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Old 09 December 2006, 21:52   #121
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It is looking like we will have a window on Saturday

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Old 10 December 2006, 12:23   #122
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Go on, bring him...he'll go with the fairy lights on my A-frame
Funny you should say that but have Santa outfits lined up for the day!

Wasn't going to say anything, but it's in the open now....
We were out last Boxing day acting as safety boat for a charity swim dressed as the Safety Santas, The beard was good up to about 30kts then went awol..!

We are now 4 + 1 child for the 16th and regarding length, I too have an extra .5m for the record, but I'm not boasting about it!
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Ian M Smoke on the Water XS 5.5 m .............
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Ian, you make me feel a little inadequate with my measly 0.2m
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Er, sorry Tim, guess I shouldn't brag so much Just hope that I do not make you feel too bad next year
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Old 11 December 2006, 11:22   #125
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Help with a little side event Saturday morning...

I am planning a short ( 50 minute ) event on the Solent for Saturday morning, and the RYA think that one support boat is not sufficient, and they are requesting I get another two...

So as I left my majick wand at home today, and am unable to wish another two support boats and crew into existance, I thought I would post here, asking if anyone would be in a position to assit...

Kickoff for me is about 09h00. possibly 08h45. Finish would be 50 minutes later... Requirements for support boats is that you have a VHF radio..

So if you are interested or able to assist, pleas PM me, and we can workout the details....

Thanks.
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Old 11 December 2006, 11:45   #126
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Hey folks.

Kathleen/Paul for update - will be coming from Drivers Wharf on the scorp.
Me + 1. Launch time is flexible.

Only going to make this if weather ok due to not wishing to put passenger off ribbing for life! Thats my excuse anyway...

Looking forward to it!

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I am planning a short ( 50 minute ) event on the Solent for Saturday morning, and the RYA think that one support boat is not sufficient, and they are requesting I get another two...

So as I left my majick wand at home today, and am unable to wish another two support boats and crew into existance, I thought I would post here, asking if anyone would be in a position to assit...

Kickoff for me is about 09h00. possibly 08h45. Finish would be 50 minutes later... Requirements for support boats is that you have a VHF radio..

So if you are interested or able to assist, pleas PM me, and we can workout the details....

Thanks.
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Old 11 December 2006, 18:26   #128
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Ho Ho Hope for good weather!!! :)

Christmas Folly Cruise Sat. 16th December

Please check once again for errors/omissions and add corrections.
Have listed log-ons for ease of contact (pm-ing etc.) so peeps can firm up plans this week. Please keep weather updates coming. Sounds like some form of Christmassy adornment is essential and Andy's top idea of displaying log-on somewhere is worth considering!!!


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Aging Youth Southcoast 11 Humber Attaque tbc 2 & 2
ECA Langstone

Andre Seahawk 4 Parker 7.5 tbc 2
Northney Marina

AndyB007 Darwin/Raleigh 11 Ribeye 6.5 m 235 038 283 & tbc 2
Southampton

BenC tbc 2

Biggles Zerstorer Ribcraft 5m tbc 2 & 2
Warsash

Bogib x2 CREW tbc

Hightower CREW Zerstorer
Warsash

Hugh Jardon Viper Osprey Vipermax 6.5 235 036 257 2 & 2
tbc

Ian M Smoke on the water XS 5.5m 235 024 932 1 & 1
Lymington

Ian McConnell tbc

Jackeens CREW Nautibuoy
Port Solent

John Kennett
RIBnet Boat Tester

Mark Halliday Renegade 6.5 m tbc 2 & 1
Chichester

Milo 72 Ribcraft 7.5m tbc 4 & 1
Lymington
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Nasher Nasher’s Revenge Ocean 6m+ tbc 1 & 2
Chichester

NautiBuoy NautibuoyParker Baltic 9m 235 040 672 8
Port Solent

Nos4r2 Psychosis Avon 4m tbc 2
Warsash

Ozz Bojangles Scorpion 7m+ tbc 2
Southampton


Pete 7 & Gang Fly By 11 Sealine 240 tbc 2 & 2
Portsmouth

Rickuk3 Hyde-Away 11 Dunlop 5m 235 030 815 2
Portsmouth /
Camber

Slimtim HotshotShakespeare 5.5 tbc 1
Yarmouth

Steve G Lynx Ballistic 6.5 tbc 3
Northney Marina

Tim & Jane Griffin by motor-car Cowes

Tim M Greyhound Ribtek 585 tbc 3
Portsmouth
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tcwozere CREW/ tbc
Portsmouth

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Old 11 December 2006, 19:48   #129
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Sounds like some form of Christmassy adornment is essential and Andy's top idea of displaying log-on somewhere is worth considering!!!
I can't claim credit - it's been done before!

Looks like I will be on Raleigh II - MMSI to be confirmed.

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Old 11 December 2006, 19:49   #130
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Cheers Andy!

Here is an attempt at a summary of general suggestions for the day (some is embedded traditional RIBnet 'casual cruising' protocol by now !!! Some is just a hotch-potch of tips we've picked up from you experienced skippers/instructors out there ! )
  • It is often a good idea to pair up/meet up/buddy-boat with others on the way and plans are underway between the various Skippers.
  • But... as this is December (brrrrrrrr ) then hanging around at Calshot (or any other Solent Spots) for everyone would be impractical. The main idea is to catch up & generate some Christmas cheer at The Folly! Suggested time at The Folly : 12.32
  • If cruising in a bunch then Instructor advice involves cruising beside another boat rather than directly behind (for safety). There is an unwritten code of looking after each other.
  • As usual Skippers are in charge of their boats, crews & whether they launch or not (weather may be challenging). It's often the bravest decision in bad conditions to stay on the pontoon.
  • Lifejackets for all on board may be a good place to start.
  • It can be a good idea to appoint a 'kill-cord checker' among the crew (to help the skipper!) It's nice to involve newbie crew & explain stuff wherever possible to make it more enjoyable. Important to check how they're doing also as you go along.
  • Comms : suggested Channel 77
  • It can be helpful if crew check with Skippers to see if they can bring spare kit/ handhelds etc. Mobile phones are often very useful back-up in the case of engine / launching difficulties.
  • The safety, happiness and comfort of all is always given priority status on these casual cruises .
  • Some skippers are decorating RIBS and many peeps will be making an effort to appear Christmassy also!
  • Drysuits/ warm weather gear are highly recommended(especially for children). A drybag of spare clothes per RIB is not a bad idea to have available for emergencies. Worth checking the first-aid kit too!
  • Many of us feel we know much of the Solent very well especially on a bright sunny day! Given changes in conditions/visibility it can be very confusing/hazardous out there!!! (Have a look at Solent Hazards). So no harm to back-up the GPS with compass, hand-held GPS and/or trusty charts.
  • Thanks to Tim Griffin for tidal advice : 'Based on HW Water Portsmouth HW 0752 4.1 LW 1338 1.9 HW 2015 3.9
    Difference Folly + 7 mins HW - 10mins LW +5 mins HW
    Height Diff Folly -.4 m HW - .1m LW -.3 m HW'
  • We aim to be home in daylight if at all possible.
  • Please post or pm any corrections,additional suggestions/advice/ideas!
  • Nauti Buoy's new RIB is not just a BIG YELLA FENDER for mooring purposes!!!!
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Old 11 December 2006, 19:56   #131
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looking to launch at either camber or warsash, but in looking to try somewhere new can anyone give some view on warsash, have a couple of questions.

is the slope quite gentle so ok to launch with a rear wheel drive car?

is the slope steep enough that i can leave the car connected to trailer and the water will be deep enough to launch boat
is there somewhere to secure boat after lauching or before recovery for the mrs?
is the parking secure round there
how long to get to slip from m27....approx
what is the cost of slip and parking?
anything else we should know?
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Old 11 December 2006, 20:08   #132
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Many of us (think we!!!) know much of the Solent very well especially on a bright sunny day!
For those who haven't seen it;

PORTSMOUTH NAVWARN 34/06

SUNKEN YACHT NORTH CHANNEL

1. A 15 FOOT YACHT IS SUNK AND AWASH IN POSITION 50 DEG 47.37N 001 DEG 14.77W. THE MAST AND SAILS ARE SHOWING AT LOW WATER. VESSELS NAVIGATING IN THIS AREA SHOULD PROCEED WITH CAUTION
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Old 11 December 2006, 20:18   #133
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Andy many thanks for that update! All weather updates & Notices to Mariners are extremely welcome!
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looking to launch at either camber or warsash, but in looking to try somewhere new can anyone give some view on warsash, have a couple of questions.

is the slope quite gentle so ok to launch with a rear wheel drive car?
very gentle, Chris

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is the slope steep enough that i can leave the car connected to trailer and the water will be deep enough to launch boat
steep at HW and LW but shallow in between
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is there somewhere to secure boat after lauching or before recovery for the mrs?
We have used Harbourmaster's pontoon for this (inside berth near big Harbourmaster Tower thingy). Debs can easily access the car park from there.
BTW the Harbourmaster staff are always extremely polite, helpful & full of advice there.
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is the parking secure round there
seems OK and we have never had a problem
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how long to get to slip from m27....approx
15 to 20 mins approx
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what is the cost of slip and parking?
used to be freebie but can't update.
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anything else we should know?
have a good look at the slip before launching to pick a line into the water (used to be a concrete post to the right) and check for running tide. It's not the easiest launchsite in the world but at least there shouldn't be crowds from 'The Rising Sun' hanging on the wall cheering you on in midwinter!!!

Kathleen & Paul
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Old 11 December 2006, 22:01   #134
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thanks for the update on warsash

we will launch from there to see what it is like, need to find a nice motorhome friendly launch site with access for a 17.5m vehicle

Hugh Jardon Viper Osprey Vipermax 6.5 235 036 257 just 2, no kiddies, Warsash
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Old 11 December 2006, 22:17   #135
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Just had a quick look at a couple of weather sites again:
Saturday max temp 11C, wind W 3, Cloudy with sunny periods
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Old 11 December 2006, 23:20   #136
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looking to launch at either camber or warsash, but in looking to try somewhere new can anyone give some view on warsash, have a couple of questions.



Chris

re charges at Warsash, they are minimal. About £5 harbour master dues, but they only just started charging and are a bit embarassed about it, so you may get away with it. Parking is free and there are loos.

Whatever you do, don't drive boat into carpark. Fixing windscreens and a-frames is expensive

I have used the pontoon next to the slip for launching/recovery mooring. Never had a problem.

As has been mentioned, most of the tide has a shallow angle. A long rope on the trailer is necessary at most states of tide I think. Last time I launched was at quite a low tide, without a rope, which was a bit of a mistake, scraped the bottom a bit, which does not matter so much with an old Searider, but you won't want to do with Viper

Echoing Kathleen and Paul, if be careful of the line you use, as you look to the water there are some pylons if I remember correctly on the left. There's also a concrete plinth running parallel and just to the left of the pontoon (and mind the gap between the two if you walk across the plinth to climb onto the pontoon.

Hope this helps. Might see you there, but not sure I'll be able to get back from foreign parts and get the boat ready and down early enough, so probably giving it a miss.

If I don't see you, Enjoy
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Old 12 December 2006, 08:14   #137
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Might see you there, but not sure I'll be able to get back from foreign parts and get the boat ready and down early enough, so probably giving it a miss.

If I don't see you, Enjoy
Be great if you can make it Neil

rickuk many thanks for weather updates Keep 'em coming!

Please check list again for details ( a few posts back) & add corrections/updates.

2 others to join in also (Nasher's mate & Ollyit)

Kathleen & Paul
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Old 12 December 2006, 16:25   #138
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Update

MMSI somewhere on the left of this post.
Launching at - Northney. (Got to keep the "Out of Towners company).
Time - Some time between 9:30 & 10:00 so we can escape through Langstone harbour.

Likleyhood of turning up - Fair to Good.
Just got to try and borrow a dry suit for Natasha.
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Good afternoon peeps,

Believe it or not, I am actually going over to the Island on Saturday morning (hopefully of the m/bike ) so, if there are no objections (from Pete7 maybe?? ) may I be permitted to join you all at the Folly for lunch?
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if there are no objections (from Pete7 maybe?? ) may I be permitted to join you all at the Folly for lunch?
No problem, by me.

I am sure Pete would be willing to "bribe you to turn a blind eye."
OOOOOooooop. Sorry, buy you a drink.
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