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Old 06 February 2002, 05:42   #1
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Saturday 9th Solent jolly

Is there anyone with any size boat intending to go boating on either saturday or sunday this weekend in the Solent area. If so do u want to meet up at a launch site and cruise together maybe stop for pub lunch then cruise back
I have an Avon SR 4m with a 50hp on the transom so can keep up with most..
Anyone intersted email me at badbaws@hotmail.com or call 07789886620

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Old 06 February 2002, 06:09   #2
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Hi Alex

Have e-mailed you - but for the benefit of anyone else considering this I would be intereste in a day out this weekend - blow off the old cobwebs!

I would be bringing my Narwhal 4 Metre with Suzuki 40 HP on the back.
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Old 06 February 2002, 09:19   #3
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Would be interested but will have to check with the boss. I will keep an eye on the thred.

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Old 06 February 2002, 15:11   #4
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Yup

have emailed you also, will check with ' Head Office ' aka the wife.

Providing it doesnt look like peeing down or blowing a hoooley i would like to try and make sunday.

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Old 10 February 2002, 13:37   #5
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so...how did it go this week-end?
Lovely weather yesterday, can't say the same for today though.

I need to get a boat!
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Old 10 February 2002, 13:52   #6
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For Nadia (and others)

Well, a big thanks to Alex for organising a 'shakedown cruise' today.

In the end there were 3 RIBs, and we had a god run up Southampton Water, in conditions that, beaig in mind the time of year, were very good.


I look forward to more trips like this, where we can have some good old fashioned fun wth like minded friends.


(There were quite a number of RIBs out there today - so obviously not everyone packs theirs away for the winter)
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yep it blew a hoollleeeeey

surprisingly enough southampton water was relatively flat & sheltered given it was blowing a good 6 cross the Solent.

This was first time I have had the opportunity to get my Valiant out for a blast other than down a river, very different to previous Bayliner, where's the stereo ?

One big thing I did notice because of the tubes is less slaming and less chine riding.

Also seemed a lot easier to recover than previous speedboats, look forward to next outing. Hopefully it wont be quite so windy !!!
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Old 10 February 2002, 17:25   #8
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Thought I'd try to show you all what it was like out there!

This is Phil (Matiboy) in his Valiant 520
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Looking good there Matiboy.
Where did you get the blue sky from in the background - only noticed that after checking out all the details in the foreground.
All we had in Cardiff today was grey sky.
(sure that was not any colour enhancing on the computer?
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Old 11 February 2002, 05:11   #10
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Thanks to Graeme and Phil for coming down it was a good day nice to get out and take advantage of this little lull in the weather and it didn't rain unlike today...
Again going back to BIBOA... this is what I had in mind the other week when I posted a note here and had it shot down by all the BIBOA members... but how many of them went out with a group of other boaters this weekend?? This was an impromptu get up and go with a couple of others and was a good sucess. Hope to do another in a couple of weeks time and maybe get a few more boats... Does anyone fancy Poole bay.. it is sheltered and without limits at this time of year...
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Old 11 February 2002, 05:18   #11
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Hi Alex

Poole Bay sounds good - Iknow it quite well and as you say it has no restrictions fro October to end March I believe.

Hope Il be able to make it - let me know asap when you plan to go.
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errrmmmmmm...........

Alex, Good on you for getting out on the water despite the weather! (Iím also a fan of winter boating.)

Without wishing to provoke any further exchange ref. BIBOA can I just say that my point was why formally set up another club to do similar things that BIBOA does?. The adhoc, informal cruising amongst a bunch of mates is a complement to the more formal cruising not a replacement. (IMHO) Whether those mates are from RIB.NET, BIBOA, Rib International Cruising Club (anyone remember that?!), work etc etc makes no odds does it! One of the benefits I personally have had from BIBOA is making contact with like minded souls to do exactly the sort of thing you did this weekend. RIB.NET equally serves this purpose and you may justifiably feel that joing BIBOA is not worth it. Thats your call and I don't think anyone here, least of all myself would criticise that and I'm sorry if you've taken some of the comments that way!

If you are interesting in more organised/formal cruising BIBOA does have an Easter bash on the Solent arranged which you might find fun. Unless of course you are coming to Cardiff to wave off Messrs Priddy & Co!?

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Old 12 February 2002, 06:34   #13
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Poole

Alex,

I would be interested in coming along, please keep us posted.

Do you mean Poole Harbour or Poole Bay?

If the intended location is Poole Harbour I would like to raise a small cautionary note: The speed limits in Poole Harbour are only relaxed in the Wareham Channel, Middleship Channel and North Channel during the winter months, but the 10 knot limit remains elsewhere in the harbour.

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Old 12 February 2002, 09:24   #14
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Hadn't really thought about it that much was just thinking in that general area. A warm up in the harbour would be good and maybe going and stretching our legs outside the harbour would be good too... Haven't been there in a while.. so if anyone has any info that would be appreciated as to best launch sites...etc..
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Hello folks

If I remember correctly Poole Harbour has a rather strange double tide. It goes out, stops for a bit, then comes in again and then turrns round and goes out again!

Well, you never know, it might come in handy for a pub quiz.

Have a good day out.

Regards

Keith Hart

PS this information brought to you courtesy of: www.belfieldsoftware.co.uk and their fantasticly great value Tide Plotter software.
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