Originally Posted by Balthazar
What was your longest open sea crossing or longest trip on a rib? I know the fuel is the only limiting factor for mad men on inflatable boats ��
I plan to go next year from London to Norway and wander on the fjords, thinking to do it in 4-5 legs. My rib is a Humber Ocean Pro 6.5m and she should be up to the task in my opinion.
Anyone to share long trips experiences? Cheers
Nice trip I'd like to do myself sometime!
For me not the longest Cruise....but 90+miles cross channel (out of sight of land for most of the time because of conditions) from Poole to St Vaast
Oh and in a Force 8...Spicy ..thrilling.. and great fun (4-up in an RC 6.8) ...and took 9hrs
For what you have planned?..well founded serviced and reliable trusted 6.5=no problem.
I take it you wont be too far offshore anyway.
Securing fuel cans safely (quality plastic are best with lower centre of gravity if poss) and securely is a top priority...and a large diameter Jigle pipe will help a lot... de-canting and should be practised in all conditions...definatly a two crew job when it's lumpy.
Go at your pace ...Work around the weather ....On that type of trip Plan passage but also plan to be flexible.
I.e plan for the worse and hope for the best.....(All the usuall safty gear obviously...and Dry suits carried and used if in ANY doubt ....plenty of warm layered clothing) things like energy gels/sweets would be my tip...if you do hit BAD weather on a longish leg you won't have time to re-plenish ANY other way ...believe me!