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Old 06 April 2014, 14:33   #1
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The longest trip on a rib (distance/time)

Just out of curiosity and to have in mind for future passage planning;

you rib pros,what was your longest trip on a rib? and in what kind of rib? did you stop halfway (if yes, was it stoppage in a harbour or in the middle of the sea?!)

I am planning to go from Solent to Brighton; it is a 60nm passage and the rib does nicely 35knots (with max speed of 50knots) so it could take 2-2.5hrs I suppose...
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You can't do that "50knots" for a long time!

I can see why you think the journey may only take 2-2.5hrs based on the distance, and the speed you can do in the Solent - the moment you pass horse sand fort, the sea condition is so different that you have to keep play with the throttle meaning your average speed is like 15-20knots (if lucky).

So coming back to your question, the longest voyage was from Solent to brighton 65nautical miles, and took us 3hrs! on a Ribeye 650. We did the same trip in a pilothouse boat and it took 4.5hrs!
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Hi its a very easy trip providing you know the waters off Selsey and keep well clear of Bognor Regis and the underwater outter mulberry approx 2 mile off Pagham, only feet underwater. Done this trip many of time on my Jet Ski. it takes around 2.5 hours including a refill at Littlehampton if needed, and a cruising speed of around 25mph. Littlehampton is my base and I will do this route around the Solent many of times.......... have a good trip
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Never been to Brighton but as for the longest trips I've done:

Southampton - Poole - Southampton
Round IOW (several times)
Southampton - Alderney - Southampton
Round Anglesey
Penzance - Isles of Scilly - Penzance
Lymington - Cherbourg - Lymington

There's videos of these cruises if you want me to post the links
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I would like to see the videos
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Oban-Iona-Fingals cave- Tobermory- Oban
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Round Anglesey

Calculate how long you think it will take & double it
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