Originally Posted by ollyit
Would love to do that in my searider, is there anything dangerous to look out for - havent got any charts for the island yet?
If your going to do it get yourself the charts and a Marine GPS so you can enter waypoints.
The first time I did the trip was in May in heavy fog from Yarmouth to Sandown. 100 meter visibilty but it worked because of the GPS.
Also make sure you take plenty of fuel, food and drink. The south west IOW is pretty barren.
And go with another boat. One that is capable of towing you if you break down.
Thats the last of the lessons, pick a good day and it shouldn't be a problem in a searider. Its a bit different to just going to Cowes for lunch, that long stretch along the south side really opens your eyes up to what its like to travel a fair distance on a boat.
We are contemplating France but feel the paperwork will probably stop us.
My mate wants to fill both boats with cheap tobacco !!!!