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Old 14 March 2005, 10:26   #281
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Critical navigational error:
Ooops!!

Glad everyone was ok and no damage was done.
I bet your prop was shiney after that!!

Most envious of you all. Looks like a top time was had by all.

Congratulations to The Jackeens for organising such a successful event.

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Old 14 March 2005, 10:27   #282
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Ian those pictures are amazing. I will have to get you to put them onto disk and post them to me. Shame i didnt get to take you out on the zapcat if would like a go out ure more than welcome.

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Hi Craig,

PM me your address & I will send you a cd.

Looking forward to a spin on the Zap Cat some time
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Old 14 March 2005, 10:42   #283
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Re Crtitical Navigational Error

It is amazing how easy it is to ignore the plotter and follow the boat in front into trouble!!! Will post piccies later. Just a few of the PWC for starters. A great time, fantastic expereince. Us newbies were going a bit cautiously off the Needles but would love a photo if anyone has one. I was at the helm for most of it so my pictures are a bit limited but will post some later.

Thanks to Missus and all, and to Simmons for acting as a guide and nanny round the island.

Bruce

PS no damage done, and good humour maintained all round!
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Old 14 March 2005, 11:05   #284
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The pictures tell the story better than I could!! It was an amazing adventure!
All of us were equally at fault! Just before we hit, Jo said - "what are those waves doing breaking over there".... Did I slow down or radio a warning?? Bruce
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Old 14 March 2005, 11:07   #285
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It got darker, but we floated off at at about 8.30pm in the dark, completely safe and sound. Jo, my wife, walked to Ryde and brought us back emergency smartie cookies!
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Old 14 March 2005, 11:26   #286
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Old 14 March 2005, 12:58   #288
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Well, my first true Rib outing

We bought the boat in October last year after Mart took me out in Zante last August to quote "Key you'll love it"

Now Mart has been around boats most of his life, me I prefer to cool off in the sea after a hard day soaking up the sun, somewhere exotic.

So after so thought we bought KeyMar a 5.25m Osprey Viper, my first boat ride..... other than a 70.000 ton cruise ship and through the winter we've worked on a rather neglected boat , standing in the freezing cold pass this hold that, I'm sure you can imagine we've done some river work and I wasn't over impressed.

So we came along on Saturday, Mart woke me up at 03.50 and I growled at him, into the car and down to Portsmouth for 09.00 4 hours in the car.

Nice to meet some new people and I must say very friendly and made us both feel very welcome.

In the first 20 minutes of the journey I really wanted to tell Mart to turn around and never get on that boat again, but then things changed.

With confidence of being in a group and some nutter on a jet ski (thanks for being there John) I got more comfortable on the boat.

By the time we reached Yarmouth I was loving every minute,lunch at the pub was great and after a couple of glasses of wine I was ready for the journey back.. and oh what a ride

So I'm now firmly commited to KeyMar and had a great day out, sad we couldn't stay for Sunday but work, kids, dog etc mean't we had to head home


A very big thank you to the Jackeen's Andy High Tower and all those who made us feel so welcome, as Mart has already said we will be back

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Old 14 March 2005, 13:14   #289
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Topbird - good on ya, see ya next time

love the sunset bruce/dave. Nice and quiet I would think, gave ye time to reflect on the day.

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Old 14 March 2005, 13:50   #290
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It is amazing how easy it is to ignore the plotter and follow the boat in front into trouble!!!...................
Nice photo’s Bruce and don’t worry about running out of water, its happened to all of us at one time or another I avoid this by setting the Shallow alarm on the depth sounder to 3 metres which usually gives me enough time to react

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Old 14 March 2005, 14:26   #291
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Bruce and Co.

Never mind about that, it's a well known trap in Ryde sands. You aren't the first and you won't be the last.
Looks like you turned to try to get out. Unfortunatly, as you now know, it gets shallower as you head for the main channel. Knowing that the yellow bouy (SW Mining Ground) 100 yards away is in at least 7m of water really gets to you.
If anyone else goes there, DONT go North or West.

Nice meeting you earlier.
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Old 14 March 2005, 14:53   #292
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What was the delay with the last three boats Inc Misses on the Sunday. I was with Scooby Doo motoring along at a nice pace and we turnedaroundand nobody was to be seen. We had a broken NAV light so we were keen to get home and scooby turned back. What happened?
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Old 14 March 2005, 15:01   #293
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Excellent photos Bruce.
Slightly reminiscent of the Brambles bank Crikkit match ones from last year.

Glad you're all safe.

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What was the delay with the last three boats......
No problem Andy one of the boats required tranfer of fuel from one tank to another. took a few minutes. By that time you had disapeared - fast boat you have there

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Old 14 March 2005, 15:14   #295
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What was the delay with the last three boats Inc Misses on the Sunday. I was with Scooby Doo motoring along at a nice pace and we turnedaroundand nobody was to be seen. We had a broken NAV light so we were keen to get home and scooby turned back. What happened?
Andy,

No major problems - one of the boats ran out of fuel & I think Ian in "Jaws" the Pacific had to do a bit of ship-to-ship refuelling.

Ian.

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.. & I think Ian in "Jaws" the Pacific

Ian.

Edit: too slow
Now theres a good name for his Pac . Hes on his way back to plymouth now.
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Old 14 March 2005, 16:35   #297
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Thanks for all the positive feedback and very kind comments. It's brill reading the messages. Really appreciated. We're tired () but delighted that so many peeps got together and had so much fun

We thought it was an ambitious plan going to Yarmouth on a windy wintry day but were amazed when some peeps carried on to the Needles and when the intrepid pair of Team Simmons and Team Brucehawkser headed off round the Island as well! (Pity it wasn't a few degrees warmer for your beach stop but love the photos )

Some truly gorgeous photos coming out and there's still a stash by another talented photographer to come.

Yep sorry Andy ..someone ran out of fuel in the middle of the Solent so DJL and I stayed on standby on Zeb and Bumblebee 'till the guys got the job sorted. Anyway you're waaaaaaaaaaay too fast Faster than a paintball

Ian Austin has 'phoned from Weymouth. It's been a successful trip so far for him ! Ian and the Pac have been real stars as usual this weekend. Safe home mate.

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Old 14 March 2005, 19:07   #298
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Awsome weekend! Thats all i can say.....LUVIN the noodles! Dont usually bother goin out that far coz usually jus 1 rib so not sure it wud b a good idea with my track record 4 breakin stuff!

Hope to see sum of u out in the next few weeks......Once again ive got the addiction - 'the grin' as its often called!

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Old 14 March 2005, 19:56   #299
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I would just like to echo the words of many others on here and say a massive
thank you to everyone...even those I didn't get round to meeting!

I had an absolutely fantastic weekend and it was great to get away from the
stress of uni projects. A few highlights included the blast on Jetski John's
155hp beast, the bugle billy experience (including using their a-frame as a
photo platform and getting all 4 tons airbourne!), driving scooby doo (thats
me driving in andy s's shot...yeeeehaaa!), saturday night's drinking games,
meeting new folk, getting some good shots, and setting off from calshot in
the company of over 30 others RIBs...unforgetable!

I would like to direct some special thanks to:

Jetski John (Stroker1) for the superb blast on the jetski...what a machine,
I'm hooked!

Dennis and Fossil for the luxury ride from calshot to yarmouth on sat (sorry I didn't get any pics of the ribeye, I thought you were coming down to the needles!)

Pete7 for the hospitality on sat night and the tour of the yard (garden!)

DJL for the usual ribbing hospitality

Bogi for the mini brenivin (keeping it for a special occasion!)

Daniel and co in Top Banana for the ride from somewhere to hythe. Nice boat that!

Stu and crew for the bugle billy experience and photo platform (i'll have a think about the design for that harness stu)! Didn't thank you on the day, too busy not falling over the side when transfering to top banana, so cheers guys!

Jackeens for the excellent organisation

Ian and Martin in scooby doo for the great ride and drive (good to meet you guys thanks for letting me loose on the helm!)

And finally everyone for being great photography subjects!

Really sorry if i've missed anyone out, but so many people need thanking that its difficult to remember everything!

JK, didn't realise that was you in bugle billy! I'm a bit slow sometimes

I have over 250 pics to sort out but will try and post some as soon as I can. Most will probably go up on my site at www.elementphoto.co.uk in a couple of weeks.

Bruce, I have a few of you, I'll try and email you some jpegs.

Thanks once again everyone.

Cheers

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Old 14 March 2005, 23:35   #300
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JK, didn't realise that was you in bugle billy! I'm a bit slow sometimes
Hahaha how could you miss him ?

Cool post Tim.

Look forward to your photos

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