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Old 04 August 2018, 04:42   #11
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why don't you launch at hope cove?? saves the trip round by sea
can only launch at high tide there but easy

also the mouth of avon river just stick to the channel and don't pick a windy day as there will be big roller waves not less you like air bourne time
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Old 17 August 2018, 01:36   #12
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How did you get on - I’ve done it quite a few times in 6.5 rib but on a spring it does flow
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Old 06 December 2018, 10:22   #13
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Hey guys, sorry for the very late feedback. Just wanted to say, launched at Kingsbridge, and motored around to Bigbury in big swells (3m+), was pretty intimidating in a 4.2m. The jockey seat collapsed coming off a big wave and I was sitting on the petrol tank. Took it slowly slowly and made it in one piece.

Anyway, made it to Bigbury and had a great week in and around Bantham. Took the rib in and out of the estuary a good couple of hours around high tide and had no issues whatsoever. Followed the longer course out along the cliff edge channel, sticking to the deep water, all good. Even swam down with the swoosh one day, which was great fun too. At the end of our trip the very helpful harbour master dragged our RIB out on the tiny slipway in Bantham itself, in exchange for £10; worth every penny and more besides.

All in all a great trip and enjoyed it so much I upgraded the Zodiac at Wolf Rock to a Brig 570, can't wait to go back next year.

Thanks for your help all.

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Old 06 December 2018, 22:10   #14
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Hey guys, sorry for the very late feedback. Just wanted to say, launched at Kingsbridge, and motored around to Bigbury in big swells (3m+), was pretty intimidating in a 4.2m. The jockey seat collapsed coming off a big wave and I was sitting on the petrol tank. Took it slowly slowly and made it in one piece.

Anyway, made it to Bigbury and had a great week in and around Bantham. Took the rib in and out of the estuary a good couple of hours around high tide and had no issues whatsoever. Followed the longer course out along the cliff edge channel, sticking to the deep water, all good. Even swam down with the swoosh one day, which was great fun too. At the end of our trip the very helpful harbour master dragged our RIB out on the tiny slipway in Bantham itself, in exchange for £10; worth every penny and more besides.

All in all a great trip and enjoyed it so much I upgraded the Zodiac at Wolf Rock to a Brig 570, can't wait to go back next year.

Thanks for your help all.

Cheers

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Great part of the world Matt , glad that Paul and nick at wolf looked after you
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