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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Bristol to Essex

    Thank you Yellow Ballard just been reading the post very good thanks again

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    Default Re: Bristol to Essex

    We did Medway to Watchet one summer week. Flat calm all the way. We just kept turning right. If you do the opposite you'll get there OK!
    Brexit: Taking back our freedom as a sovereign nation.

  3. #13
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    P's cat =cataraman

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardener View Post
    P's cat =cataraman

    I mean what type? 10kt stinker of 4kt plodder?
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  5. #15
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    Sorry brain out of gear, first one I'm told she will do 12kn,s which is faster than my 52 foot mfv !!!

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    We have done it several times in both directions. First time in March - because I didn't know any better.

    Wait until May or June and get a good weather tide situation for Portishead to Newlyn. Longer days and warmer, well less cold weather. The absence of plan B destinations can focus the mind.
    Time going around the end for daylight.
    Someone will be along with the point of the tide that you need to be at the Brissons.

    After that things get easier. A relative term.
    Tactics depend on your skill- enthusiasm versus the weather.

    Have fun
    Gwylan, a settee with a sail

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    Good luck with the trip, what time of year are you thinking?
    We have been "around the corner" to Torquay
    Stopped at Padstow, Plymouth and then Torquay
    Lands End was a bit bumpy even on, what seemed to be, a perfect day!
    Is Roxy going by road, we've still got a few cat treats on board"
    See the rainbow not the rain

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Bristol to Essex

    Many thanks Gwylan

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    Unfortunately first week of April perhaps not the best time ! Fingers crossed

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardener View Post
    Many thanks Gwylan
    Found my little set of crib cards. A set of index cards with a treasury tag or similar. Have my panic instructions and popular routes with the 'sums'

    Following supplied for guidance only and with no warranty ,blah, blah, blah

    Think I got it from Reeds or the Blue Book - all at the boat, except my little set of crib cards.

    For Milford to Newlyn, amounts to the same - the Brissons is the key point - be at Brissons at HWD +2 to -3 Take the inside route.
    Aim to miss Kettle's Bottom and The Armed Knight, and for safety go outside Runnel Stone - encouraging names. But you hopefully know that.

    For us @5 kn - then the Brissons to Newlyn is 5 hours - it says here. But with the tide even we go faster than that.

    Watch the nav as you pass Mousehole and approach Newlyn. I favour passing Low Lee on easterly side - unless you are a local - also look out for fishing gear across the entrance to Newlyn!!!!
    Gwylan, a settee with a sail

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