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Old 11 February 2022, 14:06   #1
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Hello to all of you out there. I have a Honwave T32IE3 with a Honda BF10 outboard I bought last year. I have so far only been out on the English Lakes. My question - is this setup suitable to go out on the Scottish sea locks I'm a bit worried about wave heights.
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Old 11 February 2022, 18:15   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum. A T32 and 10hp with an appropriate load is totally suited to sea lochs and the sea. But as always it is your experience to know when forecast conditions are suitable and then how to manage the boat if it turns rough that is most important.
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Old 11 February 2022, 18:53   #3
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Welcome that out fit is more than capable of sealochs and round the coast I took a T32 with 15hp from Largs to Arron about four years ago with another member which he enjoyed gave him a wee bit more encouragement of corse the boat was his but I was there to help him.
Go and look at the gurnard videos on YouTube he went round most of the Scottish sea line in a bathtub it your experience that counts and your knowledge of the area all the best with your new toy HH
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Old 11 February 2022, 20:12   #4
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Hi and welcome.
You might consider a PB2 course.

Even with good weather forecast it's not nice getting caught in overfalls with breaking waves. Another unpleasant hazard is large wakes from bigger vessels. As always the smaller the craft the more difficult they are to manage and the wetter you'll get in a chop.

Certain members on here have years of experience in all kinds of SIB and take these things in their stride, getting great satisfaction from where they can go despite challenging conditions. Personally I don't have the same confidence and never will. The open sea's not for me in a small SIB, I have a hard enough job getting the missus out in our Ranieri, 3.9m Excel trips put her off good and proper.
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Old 11 February 2022, 21:11   #5
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As said, sibs are very capable in the right hands you need to break in steady weather is key so you don’t get caught out even in sea lochs it can get rough.
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I'd second everything that has already been said, apart from Limecc, he's just anti SIB (only joking )
especially Jeff's understatement "in sea lochs it can get rough"!

We got caught out in Loch Hourn last year

https://www.rib.net/forum/f50/glenel...urn-86218.html

If at all possible, I'd try and organise a couple of trips out with someone with experience in their SIB before heading out on your own.
I'd also try a few trips from a beach (maybe not Morecombe), tidal river or an estuary, calm sea, sunny day, potter about close to shore. It will help you gain a bit of experience on moving water (albeit calm moving water) currents, tide times etc
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Old 12 February 2022, 10:25   #7
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Thanks for all the messages I think the PB2 course Limmec suggested would be a good idea before I venture out on the sea. Meantime I am going to try Loch Lomond in the spring to get more experience and confidence handling my boat.
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