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Old 11 March 2005, 14:41   #201
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John,

Sound bunch of people on here! The cruise tomorrow is not really an "event", just a gathering. Anyone is welcome and it sounds like you know what you're doing with your PWC. I guess you're fine with the distance to Yarmouth...I've never been on a PWC so don't know how far you can go!

Get in touch with the Jackeens (read back a bit and get Paul Jackeens Mob number) as they are coordinating the east solent posse (I guess you'll be coming from around there?)

Me and DJL are sorting out the mid solent group who are meeting at calshot at 11:30 tomorrow morning.

Why are you not bringing the RIB?!

Hopefully see you tomorrow.

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Old 11 March 2005, 15:47   #202
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Hi Tim - good question, why not the RIB ?
Whilst i am fairly confident using the RIB, i am not the most experienced of user's with it in anything above a force 4. Have NO problems whatsoever with this when it comes to using my ski - nearly 300 hours on it in only 2 years.

Currently here on the Solent (Gosport for me) it is blowing around a force-7 and a current strong wind warning is in force. (sounds like great fun on the ski if i were out today)
Here is the link for the Bramble bank:
http://www.southamptonvts.co.uk/tidesandweather.asp

Heard a couple of guys who were just outside Portsmouth harbour at 15:00, reporting gusts of 46-48 knots.
I will do my best to write down and recite the 16:40 weather report by Solent CG when it is given out.

The PWC has a 56-litre tank and quite happily circumnavigates the IoW without having to refuel.
The PWC's ability to pick someone up from the water (especially in heavy seas or shallow water) is an excellent safety aspect when it comes to a large amount of vessels within a small vicinity and obviously having an 'IMPELLER' also has a great advantage over the rest of you with the usual prop!

I also use a Gecko marine safety helmet with an incorporated icom M1 VHF and headset boom mic, so will be able to keep in touch and listen out for any mishaps or help that may be required by anyone !

Not trying to take anything over from anyone - but would be very grateful to be a part of this fun weekend, join in the fun and help along the way if it is required ?

All the best, John.
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Old 11 March 2005, 16:20   #203
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John, I'll look forward to meeting you! The in doesn't look too clever at the moment does it. I'm hoping it will die down a bit by tomorrow, we shall see. I guess check the forum nice and early sat morn to get an update.

I'll PM you my mobile number. Is Calshot a good meet for you or would pompy be better?

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Old 11 March 2005, 16:32   #204
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Forecast Issued on Friday, 11 March 2005 at 04:37

Forecast for days 1 - 2 (all times are local time)

General Situation:
The UK will remain sandwiched between an area of high pressure in the Atlantic and complex areas of low pressure running down the North Sea over the next couple of days. This situation keeps the UK in a brisk northerly flow with a cold front sweeping south across the country through today introducing much cooler air.

Amplification:
Precipitation on the cold front, which will cross the area this evening, is expected to be light and patchy with some places likely to escape dry. A few wintry showers are possible on Saturday but again accumulations will be small.

Forecast for the rest of Friday:
Dry and mainly cloudy for much of the day. Band of mainly light rain spreading south this evening, clearing around midnight. W 15-18 mph becoming NW 15 mph.

Forecast for Saturday 12/03/05:
Dry and clear with touch of frost developing then mainly dry and sunny with only isolated sleet showers. Dry and clear again overnight with widespread frost. NW 20 mph gusts 30 mph.
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Old 11 March 2005, 16:47   #205
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Here is a quote from The News Portsmouth, the local paper.

Festival all set to roar into life

Sea Britain 2005 festivities get off to a loud start in Portsmouth Harbour this weekend.
Up to 24 powerboats based in the harbour are meeting up for an early season trip across the Solent to herald this special year of maritime celebration.
Craft are due to gather at the lightship in Haslar Marina, Gosport, at 10.30am on Saturday before heading off to join more boats in the Solent.




You are all Heralding the festivities!
Have a great day out.
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Old 11 March 2005, 16:58   #206
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are you not joining us robin?
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Old 11 March 2005, 17:20   #207
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Hi there ... what's the GO / NO GO decison plan for Saturday. When is decison being made, how will it be communicated etc ... as its an early start for me a post on here would have to be there by 7am Saturday.

If this has been discussed previously sorry for me missing it.

I hope the wind does go NW and the solent calms down, cant wait!!

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I'm going in just about anything <F9, hotel booked in Cowes Sat night! PS: I'm on the M25...
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a couple of us went out today

weather for tomorrow IOW NW so in the lee of the land for the most part.
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Old 11 March 2005, 18:11   #210
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Simon please see times as poted for Sat. Hope to make Yarmouth on Saturday and Needles/ Cowes on Sunday. Look forward to seeing you, Tim & gang.

Nemo and Mrs. Good luck with everything ! See you at Church soon.

Olly, if stuff does't work out why don't you and Amy drive round to Port Solent or Haslar in the morning and jump aboard another boat?

JK cool There may be a couple of raceboats keen on that data also !

Pete T that was probably Pete 7

Marki cheers!!! And hopefully see you guys soon.

Daniel safe trip... and seeing as you went out in a F8 last year we know you are not joking!

Stroker - John what a positive message!! It will be brilliant if you can make it tomorrow ! We'll give you a bell later

Slimtim dude

Robin.. we'd better buy the News then Cheers Bruce!

Well it was windy today but it didn't stop a few peeps testing again !

Kim (Willowkis) and Chrisallse, Bogib, Maria and Ingi (Falcon) put Falcon 1 in the water and along with Pacman (Ian Austin & Giles, ) and Zebedee(Paul) they all went for a blast out around the forts, Southsea and Langstone.

We're going for grub in a minute but Paul will have his mobile.

Weather update soon again along with any reminders/ tips that peeps have sent us. If it's very blowy let's do Cowes as per original plan and Paul, Dan (DJL) , Slimtim and CJL/CND can liaise in the morning

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Hello again Tim - many thanks for the PM.

Firstly, the Weather forecast from Solent Coasty went like this:
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2x strong wind warnings in force, mainly concerning us was: W-NW F7 and valid up to 06:00 on Sat 12th March.

The 24hr forecast: NW 5 or 6, Showers, Wind decreasing to F3 on Saturday afternoon, Weather fair, Visibility GOOD and Sea-State = Moderate-Rough, decreasing later Smooth-Slight.

Local WX. conditions at Lee-on-Solent @ 16:00 -
Westerly F7 with gusts to F8, Sea State Mod/Rough, 10 miles vizibility.

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Looks like it will be dying down by the morning and then hopefully even nicer conditions for later in the afternoon !
Hope this is of help to a few of those that are travelling long distances and especially those that are RIBBING-it along the M25 - LOL

Tim - i will give you a ring soon - thx John.
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Old 11 March 2005, 18:39   #212
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Looks like it will be dying down by the morning and then hopefully even nicer conditions for later in the afternoon !
Hope this is of help to a few of those that are travelling long distances and especially those that are RIBBING-it along the M25 - LOL

Tim - i will give you a ring soon - thx John.
Thanks John.

Yes it was windy today and this looks good if it's dying down for tomorrow.

timgriffin has posted on ribsters as no more than F4 tomorrow.

Cheers Tim also.

Ta for phone call Martin (Osprey Viper) and safe trip!!!

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Old 11 March 2005, 18:56   #213
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I'll be coming tomorrow, whatever the weather. However it looks like it will be ok.

Sitting in Hamble the wind has just dropped and the sky cleared.

This is the prediction for tomorrow:

http://uk.weather.com/weather/hourby...r=10&begDay=71

See you all at Calshot at 1130.
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Old 11 March 2005, 19:14   #214
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Right,
Tomorrow...
The King's Head in Yarmouth will offer the following types of delicious fare ...

Battered Cod & chips
Steak n Ale Pie & chips
Burger & chips
Veggie Burger & chips

Another great reason to get down to Yarmouth by 1.00 !!!!!!!

(add Mr Whiteshoes to Sunday list)

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Time to rock & roll

The boats allready, thermals and drysuit's are packed and ready to roll in the morning. We will be leaving mansfield about 0500. M1, A43,M40,A34 M3,M27. so if ya see us give us a wave

See you all tomorrow

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Boats nearly ready, nothing at all packed, havent found the drysuits yet, Will hopefully be ready to roll by the morning

Were leaving Coventry at about 6:30, might see you on the motorway Martin.

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Hi everyone - should the need arise, or if a courtesy visit into Cowes is on the cards, then i have it on good authority to let you all know that Kevin of Kevin Mole Outboards has invited you to drop in for a coffee / break and are more than happy to accommodate a visit by you all......... see map:

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.sr...rch.srf&dn=823

and closer at:

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.sr...rch.srf&dn=823

High tide is just after mid-day, so there should be no problems with mooring up at the adjoining pontoons to Kevin's place.
http://www.rib.net/directory/index.p...80&subsubcat=0

Hope this is of some help on the day?

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Old 11 March 2005, 22:01   #218
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are you not joining us robin?
No mate. Have never said I would. Family commitments.
Have a great day out.
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Old 12 March 2005, 02:39   #219
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crikey oh riley....I'm gonna struggle to get out of bed tomorrow

John sorry about the slightly garbled phone call!

See you all tomorrow....er today...er I have to be up in 5 hours

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Morning all,

The wind has certainly dropped since yesterday evening..

24 hour forecast:
Wind: northwest 5, decreasing 4.
Weather: fair.
Visibility: good.
Sea State: moderate becoming slight.
Outlook for the following 24 hours:
Wind: northwest backing southwest 3 or 4.
Weather: fair.
Visibility: good.
Sea State: slight.


Right, i'm off to bolt the A-frame on - see you all later.
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