Originally Posted by Anchorhandler
, we throw the little Zodiac Cadet in and use it as a tender to get to the beach...
We used to launch our first boat, which has now become our tender (2.6m Cadet with merc 3.3) at Dinard at make to crossing out to Cezembre quite regularly, now that is an adventure
I'm sure with the VM though you'll see past Cezembre, there are plenty of WAFIs and small powerboat owners who think a trip up there is a day cruise, but in the VM it becomes a matter of 8/9mins or less if its rough and theres no one about.
Chausey was a regular haunt of ours in the 4.2 Zodiac, but once again is an evening pootle in the VM.
We've done the 34 miles to Jersey in 1hr 7mins, in a f3 but when it was 6 gusting 8 it took over 3 and a half hours. Around here the sea is very variable.
Next season we plan on exploring Sark and Herm in more depth, having only paid a fleeting visit last year.
Minquiers is also pretty, and plenty of places to explore
We spent a week over to the west last year too, visiting Brehat and Ploumanch both of which were absolutely gorgeous, the entrance to Ploumanach is absolutely spectacular.
From our cruising so far, around 80miles/day is the maximum for pleasure, up to around f4. (Obviously further is possible but its stupid not to visit the little ports along the way
I know you're familiar with the area, but a boat like the VM has a massive cruising capability in very adverse conditions, and I think you will be surprised how effortless covering large distances can be
P.S. What aux are you planning on strapping to the bracket - or not as the case may be
P.P.S. How have you managed to retain the engine cover if you're changing the name?