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Old 16 July 2006, 22:39   #141
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Call that a beach?

Now this is a beach.
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Old 16 July 2006, 22:45   #142
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It was a great day, weather was superb and wind only slight and quite a reasonable trip water wise with just the usual places where it roughs up.

The day was made all the better by all the great folks that came along and some travelled some serious distances, thanks to everyone for joining in.

the pwllheli travellers were out in force again

some of the folks travelled from London, Stoke on Trent (left at 2 am), Midlands, Peterborough, switzerland! and many other places, sorry if i missed anyone who travelled a huge way.

Big thanks to the big ocean and big Osprey that helped keep an eye on the smaller boats round the tricky stuff and leading the way in many areas,

i think we did calshot round to yarmouth in around 2 and a bit hours, which was not bad as we were taking it fairly easy....well i think we did!!!

there were some young travellers on the trip, our 3 and 5 yr old and some other little ones as well and they all seemed to enjoy it, although it took a bit of time for them to appreaciate it after a bit of blubbing in the rougher bits.

lots of unexpected guests and that huge powerboat was awsome, did anyone get a pic of it?

i am crap with names so sorry if i did not remember as getting very old!!

thanks to everyone and hope all got home safe
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Old 16 July 2006, 22:48   #143
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Call that a beach?

Now this is a beach.
looks a bit deserted to me, cant be all that good!!! bloody hell that does look amazing, cant wait til august and our trip out there.

well it was like the m25 in the solent on a friday night and the beach was standing room only!! Did you see any other boats on the way out and back?

look forward to seeing the pics on the alternative site!!

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Old 16 July 2006, 22:57   #144
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Just got home, safe and sound apart from needing a new windscreen and a new a-frame (or at least some serios repairs)! All mishaps occurred on land (why do they put height barriers on car parks you park your trailer in once the boat is slipped!!!)

Fantastic day - Chris thanks for organising, it was brill!

Night all

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Old 16 July 2006, 22:58   #145
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PS - forgot to say bye to all on the beach before I swam out to boat, then meant to when I picked Karen up but boat was getting swamped!

Good to meet you all and put some faces to a few more names.
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Old 16 July 2006, 23:02   #146
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oh sh1t, that is not good, sorry to hear that, hope you can fix it soon and not too expensive

chris broke a weld on his back rest on the trip back to portsmouth, but that was too many pies i think!!

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Just got home, safe and sound apart from needing a new windscreen and a new a-frame (or at least some serios repairs)! All mishaps occurred on land (why do they put height barriers on car parks you park your trailer in once the boat is slipped!!!)

Fantastic day - Chris thanks for organising, it was brill!

Night all

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Hopefully will not be too bad. Must have been too relaxed after such a great day - just did not think. Still, at least my dad can't criticise, he took two bikes off a roof rack going into a car park once - and he had put them up there! The a-frame needed some mods anyway, so it's hopefully just a couple more welds, adn I may have it done in such a way that it becomes detachable!!!
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Old 16 July 2006, 23:07   #148
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Thanks Hugh & Mrs Jardon for a fantastic day,and all the other ribbers that came along,we had a brilliant time and the trip was well organised.

We second Boat of the day, Bedajim ,great sports, handled the sea fab then came to the resue.

Look forward to meeting you all out there again soon
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Just got home, safe and sound apart from needing a new windscreen and a new a-frame (or at least some serios repairs)! All mishaps occurred on land (why do they put height barriers on car parks you park your trailer in once the boat is slipped!!!)

Fantastic day - Chris thanks for organising, it was brill!

Night all

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sorry to hear about this easily done,had the same experiance at Warsash car park a while ago,luckily someone shouted ,we came to a sudden holt and came three inches away from the windscrene
Dont you feel a plonker
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Old 16 July 2006, 23:26   #152
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yep - I felt like a right Rodney! and then had to get out again!!!
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Old 17 July 2006, 06:27   #153
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Really pleased to see you got the weather Chris

Bit better than you first time round the island!

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Hi

Thanks all for a great day and the help with the cool box

Sorry the tow back was a little slow but on the up side the very good lady says I can have a bigger toy so a good result in the end


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Sounds like yuou all had a great trip which we missed due to excesses the night before ! Thanks to Chris and Roy for phoning me to wake me up! Went round to Portsmouth to do a work related visit and was told to slow down by traffic warden (RIBALD?) at the entrance i was doing 5 knots on my gps !!!!
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Hi all, just like to say we had a fantastic day and a big thankyou to the organiser's. can't wait till the next one! Just a thought but has anyone considered a marina hopping trip over a long weekend, using the rib to camp on whilst in a marina? all you need is a tarpaulin and some willpower!! I do this quite often and is good fun and cheap.....ish......kind of back to nature camping trip for petrol heads who like nice loo's and hot showers!!
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Fuel Figures

Sounds like you all had a fantastic time. For those of us who did not attend, any possibility of a few fuel consumption figures from those that did attend!
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biggest boat there with us for the first leg burns 50 gallons or more an hour of unleaded, but he had to head back to brighton

when we fill up will post the fuel used if that helps, unfortunately did not clock the miles but we went from
portsmouth to calshot
calshot round iow to yarmouth
yarmouth to priory bay
priory bay to portsmouth
so a good few miles i expect

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Thanks for a great trip. Really enjoyed it. Looking forawrd to the next one! Whilst it was not exactly a mutiny, my crew decided that he wanted to go back to Lymington when you all went to Yarmouth, so sorry I could not meet more of you face to face so to speak - next time
Bedajim - I am so deeply impressed, I think that we took enough of a hammering in a 5.5, you two must be supper human. Very glad to hear that permission has been granted. Now if you will only tell me how you did it..........
Matt h, you are welcome; hope you managed to get sufficient at Yarmouth. Now what's going on next week end
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