Originally Posted by uk_matt
4) Anyone know how long the trip will take to get there assuming decent weather. I read somewhere it was about 55NM, so I figure a couple of hours at around a 30Kt cruise (2 x 200HP Suzuki's). Good fuel economy speed to cruise it.
I know you have acknowledged you are a noob - but can I suggest:
(a) Get the charts out, study them, work out the route and distance, get to know where the hazards are, alternative ports if you have a problem etc. Then you will know how far it is not have read it somewhere.
(b) Oh, and at a quick glance 55NM might be a little optimistic.
(c) Your maths/logic is correct (assuming the distance is right), but if you need to ask are you sure you are ready for an open sea passage of 60 miles, in potentially some of the busiest seas in the country (during the olympics).
(d) Take a look at boat launch it might provide some useful info on both local marinas and fuel points. Either weymouth itself will be better because it is very organised though or you'd be better going much further away as I'd assume all the next-nearest ports will suffer from the 'overspill' issue.