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Old 01 March 2002, 19:11   #1
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Trip to the Scilly Isles.

I will be located near the Helford River, Cornwall for two weeks at the beginning of July 2002.
Weather permitting I would like to make a day or two day trip to the Scilly Isles during this time on my Rib.
Can anyone give me some tips for this trip? eg
Is there any petrol avaliable at ST Mary's ?
Overnight accommodation?
Moorings?
Any information most welcome


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Old 02 March 2002, 04:57   #2
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Been there, done that (a few times now).
Give me a bell on 01803 559800
and I'll talk you through it.
Might even come with you in my rib.
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Old 02 March 2002, 07:43   #3
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Thanks Brian,
I will take you up on your kind offer. It would be great if you can make the trip with me, so long as I don;t hold you up!!

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You wont hold me up. Had plenty of experience at escorting 4.8m Ribcraft (See RB4 threads).
Call me nearer the time.
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This sounds like a good idea - we are holidaying in Cornwall in August after Cowes Week, but could possibly make it down for a weekend - or long weekend cruise at other times.

You mention being based in the Helford River - is this just because you already have facilities there - or is that a good place to keep a RIB? We are lookin for suitable moorings or launching and recovering slipways etc to use in August, and this may be a good option.

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Count me in JCW, were also 4.8m. How far is it from the main land?
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Graeme,
I will be on Holiday. Stayed with a company last year called 'Helford River holidays' ,.http://www.holidaycornwall.co.uk/ accomodation within a few metres of the Helford river and you can keep the boat moored on the river for the duration. Once moored you can get out all states of tide(swim to your boat or get the ferry). Loved the place so much that we are going back again this year.
The place is ideal for boat lovers, an excellent base.
I paid for the 'Helford river boats' landrover to help launch my Rib as they do allow cars onto the beach.
If you are up for going to the Scilly Isles then great if you can make it.

Jono,
It is approx 30 miles from Lands End, but from Helford river where I intend to depart the trip will be about 75 miles each way.

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The Scilly Isles are some 28 miles from Lands End, then obviously the distance to where you start from - I believe Helford is some 35 miles from Lands End by Road?

JCW

I take it you will be leaving from Helford - that is a long journey in a RIB. Will you be caling into Penzance or anywhere on the way?

Jono

If you wanted a shorter trip - probably mainly for fuel / range reasons we could launch from Penzance and meet up with JCW offshore somewhere.

Im sure we can work out the logistics - JCW do you know exactly when you will be going yet?
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Graeme, Penzance sounds good. But i don't mind lauching at Helford if not.

Jason, What a location, superb.
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Grahame,

Will you be taking Topaz to Cowes Week? I will be in the Island at Seaview from 26 July to 9 August. The RIB will be moored at Bembridge during that time after a quick trip over from Chichester Marina.
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