009, 10:20   #59
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Anyone else going from Whitehaven, looks the shortest distance from up North?
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If I were going I would be using Drumore village slip you can view it on Boatlaunch even picture of small harbour and the slip.
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