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Old 21 May 2010, 17:11   #11
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It's an odd thing isn't it - I am the same. We cheerfully go off and spend 2-3 hours cruising around doing 50 odd miles going round in circles, no problems and never give it a second thought, but the thought of doing the same in a straight line somehow seems far more daunting! It is something I have resolved to get over when the new tub arrives
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Old 21 May 2010, 19:42   #12
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Thanks guys for all the support, which only serves to reinforce my own current thoughts.

May yet have company, but either way will keep a watch on sea state and weather and, subject thereto, will try solo with self, Mrs A and two friends as crew who have all also done the crossing with me before (although on different occasions with other boats).

A crossing without another boat is something that I always said I'd never do; but as time goes on: why not?

As Stephen says: you can do the same distance in circles, so why not in a straight line?

John: will be sure to take lots of photos and will post.

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Old 21 May 2010, 22:04   #13
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Wish I was coming too!

Have a terrific day out, sounds like a brilliant adventure to me.
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Old 22 May 2010, 02:26   #14
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Old 22 May 2010, 04:13   #15
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Keep an eye on the forecast...its supposed to blow up to a 5 in Guernsey today..

http://www.thisisguernsey.com/travel/weather/

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It will be a long way in a F5..

Just my 2p's worth.

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post how you felt when there was no sight of land and nothing else about
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Old 22 May 2010, 04:21   #17
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post how you felt when there was no sight of land and nothing else about
Ha...its quite unnerving as your rib seems to become very small all of a sudden..
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you know it, nice music helps
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The only thing that would stop me is the sea-state. You are obviously as prepared as anyone with the right kit and a well maintained boat. I've made numerous trips Jersey to Alderney (45nm) single handed in my old 5.8 rib, but never in anything over a F3. Arriving in the mid-morning you should have wind with tide for the last part of the journey at least. Windfinder.com does a good wind forecast for Alderney, and you'll get CI weather on Jerseymet.gov.je. TBH, I find solo trips sometimes easier because you can go at your own speed and don't have anyone else to worry about.
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you know it, nice music helps
Shutting your eyes helps too, just imagine you're in the Solent

It's when you start hearing funny little noises that are normally always there, but you start becoming super sensitive to and become paranoid during the passage.....

Best to switch the music up then
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