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Old 17-04-2006, 00:53
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Well Guys we did it. Lynx, Galaxy 3 and Seahawk 3 successfully circumnavigated the IOW today

The seas up to Alum Bay were rather calm and permitted a good cruising speed, After the Needles and past St. Catherine's Point and Selsy Bill the conditions were different making the passage not so comfortable


Graham were you out in the Solent about 12:15 heading towards Southampton cos I could have sworn it was your Ring in the distance


Here are a few shots of this most enjoyable day

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Old 17-04-2006, 09:25
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and a few more of Galaxy 3 & Seahawk 3. Sadly not many of Lynx. Steve that is Philip's fault cos he was taking the pictures

Next time we must go clockwise

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Old 17-04-2006, 12:39
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The new boats look fantastic, and what a reliability test!

Looks like you had a really good day, but I wonder what the total fuel bill was? Unfortunatelly I've been working over the weekend, but I would have loved to take a ride in one of the boats.

I bet Graham took his boat to Southampton on Friday and hasn't gone home since !!!!

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Old 17-04-2006, 18:05
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Andre,
Looks as though you had a great time. The conditions look similar to those I encountered on Saturday going out in the Solent when speed varied from 10 to 30 knots depending on the waves which were very uncomfortable at times.
As my RIB is now serviced and trailorable, please let me know when you are all going out again and I will try to come (assuming I am welcome!!)
I was out on both Friday and Saturday with the Pathfinder club and did wonder whether to come to LH this morning to see if anyone was still there. I am keen to get MARMONT on the water with you guys.
Cross channel in the summer anyone?
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Old 17-04-2006, 21:16
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Did the LMBHA get out on the cruise to Brighton?
Wasn't that this weekend?
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Old 17-04-2006, 21:26
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Looks like you had a good trip, although weather was rather wintery.

The boat was successfully delivered to Southampton on Friday, although I decided not to use it as weather not great.

Did get across to Cowes on Friday and then Poole on Saturday on rib.
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Old 17-04-2006, 21:35
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Did the LMBHA get out on the cruise to Brighton?
Wasn't that this weekend?
Yes & No, 3 boats left on Saturday and 20 minutes later 3 boats came back. I am not so sure of all the details but understand this was due to the weather

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Old 17-04-2006, 21:38
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Looks like you had a good trip, although weather was rather wintery.

The boat was successfully delivered to Southampton on Friday, although I decided not to use it as weather not great.

Did get across to Cowes on Friday and then Poole on Saturday on rib.

Graham, now that your boat is no longer at LM I do hope this will not stop you from coming down and cruising with us. You would have enjoyed the Sunday run. My brother Philip came over from Poland and had a great time. We will do it again but clockwise

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Old 18-04-2006, 10:31
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Andre,
Did you all do the trip on one tank full or did any of the boats need to refuel on IOW if so where is the best place?
I've been to Cowes a few times but on idea where the fueling point is. Only my boat would definately requier more petrol to get back from the IOW which I intend to go to sometime this summer if we actually get a propper calm period this year.
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Old 18-04-2006, 17:30
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Andre,
Did you all do the trip on one tank full or did any of the boats need to refuel on IOW if so where is the best place?
I've been to Cowes a few times but on idea where the fueling point is. Only my boat would definately requier more petrol to get back from the IOW which I intend to go to sometime this summer if we actually get a propper calm period this year.
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You can refuel in Cowes or Yarmouth. we all put fuel in cos better to be safe then sorry.
I left LA on a ful tank (110ltr) and put 37 ltrs of diesel in at Yarmouth

When I fill up the next time I will know how much fuel was used for the whole trip. Mind you different weather conditions during the second leg

as for Steve and Phil then I cannot comment

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Old 18-04-2006, 18:01
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as for Steve and Phil then I cannot comment

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110lts? Petrol ing hell better start saving.

As Steve and Phil where running outboards it would be interesting to know the amount they burned.

Luckily I've sold the idea to my pal Carl and told him it will be 60 each. Plus we are planning an overnight on the boat in Lymington.
I hold 120lts which should easily get us to Lymington Yacht Haven even in my gas gusler and refuel there for the run back.

Roll on the good weather, although I have never cruised with Carl in calm seas. When we hit the water it always turns into 'The perfect Storm 2'.
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Old 18-04-2006, 18:11
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Robbie

cannot comment how much petrol you will use. What does Salamis burn per mile say if you take the short cut perhaps 50 miles each way

Look at the chart, work out a route , calculate the Nm to where you want to go and back and you will more or less have an idea of the fuel bill . Perhaps 60 each will be OK

As my rib is diesel the cost of the 37 ltr was only 19.00 and a bit

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Old 18-04-2006, 19:42
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As a holder of a powerboat level 2, a RYA shore based Day Skipper and ICC. I have studied the cart and short of going over Selly Bill. Where is the short cut?
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Old 18-04-2006, 20:52
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As a holder of a powerboat level 2, a RYA shore based Day Skipper and ICC. I have studied the cart and short of going over Selly Bill. Where is the short cut?

Robbie, I guess you have a GPS. if so then head for the Looe 50degree 41.63'N and
00 degree 45.08'W this is Looe channel east 1 M SE of the MIxton red beacon (keep well away from the beacon at low water
then head for Looe channel West , 1 ca NW of Boulder green bouy 50 degree 41.61'N and
00 degree 49.14'W
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Old 18-04-2006, 22:15
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Andre this is brilliant. Some real navigation for a change, trouble is as I'm going down to the boat tomorrow I've had to take all the bits back out of the car.

I usually go towards Brighton and Shoreham and settle for marking off position every 20mins.

I've only rounded Selsy Bill twice before and one of them was in my old boat MAEDROMA which had a draught of about 1ft so no real problems there. Also both times where at high tide.

I've spoken to Carl and we are looking to have a go first week in May if it calms down for a couple of days. Idealy we will leave well into a flooding tide, but you are quite right we could round Selsy at any state of tide on the way back. So Street and Boulder are well marked up on the chart.

I asume you go round 'Owter Owers' on clockwise IOW trips as it is around 10 miles out and acording to Rod it can get very choppy out there.
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