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Old 13 January 2004, 20:08   #21
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Old 13 January 2004, 21:13   #22
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Possability of three more boats coming from my way but as yet unconfirmed plus of course mine, i've been told it can be awkward to tie up to southend pier if there is a swell, but guess we'll have to wait and see.

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Old 13 January 2004, 22:05   #23
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Mike can't make it now (either date) so unless your gang can make it Rat just the two of us. What is your cruising speed in various conditions? How much fuel do you carry?

I'll aim to be in Herne Bay at 11:30am, adjusting my departure from Margate / Ramsgate depending upon conditions.

I only have one crew confirmed to date so if it's really rough jump in with me???

I Have no experience of the pier in anything but quite calm conditions i'm afraid, Alan might be the man for some more info...
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Old 13 January 2004, 22:19   #24
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I Have no experience of the pier in anything but quite calm conditions i'm afraid, Alan might be the man for some more info...
Assuming you mean me?

Never tied up at the end of the Pier but know it is possible/legal/permitted. (leastways according to the Almanac it is.) I would be wary about it if any serious swell was running but if its calm and there aren't too many of you it would OK I'd think.

Can't think of any other reasonable rendevous between Kent and Essex, leastways not where you can get off for a hot wet on a Jan day!

Might pop down and say hello depending on circs.
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Old 13 January 2004, 22:24   #25
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Cheers Alan, yes i meant you! Hope you can make it for a coffee - bring the camera!

Having tied onto the Pier 2 or 3 times i would say there will be no problem for 5 or so boats which is all we are talking about.

I can't suggest an alternative plan if it is too rough but best we all exchange mobile numbers to discuss it on the morning of the 24th if it's blowing 50mph!

07770 382920

Also suggest we agree a VHF channel (no almanac to hand, 77?). Anyone else with DSC? My MMSI is 235013602.
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Old 13 January 2004, 22:25   #26
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Alan,
you are welcome to come with Bern and I if your back is up to it.

As the tides are more favorable on the 24th, we may launch from Herne bay too.
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Old 13 January 2004, 22:27   #27
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Sorry Alan, most rude of me you are of course welcome to a lift, but we did once (Plymouth) discuss you never being able to get in a boat less than 7m again i think!
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Old 14 January 2004, 08:23   #28
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Hi Daniel

i can confirm at least one other boat from mine going from Herne bay, have a friend towing around from Southampton for the weekend who's interested in a channel trip at some point in the future so interested in talking with you about various aspects, He owns a 5.5 searider with an 80hp 4 stroke.
Also have had a tentative interest from Neil A who might bring the Kent scouts county boat Centurus round for the trip (if he can get a day pass)

I've also been contacted by someone else i was chatting to last year about a Thames cruise (hi Chris) who may be comming along with another friend of his, not to sure at this stage where they will launch from.

I can carry enough fuel to make it there and back easilly, if its anything higher than a force 4-5 i'll probably jump in with you or one of the others, i can run normally at about 30 knots if i'm alone and the winds behind me :-) high tide at Herne bay i believe is 14:40 on the 24th you might just be able to get into the harbour at 11:30 as i believe its a spring tide that weekend. If the weathers a bit nasty and we cant get onto the Pier at Southend an alternative meeting point could be the pontoon at Queensbourgh on sheppy, we could all moor on the floating moorings and leave one of the small boats on the pontoon if there is a lot of us, Queensbough has a few good pubs and eateries and of course the chandlers, suggest we arrange to meet at Southend with the entire group and then make a decision where to go from there.

let me know your thoughts.

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Old 14 January 2004, 13:29   #29
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Jason & Daniel

Thanks for the kind offer of a place on your boats. I'll see how the weather is nearer the time! If you do go to Southend Pier I'll come down in any event to play with my new digicam and hopefully get some decent shots for you.

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Old 14 January 2004, 21:14   #30
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If neil A is going i may scrounge a seat on his boat, but have to get out of engagement already planned for 24th
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Old 14 January 2004, 21:34   #31
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but have to get out of engagement already planned for 24th
She wont be happy about that!
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Old 14 January 2004, 21:54   #32
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luckily its not that type of engagement otherwise i would stand no chance of getting out for the day,already have HMwife approval.
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Old 15 January 2004, 08:11   #33
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Paul.....Worth applying some subtle pressure on Neil A as he's still hesitant, says he has to check his "social calendar" which means if his wife says no she means NO ! any way might be an ideal opportunity for him to try out his new electronic chart reader he's spent the counties money on at the boat show !!

Your more than welcome along anyhow as the more mechanics the better i feel :-)

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Old 15 January 2004, 18:08   #34
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Will give him a ring tomorrow. See what he has to say.
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Old 15 January 2004, 18:13   #35
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Would not mind have a touchy-feely of that boat since i am planning a Scout expedition this summer using said boat and mine - a chat to Neil would also be good.
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Old 16 January 2004, 08:40   #36
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Hi Daniel

Think you'd probably find the county boat a little boring after the performance figures your getting from your Osprey, though have to say the boat is exceptionally well kitted out as a rescue boat and does exactly what they intended it to do, she'll only manage about 27/28 knots (in any sea state mind) and due to the two small 50's her pick up is a little slow, but her remit was as a safety boat not a long distance cruiser so performance wasn't a major issue.

Still rigged out all in black she is a pretty awsome looking boat !!

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Old 16 January 2004, 08:54   #37
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Daniel...... Heres a pic i found of her when they first bought her two years ago, since then lots of bits have been added, she now has an A frame over the consoul, ariels, lights and a radar tower on top of the A frame.
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Old 20 January 2004, 07:08   #38
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Just checked the bbc/weather site and weather looks ok for Saturday, this thread has been a bit quiet for some days now, been to Marbella and back with only one new thread. Phil Davies is in Germany, and hes back Friday, so will phone him when we get a meet time from Daniel.


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Old 20 January 2004, 11:27   #39
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Yer, i checked the weather aswell and it looks like a slight breeze and maybe some sunshine

I think i proposed a time of 1pm at southend earlier in the thread?

My iteniery is:

10-10:30 depart Ramsgate
11:30 rendevouz with Herne Bay clan (there are a couple of 'em, they can't launch any earlier)
1pm Southend Pier

I'll monitor Ch 77 (and 16), and my mobile as best i can. Callsign TOP BANANA. Richard have you got DSC? Dying to play with it!
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I'll definately be at Southend Pier for 1pm if I dont't take Jason up on his offer of a ride on La Bamba. Good excuse to play with my EOS digital and zoom lens! I'll take a handheld VHF with me to monitor 77!
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