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Old 18 November 2003, 09:15   #1
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Queen Mary 2

BBC anounced last night that the new liner Queen Mary 2 currently being built in St Naz is due in Southampton on Boxing Day, presumably chosen for max publicity when everyone has had enough Christmas Pudding.

Feel for those involved in the recent accident though.

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Old 18 November 2003, 13:51   #2
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Be a good day to get the ribs out and see her come sailing past

What a great sight
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Old 18 November 2003, 18:22   #3
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Feel for those involved in the recent accident though.

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Couldn't agree more Pete. Throws a huge shadow over the whole thing. Very tragic.
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That accident was terrible, and the news archives make very grim reading.

Anyway, the planning for the arrival can be followed here: Cunard Website
and here: Southampton Port Information although it looks like she's due into her berth at 06:30
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well what a sight , loads ribs in the solent and southampton water , did not see jackeen on the gemmini .
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Old 26 December 2003, 20:14   #6
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Did you go out, Riva?

We would definitely have been out but we're away for Xmas down in deep darkest Devon.

Rumour has it that the jackeens were snoozing off a big christmas dinner on their sofa. We would have whipped them into action if we had been around
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yes went from lee slip way, loads of boats a real sight as the qm2 got to the fire fighting tugs up southampton. l just had to go through the arc of water to test the dry suit very busy left it at that point not room to move , the water was full of front garden move once a year things, and i thought that was my que to leve them to crash into some one else rather than me
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Hi Riva,

Glad you had a good time. Wasn't happy with the conditions out there
for a recovery in the late afternoon at Lee. Did you recover OK at lee with your boat or Ski can be a nightmare with a south westerly.

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Old 26 December 2003, 21:28   #9
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the water was full of front garden move once a year things


Not that there's anything wrong with keeping the boat in the front garden!
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took the ski, to recover @ lee just run up beach try to get out of the water by a couple of feet so as not to get buffatted, then just reverse on the shingle (4wd) ski or rib its easy and safe no bashing the trailer , great thing keel bands p.s. wasnt haveing a downer on front garden boats, unless its a 20 shetland that they keep hens in.
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Old 26 December 2003, 22:29   #11
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Riva,

I can understand running up the beach on a Ski, but you do it with your rib (assuming you have on). I wouldn't fancy running up the shingle - surely make a mess of the gelcoat. Have done it on sand no problem.

So if you have a keel guard - is it a Gemini then ???



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Do you know Brett J skis at lee ???

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name does not ring a bell , yes run up shingle but have keel band fitted , also mate runs hull repair company, its not what you know !! sorry when i said keel band did not mean metal one , 4 inch rubber strip can coulur match some of them ,
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Anybody got any photos of the arrival of the QM2?
I saw all your ribs on TV and also photos of your boats spread across the front of the Dailys-so someone must have the odd snap or two?
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Hi Kevin
Got your pm and tried to reply but you inbox is full....
Yeah, we're up for it...how's tomoro?

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Hi Paul,

Emptied my inbox, have you seen a forcast for tomorrow?

I will call you later to discuss.

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Nice bumping into ye all in cowes today hope ye had a good trip back.

Dropped the missus at the slip and she seen ye come over to Lee.
I must have been ahead of ya - went to pompey (Haslar) to leave it overnite..


Are you coming to the paint ball gig - come on , come on !!!!!!

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Good Trip back thanks, good to meet you and your wife in Cowes today.

Don't know anything about the Paint Ball Gig, whens this happening?

Weather permitting we are out on Saturday, more than likely down to see the QM2 again, truly amazing liner apart from the stern profile which looks like the builders forgot the stern had to be added!!!! followed by a few pints in Cowes. When R U out again.

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Good Trip back thanks, good to meet you and your wife in Cowes today.

Don't know anything about the Paint Ball Gig, whens this happening?
Saturday sounds good!!! Ribald was also thinking of a trip and some other people who go west for Crimbo might be back!!!!!!(and other people who were on their best behaviour while they had special visitors might feel like a trip???) You'd never know...the NW Ribstas might venture down...

OK....... for paintball outing organised by J Kennett please

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some other people who go west for Crimbo might be back!!!!!!
Is that us? We are having such a good time we might stay here a bit longer! I've just been introduced to one of Whiteshoes' friends called Stella so you'll get no sense out of me now

Although I'd really like to be out to see the QM2 off...
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QM2 Pics

I have thrown a few pics I took today of the QM2 on the Gallery forums or see:

http://www.badviz.com/Galleries/QM2/index.htm
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