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by NeilB
Sat Oct 19, 2013 13:23
Forum: Trips
Topic: Windy weekend 19th/20thOct ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2878

Re: Windy weekend 19th/20thOct ?

Considering Poole on sunday, as the tide is better.

Neil
by NeilB
Sat Jun 22, 2013 17:14
Forum: Trips
Topic: south coast 22 23 june
Replies: 7
Views: 2810

Re: south coast 22 23 june

Sunday at poole - prob whitley lake as there isn't much that can go wrong there. Early start needed as the plug gets pulled mid afternoon.

Neil
by NeilB
Sat Sep 03, 2011 17:56
Forum: Trips
Topic: Portland Saturday/Sunday
Replies: 12
Views: 3299

Considering going south tomorrow .. the wind is better at Portland but the tide is better at Poole?

Neil
by NeilB
Sat Sep 18, 2010 22:18
Forum: Trips
Topic: Ideas for Sunday 19th.Sept/Weekend
Replies: 28
Views: 8055

Portland or Poole? I am learning to Poole as the wind is slightly less. Seems odd reasoning, but I'd like a session where I have at least a little control.

Neil
by NeilB
Tue Jul 06, 2010 20:24
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: 4th July - Portland
Replies: 3
Views: 2158

I set off for Portland, but around Bristol I felt the car lose some power and a warning lamp started flashing on the dash. So I turned around and drove slowly home. It is some sort of engine management warning, perhaps an injector problem. The car is booked into the garage tomorrow. I was very grump...
by NeilB
Thu Jul 01, 2010 22:56
Forum: Trips
Topic: This weekend - 3/4 July
Replies: 11
Views: 4370

I am considering Hamworthy on Sunday. The tides are right for Poole and after such a long time it is a comfortable place to sail. I'll consider Portland if others are going.

Neil
by NeilB
Sat May 16, 2009 15:50
Forum: Trips
Topic: Sunday
Replies: 1
Views: 1711

Sunday

Strong wind (too strong?) forecast for sunday on the south coast. Perhaps a little bit too southerly. Anyone planning to go anywhere. I am thinking Hamworthy or Whitley lake due to the high comfort factor since I may have forgotten which end of the board is the front.

Neil
by NeilB
Fri Jun 20, 2008 20:09
Forum: Trips
Topic: Axbridge on Saturday
Replies: 22
Views: 11553

I am considering Hamworthy on Sunday.

Neil
by NeilB
Sat Sep 22, 2007 15:59
Forum: Trips
Topic: Christchurch on Sunday
Replies: 10
Views: 5263

I hope to be there. Last time I sailed in the harbour but it was a very strong day. This time I might give the sea a go. Will 15mph be enough to get through the waves? My only complaint about the harbour was that it was a fair distance up wind to get clear of all the moored boats, otherwise a lot li...
by NeilB
Tue May 08, 2007 14:13
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Tell me why (I do like Mondays)
Replies: 5
Views: 3679

I thought I'd better post something before rumours of me quitting start to circulate. This has been the longest break since I started so I headed for the relative security of poole (Whittley lake). Busy there of course but the traffic and parking were ok. I was somewhat apprehensive after such a lon...
by NeilB
Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:17
Forum: Trips
Topic: windy weekend
Replies: 12
Views: 7918

Didn't make it in the end - to much DIY to do and the forecast didn't appeal. I tried a strong south wind at Hamworthy once before and never got away from the beach. Graham was right to go for Portland.

Neil
by NeilB
Fri Oct 20, 2006 14:13
Forum: Trips
Topic: windy weekend
Replies: 12
Views: 7918

I am considering Hamworthy as the tide is high around midday. However, the wind will be very on shore. Probably Sunday for domestic convenience even though the wind may not be as good.

Overcombe might be a bit bumpy for me. Portland will be short of water.

Neil
by NeilB
Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:48
Forum: How to...
Topic: Techno e Med Fin Bolt - Any ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 8237

The techno large is a thicker board so needs a longer bolt. The only solution I know of is to get another shorter bolt or cut the one you have down to size. Nice stainless steel bolts are available from windsurf shops, but you'd get cheaper from a "nut and bolt" shop - they do exist, thoug...
by NeilB
Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:55
Forum: Kit for starting out / improving
Topic: Small/high wind sails
Replies: 4
Views: 9288

I have a newish 5.25m Storm which I use a lot. I could justify the cost of a smaller sail (and mast?) if means I get the best from those few precious days that I manage to get to the coast. I have to cherry pick my days so I only go if the forcast is "solid" ... unfortunately it has been a...
by NeilB
Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:39
Forum: Kit for starting out / improving
Topic: Small/high wind sails
Replies: 4
Views: 9288

Small/high wind sails

Having been blown off the water a couple of times this year I think it time I got a better small sail. I currently have a 4.2 and 4.7 north zeta, both very old. I was thinking of replacing these with something around 4.5. My starting point is either a Tush Storm or Rock, but can anyone recommend any...