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Old 16 December 2006, 09:22   #241
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QHM has been advised that a gaggle of RIBs will be congregating near the Lightship & will be departing Pompey latest 11.50 (crossing fingers).

He reminds everyone to keep a listening watch on Chn 11 within the Harbour ( & E Solent).

We'll give him a shout when we're in the area
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Old 16 December 2006, 16:26   #242
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Solent Christmas Folly Cruise

What a superb end of season day! Sunny, light winds and add to that lunch with a great bunch.

Kathleen many thanks for organising weather / people etc.

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Old 16 December 2006, 17:33   #243
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was a great day out and the weather was superb, happy christmas to everyone, we cant post any pics as our camera was knacked today couldnt have gone better today, clear traffic in and out of portsmouth, sun, nice seas and great company....what more can you ask for in december
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Old 16 December 2006, 17:58   #244
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Just a quickie to say we're honme safe and sound, managed not to nod off on the way home!
Well done everyone on a great turn out and to jackeens for organising.

We have pics and movies to share... is there an online album site we could all upload to, for all to see??? [please include idiots guide on how to do it]

Keep up the good work,
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Just reporting in as ordered.

Fantastic day. Crew returned home fit and healthy for a nice cup of tea and Strictly Come Dancing. Both very happy.

Sorry my watch was playing up. We seemed to slip from RIBnet time (GMT +/- half hour) to L'hampton time (GMT + some) to Irish time (GMT +/- Who cares as long as the bar is still open).

Have to report that P7 and Vivienne had to stop once or twice along Haslar Wall to make mugs of Horlicks, and was last seen being escorted into Pompy by Nauti, Huge and co.

A Youth was last seen heading north in to Langstone around 17:30.

We (Renegade and Nashers Revenge) were treated to a beautiful sunset whist navigating Chichester Harbour at (expletive deleted) kts.



Merry Christmas to one and all.

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Old 16 December 2006, 18:42   #246
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Great to meet up with everyone and as has been mentioned earlier was a terriffic day (thanks Biggles). After the Folly we cruised at maximum velocity up Southampton water towards the docks to have a shufties at what was in (thanks to Andy and John, Ian and Matt for your escort).

After we were treated to a Sunset, we headed for home and retreaved Matts Avon (who craftely got out of retreaving his RIB by removing his Dry suit ) and Nicks Ribcraft (Nick I hope you dry out ), by the way I didn't get home scott free either, as I took a slightly different route home and accidently hit a kerb and trashed my front wheel .

Thanks everyone for making this a very memorable event, I for one enjoyed myself, exept for the last mile home.

Again, thanks Nick.
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A special message to Olly

Thanks for the Sunglass lanyard you gave me as a pressy last night.....They work and thanks to Benc for fishing them out the water

Merry Christmas
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Old 16 December 2006, 20:57   #248
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Just recently in and had a fab day! Brilliant to meet everyone! Will do a proper post soon

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Old 16 December 2006, 21:11   #249
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Thanks all,

Who ordered the weather because it was perfect

Just got in after a safe journey home. It couldn't have been better today. Had an absolutely brilliant day, anydays a good day when you don't lose or break something. Getting wet is just par for the course for me More to come when I can get access to my own PC.
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Superb Day

Had an absolute fab time, could not wish for a better crew, all in Santa Outfits superb turn out, good to see so many people, first cruise I have been on with so many Ribs, good fun having so many blasting us as we stopped to take pics of you lot, like a b****y Red Arrow Display with a couple of people Andre aka (smiler) and Chris fighting for a photo opportunity. Good blast back, had 53 knots 8 up 3/4 fuel so not bad going and very stable.

Cracking Day, when's the next cruise?
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good fun having so many blasting us

i tryed too blasst yew az wel butt de fkin bom didunt gow orf propperly.

gud jobb reely els dat blonnd bint wud av bean sircumnavigatin de iysle ov wite att a hite ov tenn thowsand feat

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Just got home, what a brill day, was good to put faces to some of the names on here. A BIG thank you to the Jackeens for organising it all and Naughtybuoy for his assistance.
Tomorrows job replace the ******* wheel bearing that decided to disintegrate on the A34 at Newbury only fitted 325 miles ago still at least AA recovery works
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Just a quick note from me - it was an awe-inspiring sight that I had from the deck of the ferry back to Pompy of a flotila of RIBs (and a "hard boat ) coming across the Solent from Cowes. and then the break-away group heading back to Chi.

I have to say, regretfully, that a couple of the RIBs were certainly exceeding the 10 knt speed limit through the Inner Swashway but at least they all slowed down to go through the entrance. Have some piccies on the 'phone of this "transgression" which can be deleted or posted depending on the size of the contribution to a suitable charity! No, sod it, it's Christmas - I will post 'em here when I have figured out how to get them from 'phone to PC.

'Twas good to meet old and new friends. FWIW, the trip back up the A3 later this evening was bloody cold - had to put the winter gloves on but at least the heated grips worked well.
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Great to see so many at the Folly
Will try and make some of next years events .
Glad you all got home safe.
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Just a quick note from me - it was an awe-inspiring sight that I had from the deck of the ferry back to Pompy of a flotila of RIBs (and a "hard boat ) coming across the Solent from Cowes. and then the break-away group heading back to Chi.

I have to say, regretfully, that a couple of the RIBs were certainly exceeding the 10 knt speed limit through the Inner Swashway but at least they all slowed down to go through the entrance. Have some piccies on the 'phone of this "transgression" which can be deleted or posted depending on the size of the contribution to a suitable charity! No, sod it, it's Christmas - I will post 'em here when I have figured out how to get them from 'phone to PC.

'Twas good to meet old and new friends. FWIW, the trip back up the A3 later this evening was bloody cold - had to put the winter gloves on but at least the heated grips worked well.
where and what is an inner swashway?
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Basicly, along Haslar Sea wall just before entering the Harbour. I forget the distance from the Shoreline the 10 knott speed limit is enforced but (thought it was 500 meters) I'm sure I'll be corrected. It is tempting to go flat out as it's a pretty sheltered area of water and you always want one last blat before recovery . You just want to be careful on who's about, also the QHM dosen't like playing RIBs just off the Harbour entrance, but I've never heard of anyone getting a rollocking.
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Thanks all, great day yesterday. Got highjacked as soon as I got in, whiskey in one hand mince pie in the other, so did not get near my PC. Then this morning I realise just how noisy the keyboard is
Really enjoyed it, and bonus, the christmas tree made it home. Thanks P and K for the organising, all I have got to do now is get the b_____y tinsel off my boat. Bogi, number one son says thanks for the gift. See you all soon, and sorry to those I did not get to talk to. Bed, I need more sleep.............
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where and what is an inner swashway?
The bit of water where you were jumping the Fast Cat wake is the Swashway and where we nearly ran into each other is the inner swashway.

Andy. Its 1000 yards (QHM has not gone metric yet) from the shore is where Ribald will nick you for doing more than 10kts (given half a chance and a faster boat).
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The bit of water where you were jumping the Fast Cat wake is the Swashway and where we nearly ran into each other is the inner swashway.

Andy. Its 1000 yards (QHM has not gone metric yet) from the shore is where Ribald will nick you for doing more than 10kts (given half a chance and a faster boat).
well if the speed limit is in force for some 1000yds from the 10knot sign by the entrance then i suspect that a few folks are guilty, i did not see one boat keep to below 10 knots for upto 1000 yds out
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What a Fantastic day out.

We all enjoyed ourselves, even Mrs Nasher.

Must thank Kath and Paul for the organisation, plus Bogi and Adda for the Iceland lanyards handed out to the kids.

Looking forward to seeing some more pics from those that were snapping away.
I don't have a single picture of Nashers Revenge on the move so hope somebody will be able to put that right for me.

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