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Old 03 August 2007, 19:08   #11
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I look forward to seeing you later this month.

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Old 03 August 2007, 20:29   #12
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I have a similar sized boat... we go out in all kinds of weather, the bigger the waves get, the slower we get there.... we always make our destination... course we don't go out when it's awful.. unless it's a beer run!
Seriously, with that size boat you should be able to handle some serious wave action...
True to a certain point but the open Atlantic can get pretty wild...........
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Old 03 August 2007, 21:59   #13
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True to a certain point but the open Atlantic can get pretty wild...........

Too true, I'm currently 100miles west of the Shetlands (Not in a rib!!) and forecast is for 7.5m swell in the next 12 hours with 40 knots of wind.
I can't imagine the Scillies are too different in a Good westerly?
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Old 03 August 2007, 22:31   #14
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True to a certain point but the open Atlantic can get pretty wild...........

Too true, I'm currently 100miles west of the Shetlands (Not in a rib!!) and forecast is for 7.5m swell in the next 12 hours with 40 knots of wind.
I can't imagine the Scillies are too different in a Good westerly?
We were on Bryher last year, chatting to some local boys in the 'Fraggle Rock'. They were telling us that the St. Mary's (Scillies) lifeboat was called to assist the night of the Penlee disaster. Apparently, she was surfing down the faces of 60+ft waves during the 3hr trip to Lamorna Cove. They experienced the biggest seas in living memory.
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Old 04 August 2007, 02:45   #15
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Don't worry, cowardice has kept me alive both in boats and as a helicopter pilot! Risk management is what I do for a living. I don't mind trundling off into a lump if there is an exit strategy; 15 miles off lands end the options become limited! My RIB may be seaworthy, but I would quite like to stay in it!

Looking forward to meeting theScillies contingent when I get there (even if that means swinging the RIB onto the freighter).

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Old 04 August 2007, 07:02   #16
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Don't worry, cowardice has kept me alive both in boats and as a helicopter pilot! Risk management is what I do for a living. I don't mind trundling off into a lump if there is an exit strategy; 15 miles off lands end the options become limited! My RIB may be seaworthy, but I would quite like to stay in it!

Looking forward to meeting theScillies contingent when I get there (even if that means swinging the RIB onto the freighter).

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To have an 'ejection' from a rib you need to be working that throttle like a hooligan. Not sure why you're looking for so many neg's. Guy's cross the Atlantic in boats half the size of your's without falling out.
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Old 04 August 2007, 07:09   #17
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To have an 'ejection' from a rib you need to be working that throttle like a hooligan. Not sure why you're looking for so many neg's. Guy's cross the Atlantic in boats half the size of your's without falling out.
Mollers,

It was a slightly tongue in cheek comment, (I should make use of the smiley once I have read the faq and know how to). If I was that negative I would not have stuck 600 horses on the back of my boat! All I am suggesting is that I shall use balanced judgement. Probably go up to a 4 g5 as long as it has not been blowing for to long. Much worse than that, stick it on the freighter.

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Old 04 August 2007, 07:25   #18
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Mollers,

It was a slightly tongue in cheek comment, (I should make use of the smiley once I have read the faq and know how to). If I was that negative I would not have stuck 600 horses on the back of my boat! All I am suggesting is that I shall use balanced judgement. Probably go up to a 4 g5 as long as it has not been blowing for to long. Much worse than that, stick it on the freighter.

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Sticking it on the back and be able (or having the balls) to use it are different things. There are plenty of guys that have boats, bikes, cars etc with all the gee gees that never ever use them to anywhere near there full potential. I'm not saying that's you.

If you're seriously thinking of putting that boat on a freighter, I'd suggest that quite a few of those 600 ponies are never gonna leave the paddock.

Don't worry I don't have 'small horsepower syndrome' . Good luck it's sound's like a cracking rig.
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Old 04 August 2007, 09:02   #19
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Mark.

If you are going to put your boat on the Gry Maritha or the Scillonian then you should book them now as the Steamship company usually takes weeks to get boats over.

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Old 04 August 2007, 09:18   #20
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Mollers,

It was a slightly tongue in cheek comment, (I should make use of the smiley once I have read the faq and know how to). If I was that negative I would not have stuck 600 horses on the back of my boat! All I am suggesting is that I shall use balanced judgement. Probably go up to a 4 g5 as long as it has not been blowing for to long. Much worse than that, stick it on the freighter.

Mark

I have a 9m RIB and have been out in a F9 with approx 20' waves - it never even felt remotely dangerous. The further out you go the safer it gets in a way - most boats only get into trouble when they meet some land!!!

Talking of helicopters I get free lessons off a mate with a Hughes 300 - he is about to upgrade to an md500 - can't wait!!!
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