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Solent Area[edit]

There is a couple of references to Selsey in the article. Strictly speaking Selsey is not in the Solent it is in the English Channel. Check Admiralty Chart 2036. Or put another way the Solent is to the west of Nab Tower, Selsey is to the east of the Nab Tower. Check any nautical reference and it will point this out, eg: The English Chnnnel pilot.Wilfridselsey (talk) 09:27, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Link farm[edit]

This article is over-linked. The references to sea,tidal, port, oak, forest, glacier give no detail pertinent to the subject, and just clutter and obscure the content.

Attempts to remove the clutter have upset people, so care must be taken resolving the problem

I agree, but it really isn't worth the bother if somebody likes it. Don't forget to sign your name, now, will you? Naturenet 18:23, 10 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Expensive ferries[edit]

The article says that the Solent "is renowned as one of the most expensive waters to cross by ferry in the world". I'm curious about this. Can someone who knows about this expand on it? Why is it so expensive? How much does it cost? I assume this expense is on a per-distance basis; some ferries travel much further, and must be more expensive. CDC (talk) 23:29, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

I think that this is hearsay and unverifably POV, although I'm open to persuasion. When I lived in Gosport exactly the same thing was said about the Gosport ferry. People just like to moan about ferry prices, despite the fact that the Solent is what makes the Island an Island, and if ferries were free the Island would just be a suburb of Portsmouth. Naturenet | Talk 12:57, 10 August 2005 (UTC)

No Man's Land Fort[edit]

Shouldn't this article include some reference to No Man's Land Fort? The Seventh Taylor 19:49, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

I now see that with a reference to Palmerston Forts this has effectively been done. The Seventh Taylor (talk) 03:33, 8 March 2012 (UTC)


Should there be a Solent (disambiguation) page as per WP:D? Especially with this article having a section entitled "other uses of the name" (two of which are linked to other articles). Booglamay (talk) 15:59, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

How wide?[edit]

Any idea how wide it is at its narrowest point? --Joopercoopers (talk) 23:02, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Source Was River Frome?[edit]

Can someone expand upon that fact considering the River Frome doesn't even empty into the Solent, anymore? I'm trying to picture exactly how this could have been the case, and can't. --Criticalthinker (talk) 09:48, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Done. Isle of Purbeck and Isle of Wight were formerly connected, with a valley south of Bournemouth fed by the R. Frome (and Avon at Christchurch). The Needles are all that's left. (talk) 14:37, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Merge Geologies[edit]

This article has two sections titled "Geology". Suggest merging them. Magicmike (talk) 12:34, 26 August 2013 (UTC)