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Old 10 August 2011, 10:06   #1
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Off shore in small ribs

Who here has been off shore in small ribs? if so please share details

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Old 10 August 2011, 10:20   #2
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donegaldan has. He took his SR4 from Greencastle to Islay and back on a day trip. Raised a few eyebrows on the pontoon in Port Ellen
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Old 10 August 2011, 11:08   #3
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Been out to the eddystone rock light house a few times
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Old 10 August 2011, 11:51   #4
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I use my Zodiac Pro 420 to go up to 13 miles offshore. However this is normally only when with other ribs., otherwise on my own i tend not to go anymore than 9 to 10.

Only ever go out that far when the forecast is perfect. Any sign that the wind is getting up then i'm on my way back in as i use the North Sea.

Latest trip was 60nm out next to the shipping lanes, (not in them) watching the tankers go past as its a very busy stretch of water going up to the Thames.

I also have flares, handheld radio, gps, compass, phone and have just ordered a fixed DSC VHF as these trips are becomming more frequent.
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Who here has been off shore in small ribs? if so please share details

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Depends what you class as small. I took my Humber Destroyer 5.3 from SW England to Guernsey and back in April this year. Maybe a 5.3 doesn't count.



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Old 11 August 2011, 04:25   #6
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I would class a small rib as any under 5.5m in lenght. nice videos
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I quite often run out to Bishop Rock lighthouse if you count that.

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Crossed from the Needled to Alderney in my Ribcraft 5.45

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They do handle thr Rough REALY well, Force 7 off the Needles,Gales in the Bristol Channell (12 hours),Trips to the Scillies,and all pretty dry..... and Safe!, one hell of a Hull!
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Have taken my Zodiac 4.7m from Port Logan to Donaghadee a distance 20 miles each way, so 10 miles from land.
No problem on a good day.
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