Originally Posted by two stroke mick
In you opinion is a 5m boat too small to make that run?
Sorry TSM, I missed that post. That's a "piece of string" question. The quick answer is that with the right weather, yes of course.
I took my old 6.5m almost as far up there in a day. However, I'm a very cautious type and I'm the worst person to ask - I have been towed back twice
I think what you're looking at is can you trust a weather window and your kit to hold up long enough to get home? Or can you raise a Plan B - a way home if it all goes pear shaped?
Watch the wave maps on Yr.no for a few weeks - you'll get a feel for the North Channel. Once you've crossed that, it's a fairly simple/sheltered run from there.