Ok so going on from the top gear thread, who's interested in Pash1s idea of winding up a few rowers then clearing off to chatham for a party?
6 Fairline / Sunseeker / Doral
1 Air Nautique
1 Rib (that we might disown)
Darren and Taz with the phantoms I guess (what about the searay)
Pash1 with whatever he owns at the time!
So that's 18 before we start.
If John's happy we'll use the Boatmad name?
Friday evening hook up at St Cats and a few beers for the waterborn lads.
Saturday morning catch up with late arrivals aim for lunch at Chiswick Pier 12.00.
Leave at 2.00p.m. and head for Chatham. Approx 70 miles so 3 hours for the slower boats and PAsh1.
All through the lock and raft up on the event pontoon. Take advantage of the shower block which is probably the best in britain and up to the barbie area for food, drink and bollox talk about who got there fastest / wettest / upside down etc.
I'll organise the food but might need a hand as I'm prone to burning things when I'm drunk
I'll see if I can lay my boy's band on for the night (if Chatham are up for it).
Early morning lock for those interested and a days skiing / ringo / boarding etc in the Swale with lunch at Queenborough or on board.
Recovery possible at Wallasea / Chatham / Shoebury / Queenborough
Launch sites not too sure. Anyone?
Petrol. This is a bummer, No petrol on the Thames at all so you'd need to be full on launch and hope you make it to Chatham / Gillingham
I know from experience that the Revenger won't make it from Southend up and Back on a single tank (240 litres) and that's without gunning it.
roughly 20 quid berth for those at St Cats
Again 20 Quid for the night at Chatham
A fiver for the lunch berth at Chiswick
Food say a tenner a head
and that should be about it
So who fancies some?
Weekend in April or March?