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Old 02 May 2005, 19:26   #241
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Took a trip up the Arun today just to checkout the times and best picnic spot.

From the LAmpton marina about 15 minutes to the Ship & Anchor and from LAmpton Marina to Arundel about 40 minutes possibly a bit quicker if you maintain 6.5knots. When we went up the river it was low water so had to check the depth all the time. At one time I had to drop anchor to clear the water inlet cos my engine overheating alarm came on . There is a lot of muck in the water so watch the engine temperature.

There is no place to moor up in Arundel so the best picnic area is on the second bend just past the road bridge which overlooks the LApmton Marina.
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Have a good trip Andre.... Sorry I can't make it! One day I'll stop working weekends nearly every week!



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not so sure what you are on about. Has this something to do with the cruise to LAmpton cos this is a 2 day event you are most welcome to join for both or any one of the days. Please checkout the posts
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I'm not that thick lol!

I'm sure some folks are just coming for a saturday or sunday, I would like to tag along one of the days, just would like to know where and people might be meeting?

I think the Sunday is most likely?

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I'm not that thick lol!

I'm sure some folks are just coming for a saturday or sunday, I would like to tag along one of the days, just would like to know where and people might be meeting?

I think the Sunday is most likely?

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the thought never crossed my mind . Why not join us for breakfast at the Arun View say 9:00 cos my guess is that some may want to have a longer sleep so we should be ready to roll about 10:00/10:30

will you need a ride or will be be in your own rib
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Old 02 May 2005, 21:21   #245
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Have a good trip Andre.... Sorry I can't make it! One day I'll stop working weekends nearly every week!



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Thanks Mike . will miss Prime Rib II
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Took a trip up the Arun today just to checkout the times and best picnic spot.

From the LAmpton marina about 15 minutes to the Ship & Anchor and from LAmpton Marina to Arundel about 40 minutes possibly a bit quicker if you maintain 6.5knots. When we went up the river it was low water so had to check the depth all the time. At one time I had to drop anchor to clear the water inlet cos my engine overheating alarm came on . There is a lot of muck in the water so watch the engine temperature.

There is no place to moor up in Arundel so the best picnic area is on the second bend just past the road bridge which overlooks the LApmton Marina.
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Not being that familiar with the area Im a bit lost here?
Do you mean after everyone meets we are going up to Arundel and then turning round and coming back to the picnic site or just going straight there and missing out Arundel?
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Old 03 May 2005, 08:24   #247
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Not being that familiar with the area Im a bit lost here?
Do you mean after everyone meets we are going up to Arundel and then turning round and coming back to the picnic site or just going straight there and missing out Arundel?
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Not really. Our thinking is that we are going to give everybody the option what to do, by the way no mooring places so no chance of having the picnic on dry land

1) we could all go up to Arundel but no picnic area - but a worthwhile trip , nice views , town, castle ect, Black Rabbit pub (possible facilities to moor up but not for such a quantity of ribs)
and say have the picnic on the way back
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2) have the picnic first cos those coming from the Solent may want to dive in their sandwich boxes, coolers ect and then go up to Arundel.


Once back into LAmpton everybody checks in their B&Bs and we see you in the Arun View. - if we have an early meal say 6-6:30 then at 9 perhaps some would be up to an evening spin cos still daylight. This we can agree when we all meet up

for those who will want to fuel up I suggest this is done as soon as we get back from Arundel
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Old 03 May 2005, 08:31   #248
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Overnight mooring

We have made arrangements for overnight mooring at:

1) Littlehampton Marina

2) Arun View pub

3) Visitor's mooring by the Harbour Master's office


For those staying at the QuaySide B&B, Nelson Hotel and any other B&B by the sea front then option 3 payment to the harbour master's office

For those camping at the Ship & Anchor- best Littlehampton Marina - payment directly to the Marina

for those staying at the Arun View - then Arun View Mooring

There is enough spaces for all
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(possible facilities to moor up but not for such a quantity of ribs)
Going up to Arundel then just turning round seems like a bit of an anticlimax.

How about loading everyone onto a few of the RIBs and going for the Black Rabbit? We could leave the other boats at Littlehampton.

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Going up to Arundel then just turning round seems like a bit of an anticlimax.

How about loading everyone onto a few of the RIBs and going for the Black Rabbit? We could leave the other boats at Littlehampton.

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It is a good idea and we had that in mind with Phil only a picnic lunch keeps the cost down as there will be a pub meal in the evening. But then it is up to each crew if some want a pub lunch then for sure the Black Rabbit is a good choice.

Those who are opting for the picnic the only decision is before or after the run (at a slow pace) to Arundel

A show of hands when we meet will decide on which option is best
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We're happy to go with the flow but will bring picnic anyway - Bill can always manage an extra buttie or six.
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if some want a pub lunch then for sure the Black Rabbit is a good choice.
Surely there is somewhere within drink carrying distance where we could picnic without offending the pub management?

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Has anybody else been looking at the weather for Saturday? Seems to be possibly West Force 5. Now I know that we are all tough ribsters but does it seem to be a good idea to be rounding Selsey my reckoning at about 11.00 ish just when the tide is turning to give wind over tide situation?

As we are approaching springs at around 11.00 ish the tide will be approximately 0.8 knot and by about 11.30 2.2 knots against us and the prevailing wind! I can imagine that it could get quite nasty around there.

At around 9.00/9.30 I reckon the tide would be with us, making for a more pleasant trip.

This is my current thinking open to suggestions and advice. Clealry the weather forecast may change and it is too early to decide, but just throwing this into the melting pot!

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Has anybody else been looking at the weather for Saturday? Seems to be possibly West Force 5. Now I know that we are all tough ribsters but does it seem to be a good idea to be rounding Selsey my reckoning at about 11.00 ish just when the tide is turning to give wind over tide situation?

As we are approaching springs at around 11.00 ish the tide will be approximately 0.8 knot and by about 11.30 2.2 knots against us and the prevailing wind! I can imagine that it could get quite nasty around there.

At around 9.00/9.30 I reckon the tide would be with us, making for a more pleasant trip.

This is my current thinking open to suggestions and advice. Clealry the weather forecast may change and it is too early to decide, but just throwing this into the melting pot!

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Martin, good point lets keep an eye on the weather forecast and make final decision thursday/friday. suggest all participants follow the thread closely. We do not want to leave anybody behind
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Surely there is somewhere within drink carrying distance where we could picnic without offending the pub management?

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It is not very wide by the Black Rabbit and there is only limited mooring place , not the best and probably only good enough for 1/2 ribs. There are very wide steps leading down into the river but these are not rib friendly. I am sure most of you would like to see Arundel and the Castle. However at low water it is like travelling along a canyon cos high banks and restricted visibility. as we would be going up at HW this would be a good cruise.

No harm in bringing ones own beer and wine with packed lunch.
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What size waves are expecting off Selsey on Saturday about 1130 hrs given the high wind forecast.

Anybody know ???
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I wouldn't start planning for bad weather yet - Andre's advice is sensible as the forecasts are usually only reliable 48hrs in advance. Last weekend was typical - early forecasts were pessimistic, then the weather was beautiful all weekend (except for the fog!)

Another option for avoiding the wind-over-tide and the dangers around Selsey is to take the offshore passage, which would be my preference in case of poor weather.
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Well boats sold and as I have yet to decide on replacement I'm up for swabbing the decks and scraping the barnacles off.

Any kind person got room for a passanger on this jolly jaunt ?
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Where are you?
You not responding to Bruce's post, PM's and emails

Bruce is now on his own and would very much like if you could join him from Lymington
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Littlehampton Cruise

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18 ribs so far

The Solent Group

The Jackeens - "Zebedee" - B & B at seafront
Louise & Richard - "Blue Ice" - Arun View
Martin & Anto - "Remedy" - Nelson Hotel
Richard - "Nautibouy" - camping at S & A
Simmons0 (David & Harry) - "Tombouy" - Arun View
Janet & Bill - "Juno" - Nelson Hotel
Scurvy_Crew & Ribald - "Pendragon" - camping at S & A
Aedge - "Fujimo" - Quayside B & B
Brucehawsker "Farfetched" - Quayside B & B
AY & Kathryn + 3 "Southcoast II" - Quayside B & B
Benc + 5 "Intrepid" -

Welcoming party from LAmpton

Steve Green + family - "Lynx" - at home
Tony Hancock & family - "Seashells" - at home
Peter Smith & family - no name as yet - camping at S & A
Martyn & Ann - "Martann II" -camping at S & A
Phil & Tracy Chitty -"Galaxsea 2" - Arun View
Andre & Wiesia - Seahawk 2 - Arun View
John Kennett - Seahawk 2- B & B ????
Roy Smith - ??

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Updated list of participants who have confirmed they would like to have the evening meal at the Arun View.

Please post a message if you are not on the list and would like to join in

Roy Smith - 2 persons
Louise & Richard - 2 persons
Martin & Anto - 2 persons
Janet & Bill - 2 persons
Scurvy_Crew - 2 persons
Aedge - 2 persons
Peter Smith - 4 persons
Martyn & Ann - 2 persons
Phil & Tracy Chitty - 2 persons
Andre & Wiesia - 2 persons
John Kennett - 1 person
Jackeens - 2 persons
Simmons0 - 2 persons
Brucehawsker - 1 person
Aging Youth - 5 persons
Steve Green - 3 persons


36 persons so far

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