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Old 06 November 2013, 17:49   #21
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is that with 1 or 2 passengers, going solo is adding more danger.
Will the vhf your going to be carrying last the 10 hrs one charge (or are you relying on phone)?
Any GPS?

How much anchor warp can you/will you carry, where are you going to store t.
How are you going to strap it all down bouncing over waves n that size boat will be rough.
10 hours at planing speed over 1ft seas in a tender?! hope you ve been working out.
Hope you've got a sizable donation to the RNLI planned, better yet see if you can get cover from sea tow?
Have you checked if this is covered under your insurance?
could go on....
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Old 06 November 2013, 17:51   #22
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God I can't believe some of the crap being written on here.
New guy, a word of advice that has nothing to do with weather forecasts:

A lot of these people are VERY experienced. You came for advice, listen to it and be civil or take yourself off somewhere else.
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Old 06 November 2013, 17:51   #23
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I think you are fishing are you not?
If not don't be fended but take note your idea is so off the scale of sensible boating it makes me think you are trying to wind us up!
If you do go make sure you have all your safety kit flares VHF anchor etc etc and take lots of photos and let someone know your movements
Why can you not trailer it back?
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Old 06 November 2013, 17:53   #24
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Hi all, first post here...

I registered here (I boat from Salcombe but with a BW Outrage, not a Rib, although I regularly scan the Ribnet forum) after reading the OP's post.

I can understand the OP is keen to try his new RIB and I know this is only the internet but... Isn't it really best if he tows it home and get's to know his craft in more controlled conditions?

Prawle Point and Start Point are not good places to have regrets, whatever the forecast said...
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Old 06 November 2013, 17:53   #25
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I think at this time of year unless it's a very gentle northerly it won't be anything like 1ft. That rib on the plane will slam off everything that even thinks it's a wave, it will be miserable and if you hit any of the headland with the tide flowing hard the standing waves will make it impossible and very very unsafe to even try to get round.

Maybe a month a go I took my 4m rib to Weymouth from Poole and back...I had company of a decent sized rib, plotter, 50hp with a steering wheel, two radios, back up gps and still ended up in thick fog listening to 2 mayday calls while doing 5 knots.

In summer with an established high pressure system over the UK, no wind and a week and bigger support boat I'd suggest it's still a challenge.

Next week I'd be staying at home.....
Point taken. Not as if I'd have much company out there anyway this time of year. More to the point nice sea conditions will mean low temps. Lack of daylight worries me too. Still at least you have given me an esitimate of fuel burn which is what I really wanted.
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I am not trusting a forecast a week away. Would you? However, you have to start planning at some point and if the weather does not pan out then you change plans. God I can't believe some of the crap being written on here.
if you ask the question and don't like the answers...

I could understand your frustration if half of us were saying its OK, go do it its a great idea, but we are not, no one so far thinks this is a good idea.
Is it doable Yes ofc.
Is it safe, smart, or recommended? No its not.
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if you ask the question and don't like the answers...

I could understand your frustration if half of us were saying its OK, go do it its a great idea, but we are not, no one so far thinks this is a good idea.
Is it doable Yes ofc.
Is it safe, smart, or recommended? No its not.
I don't mind an answer to the question! Look at the original post. Now answers to questions I never asked is a different ball game, with due respect to you.
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I don't mind an answer to the question! Look at the original post. Now answers to questions I never asked is a different ball game, with due respect to you.
And yet you have already altered your original plan based on the advice you received here? Three day trip...
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answers to questions I never asked.
Actually, it's answers to questions you didn't know you should ask.
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We are worried you are going to kill yourself.

Go talk to your local RNLI or Coastguard about your passage plan - which obviously you must do anyway.
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