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Old 18 July 2009, 08:53   #1
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Hi, I'm fairly new to RIB's but not to boating. I recently got my old hands on a nearly new Zodiac Yacht Line 380 Deluxe with a Yamaha 40hp 4 stroke bolted to the blunt end. It fly's real good on the lumpy stuff but is also very stable when steady away with the family onboard. I love it! However, I live in Leeds, Yorkshire (yeah, I know, flat cap-n-whippet), and I would love to do some cruising with like minded people who know their stuff and wouldn't mind passing on the odd bit of advice here and there. I would like to learn basic navigation. I've done a few short trips from Bridlington to Hornsea and then up to Flamborough and back which have been great but I need more than just aiming the pointy bit in a certain direction and going for it. Problem is I don't want to be trailing all day to the south coast or Bristol or Norfolk etc, not unless its a long weekend and going to be worth it. I would prefer either the East coast, somewhere between Sunderland and Grimsby, or the West coast between Morecambe and Porthmadog which are within a few hours drive. Does anyone cruise on a fairly regular basis in any of those areas and would you like the company of small RIB at some point.


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Old 18 July 2009, 10:44   #2
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I'm in Staithes just North of Whitby, your more than welcome to come across for a run out. I haven't finished my SR4 yet but it shouldn't be long honest!

How far are you wanting to go? Whitby is the best place to launch around here.
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Old 18 July 2009, 11:43   #3
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Hi Chewy, the invite is a good one thanks. I've seen the slip at Whitby and it is ideal for me as I don't have a 4x4 yet. I have some work commitments over the next three weeks but would like to come over once that's out of the way. I'm not too bothered about going too far and I'm sure there must be one or two interesting sights up the coastline. The more experience I can get the better, as long as its not of the bad type.

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Old 19 July 2009, 17:13   #4
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I have just come back from a week in Whitby, its a fantastic place but the north sea can be choppy . Im from Hull hence the boats name but live in Notts. Been boating for years but only had the rib a few weeks so still getting the feel of it, no probs re navigation etc happy to pass on a few tips. I would like to do whitby to Hull or the other way with a few other like minded ribbers, I did it during my day skipper pratical a few years ago on a 46 footer, its about 90 miles, so on a good day with the tide its about 5 hours, perhaps 3- 6 boats and some skippers with some experiance to help the others would be best any takers
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Hi Humber Tiger
Your cruise sounds great and I would love to have a stab, but would I be ok in a 3.8 RIB for such a cruise - don't mean to sound stupid but I'm a bit of a novice and don't have that much confidence yet. Also, where is there a slip, I only know the one at the Humber rescue station under the Humber bridge.
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Hi, I am interested in the jolly you are all talking about, I am happy to go either way from Whitby.
I have launched there many times before.
If you can pin down a date I'll let you know if I can make it or not.

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Old 19 July 2009, 18:05   #7
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Hi All, not sure if a 3.8 rib could handle 90 miles of the north sea, advice is needed from more experianced ribbers please. Im thinking some time in August but not 8th to 14th as in Anglesey, and not a Saturday when Hull city are at home. Not sure about a slip into the Humber but there must be one
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Hi All, not sure if a 3.8 rib could handle 90 miles of the north sea, advice is needed from more experianced ribbers please...
North Sea - I dunno, North Channel - yes. I recently accompanied an SR4 from Donegal (Ireland) to Islay (Scotland) on a one day return trip, about 90Nm all told. The SR4/Yam50 handled the F3-5 just fine and carried enough fuel to (just) complete the trip without shore refueling (I carried the reserve and the mid-channel picnic/s).

Driver experience and confidence is pivotal in a trip like this. Assume that you will have to complete the leg solo. Be responsible for your own navigation, comms, food, safety, etc.

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Old 20 July 2009, 17:12   #9
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Hi Bam bam

perhaps we are being a little ambitious may be better if we do a shorter trip and spend a little time giving you basic navigation and safety info, How about whitby to Scarborough and back its about 45 miles.
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I was thinking more Whitby to Staithes, nice short trip to start with and basic navigation. You can pop into Runswick and have a bite to eat if the weathers nice or just have a look around?

I think fatigue in your SIB will be a problem even if the weather is fine.

It only takes about 20-30 mins doing 30kts to get from Whitby to Staithes.
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