Originally Posted by bogib
Honestly most of thread is bullish.... which is sad and my friend who has watched this thread believes UK people are childish .....
We will most likely come across the pond to try couple of Vipermax and Humbers in September, surely Ribeye is not something we will look at.
A couple of weeks ago two Vipermax's one a 6.5m with a 200 Optimax+ 2 adults and the other a 7m with a 250 Etec + 2 adults + 2 teenagers went to the Scillies it was blowing an easterly 5-6 so the waves had built up along the channel giving very confused seas around Lands End. They only passed 3 or 4 well reefed yachts and a large bulk carrier in the shipping lanes(stopping to let it go by)
I'm told the ride was exciting with the ribs jumping from the wave crests clear of the water on numerous occasions and surfing down large swells at 30 + knots with only one minor stuff on the 6.5 m rib the ride was dry for the conditions, they had the passenger bellypoppers flying overhead watching them play.
The final approach was made in very confused seas until in between the islands, after 4 days of sunshine and calm seas the return was made at 35 knots in long swells jumping over container ship wakes.
Will they do it again soon I 'm told.
No crap or bull that’s the way it was or so I'm told