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Old 27 May 2005, 11:52   #51
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The time is but approaching

Well this thread has accelerated my boring afternoon.

I will let you all know how I get on - although take no post by Thursday as confirmation of my failure.

On the whole we have a mixed bag of opinions, some would some wouldnt.

This time tomorrow I will either be sat on the beach on St Agnes or blowing bubbles with the basking sharks (fingers crossed).

On the brightside I will only ever be 15 miles from a shore - unless of course I miss the Isles and end up lost forever - did I mention I dont know how to read a chart?

Have a great weekend all
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Old 27 May 2005, 12:18   #52
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If you feel the need to ask a question about a critical safety issue like this, then I think you've answered your own question, haven't you? If you are looking for someone else to make the decision for you, you are not yet ready to make the journey, whatever it is, on your own. It is ALWAYS the right decision to pull a trip if you are not certain about the weather or your/your boat's capabilities... Wait for a better weather window or go in experienced company..... Cheers, Jono... (a devout coward)
This answers the question best I think Rob. Please listen. It's a braver decision to stay on the pontoon when the forecast worries you.

The risk factors are exacerbated in poor weather and it's harder to manage everything onboard as well.

It ain't loads of fun in a F7-8 for any length of time !

Your decision as Skipper however and if you go...safe trip The chart is a necessity in case of GPS failure.

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Old 27 May 2005, 12:20   #53
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Rob, when are you returning to the main land, will you still be over there on Monday when I arrive?
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Old 27 May 2005, 16:35   #54
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Iíve done PZ to Scillies a few times, mostly on the Ferry and it can get bloody rough just off Lands End where the Channel meets the Atlantic.

When you are in PZ why not pop into the sailing club, its on the left side of the slip at the Quay, there should be a few people around, members hold an annual PASAB (Penzance Around Scilly and Back) and should be able to give some good advise.

http://www.pzsc.org.uk/index.htm

Have a great time what every you do.

I can recommend the Hicks Strong Draft 

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Old 27 May 2005, 19:20   #55
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Spent a weekend based off Garbh Eiliach whilst diving in the area back in 94. Due to time constraints, fuel etc ended up coming back down the Sound of Luing for Loch Crinan in a forecast 6 which ended up as an 8 near 9 in a 6 metre Temptress rib with a 140 Johnson on it. We survived but it was so bad occasionally I wished the rib would just break up and end it. We went through the Grey Dogs which in retrospect was a mistake and I can still remember the sound of the gravel at the bottom of the channel growling as we fell of the standing wave at the start of the run through. The run to the Scillies sounds a piss ball in comparison, but I think you are a fool to go out single handed, single craft in anything over about a high 5. I`ve only got about 900 hours cox experience with dive ribs so I will bow to anyone with more seatime or skill.
Oh P.S. it took us 5 hours to do that run and emptied the 150 liter tank and several 5 gallon jerrys we had strapped to the bottle rack.
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We survived but it was so bad occasionally I wished the rib would just break up and end it.
That does sound bad. Been out in bad stuff but never wanted the boat to break

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Old 28 May 2005, 17:46   #57
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I spoke to Rob at Penzance this morning.

He hade made one attempt at 0630 as per his plan, but aborted when in Mounts bay and returned to Penzance, where I saw him.

It does look like he set off later in the day as his car and trailor were in the car park, but no boat.

But no lifeboats have been launched and the coastguard are not searching for any overdue ribs between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly, so I would assume all is well and Rob finally met his family (who had booked into a B&B after his aborted first attempt).

I will probably see him on Monday, when no doubt we will be ragailed by tales of daring do on the high seas.
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Old 28 May 2005, 17:54   #58
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It's turning into a episode for lessons learned...

On Friday afternoon I checked that Rob had everything he needed - he's equipped with a drysuit and VHF and was confident that he didn't need a the loan of any additional equipment.

I suggested that he should check out with the coastguard before making the journey, and then check in at his destination. I also gave him my mobile number and asked him to 'phone this evening, whether he arrived or aborted the trip.

I haven't heard from Rob, but as I don't have his number I can't confirm his arrival.

If anyone knows his mobile number, perhaps now is the time to give him a call!

Fingers crossed and all that.. hope you're speaking to him on Monday as anticipated, Alex.
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I'm glad his family got booked into a B&B - that would have taken a lot of the "must get there at all costs" pressure off him which is not the best policy faced with the conditions this morning (SW F7 & 4.6m wave height at Seven Stones LV )

Let's hope no news is good news
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Do we know whether Rob is dead or alive?
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