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Old 29 January 2008, 12:53   #21
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oh no, wont be the same with out you!!

If it's any consolation, if I don't make it I'll spend the whole weekend being peeved about it!
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Old 29 January 2008, 13:58   #22
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Stayed at the camp site opposite Fowey last year great area we did over 400 miles in the week, East to Salcombe and west to the Runnel Stone, south to Eddystone Rocks we we’re lucky and had good weather light winds and flat seas.
I would think that a trip to the isles of Scilly would be very weather dependant (you would need to ask a local who’s done it) and at least on the south coast you can go to other places instead of looking at the waves crash into the north coast. The distance going from the north or south looks to be very similar to me if you go as the crow flies over water
We got fuel in Salcombe £1.39 litre & Mylar £1.27 litre and I believe you can get it in cans in Looe at high tide as the garage is next to the harbour but I haven’t done it.

Pics of the slip etc at the camp site

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There are major 'cons' involved with taking the North coast route, but as these guys appear to have decided that that's the way to go, i'll keep quiet.
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Old 29 January 2008, 14:56   #23
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Old 29 January 2008, 16:16   #24
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There are major 'cons' involved with taking the North coast route, but as these guys appear to have decided that that's the way to go, i'll keep quiet.
Mollers Please don't keep quiet. You are local to the area I am not. I have spent a few weeks last year at Rock and lets face it the weather was crap almost every time i went however I got down as far as Newquay and St Ives on a few occasions and really enjoyed the run. However its fair to say I enjoy going out in rougher conditions more than other people may as does Matt.

I agree that weather and sea state would be a defining factor and ultimately I am not going to waste a precious weekend away (I am only allowed a few on my own) If there weather is not going to be suitable.

I have also put a call into Toby Budd who wrote the article on the Scillies for Rib Int to ask his advice as he has done this trip on many occasions and is familiar with both routes, however any advice you can give would be welcome.

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Old 29 January 2008, 16:51   #25
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Mollers Please don't keep quiet. You are local to the area I am not. I have spent a few weeks last year at Rock and lets face it the weather was crap almost every time i went however I got down as far as Newquay and St Ives on a few occasions and really enjoyed the run. However its fair to say I enjoy going out in rougher conditions more than other people may as does Matt.

I agree that weather and sea state would be a defining factor and ultimately I am not going to waste a precious weekend away (I am only allowed a few on my own) If there weather is not going to be suitable.

I have also put a call into Toby Budd who wrote the article on the Scillies for Rib Int to ask his advice as he has done this trip on many occasions and is familiar with both routes, however any advice you can give would be welcome.

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As i mentioned earlier, the South and North coasts are totally different beasts. 67Nm in 5m Ribs over there could, if it kicks up a bit, will be a long, long way. On this coast you'll never be more than a few miles from an easily accessible harbour. On the North, you'll have Newquay and St.Ives and not much else, with an onshore swell and high water, even these are a challenge. There are no facilities on that coast.
Perhaps trailering to Penzance and launching there might be easier for you. We sometimes use this option, there's a large carpark above the slip. It's just a case of securing the trailer and paying two lots of parking. It's a 30Nm crossing from there.
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Old 29 January 2008, 18:50   #26
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Even Roycruse crosses to the Scillies from Penzance and he's as 'adventurous' as they get
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Old 30 January 2008, 14:44   #27
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North coast needs good conditions

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Can only re-confirm that North Cornish Coast is not good if conditions deteriorate. very few 'emergency stop offs'.

10 weeks away
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the posted image is one like mine should be!

meet you all during the year.

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we learnt on the Weymouth run that you had had an accident. Hope you are fully sorted again soon. With no boat we got a 'fast run' down with Hot lemonV.
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Looks awesome, you will have some fun in that!! post some more pics when you can, love to see them!!
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Love the new boat Paul
Nice color scheme, looks like you can do some serious cruising in her.
Was getting lots of sympathy till they took my crutches away, just got to see out February and i should be ready for the big stuff late march early April.
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Old 31 January 2008, 07:53   #30
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Mollers Please don't keep quiet. You are local to the area I am not. I have spent a few weeks last year at Rock and lets face it the weather was crap almost every time i went however I got down as far as Newquay and St Ives on a few occasions and really enjoyed the run. However its fair to say I enjoy going out in rougher conditions more than other people may as does Matt.

I agree that weather and sea state would be a defining factor and ultimately I am not going to waste a precious weekend away (I am only allowed a few on my own) If there weather is not going to be suitable.

I have also put a call into Toby Budd who wrote the article on the Scillies for Rib Int to ask his advice as he has done this trip on many occasions and is familiar with both routes, however any advice you can give would be welcome.

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Our Scilly trips are planned in reverse. We look for the weather window that falls over a w/end and go on that. The problem with sea state is what's fine and fun running down either coast of the mainland can get shitty when you break Lands End into open water and then go really mental when the sea piles up over the shallow water that surrounds the islands. I've seen over 30ft of fresh air between Roycruse' prow and the bottom of the trough that's ahead of him on approaching the Scillies. On the otherhand, we've done over 200Nm of cruising around the islands out of Falmouth and not seen a ripple.
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