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Old 14 January 2006, 08:25   #11
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Well went round Antigua on this 12m Ballistic Rib with 2 x 225 Mercury Opti's. ~~~~
Hi Richard...

Very interesting. I take it you would recommend it then?

I'm off to Antigua in March and I did e-mail this lot for some info. No reply though!

When did you do your trip.... and how soon in advance did you book it?

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Old 16 January 2006, 04:53   #12
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Hi Richard...

Very interesting. I take it you would recommend it then?

I'm off to Antigua in March and I did e-mail this lot for some info. No reply though!

When did you do your trip.... and how soon in advance did you book it?

Mike C

Hi Mike,

Booked it 2 days before I went out on it. Cost 85$US per person but well worth it, lasted about 5 hrs, I was up for going a second time just for the blast in the Atlantic cos to say it was fun and rough is an understatement.

Where abouts are you staying?

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Old 17 January 2006, 14:09   #13
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Hi Mike,

Where abouts are you staying?

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We're stopping in the Galley Bay Resort. I think I might have to work on persuading my wife to do this... Sounds good. Trouble is we are in the BVI for the preceding week.... Hiring a small boat there, so I may have had my allowable allocation of boats for the fortnight!!!! ....

Looks like fun though!

Do you think I'd get on if I left the booking till I got there?

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Do you think I'd get on if I left the booking till I got there?

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Yes, I did not book till I got there, plus they will pick you up off the beach, if your resort is on a beach. When I enquired from the UK I was told I would have to get to the Rib, as where when I booked it there they collected me off the beach.
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Old 18 January 2006, 12:37   #15
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Thanks Richard....

Yes, sorry mis-read your previous on that.

I'll let you know how I get on!

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Old 20 March 2006, 17:35   #16
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Well I managed to get a trip…. And as you say Richard, well worth it. Those RIBs certainly eat up the rough seas on the East side of the Island!

Here are a few more pics for RIB anoraks like myself. I also stumbled across their base near the airport the day after my trip and found them out of the water. Apparently they are now using South African Ribs from a company called AQ Ribs????? It seems no-one else makes (or made) em big enough.

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3??3?e C]Those RIBs certainly eat up the rough seas on the East side of the Island![/QUOTE]

I know and whats more they are so layed back by it. When we went out I reckoned the swell was 10-12ft. Asked the driver and he very calmly said.."oh it's not that bad, only 15'-20' swell today" blimey imagine that in the solent
Glad you enjoyed it, absolutley awesome fun.
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Yes, it was blowing about F4 - F5 on the day I went. Seas were not too bad but I'd be down to about 15knots in mine for comfort... They were still doing 30 odd and even my wife didn't complain.... WANT ONE!!!!

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Yes, it was blowing about F4 - F5 on the day I went. Seas were not too bad but I'd be down to about 15knots in mine for comfort... They were still doing 30 odd and even my wife didn't complain.... WANT ONE!!!!

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"Want One" That is exactly what I THOUGHT as I got off, to be told immediately "I know what you are thinking and No! you are not having one...... Thought they handled the seas very well indeed, considering how much weight they were carrying and in what conditions they were doing as you say 30 odd knots..... god I want to go back and do it again now..... what an absolute cool job.

The skippers really new the coast well, would you really take your Rib about 20'-30' away from a cliff face with 15-20' swells and at 30knots.

Did you see Eric Claptons Resort, made from imported Scottish Rock
ridiculous, but then if you have soooo much money what else do you do with it......
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Old 20 March 2006, 18:33   #20
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Mr Clapton could buy us both a 12 Mtr RIB!...

And I believe Mrs Clapton didn't like the sound of the waves in the sea!
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