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Old 06 June 2005, 17:03   #91
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I am still intending to participate in this (if i've still got a RIB) can others update so we can get an up-to-date list together?
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Old 07 June 2005, 10:13   #92
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The above dates still hold firm.
The July trip on 9/10 and 11th is lead by Andy Cox. Gingercoatie has asked for people to e-mail him directly if they want to go earlier at Whitsun time. Nothing has changed since you last posted.

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The above are the dates.
Andy is still leading.
I will be there if I can. So thats.........Andy (maybe me), Roy, you and .....er...who else?
It WILL be a brilliant trip.
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Old 08 June 2005, 19:07   #93
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i would love to come but have a load of questions as ive never done anything like this before.

i only have a small 4.2m rib - which ive only just bought second hand... im not new to driving a rib but am new to owning one - and have never ventured out of the fal estury before.

accomodation wise - is there a really cheap option - like camping - i expect its all booked up by now though.

what about pitching the tent on a beach somewhere...

has anyone ever used the ramp down at sennen - is there parking down there - i dont think i can carry enough fuel to go from mylor (where i normally launch)...

i have 2 young kids (6 and 7) they love the boat but would this be too much for them - is it best to leave them at home.

how much fuel would i need to take - what kind of pace do you do.

sorry to storm in to your thread with tons of questions but ive neve been to the scillies and always wanted to go in my own boat...
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Old 09 June 2005, 02:43   #94
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i would love to come but have a load of questions as ive never done anything like this before.

i only have a small 4.2m rib - which ive only just bought second hand... im not new to driving a rib but am new to owning one - and have never ventured out of the fal estury before.

accomodation wise - is there a really cheap option - like camping - i expect its all booked up by now though.

what about pitching the tent on a beach somewhere...

has anyone ever used the ramp down at sennen - is there parking down there - i dont think i can carry enough fuel to go from mylor (where i normally launch)...

i have 2 young kids (6 and 7) they love the boat but would this be too much for them - is it best to leave them at home.

how much fuel would i need to take - what kind of pace do you do.

sorry to storm in to your thread with tons of questions but ive neve been to the scillies and always wanted to go in my own boat...
At this moment in time I would recommend a less adventurous outing.
You can camp, certainly on St. Mary's and St. Agnes. The website links given earlier specifies the details.
I cannot comment on Sennen.
I would not take the children at this stage.
With regards to fuel. You will need to make a calculation. What is your fuel consumption. How many miles do you get from 1 Ltr. How far will you travel. Add at least 25% to that, and thats how much you need.
Normally the fleet goes at the speed of the slowest boat, but a 4.2 is below the average small boat on this particular cruise. A 15 to 20 knot speed is typical.
As I said, I would choose something a little less....er.....adventurous for your first trip of this kind. I normally organise a S/W Coast Cruise for families, small boats, people of a nervous disposition etc. where we go parallel to the coast for 30/40 miles and dont venture off-shore. This may suit you better. I believe one is being organised at Fowey this year.
An alternative may be to jump on someone elses boat the first time, and then make your own judgement from that experience.
The seas off Lands End can be quite intimidating sometimes (as I have found out to my cost if you watch the video "RIB Cruising", which features the unfortunate me, in a 6.2m boat). So the trip is not to be undertaken lightly in a small boat.

I have looked again at your profile. You do not seem to have a radio yet. How about a plotter?
Now whereas cruising in company is a very safe thing to do and I highly recommend it, you should be prepared to look after yourself in the event of your getting separated from the group (bad weather, fog, mist). For this you would be wise to consult the BIBOA website at www.BIBOA.com and check out the Cruising section for essential off-shore kit (flares?, First Aid kit? etc).
Compass? Paper Charts? All this is very dificult, I know, to stow on a small boat.
But it's your life (and maybe your kiddies) that's at stake here.
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Brian - thanks for the advice.

Yes i do have a radio - just havnt mounted the antenna yet - a friend of mine is obtaining the stainless steel for the a-frame so i can mount it. i have a silva s10 and a rib raider antenna.

ive bought a garmin 178 chart plotter / sounder - will be fitting that this weekend.

im waiting for my radio license and mmsi to come in the post and i have my src on 17th june at dreamseakers - by then ill have a-frame fitted and antenna mounted.

i carry spare spark plugs and tools - flares - fog horn - fuses - paddles - anchor - compass - first aid kit.

havnt got paper charts yet - im going to get those this weekend. (ive been told there is a chart shop near bosuns locker in falmouth)

i was going to go from mylor to fowey this weekend to get a good idea of fuel consumption and try out the new chartplotter/sounder - i did do about 50 nmiles in her a couple of weekends ago (truro to helford and zig-zagging everywhere in between) but it was my first time out so i was not really counting the miles or the fuel accurately (just kept filling a tank everytime i emptied it)

i have added a third tank to the boat now so i now carry 69liters.

i have been driving boats - towing skiiers for about 20 years (since i was 11) - they were just not my boats and never before had the opertunity to take them anywhere - now i have my own boat (all be it a small one) i want to go places.
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I admire your pluck and very good luck to you.
If you think that you want to trythis trip why dont you e-mail Andy Cox, trip leader.
Not till Monday though, he is doing the Cornwall Show at the moment.
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Thanks again - i do appreciate the advice - i will look into baby sitters for the kids - as your absolutely right - taking the kids - when i dont know what to expect my self would be irresponsible.

If i cant find any one to look after the kids for the whole weekend - how often do people do this trip - i might have to wait till the next one.
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havnt got paper charts yet - im going to get those this weekend. (ive been told there is a chart shop near bosuns locker in falmouth)
You are correct, there is an excellent chart shop called "Marine Instruments" next dooe to the Bosuns Locker.
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Afternoon all,

Have spoken with Mylor yacht harbour - no problem with car and trailer parking (also said no need to book)
Booked a b&b in Mylor.
Looking at camping when we get there. 7.20 per night and they do have showers. Haven't booked yet - must do!

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Scilly's - 9,10,11 July.

Hi All......sorry I've been a bit on the quiet side but it's been pretty hectic here for a while.....but at long last here I am!!

Could all interested parties please e-mail me direct on:

andrew@andrewcoxmarine.co.uk

Please include such information as.....name of skipper, name and details of boat, names and numbers of crew, launch or departure points on the Saturday morning etc.etc.

What I will then do is put together a list of runners and riders and create a group mailing list. I will then suggest RV points and times, basically creating a rolling start from the east.

Weather permitting, this is going to be a great cruise and a lot of fun, BUT as Brian has already said, although we will all be travelling in company, it's important that each boat is correctly equipped and prepared to travel alone in the event of getting seperated due to fog or other adverse weather conditions.

Cheers all

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