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Old 06 August 2003, 22:34   #21
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Simon, don't be put off by the big boys - I will also be out in my 4.8 (not Alum Bay but Spit Sand Fort).

I think that Yarmouth or Lymington will be your best bet for petrol - I paid 95p/litre in Cowes yesterday

Jackeen - see you off Spit Bank Fort - look out for a blue and yellow Ribcraft with 2 nutters in full dry suits [I take no responsibility for the colour scheme of my Scurvy Crew's dry suit - you'll see why on the day]
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Uh Oh, did you buy a pink drysuit from Manos?
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Not quite but he choose the pink model from Ravenspring - and he got a bl**dy sleeve pocket which they forgot on mine.

Anyone want to bid for a unique RS drysuit that will be worth a lot of money in years to come
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I suspect that anyone sat around in a drysuit on Saturday won't be worrying about the colour - they will be boiling over inside that suit!

(PS those little pockets on the Ravenspring suits are a bit small to be any use to a non-smoker - and not watertight enough to be useful to a smoker, I suspect!)
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Bloody smokers on RIBs. It's really comforting when you all stop on a cruise to refill the tanks, and damn near everyone lights up. Great thing to be doing whilst there's petrol all over the place!

*Looks at Ian, Dave, Crazyhorse*

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Being Left Behind

Hi Guy's & Girl's

Do not worry about speed and being left behind. The idea is for everyone to arrive in the Harbour together.

I will be out in Alum Bay by 10:00 Hrs to meet people I will be on a Gin Palace (sorry)

Plenty of fuel available in Cowes/Yarmouth.

Keep the notes comming It is going to be a fanstastic day out.

Ribald I hope you have got your comfort zip fitted so that you don't cook too much Pink & Lobster springs to mind

See you Saturday.
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Ribald, we were out yesterday on the forts and its definately t shirts and shorts weather. Big silly hats and lots of sun cream.

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Hi Guy's & Girl's

I will be out in Alum Bay by 10:00 Hrs to meet people I will be on a Gin Palace (sorry)

See you Saturday.

Kevin

Have you won the lottery or what? What is this Gin Palace thing

Anyway just joking! when you have had enough G & T we can always find a seat for you on Seahawk

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Sorry I missed you arrive in Dartmouth. I guess the eta's were running a bit late? Anyway, saw Jolly Sailor leave Dartmouth on the next leg from Dartmouth at about 1545, hope you all have fun in the Solent. Safe passage folks.
I wondered if they had Air con in the Cab??? Even at 40knots you needed it today down here!
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I had the pleasure today to meet the Jolly Sailor and crew just off Start Point this morning and follow them into Dartmouth.
We lunched at "Al Fresco" and Egbert did the tourist bit with his camera around the town.
Loads of ribsters came over and wished Alan, Clive and Egbert all the best, and we left harbour to applause from the "cogniscenti".
Over to Torbay in the late afternoon where they feted by the MDL marina staff and many others.
They should leave early in the morning bound for Weymouth, once again in the blistering heat that we are "enjoying" at the moment, and good luck to them on there continuing triumphal tour of Englands south coast.
Have a good time in Pompey lads and have one for me!
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Lottery & Frozen Vodka

Hi Andre & Mike,

No I have not won the lottery yet, crewing for Paul Webb on his boat, while he hosts the media people.

I thought it would be nice for Joyce to go on a Big Boat & see how the other half live.

I hope you will have some of your special brew with you as I will be able to taste it properly

Will phone you later tonite on mobile. see you all on Saturday.

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Re: Saturday's Party

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10:30ish is time to meet in Alum Bay
R.V. Spit Bank Fort time is appox 12:30hrs.
Two hours to go half way along the Solent! Are we stopping somewhere for beers?

Is there anyone launching from Portsmouth tomorrow morning with a spare seat? I'm looking to cadge a ride!

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Old 08 August 2003, 16:47   #34
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John your phone is about to ring with details of your carriage, if not I am taking a couple of the press from Gunwarf Quay at 1130 as far as the Forts,

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Let the party begin

Hi everyone,

Well almost there, Champange on Ice, Beer in the coolers, Media at the ready. Even the weather is garanteed. All we want now is people.

My thanks to all of you who have responded, who said ribster's couldn't organise a p*%* up in a Brewery.

I look forward to putting a lot of new faces to names.

See you Tommorow.

With Thanks to All Ribnet users.
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Thanks Pete!

Looks like I'll be out on the gin palace

See you tomorrow
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I've just watched Jolly Sailor and her escort arriving in Portsmouth via a web cam. To view go to: http://62.49.203.250/harboureye/newsbrand.htm. Then click on 'Live Archive', click on box marked 'Calendar', click '2003', click 'August', click '09', finally click '13.29'.
What a sight!
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What a superb sight/site.... thanks for that Louise... looks like quite a crowd turned up

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Thanks Louise!

Thanks Louise. It was nice to actually see a bit of it "live".

Does anyone know if there is any footage of the actual arrival at the wharf? I'd love to see it. Alternatively, please email me some pictures at lovey123@shaw.ca
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Deana, I had Alan Jenkins from Portsmouth TV on board filming the arrival and they had a second camera on the jetty at Gunwharf. There should be some excellent footage whilst we waited at the fort and then the arrival in Portsmouth. Perhaps JK could have a chat to Alan ref putting the highlights on Ribnet for all to view.

I have e mailed Alans mobile to JK.

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