Originally Posted by oogopach
I have a Rib in Hout Bay. Not too far from Komms. If you want to PM me I may be able to help...
Oh and by the way, CAPE HORN is SOUTH AMERICA.
Yup, Hout Bay is my birth town! It would be a long way to go to Cape Horn I can assure. Cape Point is where you mean. You would not want to attempt anything like this in less than perfect conditions as the Atlantic ground swell hit a number of offshore reefs from Outer Kom, Scarborough and Cape Point and can break in excess of 40ft!! If you do not know the area well I would strongly advise you to nip around the corner to Simonstown or Fish Hoek, launch there and start your passage from this side. North of Simonstown (6km's) is a power boat club you might consider visiting as the club members are extremely helpful and accomodating (- much like all South Africans
If the weather turns you can get back fairly safely and more protected along the coast which you would not be able to do on the Atlantic side.
SA have implemented strict rules for boaters which include a working VHF radio, life-jackets, flares and a number of other items which you are required to have. This is policed strongly at all major slips around Cape Town. Penalties are SEVERE.
Let me know if we can help assist you further.