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Old 14 May 2010, 13:45   #1
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Guernsey to Weymouth

Random question but just so I can rule it out... roughly how long does it take to get from Guernsey to Weymouth by RIB (obviously a sensible one, I don't think the SR4 would make it!), and for any of you charter guys what sort of price to take about 20 people (2 or 3 boats, whatever is appropriate) ?

(Apologies if this should be in either 'Cruises' or 'Commercial' but as its kind of both I didn't know which to go for.)

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Old 14 May 2010, 13:51   #2
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Well Condor ferries run at 35-40 knots I think and it's around 2 hours 15 minutes

Hope that helps
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Not really... but thanks....
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Sorry, that sounded really harsh - actually it does help, just got distracted trying to think of more exciting things than ferries.
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... just got distracted trying to think of more exciting things than ferries.
And what did you come up with?

Bear in mind, that it would take a hell of a rib a fistfull of petro-dollars to maintain 35-40knts in a rib.
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I think you can fly to Bournemouth
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I spend time on Sark, so it is a trip I am interested in, although I rarely get to do it.
Tony, I think, gave an account of such a trip when he brought his Cougar back from the UK to Guernsey.
For another prospective, I think the Sark site also has an account of some trippers who came on this route just recently.

I seem to remember from Tony's account that it gets pretty tiring. You also risk freezing your bottles off unless it is good weather.

I also remember an account of a chap who mentioned the UK to Guernsey trip, and said that he spent about 400 with a Scorpion rib.

If you find anything interesting other than these facts, let me know.

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I have done the Guernsey/Southampton run a few times now. In a 8m+ Rib with good sized engine/engines it can be done up to a f4 in about 2 1/2 hours, flat calm we have done it in 1 hour 30 mins. Really depends on boat/weather.

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I may have misunderstood Shaz' question, but it reads like she wants to charter ribs for this run. I'd have thought that very few coded boats would be allowed to make a commercial voyage of this distance (70Nm+)?
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I may have misunderstood Shaz' question, but it reads like she wants to charter ribs for this run. I'd have thought that very few coded boats would be allowed to make a commercial voyage of this distance (70Nm+)?
An MCA cat 3 or 4 coded boat only gets 20 miles from a safe haven. You'd need a Cat 2 or greater boat for Guernsey to Weymouth and there aren't many Cat 2 RIBs around. You'd need Yachtmaster or equiv' skippers too.
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