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Old 28 April 2012, 13:23   #11
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Dress warm with some decent water/wind proof clothes ,
in a sib no matter what unless its absalutely flat calm ,,,your probelly going to get your arses wet at some stage ,LOL

Have you a set of oars or a paddle !

with regards to paper charts in small inflatables (and you have probelly done this )its sometimes best to plot your course / waypoints on a seperate piece or write them down on a divers waterproof slate and then keep refering back to the chart ,,,, dont forget too that in a fast bouncing inflatable your probelly best can only keep within about 10 deg of your compass course .
heres hoping you have a bit of sunsine to make the day go well ,
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Old 28 April 2012, 14:22   #12
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sound,s like your taking alot of stuff in your boat how many people are going ? there wont be much space left keep your eye on the weather and take with you some CALM you will be fine.....iceland
Four of us will be going. I don't think space will be too much of a problem, most of the stuff fits in the seat bag and my rucksack.

I'm probably being a bit of an old woman but my line of work has drummed health and safety into me to the point of no return! Also when I was a kid my dad bought a speed boat on a whim, didn't buy any kit, not even charts and we hit a submerged rock on the first trip (luckily only minor damage) and then the car got stuck trying to recover the boat and needed a tractor to pull both out

Got everything now, can't wait to get out and enjoy my first sea trip

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Old 28 April 2012, 14:37   #13
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Dress warm with some decent water/wind proof clothes ,
in a sib no matter what unless its absalutely flat calm ,,,your probelly going to get your arses wet at some stage ,LOL

Have you a set of oars or a paddle !

with regards to paper charts in small inflatables (and you have probelly done this )its sometimes best to plot your course / waypoints on a seperate piece or write them down on a divers waterproof slate and then keep refering back to the chart ,,,, dont forget too that in a fast bouncing inflatable your probelly best can only keep within about 10 deg of your compass course .
heres hoping you have a bit of sunsine to make the day go well ,
Yep, I suppose I should dress for the occasion, I've managed to get my arse plenty wet on the river so I'm expecting a proper soaking lol.

It has fitted oars, so that's ok. Thanks for the tips and I hopefully the sun will come out to play for the occasion.

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Old 28 April 2012, 14:47   #14
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i wear a one piece flotation suit and wellingtons on our boat keeps me warm and dryish when fishing etc spare fuel 10 ltr basic tool kit plug spanner plugs etc we are most of the time only 2 sometimes 3 in the boat great fun love it...my dream is a zodiac 550 explorer one day maybe plenty of islands nice coast line etc here but the summer is fairly short........iceland
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Old 28 April 2012, 15:11   #15
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i wear a one piece flotation suit and wellingtons on our boat keeps me warm and dryish when fishing etc spare fuel 10 ltr basic tool kit plug spanner plugs etc we are most of the time only 2 sometimes 3 in the boat great fun love it...my dream is a zodiac 550 explorer one day maybe plenty of islands nice coast line etc here but the summer is fairly short........iceland
I went to Iceland a few years ago, beautiful country. bet boating there is great, although I wouldn't fancy it the time of year I went, was November! Defiantly plan to go back again sometime, would have already but it's so expensive for us Brits. I remember the shock when I bought a larger and worked out it cost 7 Had a great time none the less and my liver got a holiday too

Planning getting a 4 meter rib in a few years and dream of owning a small cruiser in a several more.
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I'm based in Gloucester. Good for rivers but nearest nice coast is around 100 miles away, the Severn estuary isn't far but scares the crap out of me. Hazards galore lol.
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I'm probably being a bit of an old woman but my line of work has drummed health and safety into me to the point of no return! Matt
To me its not elf and safety - it is safety and FUN - better looking at it than for it especially when you are responsible as a skipper for the welfare of others
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Old 28 April 2012, 16:23   #19
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To me its not elf and safety - it is safety and FUN - better looking at it than for it especially when you are responsible as a skipper for the welfare of others
That is my main concern to be honest, if it was just me I'd be prepared to take more risks. Hopefully I won't need most of the stuff I have bought but at least I have peace of mind that should something go wrong I have things in place to deal with it.... short of a meteor strike

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I went to Iceland a few years ago, beautiful country. bet boating there is great, although I wouldn't fancy it the time of year I went, was November! Defiantly plan to go back again sometime, would have already but it's so expensive for us Brits. I remember the shock when I bought a larger and worked out it cost 7 Had a great time none the less and my liver got a holiday too

Planning getting a 4 meter rib in a few years and dream of owning a small cruiser in a several more.
I remember getting a ferry to one of the volcanic islands last year, probably the biggest waves I'll ever see without actually getting wet. I think I was the only one who enjoyed the trip, I even helped out my friends and bought them some overpriced chips to try and cure their seasickness shame it had negative effects...

On another note you've got to love icelands health and safety policy, everything's your own fault. 30 meter drops without a guard rail in sight.
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