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Old 26 June 2003, 12:26   #41
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And just to make sure, we lashed up a cat's cradle round the bows for the homeward run...
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Old 26 June 2003, 12:32   #42
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It all seems to have worked fine. We made it back after a lumpy crossing at a steady 25knots.

Must dash, but before I go, thanks, Brian for all your sterling homebase support, for ringing round and organising phase 2 - the real repair.

Huge thanks to Mark, for long suffering help. Just sorry we messed up the Spanish run and your holiday through my rubbish driving.

Thanks, too, for all the offers of help, support and good wishes from the members of the good ol' RIBnet Forum. All much appreciated.

Can't wait to get back on the water with beefed-up go-anywhere tubes!
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Old 26 June 2003, 12:35   #43
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Looking at your catscradle, it seems a good feature to leave on after the repair.?
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Old 26 June 2003, 13:08   #44
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Glad you made it back ok.

A very impressive repair job.
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Old 26 June 2003, 16:49   #45
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welcome back guys

sorry to hear about all the hassle, but all the best for the repair and hope all is back to norm in a few weeks!

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Old 27 June 2003, 16:44   #46
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Just a small update.....

Mike and I ran up from St Mawes to Dartmouth where he was due to meet up with Brian. The sea was kind until just after Plymouth when a following sea made handling the boat hard, as the port side repair we had done, well actually me, broke away. As the boat ran down the waves it forced the tube up and water into the boat.

Unfazed by this Mike drove the boat superbly.

From Dartmouth I made my way back to Poole without and problems.

I would like to thank Charles and Fiona for the hospitality at the start of the trip, they were very generous. If you get a chance to go on his Herm trip later this year you will have a great time.

Also Mike and Di are excellent travel partners and what happened was no fault of Mikes driving.

And finally Field Marshall “Brian” for the support work was outstanding and we looked forward to our daily updates.

This is the longest continuous trip I’ve done and only have admiration for the likes of Alan P and other people who’ve pushed the boundaries in a RIB. As for next year’s trip, I have a cunning plan…

Pictures will follow as soon as the film is developed.

Cheers

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Old 30 June 2003, 08:39   #47
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Home Safe & Sound

Hello Mike & Di,

I am glad to see you are both back in one piece and you have still got your sense of humour intact. Enjoy the cold beers from the fridge you have earned them!!

Very Best Wishes

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Old 30 June 2003, 13:00   #48
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Cheers, Kevin. And Di says " Ahhh, how sweet of him!"
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Old 30 June 2003, 14:01   #49
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Hi Mike & Di,

Now you've made blush

Without sounding too personall, would this accident be covered under insurance or is it classed as normal wear & tear, lap of gods ect?

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Old 30 June 2003, 15:12   #50
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Depends on how much the costs come to. My insurers wacked up the excess for daring () to go West of Brest. As this foul-up happened W of B ( just) I need to add it all up before I abandon my NCD. Insurance is such a pain. I hate having to have insurance - with a vengeance
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