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Old 24 June 2009, 10:48   #101
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Things are now a bit more civilised this year - the water taxi is being operated in an efficient and professional manner which means you can get ashore without too much fuss.
Does that mean that you can now get ashore for lunch without having to wait for the taxi to finish his own (protracted) lunch first?
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Old 24 June 2009, 11:18   #102
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Hi Paul and welcome to Ribnet.

We'll be waiting in Yarmouth harbour for you and the others by 10.00am on Saturday (more coffee available there and considerably more comfortable than bobbing around by the Fairway Buoy! ). I don't think that jet-skis are allowed in the harbour but hopefully one of the boats will stick its head in for us or otherwise give us a shout

Weather forecast on http://www.xcweather.co.uk/GB/forecast seems to have improved again (although the Met Office remain eternally pessimistic: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/...t_weather.html).

Looking forward to seeing you all.

David
Hi David,

We have refueled in Yarmouth before without problem, so may take a splash to top tanks, I'll be the fat one in an Orange skid lid. LOL

Regarding fuel, The ski fuel tanks hold @ 65ltrs and will require @ 45/50ltrs for the trip, we plan to bring cans with us.

Thanks to Tim G for letting us come along and keeping us informed.

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Old 24 June 2009, 11:42   #103
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RIB.net Names

I think we should write our RIB.net 'names' on Duck tape and stick them on the sides of our consoles.

Am I being nerdy or is this a good idea?

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Old 24 June 2009, 11:47   #104
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I think we should write our RIB.net 'names' on Duck tape and stick them on the sides of our consoles.

Am I being nerdy or is this a good idea?

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That's easy for me!
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Old 24 June 2009, 11:55   #105
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How come?
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Old 24 June 2009, 12:11   #106
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Because my Ribnet name and the Boat name are the same so it's on the Console already!!
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Old 24 June 2009, 12:15   #107
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Old 24 June 2009, 13:01   #108
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1100 kick off at Fairway buoy
I will be on boat Cin Sirrah Ocean 8 metre
Radio checks to be made on 72
Every one should be organised by now I will be at the back of the fleet acting as sweeper for the jet skis please make them welcome and look out for them as they are a hardy bunch of slightly mad nutters.


For some this will be the first time across the Channel so do please buddy up with someone of similar boat size and engine and look out for each other.

No closer than 50 metres to another boat please .

Appears we will all be taking advantage of the meal deal and drinks in the Yacht Club.

I am looking forward to meeting some new faces and please bring your cameras so they can be posted on Rib.net

Weather is still ok at the moment skippers decision if they go .

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Appears we will all be taking advantage of the meal deal and drinks in the Yacht Club.

I am looking forward to meeting some new faces and please bring your cameras so they can be posted on Rib.net
The Alderney Sailing club bar normally has fixed opening hours, although arrangements can usually be made for special visits for it to open so this may need checking. I'll try and find out from a club committee member.
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Top stuff. We will be listening out on Ch72 from 1200 and are available on Ch80 once you are in the harbour, let us know if you need anything.
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... I'll try and find out from a club committee member.
*raises hand*

I have asked if they can get someone to staff the bar for Sat afternoon.
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Great. Ask Rosa to have a pint of my usual ready for me
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Old 24 June 2009, 15:23   #113
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Petrol - Alderney

Trevor

Petrol is currently 1 at Texaco but since I know you guys will help I will drop it to 95p.

I have 220 litres in cans plus funnels and syphons. Diesel is 70p at the pump here but will give good volume discounts.

Please bring cans and the best and only time to refuel will be after 10am on Sunday morning

The usual score is bring in cans we put them in the back of the jeep drive it up to petrol stations fill etc - a bit analogue but thats it here at the moment.

I am away but James is here all weekend.

Please call Mainbrayce to confirm amounts.

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Hi Rupert
I guess that many of us will want to fuel up in Alderney - Can you post the current price of Petrol from Mainbrayce so we know how many suitcases of cash we need to bring to fill up the boat(s) (or do you take credit cards)?
It also might be worth making it clear if we need to let you know what sort of quantities of fuel (and what type) we might be wanting if you need to arrange anything in advance. To those that have been before this may be obvious, but for us 1st timers we're probably all thinking the same questions.
In case it needs arranging in advance - I think I'll be wanting about 100 Litres of petrol please.
Do I need to bring my own Jerry cans that you will fill with fuel for me, or do you have enough of your own?
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What is the situation re. refueling with petrol in Alderney?

Andy
Mainbrace only have diesel. There is a petrol station close to the inner harbour but you will need to bring a can(s). If its a high tide you can probabaly go against the harbour wall so only a few yards of a walk, (and a drop to the water). Otherwise a bit of a walk to the pontoon

The locals call it the 'Total' garage.... but it hasn't got a Total sign!? Better make sure its open on a Sunday

Enjoy!

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EDIT>>>> OOPS..... Didn't see the above post when I answered this... Looks like you have it all sorted.
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The usual score is bring in cans we put them in the back of the jeep drive it up to petrol stations fill etc - a bit analogue but thats it here at the moment.
If I need to refill my built-in tank with 90ltrs, do I need to provide 4 x 25 ltr cans???

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p.s. I don't own 4 cans.....
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Hi Andy - I'll have 2 x 22 litre + 2 x 10 Litre containers with me so between us we should have enough even if it means two runs to the filling station.
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Hi Andy - I'll have 2 x 22 litre + 2 x 10 Litre containers with me so between us we should have enough even if it means two runs to the filling station.
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Okay. Cool. I might buy an extra can to show willing.

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Just got this forecast. I'll post Sunday when its published.
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hope you guys have a great trip... weather looking good wish i was tagging along..
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Just got this forecast. I'll post Sunday when its published.
Not sure that I understand that: we'll be home by the time it's 'published'!

But here's the latest marine forecast:

"Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis
Inshore waters forecast
24 hour forecast: 0100 Thu 25 Jun 0100 Fri 26 Jun
Wind Northeast 4 or 5 veering east 3 or 4.
Sea state Mainly slight.
Weather Thundery showers later.
Visibility Moderate or good.

Outlook: 0100 Fri 26 Jun 0100 Sat 27 Jun
Wind East 3 or 4, veering southwest later.
Sea state Slight becoming smooth.
Weather Thundery showers, fog patches developing.
Visibility Moderate or good, becoming occasionally very poor."

If your're in a Rib, wind isn't going to be the major problem (apart from those that have curries on Friday nights ): it's mist and rain.

If you can't see where you're going then in a small boat - even if you're lucky enough to have radar and can use it - it's scary! Moderate or good visibility is good to go, but fog patches (unless thin) or thundery showers could give cause for thought. (Other weather sites are much less pessimistic).

I've a passage plan for the outward journey which I can forward to anyone that wants it to compare against their own. BUT (in accordance with Tim's good principal that you need to think for yourselves) it's only available in exchange for yours!

Mine doesn't yet have the weather forecast (not yet available!) but is otherwise complete.

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