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rossfloyd

Bristol Channel
« on: Sep 20, 2019, 7:14 pm »
Are there any other craft operating in the Somerset/ North Somerset area these days?   We used to be very active and it now seems deserted.


I was planning to organise another charity run next year but if there are no active operators it isn't worth doing any planning. :-(


Is it that operators are not members of this club, that they just do their own thing or that they've given up ?

Ian Brooks

Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #1 on: Sep 20, 2019, 8:24 pm »
I would support a charity run. Might fly in from Gloucester if the weather and tides are favourable!
Ian Brooks
Gloucester, UK

Mike Bingham

Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #2 on: Sep 20, 2019, 10:31 pm »

I'd be happy to join, in subject to a few hours test flight  piloting the surveyor before hand and timing that fits with my present commitment. :)

Mike B

Nick Flint

Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #3 on: Sep 22, 2019, 6:25 pm »
MIKE--- your picture needs updating, or I won't recognise you---- ;)
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

joncurtis

Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #4 on: Sep 24, 2019, 12:20 pm »
i am unwell so will not be flying for the foreseeable.

Al

Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #5 on: Sep 24, 2019, 9:04 pm »
i am unwell so will not be flying for the foreseeable.


I hope your on the mend soon Jon

Nick Flint

Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #6 on: Sep 25, 2019, 3:02 pm »
Sorry to hear that Jon. Precarious is good health.
At 70 it gets even more difficult.
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Kim Taylor

Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #7 on: Sep 25, 2019, 7:06 pm »
All the best Jon

rossfloyd

Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #8 on: Sep 25, 2019, 8:10 pm »
From us too Jon ! Ross 'n Gill

Ronnie L

Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #9 on: Sep 25, 2019, 8:44 pm »
Hi Jon
Karen and I havenít met you yet.
But hopefully when you are back on top we will meet and have a natter and go hovering.
All the very best


Ronnie and Karen

rossfloyd

Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #10 on: Oct 06, 2019, 10:37 pm »
From the responses it seems that the Bristol Channel club presence is down to one craft with another on the Severn and two supporting members.  What happened to all those craft parked up at Sharpness and on the River Avon for the charity run.
 :-[ :-[ :-[

nealwreford

Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #11 on: Oct 13, 2019, 7:32 am »
Hi Ross,I am new to the hovering scene - I have just completed a rebuild of a BBV3 and am based in Warminster. I have no experience whatsoever but I am interested in the idea of cruising and would like to join in with zany events in the SW and get hints and tips along the way. I am taking it down to Hope Cove near Salcombe the last week of October for its maiden voyage since the rebuild. Itís a nice smooth beach and shallow waster that is relatively sheltered if it is an offshore wind (hereís hoping for my week away). Beyond that I have no idea of any other sites to use it in the SW so any pointers would be gratefully received. I did ask the Salcombe Harbour Master if I could launch there an explore the creeks upstream but I got a very firm no!Cheers
Neal Wreford

Philip

Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #12 on: Oct 13, 2019, 1:27 pm »
Welcome to the group, those BBV's are a tough strong craft.
i recently ask one of our local harbour masters about the harbour speed limit,, was told 5knt but told not to do it as I'd get run over by everything else coming in :) :)
« Last Edit: Oct 13, 2019, 1:33 pm by Philip »

Nick Flint

Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #13 on: Oct 13, 2019, 2:27 pm »
Welcome Neal, If you hover over "about" on the forum at the top, a number of drop down articles will help you get up to speed on most things hovering, and cruising.
Like most "strange hobbies" this takes a little work to learn the whats to do (and NOT to do)  ::)
Always good to have new chaps, and there is a huge amount on here of past cruising events,
and its good to peruse whilst also watching average TV.
Marinising the electrics is (most definitely) THE most important aspect to get right before venturing into the salty stuff.
BRINE is extensively trained to seek and destroy anything that is not "marinised".
Articles on this available when you hunt around the forum,
Good luck.
PS FUN is there for the taking, just make sure its on YOUR terms! ;)
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Al

Re: Bristol Channel
« Reply #14 on: Oct 13, 2019, 4:47 pm »
Welcome.


I used to live in Warminster and spent around half of my life living in the Wylye valley.