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Old 24 November 2007, 12:33   #1
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Anyone out?
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Old 24 November 2007, 12:39   #2
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Hmmmm I shall have a word with my skipper to see if he fancies a blast out
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Ok had words with my skipper we'll be out for a rip, what you got in mind?
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Waiting for a call at 9:00hrs from a friend with a really bad cold. But my plans should be firm anyway. Launch at Haslar at 10:00hrs for a cruise over to Cowes or some where. Return for recovery at no later than 13:30hrs

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Old 24 November 2007, 17:10   #5
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Me, tim M, and Ju (complete with new fancy SLR camera) will be leaving haslar at about 10:30 for cowes, if you would care to cruise over with us.

give tim M or me (ill pm you) a call if you want to meet tomorrow.

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Lucky So and So's will be thinking of you. Enjoy and post some piccies.
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As Rich says let us know if you want to cruise over in company. We can get some shots of your boat if you like. We won't be belting it over thou as we will be transporting a boat trailer by sea Should be interesting
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Just got back from the Boozer.

My Friend text me and said he's too I'll to come tomorrow, so I'll be knobby no mates again

I still plan to launch before 10 for a 10:00hrs get away. I'll pm you guys my number but you can always call me up on the Radio "Solent Viper" or I'll be watching channel 69
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As Rich says let us know if you want to cruise over in company. We can get some shots of your boat if you like. We won't be belting it over thou as we will be transporting a boat trailer by sea Should be interesting

You leaving it strapped to the bottom of the RIB?
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Paul and Richard are comming out to play too!
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Old 25 November 2007, 08:46   #12
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GRRRRR

went down to the boat yesterday to take her up river for fuel and wouldnt start!

im guessing not enough oumph in the 2 x batteries to get the thing going!

will get them off and charging tonight but im overseas until Thursday. fingers crossed i can sort it out for the 9th!

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Sorry you couldn't get things started Zippy.

Launched at Haslar and met up with Lucky Ribster at the slipway who wished me luck. Thanks mate!

I missed Tim M and crew as I think he had left a little earlier and he text me to say he was half way up the Medina enroute to the Folly (no surprise there )

Met up with Paul and Richard and had a fairly speedy crossing to Ashlett Creek over by Fawley. There was a typical Solent Chop but managed 30 knotts cruising at a little above 3500 rpm, with a top end of 38 knotts.

Ashlett creek is a lovely looking place, would imagine it might be difficult to find somewhere to park up in the summer months, but a nice pontoon jetty welcomed us. I'll have to get some more stainless fitted as there's nowhere realy handy to tie off to onboard.

After a nice cup of coffee in the club house it was time for the off again. Had a much smoother ride on the journey back and had a little nose around Titchfield Haven Harbour at Hill Head on route back home. We then kinda beach hugged the coastline back home.

I'm really happy with the performance of the hull, there was a little tendancy for the hull to land on the Starboard side when re-entering the water, but I'm sure that with some stategic placement of gear and crew onboard I can eliminate this. The performance of the 150 went really well, but I can't help wonder if I shouldn't have gone for a bigger engine I guess as I add weight to the RIB the performance might well bleed away and I was hopefull of a 45 knott max speed, a little optimistic me thinks now! I think there might well be a little bit more to come with some tweeks to the rigging, but I guess I'm more concerned about getting a good cruising speed and 30 knotts @ 3500rpm is pretty good.
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Old 26 November 2007, 08:54   #14
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You leaving it strapped to the bottom of the RIB?

that's a bit more like Dirk's efforts
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