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    I like the thought of

    buying a motorised RIB and going across to France.

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    as someone who takes the Portsmouth/le Havre ferry every month, I thought about it and came up with the following observation:


    it makes no sense.

    basically going somewhere interesting means several hours at fairly uncomfortable speeds on a small boat. Its about 110 mile to le Havre, or 90 to Cherbourg.

    You could try and shorten the journey and cross from Dover to Calais, but then you'd end up in Calais, which is perhaps even worse than Dover itself, so thats hardly a great result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave G View Post
    buying a motorised RIB and going across to France.
    You’d have a queue of ‘paying’ passengers on the return trip.

    Ask Gary about Jonah & his boat purchasing experience
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave G View Post
    buying a motorised RIB and going across to France.
    What's the furthest you've gone in a RIB? And what were the conditions like? :D

    PS: Don't ask Tony to trailer it for you...

    Edit: Sorry Dave, I might have saved up all my golf scepticism and put it here instead :D
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    Don't bother crossing the channel in a RIB, you'll have the Douane all over you when you arrive and it'll be a thoroughly unpleasant ride.

    By all means from Portsmouth/Gosport buzz over to Cowes, up the Medina and grab lunch at the Folly Inn, or head up to Bucklers Hard to the Master Builders.

    Something like that will also mean your crew might enjoy it without getting enough time to develop a hatred for you and each other.

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    I'm not sure my 75l of tanks would get me that far south...
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    My uncle Mick had a small rigid bottom inflatable when I was a kid. He loved scaring the crap out of us with it. He had a nasty habit of fitting over sized engines to stuff, and the outboard on the thing was about twenty horsepower more than the boat manufacturers recommended maximum. I remember clearly one trip from Poole to Brownsea island where he kept standing the thing on its tail to scare us, and then it ran out of fuel right in the path of the Truckline ferry. I can remember Mick and my dad paddling like fook as the ferry hooted and bore down on us.
    Happy days! That was the same uncle Mick who put a TVR v8 into a lightweight LandRover, then proceeded to burn off a 3.0S Ford Capri on the A27 with me bouncing around in the back, clinging on for dear life. I was about nine at the time.

    Get one Dave. Childhood memories are mostly carved out of fear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post

    Ask Gary about Jonah & his boat purchasing experience
    First offence, caught speeding, boat in the water about an hour at the most. Big fine after court appearance. We didn't take it out again and he sold it within about a month

    However, in the eyes of the 5 of us present it remains the funniest day of our lives
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    ^^^
    That & parking up in the ferry only docking spot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    ^^^
    That & parking up in the ferry only docking spot
    They didn't have to wait that long for us to move - just until our fish and chips arrived
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobyte View Post
    By all means from Portsmouth/Gosport buzz over to Cowes, up the Medina and grab lunch at the Folly Inn,

    I think you'll find those in the know are now going down to Colwell Bay, to eat over-priced food at The Hut.


    Or steak on a stone at On The Rocks in Yarmouth.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Hell View Post
    I think you'll find those in the know are now going down to Colwell Bay, to eat over-priced food at The Hut.


    Or steak on a stone at On The Rocks in Yarmouth.


    Unless dancing on tables is really your kind of thing?

    I haven't RIB'd for yonks, sold it several years ago, so I'm certainly not in the know.

    Sailing's more our thing, but mostly bobbing around in the middle doing sausages and triangles.

    Might try the Yarmouth option when we next manage to get some decent shore time

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