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Old 17 August 2016, 16:32   #11
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Cheers. All in the ideas/planning stage at the minute.
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Old 17 August 2016, 16:37   #12
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Don't want to do one long trip away from car/trailer, then back in case weather turned or boat died and needed to recover.

Does that make sense?
Nope!
Has someone stopped public transport working along the South Coast.
Shove boat in at S'Ton. Starting tootling West. When you get as far as time/weather/gear failure/crew failure will allow:

- leave the crew where you come ashore to spend a day chilling.
- catch a train back to S'Ton.
- take Car & Trailer West
- retrieve boat
- job done.
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Old 18 August 2016, 02:06   #13
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Definitely doable as a Plan B. As a worst case you should be able to do Penzance-Southampton-Penzance by train and car in 12 hours.
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Obviously very weather dependent, and depends how much the rest of the crew enjoy longer and possibly slightly bumpy passages, but unless dreadful should be no reason you can't do Poole -> Penzance -> Poole in 2 weeks solely by boat, and possibly Scilly as well, depending on how much time you want to spend in the various harbours along the way - there are some lovely places to explore.

I did Poole -> Penzance (Newlyn) -> Poole over 4 days a couple of years ago in pretty rough weather, stopping overnight at Salcombe both ways, and a pop in to Falmouth for lunch and present buying on day 2. My thinking was exactly as above - if something goes wrong (weather/boat) such that I need to tow it home, I'd just stick it in port for a day rr two and catch the train back to Poole to retrieve the trailer.

My little video of that trip here:

Thinking about this makes me want to do it again now!
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Old 18 August 2016, 05:00   #15
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Nope!

Has someone stopped public transport working along the South Coast.

Shove boat in at S'Ton. Starting tootling West. When you get as far as time/weather/gear failure/crew failure will allow:



- leave the crew where you come ashore to spend a day chilling.

- catch a train back to S'Ton.

- take Car & Trailer West

- retrieve boat

- job done.

Fair point! Hadn't even thought of that.

Quite like the idea of no timetable actually, with flex on distances/stopovers. Just an exploration.
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Fair point! Hadn't even thought of that.

Quite like the idea of no timetable actually, with flex on distances/stopovers. Just an exploration.
I have an urge to do Round Britain that way. Possibly by Wind rather than Petrol Power. Sail a bit. Park up for a few weeks, get train home. Train back and carry on etc. I'm sane age as you - it's in my bucket list if things to do b4 I'm 50!
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Whole of Britain by sail would be a bit boring in my eyes. Lots of rather dull areas.

A full summer by sail doing the south coast, channel and Scilly isles. Now even the wife might buy in to that!

Then rib trips to western Scotland and Ireland. Sorted.
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The East Coast is the only 'boring' bit really. But sailing makes it less boring... There is stuff to do rather than sitting at a wheel pushing the throttle.
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Whole of Britain by sail would be a bit boring in my eyes. Lots of rather dull areas.

A full summer by sail doing the south coast, channel and Scilly isles. Now even the wife might buy in to that!

Then rib trips to western Scotland and Ireland. Sorted.

You do know that outside the Menai there be dragons, big ones😏


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I thought the dragons were all in Wales? X
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