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Old 15 October 2003, 12:29   #1
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Saturday 18th Oct

Afternoon All

Anyone about this weekend in the Solent or Poole area. Ive just been looking at the weather forcast and its suppose to be a lovely weekend. Could even pop to Alderney etc

May as well make the most of it.


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Mmm, might be out... But F6 offshore with possibly higher winds Channel Islands.
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HI Richard

If its going to be that windy then I wont go but perhaps have a play around the solent then do some maintenence on the boat whilst the sun is out. Where do you get your weather info from . I use BBC and Met Fax etc. Do you have any more pics form weymouth I forgot to ask you.

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Hi Julian,

I keep an eye on Mike Garside's recommended site: http://www.ecmwf.int/products/foreca...msl_uv850_z500

It's based on computer modelling, but is useful nonetheless!

If we'd been on the water earlier enough last Saturday, and with another boat, it would have been perfect for a raid on Alderney. You never know, it could be just as good this weekend?

Sorry no pics from Weymouth from me (John Kennett breathes sigh of relief) we were a bit busy practising our MOB!!
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Saturday 18th

I was thinking of a blast around I.O.W. Could not make it last weekend cos of garden work

Kevin (A.Y. ) what are your plans for Saturday would you like to join me on Seahawk

anybody else for a blast around the island

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Old 15 October 2003, 12:57   #6
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It's based on computer modelling, but is useful nonetheless!

looking at the site now where in heavens name do you get F6.
Can't figure it out
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Good question!

The charts show wind gradients, so the closer the contours, the stronger the wind. Yellow means flippin' windy and green means don't go out on your boat!

But I'm also cheating by looking at some other sites. BBC states 18mph winds today (inland), shipping forecast predicts F6-7 for Dover-Wight-Portland-Plymouth.

BBC forecast for the weekend is wind decreasing to 13-14mph inland, so possibly F6 offshore, but there's a yellow patch near Cherbourg on the ecmwf site for Saturday, so could be very windy around Alderney.

They'll probably publish completely different charts tomorrow and make complete rubbish of this!
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Crikey that kept you all quiet this afternoon

Julian - looks like you might have for or five boats out...

you, me(?), Andre, Peter in Loose Cannon, (and maybe Paradiddle/Desperadoes/En-Suite?)

I've taken the doel-fins off our outboard after someone said to me at the weekend "You want to get those *#@$ing things taken off, they're a load of #&*@!!" - so I hope to find out the definitive answer about whether they are any good or not. Also new prop to try
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Great stuff, what time and where do we meet.

Pls remember I launch in Littlehampton

Do we do round clockwise or anti and where do we lunch,
any thoughts?

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whether they are any good or not. Also new prop to try
Well thats a bit Irish now isn't it
How will you know if your changing 2 things at once. Any change in proformance might be the prop or the fins or both

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Exactly. That's why I'm not going to do that. I'll run with the fins removed and the old prop first of all. Don't know know when I'll change the prop.
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Morning Richard

Yep its looks like there could well be a few of us out as long as I can get free from work which im sure wont be a problem. Weather still looks healthy etc.

I used doel fins on our scorpion 7.5 and thought they were really good. Seemed to improve performance etc.

I'll think of a place for us to all meet and get back to you shortly.

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So, weather looks good for the week-end, shall I meet you all at the Des Ormes Bouy?
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Hi Charles

This is a very tempting offer , I will keep a eye on the weather and see what people want to do etc. Im torn between spending the day doing maintenance on the boat or getting out on the water, think the getting out on the water is winning at the moment.

I'll keep you informed

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Yep weather looking on the good our side

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml

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Ok im now geting very interested in going to Alderney on Saturday for lunch and a few beers etc. Would anyones else here be up for a run to the Channel Islands as the weather is gonna be good.

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Cool - 49° 19.0' N 2° 17.3' W

I will be watching the rugby on Saturday tho - and no smart alec comments
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Hi Charles,

As if you would get any smart alec comments about South African Rugby

Julian, I will be out crewing for Andre on Seahawk. We don't have the speed to do Alderney & Back in a Day. So will stick with our original plan of Round the Island. If you do go enjoy the trip its a blast.

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I will be out crewing for Andre on Seahawk.
Any reason for not using your own rib this weekend

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Would have loved to go to Alderney but must be back by 4PM and there is no chance we could keep up with you big guys. Perhaps another time with Prime Rib II along side.


Andre

PS for sure we are going round the I.O.W and expect to leave Littlehampton about 9:30 AM stopping off at Cowes ETA 11:00, Yarmouth , Ventnor

anyone else around

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