Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 13 August 2014, 03:45   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Boat name: Blue Ocean
Make: Ribeye 600
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yam 115
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 140
Poole to Cherbourg in September.

Hi,

On my bucket list for this year is a trip to Cherbourg from Poole.

This would be my first trip in this Rib (ribeye a600) so would like to go in company.

Leave early on a Saturday, cruise across at 20-25knts and have a big bowl of modules frites and a few beers for dinner. Stay over in the b&b near the marina and head back mid morning the next day.

I am hoping to go mid to late September. Dates flexible depending on weather.

Anyone fancy coming along, or have any tips if been before?

Andy
__________________

__________________
andyjcox1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2014, 04:13   #2
AJ.
RIBnet supporter
 
AJ.'s Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Warwickshire
Boat name: Impulse
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 140
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,020
When u say first trip in Rib, is that because it is new to you? In which case has it been serviced. Also I would recommend a blast out in it first locally so if there are any issues with it at least your on home turf and not in the middle of the channel.


Sent from my iPhone using RIB Net
__________________
AJ. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2014, 04:13   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Royal Wootton Bassett
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8,020
We did this last year, there's a hotel next to the marina

You'll be fine in a 6m ribeye. Just keep an eye on the weather.

Not going the Cherbourg this year but I'd go back to Alderney if I get time.
__________________
whisper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2014, 04:15   #4
AJ.
RIBnet supporter
 
AJ.'s Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Warwickshire
Boat name: Impulse
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 140
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,020
Also have you advised your insurance company and are you covered? Some won't entertain a trip on your own and are a bit more relaxed if you are going with other boats


Sent from my iPhone using RIB Net
__________________
AJ. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2014, 04:16   #5
Member
 
Trimix's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Hysucat
Make: Hysucat
Length: 8m +
Engine: Twin Suzuki 175's
MMSI: 235102645
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 861
RIBase
Hi Andy,
Im very interested in joining you if you want the company.
__________________
Trimix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2014, 04:40   #6
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,597
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by andyjcox1 View Post
Hi,

On my bucket list for this year is a trip to Cherbourg from Poole.

This would be my first trip in this Rib (ribeye a600) so would like to go in company.

Leave early on a Saturday, cruise across at 20-25knts and have a big bowl of modules frites and a few beers for dinner. Stay over in the b&b near the marina and head back mid morning the next day.

I am hoping to go mid to late September. Dates flexible depending on weather.

Anyone fancy coming along, or have any tips if been before?

Andy
I cracked a tooth on one o' them modules, hard b'stards they are.

The hotel Les Anglais is just a couple of minutes walk from the marina & very reasonable.
"La Pizza" is a good place to eat, it's by the main bridge on the west side of the harbour.
The "El Dorado" pub & micro brewery is worth a visit if you want a change from the usual eurofizz, & is more or less across the road from the Hotel Les Anglais.
Cite de la Mer is worth a visit.

I'd give it a minute though before you set off, it's minging out here at the mo. The sun is out, but the wind is relentless from the west.
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2014, 04:53   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Boat name: Blue Ocean
Make: Ribeye 600
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yam 115
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 140
Hi AJ,

The boat is not new to me but it would be the first time I cross the channel in it. I used to go across on other boats from Ramsgate to Calais, but not done the crossing with me as skipper on my boat Poole to Cherbourg. Good point on the insurance, I will check.

Hi Trimix,

it would be great to have you as company. I'll start to get some possible dates sorted and hope the weather plays ball
__________________
andyjcox1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2014, 05:13   #8
Member
 
Nick Hearne's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bucks
Boat name: Blue & Ding Dong
Make: Ribeye,SR4 & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: 115,50 & 15Hp Yams
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,242
Hi I did it last year too in the same rib, told my insurance and they were happy but they needed to be told to be covered.
I would not do it again if the weather was not very settled, going out was fun with a very big swell but coming home was 5 hours of hell with very confused chop coming in from every direction, not fun at all!
We stayed here Hôtel Cherbourg - Hôtel Chantereyne sur le port de plaisance * Cherbourg, hôtel avec vue sur Marina which is very covenant as it overlooks the marina.
+1 for the "El Dorado" pub they do a great platter of 5 beers on a wooden tray
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.JPG
Views:	162
Size:	149.8 KB
ID:	97906  
__________________
Member of the Ribeye supporters club!!!
Member of Bombard 380 Aerotec club
Member of SR4 club
Nick Hearne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2014, 07:39   #9
Member
 
Trimix's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Hysucat
Make: Hysucat
Length: 8m +
Engine: Twin Suzuki 175's
MMSI: 235102645
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 861
RIBase
Hi Andy,

Im cool with dates as Im flexible timewise. I read the report from last years trip which was done in bumpy weather with interest. So waiting till its good / OK is fine with me.

Also if you wanted to go any other time at short notice Im up for it. Pretty much any weekend / Friday-Monday is fine with me.

Ive been looking at distances / times and fuel consumption with this trip in mind and was planning on going soon, so your thread is well timed as obviously its better to go with another RIB.

If you fancy a pre-trip meet to sort out / try out stuff let me know. Im still experimenting with kit / RIB and stuff.
__________________
Trimix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 August 2014, 10:57   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Folkestone
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 52
I'd love to come along but pretty sure i wouldn't keep up with my Lil 50 on my 5.3 Tornado
__________________

__________________
alexg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:56.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.