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Old 06 August 2013, 04:44   #1
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Round Ireland 2013 - Merlin - Bangor to Killybegs

I only had the GoPro on the boat for the leg Bangor to Killybegs, and got the footage more by accident than by design, so nothing special am afraid.
I wished I had taken more pictures, would have been easier with a crew mate, and the camera wasn't on my mind to be honest. Ah well, just another reason to do it again !

MERLIN Round Ireland Rib Challenge - YouTube
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Old 06 August 2013, 05:46   #2
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Excellent stuff on my home ground.
Well done for you and crew.
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Old 06 August 2013, 05:54   #4
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Nice Video

I must know the following in the interest of doing such an event in the future.
If you were to do this event again what would you change/ improve.

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would you carry out improvements on the boat? if so which one?
Would you carry out a phyisical fitness regime before the event?
Seek additional training etc....
What would you have changed if you were orgainising the event. I am not looking for critism of any parties involded
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Old 06 August 2013, 06:23   #5
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Hi Mick
In answer to your questions

Bigger fuel capacity
Higher Windscreen
SUSPENSION SEATING
More dry storage
A crew member (not single handed)
More testing
and
More testing
Bigger prop
Land support (trailer etc)
Bigger budget - hah
Bigger boat !



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Merlin

Nice Video

I must know the following in the interest of doing such an event in the future.
If you were to do this event again what would you change/ improve.

E.g.

would you carry out improvements on the boat? if so which one?
Would you carry out a phyisical fitness regime before the event?
Seek additional training etc....
What would you have changed if you were orgainising the event. I am not looking for critism of any parties involded
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Old 06 August 2013, 06:37   #6
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Do you believe thatthe suspension seating assisted thoses that had it greatly? Or is it a gimmic
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Old 06 August 2013, 08:37   #7
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oh..I dont believe they are a gimmick.
they are expensive and am sure some folks will be along to tell you
which is best, but I will certainly be fitting one as soon as I can afford it.
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Do you believe thatthe suspension seating assisted thoses that had it greatly? Or is it a gimmic
The Scott suspension seating on Black Hawk turned an ordeal into an adventure
We ran in company with Option 4, Alan Macadams has had to go to hospital for back treatment Terry Newton suffered greatly with back pains and the lads on Top Cat were looking enviously on as we cruised around in our armchairs (sic)
seriously I would not contemplate a challenge like the RI13 without suspension seats,or even better ICE like Linley Swan or Sea Wolf.Expensive yes but better than traction!
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