Thankyou ALL for your comments / advice. I have read all of them
There seem to be 2 distinct camps here !!
and the Cant's
If the weather is favourable it Can be done ,I have to arrange a 2-3 week window, this is where I need advice on the best time of year , as previously said May , or Late August / Early September.(daylight is not an issue at these latitudes during summer months).
Also the weather would have to be near perfect or we would not go, and just wait it out.
I know a 5.5m Humber Rib is completely capable of the trip as one this size has crossed the Atlantic,and Many smaller have circumnavigated the UK Sucessfully !.
I am reasonably experienced 25yrs Boating and studied upto yachtmaster ocean, However most of my experience has been crew on larger 10 mtr "sail powered" vessel , mainly costal (Crinan up to Applecross) never in the exposed Atlantic.
I have only 250/300 hrs experience with a rib ,Arnamurchan, Mallaig and Skye , out into the Minch (Shiant Islands) , and quite a few hours around My home area Morcambe Bay(which can be pretty Nasty).
I feel I have the ability to make the passsage there and back safely
with careful planning and a lot of preperation.
I live in Lancashire so I have a 450mile trip just to get to Skye , which makes it awkward to do a recon trip.
This is why I am requesting extra info/ help from local people or people who have made this trip , as I do not know the area well enough.
Friends of ours own a campsite on skye so can stay there and leave tow vehicle and trailer there ,departing from Uig (Skye) using uist or harris as a stopover.
Are there any suitable moorings / campsites near the harbours there ?
I am aware of only toilets and showers at bernaray harbour, not sure about camping ?
We are planning on taking approx 130ltr fuel , Normal usage is burning less than 1 litre per mile @ 25knots (27mile to 22 litres), Is the normal usage around morcambe bay for us.(assuming 45ltr each way and 40 reserve), as there are a lot of posts about fuel usage.
Is fuel available to fil 30ltr portable Tanks at either Bernaray or Leverborough ?
we would prefer to go with other ribs Anyone else up for it ?