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Old 19 May 2011, 09:31   #1
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Dartmouth - Falmouth in a 380 HD, 15 HP Sib ?..

why ? bit of a challenge

I`m planning to do this trip and any advice would be welcome (apart from get a bigger boat!)..

two up, full on wet weather gear, drybags, comms, spare fuel, flares, anchor, weather dependancy ...

i used to have bigger ribs and have experienced big seas and my co-pilot is a very experienced offshore sailor, but we haven`t done this before, are we mad ?

we are thinking of exploring some of the rivers at high tide and taking maybe 3 days to complete finding nice pubs/ BandB etc , generally hug the coast.

any ideas on where to stay / keep boat safe overnight

many thanks in advance
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Old 19 May 2011, 10:57   #2
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Some interesting water, but it sounds like you are thinking things through.
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Old 19 May 2011, 11:04   #3
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Sounds like a cracking idea to me, Iím a bit jealous if the truth be known.

With some sensible gear that youíve already mentioned, and a bit of common sense it should be a safe but exciting adventure.

Iíd probably be wanting to add a plb to the list, even if itís just one between the pair of you.
Plus I'd be happier in a drysuit than wet weather gear.

The trip could be exciting almost from the start if 'the race' is a bit lumpy off Start Point.

Sorry, can't suggest any places to stay.

Good Luck, and make sure you report back afterwards.

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Old 20 May 2011, 03:54   #4
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why ? bit of a challenge

I`m planning to do this trip and any advice would be welcome (apart from get a bigger boat!)..

two up, full on wet weather gear, drybags, comms, spare fuel, flares, anchor, weather dependancy ...

i used to have bigger ribs and have experienced big seas and my co-pilot is a very experienced offshore sailor, but we haven`t done this before, are we mad ?

we are thinking of exploring some of the rivers at high tide and taking maybe 3 days to complete finding nice pubs/ BandB etc , generally hug the coast.

any ideas on where to stay / keep boat safe overnight

many thanks in advance
Come and see us in Looe, we can look after the boat overnight!
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Old 20 May 2011, 08:58   #5
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turbo diesel

you could do an excellent sales pitch to me when we come in shivering at batterred and talk me into a Zodiac Milpro 470 at the same time...in fact I could drive away in a new Sib...now there`s a p/x idea...

if Looe is a good stop off timing-wise I`ll take you up on that mate, thank you very much..
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Come and see us in Looe, we can look after the boat overnight!
Looe is a really nice spot, might be a better choice than being a teeny inflatable in a big, busy harbour like nearby Plymouth.

Just need the tide to be in

Sounds like a really good trip actually, you can cover some real distance without having to go far offshore

I'm definately with Nasher on the drysuit though
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