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Re: What trips in company do people want to do in 2018

Postby Captain cod » 29 Dec 2017, 12:44

Sounds good my missus is always up for a pub lunch

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Re: What trips in company do people want to do in 2018

Postby Phil » 30 Dec 2017, 01:26

In addition to an IOW crossing (given I can’t make the trip in January), I’ve had my eye on checking out the old Red Sands WW2 forts/60s pirate radio station at some point:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maunsel ... prov=sfti1


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Re: What trips in company do people want to do in 2018

Postby chris moody » 30 Dec 2017, 09:45

Looks interesting. Do you have the lat / long coordinates of the forts location? Where is a suitable launch site?


Phil wrote:In addition to an IOW crossing (given I can’t make the trip in January), I’ve had my eye on checking out the old Red Sands WW2 forts/60s pirate radio station at some point:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maunsel ... prov=sfti1


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Re: What trips in company do people want to do in 2018

Postby Andy B » 30 Dec 2017, 12:24

How about Keyhaven?
I've looked into this myself.
It's a lovely place and sheltered. It also offers the shortest crossing point of the Solent.
There's plenty to see along the way and opportunities to go ashore.

My plan was to make my way around to Freshwater Bay for lunch and then return.
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There is plenty of parking some free if you're lucky :D

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A gentle trip out of the harbor to make sure you kit is in order,

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Then a short crossing from Hurst Castle to Fort Albert.

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A coastal trip up to Alum Bay and the Neddles.

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Then round the corner to Freshwater bay for lunch. there used to be a nice cafe in freshwater Bay :D

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Re: What trips in company do people want to do in 2018

Postby Phil » 30 Dec 2017, 13:53

chris moody wrote:Looks interesting. Do you have the lat / long coordinates of the forts location? Where is a suitable launch site?


I'm very much still learning the ropes with boating and haven't advanced to latitude and longitude yet. My current method of navigation is to select a point on my iPhone Navionics app and try to keep the boat pointed in the general direction of the line it charts :lol:.

I actually can't find the forts on the Navionics map, which is weird as it shows all sorts of other detail (e.g. sunken Spitfire wrecks!). The Red Sands area is about 3 miles offshore.

I launched from a nicely sheltered free slip just off Faversham with Alan from SE F-Ribs when I took my boat out for a test ride during the summer. I don't know the area other than that and actually can't remember which slip it was, but I've ringed the options on a boatlaunch.co.uk screengrab, which [unlike Navionics] shows the forts.
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Re: What trips in company do people want to do in 2018

Postby The Hobbit » 30 Dec 2017, 15:40

Paul wrote:
mattswan2512 wrote:Id like to do a number of 1 nighters if possible anywere people are up for it id also like to visit wales

+1 :thumbsup
Yeah it'll be good to visit further afield waters with a bit of help with local knowledge :thumbsup
I'd still like to visit the Thames estuary forts or the Welsh coastal areas and over to the east coast like Essex, Suffolk etc :idea:
:cheers


I'm keen on those too. Also keen on Wales too. The Mumbles is supposed to be good? :hugs :cheers
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Re: What trips in company do people want to do in 2018

Postby chris moody » 30 Dec 2017, 16:38

I'm liking the idea of Keyhaven, I've never explored that area at all.

If we pick the correct sea state Freshwater should be easily doable in Sibs.

I think we should start a separate thread for this in the trips section.

Andy B wrote:How about Keyhaven?
I've looked into this myself.
It's a lovely place and sheltered. It also offers the shortest crossing point of the Solent.
There's plenty to see along the way and opportunities to go ashore.

My plan was to make my way around to Freshwater Bay for lunch and then return.
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Re: What trips in company do people want to do in 2018

Postby chris moody » 30 Dec 2017, 16:40

This looks like a fun trip, I think we should explore this in more detail. Anyone else on here know that area well?


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chris moody wrote:Looks interesting. Do you have the lat / long coordinates of the forts location? Where is a suitable launch site?


I'm very much still learning the ropes with boating and haven't advanced to latitude and longitude yet. My current method of navigation is to select a point on my iPhone Navionics app and try to keep the boat pointed in the general direction of the line it charts :lol:.

I actually can't find the forts on the Navionics map, which is weird as it shows all sorts of other detail (e.g. sunken Spitfire wrecks!). The Red Sands area is about 3 miles offshore.

I launched from a nicely sheltered free slip just off Faversham with Alan from SE F-Ribs when I took my boat out for a test ride during the summer. I don't know the area other than that and actually can't remember which slip it was, but I've ringed the options on a boatlaunch.co.uk screengrab, which [unlike Navionics] shows the forts.
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Re: What trips in company do people want to do in 2018

Postby chris moody » 30 Dec 2017, 16:49

Martin and Paul

Would it be possible to copy the Keyhaven and forts posts from here into two new threads in the events section? These sound like two great trips for 2018
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Re: What trips in company do people want to do in 2018

Postby chris moody » 30 Dec 2017, 16:50

keep the ideas coming guys, we have already identified two new trips for next year :)
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