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hopefully complete on 28ft ghibli next week, and already wondering about the summer. We normally go west, down to Falmouth, but how do I get it there?
-By road. Too big for me to tow, so thats lift in and out both ends, both ways (four times, then) +haulage. Thats expensive.
-By sea myself. Not sure how practical that is, on weather dependencies, or how long it would take. If one goes for bust.. two days? Of course, could take it easy and allow longer..
-pay someone else to get it there by sea. How much does that cost?
-Er, how do we get at least one car down there too?
How does everyone else manage this?
 

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From Northney, the west country and Falmouth is a pretty staright forward run. Loads of harbours and bolt holes should you need them and some fantastic scenery. Chas25 did it a few years ago in a 22' Monterey cuddy, so a boat with great seakeeping like the Windy will just gobble up the miles.

You could do it in a day, but much better to take a long weekend and enjoy yourself - it is what you bought the boat for after all.

If you really don't fancy it, you could always get a skipper and crew to take her down. They would do it in a day and the cost would be far less than a road truck.
 
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Blimey, people go round the world in boats less than 28' loa. Northeney to Falmouth you could do in one very long day in the right weather conditions but 2 days would be easy especially at the cruising speed the Ghibli can maintain. You would have boltholes all along the coast if the weather turned nasty except for the 40nm across Lyme Bay which you would have to pick the right weather for. Pick a fine weekend before your summer holiday and just do it
Btw, the Ghibli is a lovely boat. Got any pics?
 

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Gavin,
I notice from your profile you had a Regal. which model was it ? I'm really keen on Regal, I did the factory tour last year and found it most interesting. Currently looking for first boat but can't seem to decide what to go for.
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sea trial this w/e, but think all should be ok, then i ll get some pics with some berk with a silly grin in the way!
Yes, i was thinking day and a half, i should be able to manage it. It was more logistics of getting a car down there too if wifey is with me on the boat. Maybe some one from forum would enjoy a trip, or son no.2 could be dragged out of bed.
Ok consensus is should take advantage of the opportunity to take it myself? get ready for alot of dumb questions then!
Like.. 2*4 hours maybe? And can I really do 4 hours without autopilot?Who last week said 1 hr is too much without?! Guess I ll know more after a month or so with the boat....
 

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Unless I missed something, you don't tell us where you're starting from? assuming the boat is in the Solent now, then why not try somewhere else for your holiday for a change of scene. Best place if you ask me is south Devon around Brixham/Dartmouth/Salcombe/Yealm/Plymouth. Its an easy day cruise Solent to Brixham (4-5 hrs in a fast boat like yours) Only downside is these places are a bit pricey for berthing and eating (and definitely don't buy fuel in the first three!)
 

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Yes.. thats true.. dartmouth we both like. We tried Salcombe last year but it was regatta week and mayhem, and then there was some shadey character in a targa 25... might have to motor on past that one.... and hope hes not out for a spin.
In fact, getting the boat there seems pretty easy after all. New post then. how do I get the car down there?!
 

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Keep up! He's setting off from Northerny, where ever that is??

I'm guessing Solent way but??

II've done Plymouth Solent umpteen times, ok in a bit bigger boat.

Think Solent/Falmouth in a day would just be bloody hard work and boring, tho it can easily be done.

I dont do it that way. I make the going and coming back, the holiday. Much more relaxing, plus get to visit all the places on the way.

Problems are always in the getting back as sods law says crap weather, just at the appointed time. Yet another reason for, cruising most days, as you would be half way back by then.
 

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And can I really do 4 hours without autopilot?Who last week said 1 hr is too much without?! Guess I ll know more after a month or so with the boat....

[/ QUOTE ] If you have never had one, you won't miss it.

We did Brixham to Portsmouth in 8 hours last Nov. Stopped in Portland and Yarmouth for fuel and nosh. Weather wasn't good, but in the summer in good conditions it would be a great cruise and very enjoyable.

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Er, I said after 1 hr you'd get bored steering the boat by hand but, hey, Noah did it for 6 months so I guess you'll manage. Why not get an autopilot fitted before the summer?
 

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yes, Solent, probably hythe. But rather taken with your style of passage planning.. down to the sea and turn right (in this case). Dont have a chart here.. how far is it to falmouth, anyway?
 

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yes, been looking into it. Was thinking of asking Jezbanks for installation guidance , but maybe not anymore reading his latest post!
Noah wasnt doing more than drift, of course, til he bumped into something. Oh, isnt that called sailing?
 

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By road?
Like someone else has said, you've bought the boat for cruising, so go cruising.
Go on. A 14 year-old just sailed the Atlantic in a 28 ft saily boat.
You know you can do it.
 

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Guessing about 140 miles.

Yes, my method, is just turn right. Hardly ever have a definate destination. It depends on factors on the way, or just changing mind. For instance, a cruise round lyme bay is far more interesting than just blamming across it. A beer in Bognor and maybe over night in Tynmouth is good fun and easy. Then you can have a pleasant cruise the next day, taking in Torquay, Brixham Dartmouth and Salcolmbe. Stoping over night, at any one of them. Salcolmbe direct to Falmouth is about 50 miles. But boring. Or you can go, Hope cove, Agga Fer Chrispies place at Bigbury and vist the pub on the island, Then River Yelm, Plymouth, Looe, Fowey, Falmouth. Much more interesting.

All destinations changing as to weather, wind or rain. Some places not to bad in rain. Others just miserable.
 

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Take it by sea!! its a great trip one I will be (hopefully!) doing again in June this year.

Not nearly as bad as you might think as long as your sensible, make sure boat is all serviced and check usual things (whatever they are!) make sure weather tides etc are all reasonable. if you want to do it quickly I did Gosport to Weymouth one evening then the following day an early start to get round Portland Bill at slack water then straight accross Lyme Bay for a re-fuel at Salcombe then onwards to Falmouth for about 2-3pm

If you want to take a bit longer than to be honest most of the way is no different to day tripping only difference is you go 2-4 hours in one direction rather than 1-2 in one then turning round and going back!

This year I'll be taking a bit longer to get down we can visit more places /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 

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In my opinion you do not need auto pilot for 140 nm in a planning outdrive boat.

I have covered 120-200 nm regularly single handed.

You will loose the main benefit of outdrives using autopilot.

In a moderate sea you can use the out drives to stabilise the boat saving fuel and affording a more comfortable passage.
 

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yes, been looking into it. Was thinking of asking Jezbanks for installation guidance , but maybe not anymore reading his latest post!
Noah wasnt doing more than drift, of course, til he bumped into something. Oh, isnt that called sailing?

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Hey, that's a bit unfair. I fitted it ok, just lost a bit along the route (though tbh, I don't think I ever had the pin in the first place).
 
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In a moderate sea you can use the out drives to stabilise the boat saving fuel and affording a more comfortable passage.


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How does that work?

Surely, a properly set up autopilot can keep a straight course better than any human which should lead to a fuel saving
 
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