Originally Posted by Fenlander
Hello and welcome to the forum from me too. We did the Caley Cruisers trip too but back 30yrs ago. Great fun but it did rain loads!
Is you boat a GRP hull RIB or a wood/alloy floor inflatable with blow up keel?
Hi David, my first Caley Cruisers trip was interesting on the westward journey, when cruising we managed to stay ahead of the rain but every lock allowed the rain to catch us up, it became a challenge to see if we could get far enough ahead but we never made it. The second trip was 5 yeas ago, great weather for the whole week. I'd go more often but it is a bit pricey for my pocket. My boat is a 3.8m four chamber inflatable with a good deep keel and a solid aluminium floor. The floor makes the boat heavy so I don't benefit from ease of transport that most small RIBs have, that said it does vastly improve rigidity and allows the boat to register on more lakes, Kielder for example, RIBs are only permitted there if they have solid floors