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Post by Prof Pat Pending Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:38 pm

I’m happy to say that the Thames meet is in its usual location on its usual weekend Smile

For those that haven’t attended before, we have the use of a large private garden in South Stoke (a few minutes downstream of Sheridan Marine, on the opposite bank) for the bank holiday weekend at the end of August.


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Plus code: 9C3WGVX4+96 (copy and paste into google maps for our exact location)

Boats will be welcome to arrive on the Friday and depart on the Monday or at any point in between.
As usual we have access for vehicles (falling trees permitting), secure parking, space for camping, caravans or campers.
There is a small slip outside the gate (too tight for a Freeman) and I suspect that Tony will be offering his usual mates rates deal for anyone wishing to bring their boat from further afield.

It’s a short walk into the village where there is a small community shop and a rather nice pub with rooms available for those who can’t attend by boat.
http://www.perchandpike.co.uk/
The beetle and Wedge is on the opposite bank, I suspect someone would be willing to act as a ferry if required Wink 
http://www.beetleandwedge.co.uk/


There will be a short interlude one evening while we raise a glass in Byrons memory.
Last year’s whip-round was used to buy a bench in Byrons memory

There is a £5 per boat per night charge to help with the maintenance of the moorings


As usual, please register using the events tab at the top of the forum.


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Post by Prof Pat Pending Fri May 31, 2019 10:06 pm

Don’t forget to register for the Thames meet folks Smile


If you’ve not put your boat on the Thames before, it’s well worth making a holiday of it. Tony Tugboats special rates for our meets makes it very affordable and you can be sure that your pride and joy is in safe hands 

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Post by Prof Pat Pending Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:18 pm

Now that all of the other meets are out of the way, a bump for the Thames meet Smile

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Post by F23 flittermouse Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:36 pm

@Prof Pat Pending wrote:Now that all of the other meets are out of the way, a bump for the Thames meet Smile
Thanks Pat for letting the Broads events hold centre stage and l hope you all have as successful a meet as we have just had at Salhouse... Despite the abysmal weather after the over hot lead up to it !
Twenty boats filled the whole mooring from interlopers ( would have been 26, but some couldn't make it for various reasons) including a 33 sedan which came from Goole, reputedly burning £600 of diesel in the process ( or it could be including the return journey ?)
Pictures to follow by the experts !!!

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Post by bigscale Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:41 pm

Seems a lot to me Dereck at £5 a gallon is 600 miles at 5 miles per gallon
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Post by Prof Pat Pending Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:52 pm

A pair of Sabres will make a mess of quite a bit of fuel Wink

Glad you had a great time Smile

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Post by bigscale Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:32 pm

A bit rich for my blood Pat but not knocking it each to there own
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Post by Chris Meyer Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:25 am

How are the numbers looking this year Pat? Have to say I'm embarrassed that Thames seem to lag behind in numbers when there is such a great venue. Having been to Beccles and Salhouse by road I consider Beccles to be the better Broads venue because of facilities. Is Salhouse so successful because there is a local cadre of Freeman owners who only have to travel 5 miles?  If that's the case whoever organises a meet at the bridgehouse Marina will instantly win the numbers challenge, there's at least 60 on site.

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Post by Prof Pat Pending Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:48 am

Only 6 registered boats so far, but I know of a few minutes yet to register.

Im afraid to say that the Broads seem to have more social boaters than the Thames  Sad

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Post by bigscale Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:46 pm

To Many Gin Palaces
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Post by F23 flittermouse Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:18 pm

Chris, less beer more wine is the answer !  Suspect

Fortunately the boaters that come to the Broads events regularly are a core of dedicated guys, Beccles is only successful because the majority still arrive from the North or Tony brings them, so your proximity theory is flawed. The number coming to Beccles from the southern Broads probably wouldn't number the six registered for the Thames, and getting new faces is still difficult

You are right that Beccles has more facilities, plus the (dare l say it) Beer and Food festival coincides ! 

Like any successful event, planning starts for the next one  as soon  as the current one finishes,so Beccles and Salhouse 2020 is already in the diary !

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Post by Chris Meyer Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:50 am

Maybe push it on the FB pages, the only upcoming group event on there is Tidal II, (August 15/16th) I suspect most of the FB users are unaware of this Forum, or rarely visit.  The facebook groups have the appeal of instant photo gratification, this is more for the serious seeker of the way.

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Post by Prof Pat Pending Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:57 am

I posted a bump and a link on both pages a couple of days ago Chris Smile

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Post by F23 flittermouse Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:28 pm

@Prof Pat Pending wrote:I posted a bump and a link on both pages a couple of days ago Chris Smile
Pat, get Dick to 'pin it' , it then remains on P1

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Post by Minerva Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:38 am

I seem to remember that this all started with sheridan when they used to organise a do every August bank holiday. I guess after having John Freeman there in 2007 it kind of peaked and then Andrew got fed up with doing it. I went a few times but missed the John Freeman one which I regretted, but the kids were young then and there was a lot going on, I can't remember what, but there was always a drama of one kind or another!

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Post by Benedict Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:32 pm

I will be there on Saturday. Worst case scenario will be by car and sober 😬

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Post by Prof Pat Pending Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:51 pm

What does that last word mean Question

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Post by Benedict Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:49 am

@Prof Pat Pending wrote:What does that last word mean Question
I have no idea, I was trying to impress everyone Embarassed
#neverownedamarinaletalonetwo

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Post by Prof Pat Pending Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:20 am

Just googled it

Sober

serious, sensible, and solemn.

"a sober view of life"

Doesn’t sound like you at all Ben

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Post by F23 flittermouse Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:14 am

@Benedict wrote:#neverownedamarinaletalonetwo
Love it !!!   I wonder who you are referring to Ben ( or should that be Da n)

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Post by pipedream Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:57 pm

@bigscale wrote:Seems a lot to me Dereck at £5 a gallon is 600 miles at 5 miles per gallon

We have filled up having got back to Goole at variously £1.15 to £1.30
Refueled at Arcle Bridge, Hull and Goole
Total fuel used 508 ltrs.
Total milage 412 NMi
1.5 ltrs engine oil
About 1.25 NMi per litre is about what we avereage when planing most of a trip

Would love to come to Thames Meet as I think everyone should pass through the capital on their own boat at least once.
May be next year, work and budget make this year unlikely
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Post by Prof Pat Pending Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:37 pm

Plan to join the tidal cruise in London, have a bit of a holiday then come to the mid Thames meet 🙂

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Post by GrahamW Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:50 pm

Hope to join you Fri/Sat, all being well. I sent an events form this am but the website went into 'maintainance mode' just as I sent it, so I'm not sure it got through.
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Post by F23 flittermouse Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:17 pm

@GrahamW wrote:Hope to join you Fri/Sat, all being well. I sent an events form this am but the website went into 'maintainance mode' just as I sent it, so I'm not sure it got through.
Hi Graham yes it definitely got through, (l get copies although not really involved with the Thames event) I'm sure you will be made very welcome !

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Post by Prof Pat Pending Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:25 pm

Hi Graham

There’s a aiming the leave Pangbourne meadows on Saturday morning, some others leaving Thames and Kennet at a similar time. Not exactly sure where the rest are, there’s usually someone ii Wallingford on Friday night. You are welcome to moor eon the meet site, but it may be a bit source* until Saturday

* Scarce ? Pat or is that HP sauce  Rolling Eyes

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