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Old 30 May 2016, 12:42   #11
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A real mission that Simon. I've been out of sight of land many times but always in something with beds, cooking, room to walk about etc.... and other folks to chew over any isue that arose. It must concentrate the mind single handed in a 4m craft. Great pics.... well done.
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Old 30 May 2016, 15:30   #12
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Mega well done for that. Wanted to do the scillies in a 320 seago but never got the right weather window
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Old 30 May 2016, 15:59   #13
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Just done port talbot to ilfracombe myself (not solo) and with people who do it every time the weather window is right (they have done Lundy on the way back a couple of times......)

But even so we took a few bum steers so had to break out the gps..... I wouldn't have done it solo I don't think

So where next?
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Old 30 May 2016, 16:04   #14
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Mega well done for that. Wanted to do the scillies in a 320 seago but never got the right weather window
Matt, when i saw you write 'scillies', my immediate thought was no way! But its (only) 2 miles further than the Lundy crossing. I assume its even more exposed than the Lundy crossing though.

If anyones available at very short notice then it would be good to pair up with another sib to do the lundy crossing again. Its a shame that saturday was foggy as the original plan was to camp overnight and return yesterday. Any takers for another crossing this summer, send me your contact details and i will let you know when i spot another weather window. It won't be a definite until 12 hours beforehand though, and even then it could be scuppered by fog. And Lundy require 24 hours notice for camping so be prepared to lose the deposit.

I do wonder if I was pushing things too far and where one should draw the line. I guess if I thought there was more than a fair chance of requiring emergency assistance due to the size of the boat and nothing else then that's the line right there.

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Hi, I would be up for a trip to lundy.
I have just brought myself a sr4 and am keen to adventure.
give us a shout if and when you go next time
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Hi, I would be up for a trip to lundy.
I have just brought myself a sr4 and am keen to adventure.
give us a shout if and when you go next time
will do, have you got vhf?
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yes will have to get someone t look at it first do you know anyone?
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Looks like a nice run over!....Well done fella
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Great trip Simon. Cannot remember if you have the 15 or 25 but that fuel use sounds excellent.
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Looks like a nice run over!....Well done fella
I would say The Scillies would be upping the Anti quite considerably!....not impossible but things would need to be perfect...it can be quite lumpy (even in calm conditions) rounding Landsend (I wouldn't try it from the North Coast)...and you'd want plenty of 'Back up!'..also an open ended departure date would be a big pluss...that or a return ticket on the Scillonian
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