Originally Posted by C-NUMB
Can be a pretty cold ride that time of the Year? Would it be any point in considering the "inland" route from Ijmuiden to Cuxhaven, gues less exposed if any issues with the boat or bad weather. Good luck anyway!
Not a good idea cos you will have a speed restriction all the way.
In 2008 in April four of us travelled by rib from Gdynia Poland to Southampton. The weather was superb. We had a diesel powered rib so we did not experience any problems with fuelling up which maybe the case with petrol. We took the route via the Kiel canal and had a stopover on the Isle of Helgoland.
In 2004 with two other guys we took a Parker 9 mtr cabin from the UK to Gdynia Poland again a diesel powered rib and we took the route round Denmark. This was in August so no weather issues.
In one leg you should make it from the English Channel to Ijmuiden where in the marina there is a Holiday Inn. The next leg should take you all the way to Helgoland via Del Helden for re fuelling. On Helgoland the fuel is duty free so worth stopping and staying there overnight. The next leg should take you through the Kiel and beyond.
This is a fantastic trip and worth doing.
All the best and keep us posted and take loads of photos.