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Old 09 October 2009, 12:42   #1
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Have aquired a 6 metre rib and I am interested in taking it over to Alderney and back in a day, have GPS, ship to shore and trained navigator on board for the trip, but I have only ever made the trip under sail in a 35 foot yacht. Do you have any advice for an open booat crossing?
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Old 09 October 2009, 12:57   #2
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My advice would be to take spare fuel, expect to get tired and to be able to cope and always keep in touch with the coast guard. I've taken my boat from Weymouth to Jersey in a F5. Can't say I'd do that again in a hurry.

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Old 09 October 2009, 13:02   #3
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Have aquired a 6 metre rib and I am interested in taking it over to Alderney and back in a day, have GPS, ship to shore and trained navigator on board for the trip, but I have only ever made the trip under sail in a 35 foot yacht. Do you have any advice for an open booat crossing?
go with another boat or 2
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go with another boat or 2
I agree pair up
a single engine boat on its own in the busyest shiping lanes in world
Dose not bear thinking of
i have cossed the channel many times and when you see the container ships
the shear size of them you know that they cant see you, at least with a sailing boat you do have the option of wind
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Old 09 October 2009, 16:51   #5
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[YOUTUBE]-hg1B7M86U8[/YOUTUBE]

Might be helpful.

Seems a shame just to go for the day, lots of cheap B&Bs on the island, why not go overnight.

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Old 09 October 2009, 17:11   #6
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Have aquired a 6 metre rib and I am interested in taking it over to Alderney and back in a day, have GPS, ship to shore and trained navigator on board for the trip, but I have only ever made the trip under sail in a 35 foot yacht. Do you have any advice for an open booat crossing?
Come for the day, a night or even a week!

It is a serious undertaking, but one which is safely done by boats smaller than yours.
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Have aquired a 6 metre rib and I am interested in taking it over to Alderney and back in a day, have GPS, ship to shore and trained navigator on board for the trip, but I have only ever made the trip under sail in a 35 foot yacht. Do you have any advice for an open booat crossing?
Its a long way for a day trip..you WILL be very tired after the crossing...and then its beer, walking, lots of lovely food..then back home? naah stay the night.

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This is useful to see the conditions over the other side. Been watching them construct the new pier.

http://www.alderneyquay.info/?page_id=57

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This is useful to see the conditions over the other side. Been watching them construct the new pier.

http://www.alderneyquay.info/?page_id=57

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Anyone else have the music from Benny Hill going on in there head when watching that?
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Anyone else have the music from Benny Hill going on in there head when watching that?
It is a shame there is not an audio feed, they do actually play that at certain times of the day.
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