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Old 31 December 2006, 14:10   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: portsmouth
Boat name: RIBBIT
Make: bombard
Length: 5.3
Engine: suzuki 70 ob EFI
Join Date: Apr 2004
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So we did it!

Aplogies for the delay in report, I won't bore you with the excuses..

It was great fun (of course). The med sure is cool place to rib around. The weather is as per the holiday brochure as is the sea. No tides to talk about but a few 'flat calms to F6' in 5 minutes or less!

Good bits:

Like minded hardboaters of all nationalities
Unlimited deserted bays (or Calas) to visit

Not so good bits:

16 hour drive from Calais to Barcelona
16 hour drive from Barcelona to Calais!
No ramps of any description (apart from the one pictured which had a promenade built over the entrance)
Being treated as a 'commercial vessel' in one harbour and having to complete endless documentation regarding owner details, captains name, gross tonnage, crew list, passenger list, previous port, next port, bonded stores, medical reports etc etc etc

Stuff I worried about but should not have:

Rib security as we kept her in a 24 hour controlled marina with security guards, fuel, water, food and a super ramp.

Stuff I should have worried about:

Sunburn when in and out of the water all day.

Anyway, it's a great place to be. Try it someday if you can.

May even go again in 2007.

Safe passages

Doug Jayne Max and Lucy

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Old 31 December 2006, 16:06   #12
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Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
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Did wonder whether you realy did go or not?

Glad you had a realy nice time, sure looks like an adventure.

Wishing a great 2007 for you and your family Doug.



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Old 31 December 2006, 19:18   #13
Country: Ireland
Town: Galway
Boat name: rockhopper
Make: ballistic
Length: 6m +
Engine: petrol
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 525
The Ballerics

I think that if you check with Riva and Ballistic, you will find that these guys under ribs for sale" have already done this one with 7.8 mtr and E-tec 250.
I will check it out for you if you cannot.

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