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Old 16 June 2013, 18:39   #61
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as I have lived here since I was 3, something you should all know as you run along port creek that runs along side the motorway, there is a blue footbridge between the railway and round about, people hoof trolleys and all kinds of rubbish off that bridge so trim up is my advice and take it slow and cautiously,
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as I have lived here since I was 3, something you should all know as you run along port creek that runs along side the motorway, there is a blue footbridge between the railway and round about, people hoof trolleys and all kinds of rubbish off that bridge so trim up is my advice and take it slow and cautiously,
Haha..I know the bridge well olly..I'm also a local...:-). You ever jump off the bridge?(I didn't..I knew about the trolleys!)
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Old 16 June 2013, 18:50   #63
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no my mum would have gone mad, - I save cliff jumping for trips to blue lagoon aberieddy pembrokeshire....
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Other than fuel and food, wot (if anything) are the costs - Launching,parking etc ?
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Haha..I know the bridge well olly..I'm also a local...:-). You ever jump off the bridge?(I didn't..I knew about the trolleys!)
Sounds like it might be worth a low tide recce the day before. Having said that, I think I'll also be doing a high tide recce of the bridges we have to get under as the earlier post concerning clearances has me wondering whether my console will be a problem.
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hi all ,wondering if this is still on ?

still very new to sea sibbing so not sure where we launch etc very keen to do portsmouth but i know they have patrol boats ! will this be a problem without vhf

i`m assuming were not going tooooo far out to, one thing i did find on the durdle door run was how hard it was to judge distances and finding the launch points . i guess this comes with experience
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hi all ,wondering if this is still on ?

still very new to sea sibbing so not sure where we launch etc very keen to do portsmouth but i know they have patrol boats ! will this be a problem without vhf

i`m assuming were not going tooooo far out to, one thing i did find on the durdle door run was how hard it was to judge distances and finding the launch points . i guess this comes with experience
I'm still up for it...a lack of radio I don't think will be a problem...I've got a spare anyhow.
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I'm still up for it...a lack of radio I don't think will be a problem...I've got a spare anyhow.
As long as you cab get radio 2 on your stereogram then we be fine!!
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How's this for a plan:
  • Meet at Camber Dock 10.00 for 10.30 start
  • Head up Portsmouth Harbour and round into Port Creek
  • Bimble through Langstone Harbour and out into the Solent avoiding the West Winner bank
  • Head for Portsmouth Harbour entrance via inshore boat passage through submarine barrier
  • Once past Clarence Pier cut across to head for small boat channel into Portsmouth
  • Head into Portsmouth Harbour as far as Ballast Buoy, radio QHM and cross back to Camber
  • Lunch at the Bridge Tavern

This should mean that we have enough water at the top, and get through both harbour entrances before the tide starts running too hard. I think it's probably a better idea than stopping for a dubious lunch at the Ferryboat Inn!

The whole jaunt is around 13 miles and the speed limit is 10 knots so we should have plenty of time to take it easy.
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How's this for a plan:
  • Meet at Camber Dock 10.00 for 10.30 start
  • Head up Portsmouth Harbour and round into Port Creek
  • Bimble through Langstone Harbour and out into the Solent avoiding the West Winner bank
  • Head for Portsmouth Harbour entrance via inshore boat passage through submarine barrier
  • Once past Clarence Pier cut across to head for small boat channel into Portsmouth
  • Head into Portsmouth Harbour as far as Ballast Buoy, radio QHM and cross back to Camber
  • Lunch at the Bridge Tavern

This should mean that we have enough water at the top, and get through both harbour entrances before the tide starts running too hard. I think it's probably a better idea than stopping for a dubious lunch at the Ferryboat Inn!

The whole jaunt is around 13 miles and the speed limit is 10 knots so we should have plenty of time to take it easy.
Sounds good to me. I'll probably launch at Warsash and motor round to the meet up at Camber. Still a little concerned as to whether I'll clear the bridges at either end of Port Creek, but am happy to give it a go.
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A suggestion after talking to a couple of guys this morning ...anyone fancy doing round Hayling at the same time ( weather and tide allowing ? )
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My thoughts it is a long way for some of us to come for 13 miles. Maybe those that want to stay out can splinter off from those that are meeting family and need to get back?
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Hi John, sounds like a good day out for the guys? Wish we could join you, but we're a bit too big! (And a rib anyway) lol. A bit of info regarding getting back into Portsmouth harbour. If you are coming in from the east, which you will be, you don't need to cross over to the small boat channel & Ballast bouy. Rules say keep close to starboard avoiding main channel. Makes sense really, as crossing over would be more dangerous? Enjoy! John
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[*]Meet at Camber Dock 10.00 for 10.30 start[*]Head up Portsmouth Harbour and round into Port Creek[*]Bimble through Langstone Harbour and out into the Solent avoiding the West Winner bank[*]Head for Portsmouth Harbour entrance via inshore boat passage through submarine barrier[*]Once past Clarence Pier cut across to head for small boat channel into Portsmouth[*]Head into Portsmouth Harbour as far as Ballast Buoy, radio QHM and cross back to Camber[*]Lunch at the Bridge Tavern


This should mean that we have enough water at the top, and get through both harbour entrances before the tide starts running too hard. I think it's probably a better idea than stopping for a dubious lunch at the Ferryboat Inn!

The whole jaunt is around 13 miles and the speed limit is 10 knots so we should have plenty of time to take it easy.
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Sounds good to me. I'll probably launch at Warsash and motor round to the meet up at Camber. Still a little concerned as to whether I'll clear the bridges at either end of Port Creek, but am happy to give it a go.

Exactly my plan too....never launched at Camber and been wondering if we get numbers then will it accommodate us all..?

Happy to launch at my local, and meet up at Camber.

NSS, what will you be running? I also have a slight concern my 4.5 Adventure (minus a frame) will get under the bridges.

Going to try and have a high/low tide reccy next week somewhen.
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A bit of info regarding getting back into Portsmouth harbour. If you are coming in from the east, which you will be, you don't need to cross over to the small boat channel & Ballast bouy. Rules say keep close to starboard avoiding main channel. Makes sense really, as crossing over would be more dangerous? Enjoy! John
They used to say that I think, but not any more:

"Small Boats must enter and leave the harbour through the Small Boat Channel."

Queen's Harbour Master - Portsmouth - General Directions

We'll need to cross south of No 4 buoy which is just off Clarence Esplanade.
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A suggestion after talking to a couple of guys this morning ...anyone fancy doing round Hayling at the same time ( weather and tide allowing ? )
We'll stick with round Portsmouth, but no problem af anyone wants to go further afield. If the weather is good we might do a Chichester Harbour jaunt for a picnic at East Head the following Saturday (13th).
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Exactly my plan too....never launched at Camber and been wondering if we get numbers then will it accommodate us all..?

Happy to launch at my local, and meet up at Camber.

NSS, what will you be running? I also have a slight concern my 4.5 Adventure (minus a frame) will get under the bridges.

Going to try and have a high/low tide reccy next week somewhen.
Hi Wibs

We'll be in a Walker Bay Generation 430 RIB. No A frame to worry about, but we might have to tilt the console to get under the bridges (never tried that whilst underway before!).

Planning to launch around 9.30am and motor straight round to Camber. Where will you be launching from?
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They used to say that I think, but not any more:

"Small Boats must enter and leave the harbour through the Small Boat Channel."

Queen's Harbour Master - Portsmouth - General Directions

We'll need to cross south of No 4 buoy which is just off Clarence Esplanade.
How daft is that then? Crossing a main shipping channel not once but twice!
Thanks for the 'heads-up' on that one John.
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