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Old 02 July 2003, 09:24   #1
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Hi Chaps,
Just found Ribnet.
Last Saturday a friend and I went round the IOW in his Quicksilver SIB. This is his boat with home made cuddy (the other thing is me). Starting and ending at Pool the jorney was 100 miles (85 nm). It took 10.5 hours and used 40l of fuel with my 8 Hp yamaha 2 stroke.
All the equipment fits in the boot of an estate car.
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Old 02 July 2003, 09:24   #2
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This is the track from the GPS.
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Old 02 July 2003, 09:29   #3
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Bloody hell, looks like you've got some competition 'ere Keith!

Nice boat, and sounds like a fun journey!

Welcome to RIBnet, it's a great little website. Go on Keith, tell him about Orkney...

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Old 02 July 2003, 11:18   #4
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You are clearly just the chap we need.
Go look at this site immediately.................and then sign up for it!

http://www.blackhart.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/orkney.html
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Old 02 July 2003, 11:46   #5
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Nghost you are my hero.

Having checked out the site Brian recomended shall I book you for a place on the expedition?

I am VERY interested in the cuddy you have made. Do you have any photos or details please?

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Old 02 July 2003, 12:09   #6
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Bugg** I'm in the USA then!
Sorry cant come.
The cuddy was made by my friends wife Barbara.
It took hours to make and is base on those fibre glass tent poles.
The fixings on the boat are a row of d rings with a rope passed through them. The cuddy hooks to this rope. Ray the owner of the boat is getting her to make a full cabin next so that he can sleep on board. I will do something similar to my own boats.
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Hi Nghost, shame about that...cancel the USA trip and come to Orkney instead.

Anyway, how does the cuddy perform? It looks as if it would keep you dry.

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Now look, never mind about America. It will still be there when you get back.
On the other hand the first Great Orkney Expedition will only happen the once.
How will you feel if you come back from yet another boring trip to the USA, and find that TGOE has passed heroically into the annals of British Maritime History-and you were not there?
Shades of Henry V mate !!
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I'd no idea we were passing through anybody's anus!

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Old 03 July 2003, 05:32   #10
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I have spoken to my friend Ray, and he will take some piccies of the cuddy construction and post them here.

Keith how easy is it to carry your 15 hp Mariner?
we somtimes have to carry the engine over sand and mud to launch the boat.
The 8 we use is on the edge (for weight and power) and a bit more power would be usefull.
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