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Old 27 May 2005, 08:36   #31
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Jono has all the right ideas as to this trip, the weather forecast is just a best guess and could get much worse. We all have to bite the bullet sometimes if we get caught out, but to set off on a trip like this with little or no experience and also to suggest following the ferry is at best foolhardy.

Take a good level two course and then crew for a trip or two and then think of chasing the raised limits of your abilityís


Donít forget that your bad judgment could result in the loss of a much needed lifeboat man.

Think again and enjoy ribbing and gaining experience in better weather and in the company of others who have worn the T shirt etc
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Old 27 May 2005, 08:39   #32
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Hmm, straight into a F5 on the nose, you will be making 8 knots tops in difficult seas. Think I would wait 24 hours because the forecast will change dramatically in your favour.

http://www.metcheck.com/48HourInshor...&inshoreID=120

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Old 27 May 2005, 08:53   #33
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Wow great response

As I typed my last post I thought I would provoke a decent reaction.

I will assess the situation tomorrow morning whilst sat in Penzance - if need be I will of course wait for kind window.

Its so frustrating though as I am sat in London and it feels like I should be in Spain with this mini heatwave.

I go along with Me Me school of thoughts.

Although I do remember getting this level of advice last time and that was due to it being my first ever serious outing. And that turned out to be the best weekend ever.

I do have some pressing issues though - as my family will be in St Marys with no tents or equipment. So my back is against the ropes in that I have to be there to meet them.


Great to see everyones concerns though

Will post some pics next week
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Old 27 May 2005, 08:58   #34
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Take it easy and have an enjoyable, safe trip!
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Old 27 May 2005, 10:15   #35
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Although I do remember getting this level of advice last time and that was due to it being my first ever serious outing. And that turned out to be the best weekend ever.
And this time round you're not very much more experienced, the forecast is worse, and you've done it once successfully so may just be more confident than you should be!

I'm sure you'll make the right decision in the end.

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Old 27 May 2005, 10:20   #36
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Although I do remember getting this level of advice last time and that was due to it being my first ever serious outing. And that turned out to be the best weekend ever.
Isnít this an argument for Russian roulette if you donít get shot the first time you never will Des
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Old 27 May 2005, 10:32   #37
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reckon its a goer - bit more internet research shows Force 5 18 knots of wind.

No problems - Its interesting to see that most of the extreme ribbers on this site have a limit of Force 6?

Next week (If I survive) I will be the one dishing out the advice on how to deal with a Force (whatever it runs out to be) on the nose solo crossing to the Scillies.

Experience is not gained from IT forums it comes from getting out in the real world.

Come on guys lets take the fear emotion out of this and get down to facts.

Do we think I 5.5m RIB could handle Force 7.

If anybody fancies a pint I will probally be holed up in a pub in Penzance all day (HA HA)
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Old 27 May 2005, 10:43   #38
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No problems - Its interesting to see that most of the extreme ribbers on this site have a limit of Force 6?
Do they? Ask Jono G about his force 10 exploits some day......

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Next week (If I survive) I will be the one dishing out the advice on how to deal with a Force (whatever it runs out to be) on the nose solo crossing to the Scillies.
I shall look forward to that....

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No shit?


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Do we think I 5.5m RIB could handle Force 7.
No one on here thinks the boat isn't capable....


Seriously, why the feck' did you ask for advice from people if you have no intention of listening?
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So the answer is NO.
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Better to be armed with other peoples opinions.

Might as well try and gleen as much info as possible from others with more experience.

Let us not forget that this is a forum - not sure why people get so defensive when somebody has a new outlook or opinion. If we all agree on the same topics you might aswell give up. This is probally why this thread has created a good response.

Would people prefer it if I was to follow the crowd and agree with the replies I have just had.

I wanted to know what people thought of going on in a force 7. With limited experience how do you know if a force 7 is to much - you dont. But by asking around I now know that most memebers (DEFO not ALL) regard this trip as foolish and un achievable.

I will assess - and I think most people have now gatherd that I will cross tomorrow.

I like the new scary slant I now have of this crossing - will make my 7 hour drive tonight after work the more interesting as I mull over the possible scenarios.
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