Originally Posted by wolfie
OK , so whats the "minimum" spec for taking part in this cross channel thingy? i guess my little ones lilo with a paddle is out :-(
Don't worry, we're not BIBOA.
It's very much your call - if it's a gorgeous sunny day with flat seas you'll be able to run at a 30knts cruise which tbh even the biggest ribs would be happy to stay with you at. You've just got to be prepared for the return trip, potentially your stranded on a little island and there's a force 5ish whipped up... perfecty tolerable for something 6.6m+ (
keef) but in a searider 60nm of that is going to be hard.
Anyway everything is relative, the Dutch bloke I mentioned above is only 1m bigger and 50hp less powerful than us but he is prepared to travel 7/8 times the distance I would ever really travel in a day
Oh and as said above, jetski Paul has done it on his pwc 3 years running, so it should be possible as long as your sensible and you buddy up with a bigger boat.