Across the Channel
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.