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Old 10 October 2005, 18:16   #1
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sib / rib trip to france in november

more details to follow but so far we have two ribs and a sib (bravely going where no other sib has gone before Atleast in november)
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GOD I am not towing a RIB to france and back if there is a ripple on the English Channel

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Sounds like a good plan to me!

When and where where you thinking? got a list of some possible dates?

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sib!
get mike to do it

we didn't have to tow them to eadystone and back on sat night. Bit mad if you ask me but people ahve said that about things I have don't in boats
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were you thinking da 12th of Oct?

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that is 2 days you mean november
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I could possibly be interested in coming along. Shat dates have you in mind.
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hmmmm not convinced.

Seriously Dave,

Is this really a good idea? I'm happy to do it with my boat in a perfect weather window but the SIB? Even if they can carry 70ltr of fuel it aint that much! Its going to be 3-4hrs worth of a trip if its perfect conditions.

How about fuel for the big boats when we get there? Can we guarentee a supply in Cherbourg?

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OK mike reckons he has range for 150 miles on a good day and setting off from Lymington sounds like a plan.

I spoke to Lawrence and he is hoping to bring his searider, if it good weather!

Simon are you up for it? We are hoping for a good weather window for the 12th of November.

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Across the Channel

Hi Guy's

I went across the channel last w/end with Mike C.

We launched from Dover slipway, there are 2 slips. 1 being quite wide and cobbled steep angle into water, soft shingle at bottom. I belive it is +/- 2hrs HW.

2nd slip is very narrow but ok if you are good at reversing trailer!!! very slippery at the bottom but can launch at all states.

We took Mike's 7m Humber Diesel accross weather was forecast a 3/4 which was about right on the day, it was quite a sloppy ride over with sea on the starboard beam. We went to Bolounge excellent place to go, good facillites and easy moorings food and drink are plenty the same goes for accommodation.

Sundays return was perfect zero wind and flat seas.

If you decide to go with the sib/rib really pick your weather window the conditions change very quickly in the channel and you do not want to get caught out there.

Good luck and hope it goes well for you.

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