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    Default Slow boats from Studland

    To save a bit of time and give us a bit of a head start I'm pondering picking up one of the visitor moorings in Studland that belong to Pub on Thursday evening. Any thoughts on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colhel View Post
    To save a bit of time
    Why waste the time - Go over night Thursday!
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    or at least go to Swanage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyInBed View Post
    Why waste the time - Go over night Thursday!
    I see your point, but it'll be a long day for us, and I need my beauty sleep!!

    Would there be much of a time saving if leaving from Swanage? All I'm thinking of is being in a position where we can just go without having to negotiate Poole Harbour at night. And there's a pub.

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    Rather depends on the weather forecast, but I think it can be a good idea. In a smaller boat I reckon every hour saved in the morning is (a) another hour's sleep before setting off and (b) an hour shorter crossing.

    Also leaving from a buoy is a lot less hassle that leaving a permanent berth.

    Certainly one of the options I am considering is to leave Chi Marina on Thurs evening and pick up a buoy near the harbour entrance

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedouin View Post
    Rather depends on the weather forecast, but I think it can be a good idea.
    well if the prevailing wind takes place it would be a slightly better point of sail. But Swanage would be better, but a bit further to go on Thursday evening. Would the overfalls off Peveril Ledge cause much of an issue on a Neap tide? Thinking if we have to hug the coast for a while before catching the wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colhel View Post
    well if the prevailing wind takes place it would be a slightly better point of sail. But Swanage would be better, but a bit further to go on Thursday evening. Would the overfalls off Peveril Ledge cause much of an issue on a Neap tide? Thinking if we have to hug the coast for a while before catching the wind.
    Peveril is very much a tidal overfall, and pretty benign on neaps.

    What it costs you on Thursaday you gain on Friday - I know I am stating the obvious but if the principle is sound....

    Swanage has more pubs too

    Leaves a nice short sub 60 miles run to Cherbourg

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