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Old 12 November 2013, 20:08   #21
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What's the score for lodgings and boat security ?
There is a campsite near Chris's yard and then a travel inn/hotels/b and b etc in Caernarfon which is a walk up the road. Re the boats, Chris is your best bet to contact.
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Old 12 November 2013, 20:14   #22
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i think the BS gang are probably tucked up in bed with a lemsip following their recent camping trip!
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Old 12 November 2013, 20:20   #23
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Trip to Conway

Count Helen and me in. I will have the Menai 4.8SR with 60hp.

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Old 12 November 2013, 20:21   #24
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April should hopefully be a tad warmer than last weeks lakes trip!
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Old 12 November 2013, 20:22   #25
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I'll be there as well.
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Old 12 November 2013, 20:27   #26
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Good work RMS, try not to get the ropes round you prop this year.

There's already some excellent kit that will be bobbing about, not a bad sign up for day 1

Chris Caton - Advance Strait Scout (Avon -SR4 50 Honda)
HP (Humber OP - 6.3m 175 Opti)
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Old 12 November 2013, 20:31   #27
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Yeah ropes and prop not good combination. Not my lines. Quickly sorted though
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Old 12 November 2013, 20:35   #28
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Yeah ropes and prop not good combination. Not my lines. Quickly sorted though
It was an impressive 007 overboard with knife in teeth exercise, executed so swiftly nobody even noticed!! I'd have faffed about desperately trying to flag down some unsuspecting dry suited up foolhardy youngster, probably off Rib Tickler, there were plenty of them around!
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Yep, definately in.

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Probably be camping at Helen's place next door to Chris's launch site
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Booked in at Phil n Jans. Yay! Now I have a target date for my winter jobs.
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Old 12 November 2013, 21:47   #31
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We've never done anything like this before but Me and the Missus fancy it.

Humber Assault 5m with 70hp Tohatsu

Really looking forward to it. :-)
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Old 12 November 2013, 21:57   #33
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We've never done anything like this before but Me and the Missus fancy it.

Humber Assault 5m with 70hp Tohatsu

Really looking forward to it. :-)
Welcome aboard! It's the 4th year we have done it, weather can be inclement but with the island there is always a good run to be had and there is safety in numbers. Ensure you research what you should take with you on a cruise, be self sufficient in all aspects, plenty of threads on here to help you.
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So is it approx 100mile round trip?
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Old 13 November 2013, 07:00   #35
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So is it approx 100mile round trip?
maybe a touch more Edd
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maybe a touch more Edd
Cheers Chris 160 ltrs approx req
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you only going to Holyhead then eh Edd
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If you don't have the fuel capacity, the run from Caernarfon to Conwy and back, up and down the strait is about 60miles in total. A good run for most, but many who make the trip to NWales want to "Go round the Island" navigating places like Carmel Head, The Skerries, The Stacks etc as well as the infamous Strait itself and "The Swellies". Reputedly the 2nd most dangerous stretch of water after The Needles. (??)
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Old 13 November 2013, 12:05   #39
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Mental? 4.1m 30hp....

Maybe.

I will do it again, but may not bother if as rough as 2013.... My crew had to had a hot bath at 3am the following morning because of the pain...

Is a walk in the park on a calm day...

Warning to other small RIBs.... They will not wait for you....

Campered to the bleek north of the Island in 2013 the Swellies felt like heaven on the way back home....
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Old 13 November 2013, 12:37   #40
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Warning to other small RIBs.... They will not wait for you....
Trudat. We were running with you til about Treadur Bay where we wussed out. Would really like to make it round the island this year but our max fuel capacity is prolly about 130litres with jerries. at a nice steady 20 knot cruise in nice weather we'd be fine. If it's sh!tty again we might struggle but going to give it a bash!

Btw say hi to Stormin Norman for us. We were sat with him at Fu's last year; good lad.
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