Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 27 May 2005, 06:57   #21
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Over here
Boat name: S.S. Nobstick
Make: Three Wise Monkeys
Length: 3m +
Engine: 44lbs of thrust....
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel
.....
It worth checking, however, that your insurance is valid....for leaping from waves like a loon, like me........
Hiya, Daniel....
__________________

__________________
Jono is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 May 2005, 07:01   #22
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: london
Boat name: Frances May
Make: vailant DR450
Length: 4m +
Engine: mercury 50 hp
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 761
Send a message via Yahoo to Daniel TD5
thats it if daniel said no

don,t go he is a total nut case and stories are told about him on slipway around kent he fell off his rib jumping waves and then had to swim back to it


daniel
__________________

__________________
GET A RIB GET A LIFE
Daniel TD5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 May 2005, 07:09   #23
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Margate / Ramsgate
Boat name: Ballistic
Make: Ballistic
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yam HPDI 250
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,835
In defence of my hard earned reputation as an all round nutter i did not say i would not go out in these conditions, and indeed get some very large air i am sure - just that i would not make this trip
__________________
Daniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 May 2005, 07:33   #24
Member
 
Richard B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Devon
Boat name: White Ice
Make: Ranieri
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 115hp
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,015
Why not go on Sunday and return on Monday - looks like the weather is much better 24hrs later!
Richard B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 May 2005, 07:52   #25
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Newfoundland
Length: no boat
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 2,097
Rob, My thoughts on reading this thread are that you have done enough ribbing to think you are experienced when in actuality you are not. You haven't been frightened. You dont respect the sea. Your previous experience in a Force 6 was probably not in a Force 6. I've done that trip in a force 6 in a 6.2m boat and I tell you that it was challenging, exhausting, occasionally frightening and ended up damaging me, the boats owner and the boat. (Remember that one Brian?!)

To do that trip in that forecast alone is irresponsible. You might get away with it. You might end up needing rescue. You might end up dead. You've got a wife and kids who I assume would miss you. Take the ferry. Have a good weekend in the Scillies without the RIB and do it again another day, in better weather, preferably with company.

Or go. Be a Darwin award candidate.

Your choice.

have a good weekend.
__________________
Out of the fog......
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 May 2005, 07:52   #26
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Manchester - Abersoc
Boat name: MeMe
Make: SeaPro 595CC
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mercury 115 4S
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,681
Send a message via MSN to MeMe
Red Mist desending.

Rob sometimes one makes a decission to do something and there's nothing anyone alse can say to change your mind. In fact more often than not it's not other peoples opinion that drives you it's your own. This happens to me quite often, it's some sort of compulsive disorder I'm sure.

Anyway, if you really feel you have to go and that something within you is driving you then at least get yourself well kitted out, follow the advice of Louise and make sure you have all the necessary safety equipment to see you through troubled times should they arrive.

However, let the logic side of your brain take over when you arrive at the slip, don't let the "red mist" desend and cloud your view. If it ain't lookin right don't go. At least you will feel appeased at having made the effort.

After all, we only hear about old Chris Columbo finding America, we don't fully appreciate the fact that he went back to bed several times before he actually set the mainsail and hey, he was looking for America not the Scillies.

Whatever your decission, it will be the right one for you.
__________________
Buy it & Use it, then sell it and buy something bigger
MeMe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 May 2005, 08:03   #27
Administrator
 
John Kennett's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brighton
Length: 3m +
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 6,830
I haven't looked any any forecast apart from what you posted, but if tomorrow really brings "southwest 5 to 7 decreasing 3 or 4", at least things should be getting better rather than worse!

I would be looking at postponing the trip until it was clear that the wind was dropping. I certainly wouldn't plan on an early start.

Keep an open mind. Check the forecast tonight and tomorrow morning. If the forecast still says that the wind is dropping, check with the coastguard to confirm that it actually is getting better.

If the met for Sunday is significantly better, go on Sunday.

If you do decide to go for it, then check that everything on your boat is in good mechanical order. Make sure you have a lot more fuel than you calculate you'll need as your consumption will suffer if it's rough. Make sure your safety equipment, especially VHF and flares, is all in good condition and accessible. Wear a life jacket and a drysuit (you'll need both if you end up in the water). File a passage plan with the coastguard, and tell them when you arrive. Oh, and have fun!

John
__________________
John Kennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 May 2005, 08:09   #28
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Over here
Boat name: S.S. Nobstick
Make: Three Wise Monkeys
Length: 3m +
Engine: 44lbs of thrust....
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,115
...or...in JK's case.. make sure that the drought period hasn't lowered the level of the cut too much...and make sure you've got your lock key before venturing into the unknown....
__________________
Jono is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 May 2005, 08:19   #29
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Newfoundland
Length: no boat
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 2,097
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jono
...or...in JK's case.. make sure that the drought period hasn't lowered the level of the cut too much...and make sure you've got your lock key before venturing into the unknown....
And enjoy the steady thump thump of that big old Lister or if you are a real enthusiast/Anorak single cylinder Bolinder!
__________________
Out of the fog......
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 May 2005, 08:31   #30
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Helston, Cornwall
Boat name: Silver Fern
Make: Rayglass Protector
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2 x 250hp Verado
MMSI: 235024092
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 811
Send a message via AIM to gingercoastie Send a message via MSN to gingercoastie
I am going over on Monday, all been well.


I don't know about doing the crossing in a 5m rib solo, I wouldn't do it on the ferry in that weather, there is going to be more people throwing up on there than on a P&O cruise ship in the med with a bad case of food poisoning
__________________

__________________


Its all got to go - make me an offer...............

Skype - alexgreig
gingercoastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:54.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.