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Old 17 May 2004, 17:00   #21
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just checked about 30 miles from portsmouth via oars - or whatever its called

whats the "hole" like - I assume the meeting point being so far out from the bill has a good reason
It can be a bit bumpy off Selsey Bill, so you might best best to keep offshore. It's quite a long way round though.

Having said that, I have always gone closer in with no trouble; from the forts I would go straight across to the Looe Channel, passing between Street and Boulder bouys. Then keep the Mixon beacon to port and you're fine all the way across to Littlehampton.

You want to approach the harbour from due south and watch out for the training wall which covers at half tide -- but Andre will show you all that I'm sure!

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Old 17 May 2004, 17:17   #22
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from the forts I would go straight across to the Looe Channel, passing between Street and Boulder bouys. Then keep the Mixon beacon to port and you're fine all the way across to Littlehampton.
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Al least that way it isn't all open sea and can see the sights of hayling etc and it knocks a few miles off the trip .

nothing to do with me though - just talking out loud

What is the state of tide like Andre/Phil around there

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On my chart for that part of the world it's got "There be dragons" printed

Must get some new charts.

IMHO with HW Portsmouth at 1500 to make the most of the tidal steams (which I know we ribsters don't worry about) you want to be going east around Selsey Bill between 0900 & 1200 and coming back west between 1500 & 1800 (So that means an early start then)
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Littlehampton on Sunday.

Hi All.

Just trying to catch up with what has been going on. Myself & Froglover will deffinately be there. It is a good offshore run.

Paul & Kathleen do you want to run round together? Assuming you can get up early enough

Ribald you coming down with Mr Scurvey? Would be a good trip to cut his teeth on. So far the forcast is reasonable.

What time to meet at Langstone Fairway to head off?

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I am thrilled with such positive response. Lets hope the weather keeps up.

I agree the route via the Owers is perhaps a bit longer one but it is a waypoint and for sure a safe passage at any time. I know of a few locals who would stick to the route as shown by The Jackeens but these guys know it like the back of their hand. Best to keep us informed which route one wants to take.
on sunday 23 May HW at Littlehampton is at 14:36

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Sadly not as I'm working on Sunday.

I'll try to get down to Littlehampton some other time though, as I'd definitely like a look at Seahawk II

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Sadly not as I'm working on Sunday.

I'll try to get down to Littlehampton some other time though, as I'd definitely like a look at Seahawk II

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Paul & Kathleen do you want to run round together? Assuming you can get up early enough
Scuse me!!!

We are seriously considering it, thanks Kev...Missus is a bit scared offshore in Zeb

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Theres nothing to worry about Mrs, I was out there all on my lonesome a couple of weeks ago.

"The hole" is quite an experience !!

I still agree with Andre though, I think Outer Owers is the safer route with more sea time as a bonus !!

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Thanks Phil. The hardy local layabouts (like JK) probably know every inch ...bit like the fishermen and the Needles!!!

It's a very tempting trip & Paul thinks we'll do it...'it does look like rough water out further tho...at the 'elbow' (where the waypoint is???) whereas the route through the Buoys looks OK from the chart??????' (Paul's dictating )

Just asking the questions cos we're ignoramuses..........

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I went out to Outer Owers 2 weeks ago. Sea state was less than one and I managed the 11 miles from Littlehampton at a steady 31 knots.
About 4 miles off all you could see was a dark line on the horizon. About a mile off I could see the rough stuff but it was only in one small patch, less that half a mile long and 100 yds off the marker it was flat calm.
Just before I motored into the rough stuff my depth sounder was showing 34 feet. 20 yards later it was showing 208 !!!

Really bizarre !

Still, its easy to get round the top end and avoid it altogether (and the deep stuff!!)

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Thanks Phil. The hardy local layabouts (like JK) probably know every inch ...bit like the fishermen and the Needles!!!

It's a very tempting trip & Paul thinks we'll do it...'it does look like rough water out further tho...at the 'elbow' (where the waypoint is???) whereas the route through the Buoys looks OK from the chart??????' (Paul's dictating )

Just asking the questions cos we're ignoramuses..........

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Last year Wiesia and I did several trips to Cowes via the Owers but the weather was fine. I had however attempted to meet up with Richard in the Solent and had to turn back cos it was bad and I was on my own. I would not advise to do the trip if it is rough but if the weather will be like it was last weekend then yes
Lets see what the weather says on saturday

I am trying to arrange to have lunch at the yacht Club which is opposite the visitors pontoons . Will post details later.
I have posted details of the proposed cruise on www.pontoontalk.co.uk/forums/

Petrol and diesel is available in the Littlehampton Marina

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Arrangements for lunch have been made with the Arun View Pub and it will be possible to moor up outside of the pub and enjoy a nice lunch on the terrace

please look up www.pontoontalk.co.uk/forums/ for up todate details

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anybody else joining in, come on guys haven't you had enough of Cowes > Yarmouth> Cowes every weekend
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Sign me up Andre, should be a nice day out.

How far is it from portsmouth to the owers? (if we follow your proposed route)
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Sign me up Andre, should be a nice day out.

How far is it from portsmouth to the owers?
well done David look forward to seeing you and Harry again and your new rib

from the Nab Tower to the Owers it is about 11 Nm
I would say that from Portsmouth it will be about 30 Nm to Littlehampton



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here is the updated list of participating members

*Richard B
*Daniel - strong possibility (look forward to seeing you again, its been a long time)
*The Jackeens
* Aging Youth + Froglover
* Ribald + Mr Scurvey
* simmonsO

welcome party

* Paul Chitty
* Andre

Hopefully some Pontoontalk members will join the welcome party

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Hi Ray,

Whereabouts on the island are you? We are coming from Southampton and could meet up with you.
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