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Old 03 August 2018, 16:17   #31
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Fairly flexible this end regarding the return run, quite happy to see what suits the majority. I’ll monitor 72 , cheers Lee
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Old 05 August 2018, 05:06   #32
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Well this was a very long day from me as I had to leave home at 4 AM in order to leave the Dry stack at 6 get to Yarmouth for 7 to fuel up and meet up with Lee at 7:30 outside Yarmouth Harbour. I got home about 8 PM and totally shatted

It was a superb cruise the weather conditions could not have been better and for the return trip the seas were even better and managed to maintain for most of the journey 32/34 knots

I have attached the route from AIS and a screen shot from my Simrad NSS9 . The crossing time to Alderney was approx 2 hours 30 minutes from the Needles and the return to the Needles was spot on 2 hours. The timing listed is from SDS to Alderney and the return from Alderney to SDS

Lee many thanks again for coming you with the idea and thanks for the company. On the return route 3 ribs Blackadder , Katy, Grey Mist and one Targa which goes by the name of "Watershed"

It was good to leave early as it gave us more time for sightseeing. This was my 4th visit by rib and for sure not the last one as I will be back this coming Thursday and then on Sunday.
My first even visit was back in 2002 on route to St Malo a cruise then organised by HMS of Rib International. I was in my first demo rib a Parker 630 diesel. Size matters if you want to stay dry but it can be done
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Old 05 August 2018, 07:25   #33
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Fantastic day, Andre was good entertainment going across, sea conditions were a little lumpy and grey mist was completely out of the water on a number of occasions I’ll try and edit and post a vid when I get a sec. Beautiful little island, amazing weather and great company, must do it again soon
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What a perfect day for it! We were approaching the east-bound TSS on our way to Alderney under sail when a pack of boats went past a couple of miles off our starboard side, heading back to the Solent. I wondered if it was some of the Ribnet group, and saw Blackadder and Watershed on AIS, Grey Mist must have been hiding in the targets as well.


All the time we were sailing across, I was thinking how perfect the conditions were for RIB'ing - could have got there in a tiny fraction of the time :-). Oh well, after a slightly noisy night in Alderney thanks to the 24 hour festival music, we came to Guernsey this morning, and hopefully Roscoff tomorrow morning.

I look forward to seeing Lee's video of this adventure!
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Old 05 August 2018, 13:06   #35
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What a perfect day for it! We were approaching the east-bound TSS on our way to Alderney under sail when a pack of boats went past a couple of miles off our starboard side, heading back to the Solent. I wondered if it was some of the Ribnet group, and saw Blackadder and Watershed on AIS, Grey Mist must have been hiding in the targets as well.


All the time we were sailing across, I was thinking how perfect the conditions were for RIB'ing - could have got there in a tiny fraction of the time :-). Oh well, after a slightly noisy night in Alderney thanks to the 24 hour festival music, we came to Guernsey this morning, and hopefully Roscoff tomorrow morning.

I look forward to seeing Lee's video of this adventure!
yes that was us

this is Part I from my GoPro. Departure Yarmouth and passing the Needles



some may not like the loud sound from the twin diesel engines but the GoPro is just above the engine box hence the noise . Anyway the sweet sound of diesel engines
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Old 05 August 2018, 14:56   #36
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https://youtu.be/cBbNoxtl8rY

Not diesels

However, I’m guessing Andre might have used a little less fuel than we did...........lol
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Not diesels

However, Iím guessing Andre might have used a little less fuel than we did...........lol
Nice footage Lee thanks for sharing. This is the first time I have seen any footage of "Grey Mist" taken from another rib.

I used 271 L in total but 120 L to Alderney so 11 L more on the return passage. When I got back to SDS I still had 50 L in both tanks

I must say my skydex flooring made a huge difference. There were countless landings and to be expected my back is a bit stiff today. Hopefully by Thursday it will be ok
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Old 05 August 2018, 16:23   #38
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We did about 370 litres and you had the slightly longer run in the Solent back and forth to Southampton - but I do love the verados!
Spent today with the family relaxing in Newtown creek recovering from yesterday’s fun
I’m not surprised your back is a little sore, as you know it was fairly rough in places on the way over and you certainly were getting slammed around, I think we had it a little easier with the longer boat , good effort though!
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..... got home about 8 PM and totally shatted...
I'm guessing it's the pounding and the lack of heads on board. It sounds like a good day was had by all though.
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I'm guessing it's the pounding and the lack of heads on board. It sounds like a good day was had by all though.
SKYDEX did reduce the shocks . Lack of heads on board does not make a difference as with full fuel and no persons the weight is just over 3400 kg . A heavy rib with the right HP handles well and does not slam. Grey Mist is not a racing rib and to cruise along at 30/32 knots in those conditions was just great fun. The engines prefer 26/29 knots and the fuel economy is fantastic

It was a great day and going back on Thursday but this time to Jersey .
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