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Old 04 January 2011, 14:18   #21
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I have no idea what you're talking about
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Old 04 January 2011, 14:26   #22
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hope to make it this time... been a few years since i went over.
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Old 04 January 2011, 17:30   #23
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Exactly. Proof itself that you can't count
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Many of them clearly never leave their pontoons, except to refuel for the generator. Hopefully the SB&R brigade aren't like that.
Yep. Might have mentioned my uncle to you before, me and GD spent a weekend with him on his 37ft Sealine. The 60 miles return southampton - poole - southampton was the only time he slipped lines all season . His engines each had 186 hours on them i think, and hes had the boat over 10 years We did a straight hundred last year

Edit: Just had a look on SB&R forum... what a bunch of f****s call themselves boaters
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Ah. Didn't think to check that! July 23rd/24th then?
Something else just occurred to me, last year we made it 2 nights long, ie friday-sunday, due to feedback from the first Floptilla.

Same again this year? July 22nd/24th ?
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Seems sensible.
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Hi chaps, I've popped over from the SB&R forum to say hello and thank you for the info on your floptilla cruise. I notice that there's a bit of comment about some nervousness so I thought I'd explain.

We have some, very, experienced boaters and some relative novices on board. I suppose the usual gung ho ones and the lets plan and plan types.

The boats that are likely to go will be my Monterey 216, a Karnic (22footish) possibly a Bayliner and a 33ft Hunton. All are more than capable and competent to make the crossing, depending on conditions of course. There may be a couple of others yet.

Anyway thanks for the info so far and we'd love to join you. If it's OK with you I'll post this address on SB&R so that others can pop over, we can be found at

http://www.sportsboat.co.uk/forum/ hopefully this does not contravene your rules on links. If so let me know.

You never know this may be the start of a long and happy forum relationship!
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Old 07 January 2011, 07:23   #27
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If it's OK with you I'll post this address on SB&R so that others can pop over, we can be found at

http://www.sportsboat.co.uk/forum/ hopefully this does not contravene your rules on links. If so let me know.

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Jokaboat - welcome to Ribnet. Should be absolutely no issues with cross posting, ribnet is essentially open to all (with one notable exception!) and all Ribnet "cruises" or events are simply gatherings of people who happen to share the details via Ribnet. Indeed such trips have even been written up in the printed pages of SB&R magazine...

Please ignore any offensive remarks from Gotchiguy above - he's obviously been off on school holidays for too long and needs to get back to have some manners beaten into him with a cane...
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Please ignore any offensive remarks from Gotchiguy above - he's obviously been off on school holidays for too long and needs to get back to have some manners beaten into him with a cane...
looking forward to meeting up with you in summer and don't worry, I may attempt to put myself across as a gung ho type but there's plenty of planning, then more, planning then a little bit more from the serious part of Into the Red

Now, any thoughts as to where to go on the extended trip, we haven't even done herm yet and we've only scratched the surface of echrous and geurnsey. Tbh tho wee hardly done jersey and sark either, and for all the south coast lot even jersey would be cool. Any thoughts?
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Old 07 January 2011, 08:48   #29
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I just posted the following at SB&R, I seem to remember it being mentioned on here before but probably worth repeating anyway.

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Most of you might already be aware but a point worth mentioning anyway:

The Channel Islands currently have no reciprocal health agreement with the UK. It was scrapped by your politicians in 2009 as they decided they weren't getting value for money. (To be fair, it was a nice little earner for us!)

Although any treatment in an A&E dept is still free, if you found yourself requiring treatment in any other health dept or repatriation to your home country you will be required to pay...a lot.

So the more conscientious among you might want to look in to getting health insurance cover if you're planning to make this trip.
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Old 07 January 2011, 08:56   #30
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Not a nice greeting, good job we've got thick skins.

A bit like slagging someone off in the pub to find they're standing behind you

I'm sure you'll get to like us given time. Some of us have even owned and run ribs in the past, I've used them and inflatables for diving since the early 80s so let's not start a rib vs sports boat war eh
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Old 07 January 2011, 09:00   #31
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The 8th to the 11th of September is going to be an Marathon Offshore race from Southampton to Guernsey followed by a "Round the Island" race - there are more details and a thread on Boatmad, I'm sure that it wouldn't be a problem for a cruise to be arranged for the same weekend - something to see when you're there!
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Old 07 January 2011, 09:23   #32
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Old 07 January 2011, 10:04   #33
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Not a nice greeting, good job we've got thick skins.
As Polwart said, take it with a pinch of salt, Gotchiguy obviously didn't learn after last time when months later the guy actually was standing behind him at the bar (or the kiddies corner at least)

Unfortunately, even at the tender age of 15?, most of the rest of us couldn't hope to have his level of seamanship skills (follow the sequence of pics in the link for a prime example)

http://www.capbreizh.com/reportages/...col/_00025.htm

We've always had a bit of friendly banter with the hard boaters over on Boatmad but hidden away somewhere I think there's a mutual respect for each others chosen hobby
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As Polwart said, take it with a pinch of salt, Gotchiguy obviously didn't learn after last time when months later the guy actually was standing behind him at the bar (or the kiddies corner at least)

Unfortunately, even at the tender age of 15?, most of the rest of us couldn't hope to have his level of seamanship skills (follow the sequence of pics in the link for a prime example)

http://www.capbreizh.com/reportages/...col/_00025.htm

We've always had a bit of friendly banter with the hard boaters over on Boatmad but hidden away somewhere I think there's a mutual respect for each others chosen hobby


Absolutely, we're all sea users (even the raggies ).
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Defence your Honour

In Gotchiguys defence, I am sure that bit of rock wasn't there 300 years ago
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Welcome jokaboat, and glad you've come to join our forum and help keep a sense of balance and respect between the ribbers and hardboaters. Gotchiguy may lack some decorum sometimes, but at least he's enthusiastic

I generally take the view, that anybody who can be bothered to contribute to the thread, plan and make the effort to reach Alderney from the south coast is normally a fairly sensible kind of boater, and one that I'm happy to mix with. Having said that, we did have 3 or 4 people on a small hard boat last year who had seen our thread and decided to come along. Didn't bother to contribute any posts IIRC, also appeared to be extremely ill-prepared had the weather changed and only stayed for 1 hr before heading off to Guernsey. They were practically in shorts and t-shirts, no lifejackets in sight etc. As far as I recall, they hadn't even decided whether it was just a daytrip or if they might try and find some accommodation for the night. Friendly enough, but not really up to the standards and sense of respect that we maintain.
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... we did have 3 or 4 people on a small hard boat last year who had seen our thread and decided to come along.
It was a bit odd that, even if they didn't want to wade into the joys and missery of forum life they could have easily spotted Tim's or my contact details as they were plastered all through the thread.

On a more forward looking note, any requests for the Alderney part of the program this year?

Splashing about in the Swinge and the lunch in Dielette both seemed very popular with all last time, adding a lunch in Sark would be cool.
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I would think a spin round Alderney would always be of interest, especially for peeps who haven't been before. How about Omonville for lunch or even Dielete again. Onwards to Sark or Herm would also be rather good in nice sunny weather.
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Jokaboat - ignore what you read on this forum; most of us here are full of piss and wind. To show there's no hard (geddit?) feelings, here's a photo of an origami rhino I folded the other day and a link to a video of Mont St. Michel.
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Gotchiguy knows I have twice his age (plus a little bit) and a gazillion times his maturity, experience and sense.


Keith - is this your new forum signature?
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