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whisper 13 October 2012 16:46

The Isles of Scilly 2013
 
Anyone fancy doing this early next year? It was a hot topic last weekend and some were up for boating to Plymouth to meet people with trailers on a Thursday and staying over for one night before everyone departs from Plymouth to The Isles of Scilly.

The Trip will involve beer, dolphins, camping and may be some 'wavejumping n shit' :thumbs:

Who's in?

Maximus 13 October 2012 18:45

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Originally Posted by whisper (Post 493432)
Anyone fancy doing this early next year? It was a hot topic last weekend and some were up for boating to Plymouth to meet people with trailers on a Thursday and staying over for one night before everyone departs from Plymouth to The Isles of Scilly.

The Trip will involve beer, dolphins, camping and may be some 'wavejumping n shit' :thumbs:

Who's in?

I'd be up for that if it does'nt Clash with anything already planned :thumbs:....although a Nice WINTER trip is on the List;)
You get a couple of Good days of High Pressure and it would be Great run,'Sticky' did a day trip on Boxing Day a couple of years back,and had Wonderful Weather!

mick 13 October 2012 19:04

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Originally Posted by whisper
Anyone fancy doing this early next year? It was a hot topic last weekend and some were up for boating to Plymouth to meet people with trailers on a Thursday and staying over for one night before everyone departs from Plymouth to The Isles of Scilly.

The Trip will involve beer, dolphins, camping and may be some 'wavejumping n shit' :thumbs:

Who's in?

How far is it might be up for a trip

Ian M 13 October 2012 19:22

If there are no clashes with work commitments, I am interested. Which of the Islands are you thinking of visiting?

Chris 13 October 2012 20:12

Will definitely be up for this if the weather is right !

whisper 14 October 2012 12:24

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Originally Posted by mick (Post 493465)
How far is it might be up for a trip

If we went from Plymouth it would be around 90 NM each way, but if we hugged the coastline it would be longer.

Mollers 14 October 2012 12:29

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Originally Posted by whisper (Post 493588)
If we went from Plymouth it would be around 90 NM

A bit more than that, It's approx 60Nm from here, which admittedly, does involve a degree of rock dodging.

whisper 14 October 2012 12:39

Measuring on Google Earth it's 93 nm taking the shortest route, but I know that it doesn't always work out that way.

Completely open to suggestions regarding launching location for the trailered ribs :thumbs:

Mollers 14 October 2012 12:46

By road, but pretty direct-

Plym to Fal- 65m
Fal to Lands End- 37m
Scillies are approx 28m offshore. Land's End - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Lizard has to be avoided. ;)

whisper 14 October 2012 13:05

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Mollers 14 October 2012 13:16

Not done Fal- Plym direct as I have no reason to go there, have gone beyond once. ;)

Here to Bryher comes in around 62Nm.

I'd base your fuel calcs. on 120Nm each way.

We've totalled over 200Nm out of Fal and back including running around the islands etc.

Another thing to consider, I'd give Lizard Point a very wide birth anywhere near flood tides or springs. We've hit some really scary shit when skimming it too close. :eek:

mick 14 October 2012 15:16

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Picy:

Can you get petrol over there easy

Mollers 14 October 2012 16:17

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Originally Posted by mick (Post 493626)
Can you get petrol over there easy

Not easy and expensive, but it is available.

Maximus 14 October 2012 16:37

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Originally Posted by whisper (Post 493432)
Anyone fancy doing this early next year? It was a hot topic last weekend and some were up for boating to Plymouth to meet people with trailers on a Thursday and staying over for one night before everyone departs from Plymouth to The Isles of Scilly.

The Trip will involve beer, dolphins, camping and may be some 'wavejumping n shit' :thumbs:

Who's in?

So Whisper,what sort of Date...(Usualy Date'S!;))did you have in in mind??

longjohn 14 October 2012 18:18

Be nice to have the dates when we might reasonably expect some good weather... Its nearly always niceish around the 21st May - I remember cos its a week after my birthday

AJ. 14 October 2012 18:34

:nonono: that's my birthday weekend.

AJ. 14 October 2012 18:35

....... And it's ages away

Ian_st 14 October 2012 18:43

Just out of interest, what size rib do you need to make the trip?

Mollers 14 October 2012 18:49

Sorry guys, but we've never managed to get over on a pre-planned date. :(

We look for a weather window and go at short notice. Even using that tactic, we've been caught over there. An F8/9 blew through one night. We put the boats on deep water moorings rather than the usual anchoring and battened the hatches for 24hrs. The eventual run back was lumpy to say the least. :whistling:

Mollers 14 October 2012 18:52

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Originally Posted by Ian_st (Post 493669)
Just out of interest, what size rib do you need to make the trip?

Depends on how fast the flotilla want to cruise/make passage. Our 4m would easily make it in calm seas, but wouldn't maintain high 20s knts continuous.


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