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Old 09 August 2016, 05:45   #11
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Ah ha, I had always assumed I could dry out with my Bravo 3 tilted up if the conditions were right and it was a soft/gentle landing with no swell, but must admit, I haven't looked that closely... Thanks for the warning!


I found my little video from last year sailing there (we had a small Avon Redstart to make it count as a SIB trip): . The Scillies are definitely some of my favourite islands, I hope the weather is as good as forecast for you! Loads of sunbathing seals to see on Menawethan as well, if you do a trip around St Martins.
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That RIB tent looks amazing!
Just thought the same thing Steve!...That's by far the best effort I've seen!!
....Makes my Tarp setup look Pants!

The south coast jump off is a lot easier compared to the North
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Old 09 August 2016, 09:31   #13
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That RIB tent looks amazing!
It was one of the benefits of having the covers made by a company that was used to making stuff for the Mediterranean market.

They are used to making big sun shades to cover the rear engine cover / rear bathing area, so adding the sides to make it properly waterproof wasn't a big deal.
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Old 09 August 2016, 12:09   #14
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Just got back from a Scillies trip. Ribcraft 5.85 with two seat pods then clear rear deck space. We took a double inflatable kayak which we strapped to the top of the tubes behind the seats. This system worked really well and if you throw the anchor down or pick up a mooring it's an easy paddle ashore from anywhere you are visiting. No need for proper tender / outboard .

Beware of rocks. Even latest chart plotters don't show them all. If in doubt wait a few mins and follow local boats around. Take a spare prop if you can.

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Arrived safely in Falmouth.
165 nm almost all against wind and tide - but at least they were in the same direction. 215 litres of diesel.
It's Falmouth week so everywhere is packed. Managed to get the last pontoon space in Port Pendennis Marina and had a perfect view of the Red Arrows display!

Hopefully on to Hugh Town in the Scilles tomorrow afternoon.
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Arrived safely in Falmouth.
165 nm almost all against wind and tide - but at least they were in the same direction. 215 litres of diesel.
It's Falmouth week so everywhere is packed. Managed to get the last pontoon space in Port Pendennis Marina and had a perfect view of the Red Arrows display!

Hopefully on to Hugh Town in the Scilles tomorrow afternoon.

You're certainly getting the miles in Mr G👍 Have a good trip.


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Slack water around lizard point would help if poss. Currently you have 15mph NW, which will pile it on when you break lands end. At the weekend it's forecast to go around SE and strengthen. That'll make your return a little lumpy.
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In Hugh Town currently. Trevor.Today were 2-3m swells wind over tide. Was heavy going in 7m rib Between the islands.
Safe passage!
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Arrived in Hugh Town after a lumpy crossing like Matt H. 64 miles and 81 litres of Diesel.
Looking forward to a sunny calm day tomorrow!
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Phew. Nice one!
I just looked for you. Shearwater looks great from the top!!
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