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Old 30 March 2014, 14:28   #1
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Smallest rib to do south coast to jersey?

A the above states, what's the smallest to do the journey? What size have most done it in?
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Old 30 March 2014, 15:02   #2
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I've done Poole to Alderney and back in my 4.7m rib.
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Old 30 March 2014, 15:06   #3
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I'm liking the responses already!!!! In short I'm thinking of getting a 5.4 searider or similar as a "do it all" RIB. So happy days!
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Old 30 March 2014, 15:12   #4
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Going to guernsey for a week In May . Tried to talk the wife into going on our 4.8m ribcraft . The look was all that was needed so we taking it over on the ferry .
I did really fancy the idea but new to ribbing and wasn't sure it was a good idea and what would we do if the conditions were no good when we due back .

I wondered how many have done it on small ribs myself and how long it took
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Sea Swift took an Xpro 535 and an Xpro 420 aluminium from Teignmouth to Sark last year. Here's the link...

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Old 30 March 2014, 15:43   #6
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Sea Swift took an Xpro 535 and an Xpro 420 aluminium from Teignmouth to Sark last year. Here's the link...
Just watched , great video . When I have gained a bit more experience I would love to give it a go . Think I would go for an overnight stay with a beer !

Really looking forward to exploring guernsey and other islands this may
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You need to have a flexible calendar. So you need to be able to delay departing either direction or completely cancel depending on the weather.

That means you need to be able to flex work commitments to suit (or fly back and then back to retrieve the boat later!) but also may need to be able to flex accommodation arrangements.

My biggest concern with this type of trip would be that i'd feel under pressure to return even if conditions weren't optimum...
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You need to have a flexible calendar. So you need to be able to delay departing either direction or completely cancel depending on the weather. That means you need to be able to flex work commitments to suit (or fly back and then back to retrieve the boat later!) but also may need to be able to flex accommodation arrangements. My biggest concern with this type of trip would be that i'd feel under pressure to return even if conditions weren't optimum...
I am wise enough to no I am dumb !!

What you say makes perfect sense , I have no boating experience but I have plenty in walking and have seen people make impulsive decisions based on ' it should be okay '. A bad decision is often followed by another and things can go wrong quickly .

I would like to think I could do it one day but like you say be prepared to come back on any day in the next 7 .
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I am wise enough to no I am dumb !! What you say makes perfect sense , I have no boating experience but I have plenty in walking and have seen people make impulsive decisions based on ' it should be okay '. A bad decision is often followed by another and things can go wrong quickly . I would like to think I could do it one day but like you say be prepared to come back on any day in the next 7 .
Deliberate error to prove the point .... Know I am dumb lol
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I think the best advice with a trip like that is... don't do it alone.

Much better if other boats are out there with you.
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