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Old 24 February 2012, 18:00   #11
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how about making a long weekend of it

may be try to raise money for rnli

SIB FEST could be born



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Old 24 February 2012, 19:07   #12
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It is certainly possible. I haven't heard if anyone doing it though (although I'm sure it has been done).

It's 60 or so miles so would be a long day. Pick a nice day for it though and it could even be fun!
Even at only 15 knots that only 4 hours, with an hour for lunch it's still only 5 hours!

I went round on a jet ski in 2 hrs 10 mins and was back at Calshot having a morning fry up at 9am!
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Old 25 February 2012, 01:11   #13
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Sounds to me like sibfest has been born:-)
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Even at only 15 knots that only 4 hours, with an hour for lunch it's still only 5 hours!!
It's surprising how much s small Solent chop can slow you down, and the ergonomics of a tiller-steered SIB are pretty lousy which makes it hard work too.

In anything but a flat calm I've found that a 10 knot average is more realistic for a SIB. I've done Portsmouth to Cowes a few times, and it's about an hour. Round the Island is equivalent to three return trips.

St Catherines and the Needles could slow you down a lot too. Even on an otherwise good day

I'm not suggesting that going round would be a bad idea, but neither should anyone underestimate it.
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Old 25 February 2012, 07:09   #15
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the gauntlet has been laid down lol
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I did it on a stand up jetski last year

Camped on the beach over night though it took two days as we set off and returned to Littlehampton
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seems there's some keen sibbers to do this

can we do a rolling list of interested people


NAME SIB AND ENGINE SIZE

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I'd potentially be interested, hoping to get a bigger engine soon

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seems there's some keen sibbers to do this

can we do a rolling list of interested people

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guernseylee quicksilver 3.4/9.9 suzuki
I'm very interested, 3.8 meter Prowave Ali deck with a 9.9hp but hoping to upgrade to a 20 or 25hp soon.
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ill buy the 9.9....
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