Originally Posted by bingosucks
room for a small one or is it for the big boys ?.... would be up for caravanning pebble bank too... looks a beautifull bay..... also wondering how long the trip would take with 15 hosses ?
Hi!.....let me just say its not MY trip, its OUR trip, its a sibfest so open to sibs, although ribs are welcome (me included) . the last IOW sibfest was brilliant fun. The bigger ribs I felt added a sense of security, as some of the trip was quite rough ( right Jessk9!) , and the currents extreme!
we are dependent on weather, on the day if you dont feel the weather is suitable you make the decision not to go. That said I have launched at Portland Harbour many times, and as it is walled it is sheltered, so it would have to be bad not to be able to have a bit of fun in the harbour.
How far, how long....i'm told 7 to 8 miles and thats 30 min at 15 mph which is quite sedate (Matth with a 3.8 Bombard and 15hp yam I reckon was cruisin at 20mph). but we wont leave anyone behind.
I felt on the IOW sibfest it would have been even better if more had camped and shared a beer or two!
the campsite rang me today and they have availability for that weekend, they can accomodate boats, and they are ok with rinsing the engines after use if needed.