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Old 04 January 2006, 03:50   #1
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Antigua SeaSafaris

Well went round Antigua on this 12m Ballistic Rib with 2 x 225 Mercury Opti's. The Carribean side was lovely, smooth and crystal clear, however the Atlantic side to the Island was a tad on rough side at 15'-20' swells.... and boy oh boy was it fun.

I have to say the ride was exceedingly smooth in those conditions, mainly down to the length of the boat (which goes to show "size does matter!!!") It got quite wet at times which was welcomed as the temp was a cool 34deg.
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Just How close to the Cliffs were we

Speed about 35 knotts
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These Guys & Gals

Sailed from Chichester, Brighton, Southhampton, Port Solent, to Antigua. Took them 11 weeks via The Canary's most said it had been a frustrating trip across due to.

a) Lack of Wind
b) Wrong type of wind

Anyway most impressed
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Pot of Gold

Well there is always a Pot of Gold with every Rainbow
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Looks better than the waters this side of the pond. Is is my imagination or doe they need some air in those sponsons.

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Looks better than the waters this side of the pond. Is is my imagination or doe they need some air in those sponsons.
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No they had a heavy pvc type fabric over the tubes, I guess to protect the tubes from the heat, and people generally abusing them as they got in & out of the boat.
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How many seats does that boat have?
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How many seats does that boat have?
It had 25 seats, although the day we chose to go on it there were only 10 on board so had quite a lot of space on board, and it was absolute fun.

My other half Sarah asked if anyone was ever sick, to be told there has only be 1 person sick and that was a girl who'd had drank too much the night before and she was sat at the front of the Rib. After a getting into the rough seas of the Atlantic the girl promptly threw up over the side of the boat, he said he never forgot that one cos the wind managed to curl it back into the Rib and it missed all the rows of people in front of him and completely covered him at the back whilst he was driving. He then had to wait another 15 mins to finish the Atlantic Leg of the Island in the baking sun, before he could safely stop and take off his clothes and clean his face. He did not seem that impressed at me when I found his story hilarious, still laughing now!!
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A few more Pics

1) Better Half holding a Starfish

2) Widali Cat Sunset Cruise

3 & 4) Sunset

5) 100' Blow Hole
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You lucky lucky lucky peeps!!!!

Lovely foties.

Looks like ye had a great time Rich.

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