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Old 03 August 2014, 18:51   #11
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Country: UK - England
Town: Bucks
Boat name: Blue & Ding Dong
Make: Ribeye,SR4 & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: 115,50 & 15Hp Yams
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Originally Posted by ShinyShoe View Post
Nick - you said you've done some "longer trips" but were you coast hugging? Or have you done anything like a 15-20 mile open sea passage? I guess that would be the equivalent of an English Channel Crossing? UK -> IOM, Lundy, Scotland -> Ireland?

The guys with 4 -5m ribs would only do those journeys in the very best of weather and usually only in company...? Not sure I've seen anyone on here say they've done it in a SIB?
No not done anything more than coast hugging in it, I would take it over to France in the right conditions on a shorter crossing!
Like wise I have taken my 6m rib over to France in not very good conditions and would not do that again as the return was 5+ hours of hell

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