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Old 13 February 2003, 23:07   #21
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Perhaps Weymouth is a little too far for a cruise t this time of year.

If you fancy something a little easier, how about a quick troll around the solent,then up to the Folly for a 'crew pot', ad back to Portsmouth?

If your interested, or anyone else for that mater, let me know
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Old 14 February 2003, 08:24   #22
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Feb Cruise

Hi Graeme,

This sounds ideal as my first cruise, especially as this morning it is still only -2

I am available this sunday or next W/end. Never been to the folly for lunch but have heard it is very good. Solent is my local water so I know my way round.

Weather forcast is looking promising for this w/end high preasure, cold & dry. Graeme please pm me if you would still like to go.

Come on guys get your thermals out & lets blow the cobwebs away.

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Old 15 February 2003, 15:36   #23
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If anyone still wants to make a trip down to Weymouth I'm heading down there next Saturday

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Old 17 February 2003, 10:41   #24
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Sorry we couldnt make last weeknd - I took my RIB in for a Service and Honda apparently sent out the wrong parts - so instead of a day or so ithas taken over a week to do - I hoe she will be back by Wednesday
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Dylan and I will be around the Solent/Poole area from Wednesday 26th to Sunday 2nd if anyone is around it would be good to meet up.

Neap tides around the end of the week, and the weathers not looking too bad at the moment.

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Old 24 February 2003, 07:43   #26
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Well the Feb cruise to Weymouth was been completed last Saturday.

All I can say is thank god for bilge pumps and trim tabs.

The only other boat out that day was the Weymouth Life Boat.

The sun was shining and the beer was cold so we ( just me and some very wet friends ) had a great day.

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Old 24 February 2003, 09:49   #27
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Hi Mark

I take it was rough at the weekend then. I thought it was suppose to be good weather. Obviously not.

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Old 24 February 2003, 14:32   #28
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Finally got Topaz back with her now fully serviced engine!

For interest - how long does it take to get from the Portsmouth area to Weymouth, and is there any local hazards / issues to be aware of?

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Hi Graeme

There's not much in the way of navigation Hazzards on the way to Weymouth, Just keep an eye out for lobster pots around the headlands. Apart from that you will be fine. Its about 40nm to Weymouth so about 1 hour and a half at a reasonable speed. Say 2 from Portsmouth.

Oh just remembered the army firing range at lulworth cove area. If there fireing you need to run 6 miles ofshore to avoid the fire. If they are using the range you will see red flags on the cliffs and 2 patrol boats along that section of coast.

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Old 24 February 2003, 17:13   #30
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Graeme

As far as time goes it all depends on weather and speed.

There are a number of headlands, if you are hugging the coast, that may make for fun.

Most can be got around other than St Albans Head which can have some big over-falls ( similar to the Needles ). On my way down to Weymouth I had to run a few miles offshore until I found a hole in wall of water and found a way through the big / steep following sea. It was at this point in the day when the CG issued a strong winds warning ( Force 6 ).

Once I was past there the water was more regular.

Weymouth Bay is sandy and shallows which was lumpy on our way back. Its no real problem and just a matter of pushing through.

Great day as the sun was out and the waves were interesting.

If you fancy a trip sometime give me a shout.

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Old 25 February 2003, 00:10   #31
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Dylan and I will be around the Solent/Poole area from Wednesday 26th to Sunday 2nd if anyone is around it would be good to meet up.
Daniel (1),

What are your plans for Sunday 2nd? I'm busy 'till sat. pm but might tow down for Sunday if you are about - i get the impression you have some local knowledge and would like to draw upon it being a solent first-timer! Also my usual 'crew' has gone to Southampton uni and would be able to pop down!

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Week End Trip

Hi Guy's,

If people are wanting to meet up this w/end 1st 2nd may I suggest we try for the "FOLLY" trip again?

I am keen to go exploring but not on my own not much experience. Daniel this would mean you could launch Portsmouth & cruise up to Southampton Water.

I would suggest meet in the Camber Dock at Portsmouth, Launching & Parking Facilities & Toilets & Cafe on hand aswell.

I know it is a neap tide not sure on times will check tonite.

If anyone is interested pm me to confirm.

Happy playtimes
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I have posted a pm to you regarding your plans for this weekend.

I may join you if the weather is reasonable!!
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Old 25 February 2003, 14:19   #34
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HW Portsmouth on Sunday (only day i could make) is just before miday. I have no local knowledge what-so-ever of this area but am very keen to visit the Infamous Foley with some people who do have the local knowledge!

Ageing youth (don't know your real name) if you fancy this then Sunday meet @ portsmouth would prob. be good, but will need to check Land Rover is free @ work!

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Lunch at the Folly on Sunday sounds good. I will be launching from Lymington but will head round to Portsmouth to meet up with everybody else.
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Hi Guy's

It is looking promising for this Sunday. High Tide is approx mid morning, Those of you wish to go meet up in the Camber Dock for about 10:30am?

Then once we are all together head off to have lunch/drink's at The Folly pub.

This may sound like a daft question but dose anyone know it exact location, I have heard of it but never been there.

We have had an offer for a camera man to take some pic's to post on the net (thank's Pete).

Weather forcast is looking reasonable for w/end. If anyone is unsure on the morning give me a ring on 07761 864043 not before 08:00 please. If you are on the water & Travelling Ch16 callsign "Southcoast Two"

See you all Sunday.
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The Folly Inn

is on the River Medina, upriver of Cowes about 3-4 miles on the left hand bank. It has its own pontoon moorings which certainly in the summer at least you have to pay for even if eating there.

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OK Guys, me and Daniel (DJL) will meet you at Camber Dock at 10:30am. My phone number is: 07773 172663 , so if you are late or decide to cancel etc please give me a ring/text. We also know the way to the Folly Inn!

See you Sunday,
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(On Daniel's (DJL) boat so callsign: "Bumblebee")
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Aging youth (what is your real name), Daniel (the other one) and others...

I'll be @ Camber Dock, Portsmouth between 10 and 11 am. My mobile number is 07770 382920 and callsign "GRAYSWISH" or "ZI)I2" Ch 16.

My crew has tempted divorce to come and play for the day too!

Looking foward to meeting everyone,

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Hi Guy's

My thank's to those who have replied already, It is looking very promissing for This Sunday's Trip out in the Solent then lunch at The Folly Pub, now I know how to get there it is

So far there are 4 candidates they are Justin W, DJL, Dylan & Daniel.

Pete T will hopefully doing his best impression of "David Bailey", many thanks.

The weather forecast is for the W/end is reasonable, fingers crossed. I have left my details & Contact Number on an earlier post, should anyone note be able to make it on the day.

I know there are a few more local's that could join us, come on guy's time to start blowing out the engines before the season really arrives!
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