Originally Posted by kjack87
The seas must get rough in the UK they do get some rollers here but nothing that a smaller zodiac couldn't handle. I'm kidding about the coast guard
thank you for the helpful information to those that actually have used a small inflatable before (the guys with less than 500 posts), now the guys with 1,000's of post I dont think I should trust you due to the fact that you probably spend more time posting on the forums from books you read than actually on the water!
I said exactly the same as Nos4r2, but cos i'm a newbie and British I was trying to be polite
I will rephrase my post:
If you go 10 miles offshore in that boat you will get in trouble, the kind of trouble that can be very very final.
I seriously hope your comment about the Coastguard was a joke ? Putting peoples lives at risk because you don't have the right gear/equipment/experience for the job is stupid, selfish and in some circumstances criminal.
I have used the exact boat you are looking at, I got caught in the middle of Poole Harbour with wind over tide and heavy rain (Never further than 1 mile from land) and barely made it back. I was down to 1/2kts at times and was shipping more water over the bow than we could bail out. Its a good job we were fit teenagers at the time or I doubt we would have made it.
You need to change your cruising ideas or get a bigger boat.