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Old 14 October 2013, 10:21   #371
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The French lady that served us was particularly helpful and forthcoming repairs made.
Was that meant to be "The French lady that served us was particularly helpful and forthcoming. Repairs made." ?

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Food was great, company was great and a fantastic evening was had by all and after went back to the hotel for more "Tipples"

Following day in the Marina the wind seemed to have eased
I know French food can be dodgy, but have you thought about charcoal biscuits?
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Old 14 October 2013, 10:43   #372
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Interesting debate about the force 8 forecast.

In my opinion each skipper makes the call based on the capabilities of the boat, skipper, every member of crew / passengers, safety equipment onboard, and if boating alone or in company (out on your own is very different to cruising with a group of other experienced ribnutters).

On this trip all issues encountered seemed to have been handled perfectly well by the collective group without needing any external help, so on that basis you can say that going was absolutely the right decision for the experience and equipment level of those present.

I think the key point is to have a passage plan and to have consciously made the informed decision on whether to go or not.

I have the utmost respect for those that did this trip (I would not consider myself experienced enough for a cross channel trip in a f8).

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Old 14 October 2013, 11:04   #373
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I believe the Ribnet Jury is only called in cases where people are observed not wearing lifejackets or killcords on flat calm sunny days whilst at anchor in sheltered waters. Crossing the channel in a force 8, on a well planned & equipped expedition falls outside the remit of the Ribnet Jury.
You're probably right with that one!!

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Trust you to start a debate Well done to everyone who went, I'm gutted I couldn't make it due to circumstances. I would of enjoyed the experience of a cross channel trip in testing conditions like that it's why we have ribs isn't it ? Yes HP you are a fine weather rib knob and yes we do have to drag you along screaming sometimes but as Del Boy says .. He who dares Rodney.. He who dares
Aye, not sure about "fair weather boater" as its never been "fair" on a cruise ive organised yet!! But yes, I do er on the side of caution. Mainly due to having been caught twice in dories and know how horrible a feeling it is when you are "caught" by weather. I'd agree though, he who dares does find out though. Anglesey showed me on a few occasions what our RIB will actually push through, particularly in the overfalls by middle mouse. You keep dragging and I'll keep pushing, we'll probably find the right limits!
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Old 14 October 2013, 11:52   #374
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Yeh, just get on with it and dont be dull!!

Which boat sustained the most damage and why?
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Old 14 October 2013, 12:13   #375
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I wouldn't have gone Friday, end of!

Same here regarding Friday's weather. I'd have stayed at home.

When we left, the forecast for Saturday and Sunday weren't that bad. If the forecast had changed for Sunday once we were there, my "plan B" was to either stay a few nights in Cherbourg, or just get the ferry back and go back to get the boat another day!
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Old 14 October 2013, 12:35   #376
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I recon the Friday mob are exaggerating, t'was just a bit "fresh"

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Marine observational data for Channel Light vessel 11-Oct-2013

time   wind wind   wave   wave
(UTC)  dir  speed  height period
0900h  030  35kts  1.5m   6sec
1000h  040  35kts  2.0m   6sec
1100h  060  27kts  2.1m   7sec
1200h  060  24kts  2.4m   7sec
1300h  060  21kts  2.3m   7sec
1400h  030  24kts  2.1m   7sec
1500h  010  26kts  2.0m   7sec

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I recon the Friday mob are exaggerating, t'was just a bit "fresh"

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Marine observational data for Channel Light vessel 11-Oct-2013

time   wind wind   wave   wave
(UTC)  dir  speed  height period
0900h  030  35kts  1.5m   6sec
1000h  040  35kts  2.0m   6sec
1100h  060  27kts  2.1m   7sec
1200h  060  24kts  2.4m   7sec
1300h  060  21kts  2.3m   7sec
1400h  030  24kts  2.1m   7sec
1500h  010  26kts  2.0m   7sec

...Just a Shame you never came!
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Old 14 October 2013, 12:54   #378
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Shame you never came!
(One of the 'Friday Mob')
Just teasing. I was one of the Saturday mob and that was entertaining enough.
A doff of the Gecko to all of Maximus / Hadd / Avocet for completing the Friday passage safely.
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Old 14 October 2013, 12:55   #379
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Good advice from gtb and thanks for the very comprehensive passage plan, worked very well.

Couple of items worth mentioning;

Gecko's an absolute must for a number of reasons, they kept the spray out of our eyes and kept the head warm. They also prevented a few injuries as the RIB was thrown from one side to another with the confused seas.

With the Gecko's on it was difficult to hear the VHF or anyone on board. Therefore some sort of intercom / earpiece would be invaluable.

Gloves leaked like a sieve, good quality waterproof gloves needed - any recommendations ?

Musto BR2 jacket and salopets leaked, not badly but enough !

My Dubarry boots leaked - first time in 14 years ! Maybe time for a new pair.

Boat handled the weather without a fault. However the Garmin chartplotter began to play up due to all the water on the screen. Locking the screen helped but not ideal.
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Old 14 October 2013, 12:56   #380
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Read the debate about go or not, there were some pretty hard core boaters among the group that went, and I know of one with huge amount of open sea miles under his belt, I'm sure that if the weather was dangerous he would have made the call, not taking a good trip away from these guys but you're only 35 miles from land at the most during the whole trip, mind you once you're over there you got to get you're boat back sooner or later
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