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Old 16 December 2007, 10:58   #141
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Be good to see you Bruce (mobile noted)

The Inshore Solent forecast on Metcheck is still showing F3-F4. It's also showing bright sunshine although it won't feel like Marbella : very low temperatures so if anyone's in doubt, it should be a lot more comfy on the sofa today!

Folly Jolly Sunday 16th

The annual RIBnet Christmas Run to the Folly

See first post for details!

Anyone meeting at Pompey; we suggest being at The Lightship for 12.00. Leaving for The Folly from 12.30. We'll just blast for The Folly then as it is going to be chilly! It might be good to arrange a buddy boat by pm or post before ye go! Arrival at The Folly from 1.30 pm and leaving before dark! (It's almost the shortest day of the year!!!!!!) We often use Chn 77 for comms or Paul's mobile 07790 551442. If you are happy to have your mobile number in the public domain, please post (otherwise pm or 'phone Paul). Worth having the drysuit/thermals/helmet/gloves etc. etc.

Bedajim - James and Caroline
Brucehawkser & Crew
Carly
Chris
CJL & Under The Thumb
Dave Rymer & daughters
DJL
Hugh Jardon Chris & Debs
Jackeens Paul & Kathleen
Kevin & Kathryn
Nauti Buoy
Neil Harvey & Dad
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Pete, Viv, Susie and Andrew (tbc-may be menagerie-minding)
Pete L & Jan
Tim Griffin & Mrs Tim Griffin



A section of The Folly is set aside (ask 'Kathleen's booking').
If you were thinking about a blast at this late stage, just join in!

Please see RN Cruise Guidance also.

We have a boat/names list with us as well as mobiles we know of.


Looking forward to it now!Brrrrrrrrrr


K & P
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Old 16 December 2007, 19:20   #142
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some pics from today - bit nippy but a good trip with good company and food and a good blast back to Pomey in company with Merlin
thanks and merry christmas to everyone especially Kathleen & Paul (the chocolate oranges were an inspired touch)
1 - view from the Folly at dusk
2 - preparing to move off after lunch
3, 4 & 5 - back down the Medina

no pics from the run across the solent - too busy steering to shoot!
Pete & Jan
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Old 16 December 2007, 19:30   #143
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Thanks to Kathleen for arranging this Jolly jaunt ! A bounce across the Solent followed by a Turkey Curry and some Terrys Chocolate orange. What could be better on a cold December day.

1. Where are we going ?

2. The entrance to Cowes.

3. Some lumpy stuff mid Solent.

4. Entering Cowes. Neil Harvey and Nos4r2 enjoy the wash.
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Old 16 December 2007, 19:33   #144
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I needed that run today
was... most interesting going from Southampton WAter over to Pompey this morning, some real big holes just opened up in front of us

But a surprisingly quick run over to Cowes considering that, and a good run back.

Thanks for the company, Kathleens organisation and the choccies!

Hope you all have a good Christmas, and a happy 2008

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Old 16 December 2007, 19:35   #145
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Some more,

1. Nice meal !

2. Aye Aye Cap'n.

3. Unknown RIB sited at Portsmouth.

4. Jimbo. Who didn't brave the Solent and spent the afternoon in the pub !
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Old 16 December 2007, 19:44   #146
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PS.

After a good day out there is just one thing I forgot. How do you wash your boat down when your hosepipe has frozen up. I eventually got a half decent supply of water to run the engine through after my son spent ages twisting the pipe to free the ice. Now I expect in the morning I am going to have a very frozen boat.
Something to plan for if I go out again when its below freezing.

PPS. Who was that waving madly at us on the M3 on the way home between Winchester and Basingstoke.
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Old 16 December 2007, 20:04   #147
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PPS. Who was that waving madly at us on the M3 on the way home between Winchester and Basingstoke.
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Old 16 December 2007, 20:12   #148
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How do you wash your boat down when your hosepipe has frozen up.
Leave the down hill end of the hose open after you use it so that it drains.

That's a nice light at the Folly.
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Old 16 December 2007, 20:45   #149
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the weather is a bit awful at the mo i must admit, my 4 yr old will be glad its pulled for this sunday

cant do next weekend as we are spending the weekend in london
glad you guys had a great day, i just noticed you had us down for attending today but we spent the weekend in london taking in the lights etc as per above

it was a lovely clear day so hopefully you folks had a great time

pics look really good

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Old 16 December 2007, 20:50   #150
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it was a lovely clear day so hopefully you folks had a great time
Thanks Chris! It was fab.

We're just catching up with Sunday night stuff!!! And will do a proper post tomorrow!


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Old 16 December 2007, 21:31   #151
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Sorry to have missed this one glad you all had a good day for it.

I went out from Bristol for a couple of hours and it was so cold I thought my teeth were going to shatter.
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4. Jimbo. Who didn't brave the Solent and spent the afternoon in the pub !
Afternoon in the Pub! I ask you! We woz search patterning, MOBing, XTEing and everything!
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Old 16 December 2007, 22:39   #153
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3. Unknown RIB sited at Portsmouth.
Unknown Rib was Rib Predator - a Ribeye based in Gunwharf. She does the Rib rides (mainly summer), and her Skipper was part of my training course.

She has a 200hp Yamaha HPDI, a reasonably soft ride most of the time, electronics wired by monkeys, and an aptitude for stuffing in any weather!
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Glad you all had a good time. I ended up working this weekend and doing the same stuff as Jimbo by the sounds of it.

Jimbo - were you running the advanced course that finished about 22.30 on sat and went in and out of Beaulieu?
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Old 17 December 2007, 08:01   #155
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Sorry did not make it again.
But had to shunt some boats around the Solent .
Have a great Christmas
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Yep, that was us. We didn't actually go into Beaulieu - just found the sector light, followed it a way, then turned round and headed back to Pompey via some unlits.

Hopefully you had a good weekend out and about too - it was perishing out there!
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It was indeed!

You guys had great weather for this, compared to last weekend. I remember we did this cruise the day after the Christmas dinner last year so the hangover blocked out the cold.

Biggles, it was me waving at you from Predator.
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Old 17 December 2007, 20:25   #158
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Thanks to everyone, especially K, and for the choccy orange.

Setting off from Lymington at 12.30 I initially was cautious sitting down and hiding behind the windscreen - it was cold! Eventually after a few minutes, decided this was too cold - so went up to 35-40 knots still sitting and hiding behind the windscreen. Interesting not using legs as suspension. I can feel muscles as I write!!!

Getting close to Cowes arrpoaching from the west into the Easterly with wind over tide it was really interesting - I have never known such a churned up and scary Solent - a great relief to make to contact with the Pompey crowd.

Excellent day - super company - and the return run was a blast. Thank you all.

Merry Christmas.
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OK, whats the deal on the Orange Choccy stuff :-)
what did we miss ?
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I think those that didn't go on Sunday will get their Choccy Orange on Friday........Is that right Missus
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