Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 30 October 2006, 15:50   #41
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Birmingham
Boat name: Darwin
Make: Ribeye 650 Sport
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150HP
MMSI: 235038283
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 183
Send a message via MSN to AndyB007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biggles View Post
No probs with any one that wants to come.

Has anyone actually done this run ?

I have plenty of questions to ask.
No substitute for experience, but YBW ran an article a few months back on crossing the channel with routes, waypoints etc. I got a copy as it was something I had in mind doing. I will scan it as it may answer some of your questions.

Andy
__________________

__________________
AndyB007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 October 2006, 16:11   #42
Member
 
Louise's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading
Make: None
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biggles View Post
Has anyone actually done this run ?

I have plenty of questions to ask.
Quite a few of us here have done this trip. I suggest you ask your questions and between us we'll do our best to answer them.
__________________

__________________
MUM POWER!
www.biboa.com
Scorpion RIB Group on Facebook
Louise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 November 2006, 13:25   #43
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Portchester, Hants.
Length: no boat
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 584
Send a message via AIM to Aging Youth Send a message via Yahoo to Aging Youth
Run To The Channel Islands

Hi Guy's

I would certainly be up for this. Some cautionary advice.

For all boats that are sub 6m. Your weather window would be fairly critical, Idealy sub F3, for at least a few days. I would not want to do this trip if it was greater than F4. We were extremely lucky on our last trip across Millpond Flat, however I have turned back 25 miles out in an F6 on a gin palace!

Fuel capacity should not give be too much of a problem I would suggest eveyone had at least 100lts maybe a bit more.

If I can be of any help please ask. By the way Brian is a Top Bloke and would certainly show you the sights.

Cheers
__________________
Aging Youth
Aging Youth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 November 2006, 15:36   #44
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Oakley
Boat name: Zerstörer
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF 140
MMSI: 235050131
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,931
Okay,

Thanks for the info. I agree with regards the weather window. Maybe we need to set a couple of weekends aside with a view to picking the first one that comes along with good conditions. Its the most crucial part of the voyage so we at least have to get that right.

What does everyone think shall we set three prospective weekends aside over the period May/June or June/July. This is so we aren't forced to go on a particular day.

Thoughts please.

With regards fuel. I'll be taking lots and some empty cans to make the most of the cheap Channel Islands stuff.
__________________
http://www.xfire.com/download/
Biggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 November 2006, 17:26   #45
RIBnet supporter
 
Ian M's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: New Milton
Boat name: Jianna
Make: Osprey
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 E-TEC
MMSI: 235076954
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,933
My thoughts are that I would prefer the June/July window, as I think that on balance there is more chance of a good weather window. I also think that as plans progress we should meet up as it is so much easier to get things done when you are face to face. Happy to do my part of the planning
__________________
Ian

Dust creation specialist
Ian M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 November 2006, 18:48   #46
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: worthing
Boat name: ribtec 535
Make: ribtec 535
Length: 5m +
Engine: 2x 40hp mariner
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 22
Im happy for dates in May/June/July. Having plenty of notice would be easy for me to get time off. So i will go with the flow.
Cheers
pete
__________________
borat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 November 2006, 03:04   #47
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bembridge
Boat name: Mellow Yellow
Make: Scorpion Pioneer
Length: 9m +
Engine: Outboards Twin 250's
MMSI: 235024352
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 93
Dear All We would be up for the cruise, went there for lunch, and back this year, so it would be nice to stay a little longer in order to have a good look around the Island, and take in a bit of history. Thank you Brian for your welcome, we will look foreword to meeting up with you again next year. All the best Martin & Stephanie
__________________
M Humphray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 November 2006, 13:38   #48
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: none
Length: no boat
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 283
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aging Youth View Post
Hi Guy's

I would certainly be up for this. Some cautionary advice.

For all boats that are sub 6m. Your weather window would be fairly critical, Idealy sub F3, for at least a few days. I would not want to do this trip if it was greater than F4. We were extremely lucky on our last trip across Millpond Flat, however I have turned back 25 miles out in an F6 on a gin palace!
I believe that was the same day I crossed in my then 5.8m Ribcraft with my daughter and father. Was a lot nicer the next day.
__________________
Regards

Martin
mstacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 November 2006, 18:23   #49
Member
 
Country: Other
Make: FB 55
Length: 10m +
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 1,711
Damned right Martin. You, your Dad and daughter deserved a medal for pushing on to Herm whilst some other well-known ribsters turned back!
__________________
Charles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 November 2006, 04:35   #50
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,263
I'd just like to register my interest on this one if theres still room for another.... (Sounds a bit more suitable than the cruise to the Bay of Biscay )
__________________

__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:58.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.