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Old 11 May 2014, 15:09   #21
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If you are still a bit of a rib novice I would be inclined to avoid anything too adventurous. Whilst the CI's provide some fantastic cruising grounds you really have to have a good handle on tide heights and tidal runs to make the best of it and be safe. If you are starting out from St P-P then I would put Herm as my first port of call, and then possibly head over to Sark to stretch your horizons a bit. The passages into Herm are fairly straightfoward if you have a cruising guide and charts. Sark is easy as there are some excellent deep water bays on the South Coast. GJ0KYZ will be encouraging you to navigate the Gouliot Passage - but you have to remember he's on his third gearbox in his rib!

Keep an eye out for the ferries coming up the Little Russel and avoid wind over tide if the wind is above F3.
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Old 11 May 2014, 15:51   #22
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GJ0KYZ will be encouraging you to navigate the Gouliot Passage - but you have to remember he's on his third gearbox in his rib!
Second gearbox actually. And even Mrs GJ0KYZ can get through the Gouliot:
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Good evening sorry been in local watching my team get to play off finals and might have had a beer or two as well .
I am not after breaking any records and will take your advice and take it easy . Herm and sark seem like the logical places to see given the time we have . Video looks great and can't wait to see clear water and scenery .
Thanks for advice
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"Second gearbox actually."

Only two?

My last but one was on the Ile de Brehat and I still managed to tow Trevor G back across the Channel from just off Alderney (although he wasn't in his own boat, I hasten to add!).

It does show the care you need though with big tidal ranges and rocky waters!
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Second gearbox actually. And even Mrs GJ0KYZ can get through the Gouliot:


Aye you need to educate her on the use of a KC as well
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Ouch!! You must have eyes like a sh*t house rat
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not hard to miss mate swinging in the breeze
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not hard to miss mate swinging in the breeze
Bragging now are we.
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Bragging now are we.
Actually it won't let me watch it it keeps coming up with a problem on network 400
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