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Old 01 March 2004, 04:53   #1
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Hope you dont mind us invading your forum - we are a group of friends who all own 24-25' GRP trailable sportscruisers. I think we are closer to you guys in terms of size of boats (but possibly not speed!) than we are to the huge white gleaming things on motor boat forums!

We have trailed the boats to Scotland, Ireland, and the South Coast in the past, but are now thinking of the Cornish coast for this years holiday. We would welcome any info on the area and any personal experiences of a one or two week cruise.

Any ideas on which publications would be best for us?

Hope you can help - if you dont feel you can I will quite happily log out and will only continue to read your posts as an interested outsider!

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Geraldine,

You might like to consider some of the notes I have made here:
http://www.biboa.com/cruising.htm
click on SW Cruise....... and read about some detailed cruising we do in Devon and Cornwall.
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Hi Geraldine,

If you need any info on South Devon especially the Salcombe area I'm happy to help,
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Welcome to RIBnet, Geraldine. I don't know about cruising in Cornwall but South Devon is beautiful so do take up Cookee's offer. Maybe he'll give you a guided tour! And if you ever cruise the Solent & Dorset coast, post here and you'll have plenty of people offering to join you - me included!

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Welcome to RIBnet! There's absolutely no problem with you joining in here, and it's always good to hear what other people are up to. I've moved this thread to the cruising section though as it seems like a more suitable place for it!

The most important book to get is a copy of West Country Cruising by Mark Fishwick which covers Portland Bill to Padstow plus Scilly. It's also great for a bit of armchair cruising in the winter

If you're going to Cornwall, the Fowey, Falmouth the Helford River and Penzance should all be high up on your list. Some of the smaller harbours like Mousehole are well worth a bit of effort to get into as well.

As Louise says, south Devon is well worth visiting too. Salcombe and Dartmouth are the most obvious, but again there are smaller places like Newton Ferrers that are wonderful.

Have fun!

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Old 01 March 2004, 07:28   #6
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Hi Geraldine,

Am fairly new here myself.
You will find them a great bunch of people.
I have.

And they don't bite, well not all of them anyway


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Thanks for your quick and very helpful responses.

We will look at the webpage that Brian suggested and also will definitely buy the book recommended.

We think we will do the Cornish Coast in the middle two weeks of August - possibly launching at Falmouth and recovering at Plymouth.

Will do the Solent for Spring half term - its getting quite difficult to fit four trailers and four wheel drives in at any marina though - although Mercury is never a problem thank goodness.

Once again, thanks for your responses and for being so friendly, we will certainly keep in touch.

Cheers

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Hello all,

Just noticed that one of our weeks in Cornwall will be 'Falmouth Week' - does anyone know if that will affect our ability to cruise the waters or to stopover in marinas etc?

Have bought West Country Cruising - brilliant book, thanks for the recommendation.

Antifouling going on this weekend, and should be back in the water next weekend - not a minute too soon...!

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Cruising around Falmouth area will be OK, but all Falmouth marinas will be full to the brim.

Just keep a good lookout for mad yachties who are more interested in racing than looking in front of them.
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