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Old 09 August 2017, 11:56   #1
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Planning a round uk trip june 2018

I am interested in planning a round uk trip in June 2018 for a kids charity,I am open to any advice or comments and are looking for any other people fancying the idea I would ideally like at least another two boats or any local people to join us to do part legs with local experience ,I plan to start from Holyhead if I can get a few interested parties ,I will be doing it in a 8.75 scorpion with a KAD 300 inboard and would like to think I could do around 250 miles a day if weather is kind to us, I don't want to beat any records and want to enjoy it, any comments or advise would be appreciated, this is in its very early stages at the moment
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Old 09 August 2017, 13:24   #2
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We could be up for parts, although perhaps not all of this - 6.8m RibCraft 225 opti. Let us know how you're plans go.
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I will be doing it in a 8.75 scorpion with a KAD 300 inboard and would like to think I could do around 250 miles a day if weather is kind to us, I don't want to beat any records
Nice boat for it. 250 miles is a fair stretch - what do you normally cover in a solid day's cruising? No records - you'd need to be doing an average of 40-50kts...
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Assuming a 25 kt average and bearing in mind you need to refuel both the boat and yourself, I would guess a six hour day or 150 miles would be a more realistic average particularly with a bit of faffing around arriving and leaving marina / mooring.
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Nice boat for it. 250 miles is a fair stretch - what do you normally cover in a solid day's cruising? No records - you'd need to be doing an average of 40-50kts...
To be honest only had this boat for about 2 months so not really had a solid days cruising in it yet just been getting confidence in it
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Assuming a 25 kt average and bearing in mind you need to refuel both the boat and yourself, I would guess a six hour day or 150 miles would be a more realistic average particularly with a bit of faffing around arriving and leaving marina / mooring.
The boat is comtable at 38 Kt at 3000 rpm weather permitting you may be right about the 6 hour depends on what boats go and weather thanks for the reply and I need to get fitter at the moment
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Assuming a 25 kt average and bearing in mind you need to refuel both the boat and yourself, I would guess a six hour day or 150 miles would be a more realistic average particularly with a bit of faffing around arriving and leaving marina / mooring.
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For the non-record breaking stuff - I'd concur 100%

This has been my personal experience - six hours burning, 150 Nm is a decent day. 200Nm is achievable, but IMO would require excellent conditions and a ground crew to deal with the logistics.
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GuyC has it spot on, to do a 25kn average would be the normal in good weather conditions. I have done some great long-distance RIB trips, last week in May 1st week in June ( 7mtr rib ) but with the gulf stream sitting so far south, a round UK would be hellish given the windy conditions we are now getting. Have a look at Miford Haven to Dublin – Portaferry – Bangor – Ballycastle or Rathlin – Campbeltown or Troon – Portpatrick – Peel Isle of Man – Hollyhead – Miford Haven & add in a few days for the ruff stuff.

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GuyC has it spot on, to do a 25kn average would be the normal in good weather conditions. I have done some great long-distance RIB trips, last week in May 1st week in June ( 7mtr rib ) but with the gulf stream sitting so far south, a round UK would be hellish given the windy conditions we are now getting. Have a look at Miford Haven to Dublin Portaferry Bangor Ballycastle or Rathlin Campbeltown or Troon Portpatrick Peel Isle of Man Hollyhead Miford Haven & add in a few days for the ruff stuff.

All the best Callum.
Thanks for the advice , what the roughy distance of that trip
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Likewise, I plan on 25kn, and anything extra is a bonus!

Don't overlook how tired bashing along in a RIB for 6 hours at 25kn+ actually makes you, especially if going solo. A lot of concentration, continual steering/throttle inputs, bracing against waves, navigating, keeping a good look out, etc. When I did my first long trip, that was the thing that most caught me out, and something I hadn't really considered, having only ever previously done 1-2 hour hops before stopping somewhere, usually for lunch!

If solo I find I tend to have a 5min break every hour or so for a drink of water, check the engine compartment, check kit is still where it should be, maybe grab a snack, and just loosen up for a few mins after holding wheel and throttle for so long.
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