Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 03 March 2010, 15:47   #21
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,926
RIBase
ok, there's one more
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Last of the Faroes.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	102.9 KB
ID:	49543  
__________________

__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 March 2010, 15:49   #22
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
What a spec!! Look forward to seeing the pics.
__________________

__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 March 2010, 15:53   #23
RIBnet supporter
 
bogib's Avatar
 
Country: Iceland
Town: Reykjavik
Boat name: Cheesee
Make: Seaquel 600 XS
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mercury 275 Verado
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,959
Send a message via Skype™ to bogib
So loads of jerry cans and jerry cans carry slaves......

Only port doing petrol is our marina here in Reykjavik all other places you have to rely on jerry cans or we could have prearranged petrol truck, plenty of time to get that sorted.

Will you be attending RIBex ? if you do we could meet up and discuss matters a bit more detailed, could bring some charts for you to take.

Garmin GS2 charts serves Iceland very well, proven and reliable, far better than the Navionics charts.

Bogi
__________________
RIBs and ribbing is my life
www.sjosport.is
bogib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 March 2010, 15:59   #24
RIBnet supporter
 
bogib's Avatar
 
Country: Iceland
Town: Reykjavik
Boat name: Cheesee
Make: Seaquel 600 XS
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mercury 275 Verado
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,959
Send a message via Skype™ to bogib
Wilks..... that we call talking behind your back

Nice pics.....

Bogi
__________________
RIBs and ribbing is my life
www.sjosport.is
bogib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 March 2010, 17:49   #25
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Castlegregory
Boat name: Dreamer
Length: 10m +
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 29
I am getting excite now!

Hi All

I am hoping to go with three other friends to share the costs would be nice to have another boat for company it will be a trip of a life time, Willk are you interested in coming?
bogib I will be able to carry around 1400ltrs with the deck tank she will do just over 400nm at full tilt and around 620nm @30kts so I should only need to refuel once hopefully, but I would prefer to run light only on the under floor tanks. What the story with accommodation? How many days weather permitting would it take to go around and see some of the sites? What/ where would you recommend to go?
Mollers I have being using a 9m Excalibur with a 315 yanmar on a bravo 3 in my dive centre for five year now she’s a great boat. I have being planning this new boat for about two years now she will be ready for end of May (fingers crossed) I will post a few photos when there is something to look at.
Regards Phillip
__________________
waterworld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 March 2010, 18:23   #26
Member
 
spartacus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Aberdeenshire
Boat name: Sula
Make: Ribcraft 4.8m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 60hp + aux
MMSI: 235087213
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,268
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by waterworld View Post
What’s the story with petrol in the island of Lewis and the Faroe Islands? Price and availability.

What would be the best time of year to go?
Regards fuel in Lewis - there are no dedicated marinas, however there are plenty of piers, and with a little planning you should be able to get petrol/diesel in jerry-cans or larger containers. Price-wise, it's always going to be more expensive than mainland UK. It's currently £1.11 a litre in Aberdeen for a litre of unleaded, and in Stornoway it's £1.22 and rising!

If you were leaving Donegal and heading north - a logical route would be to land in Tarbet, Harris. It's a Cal-mac ferry terminal so has a good sheltered harbour with services. From there head through the sound of Harris and up the west coast to West Loch Roag in Lewis. It's a natural sea loch and probably your last chance for fuel (Miavaig), before heading for the Faroes.

You could speak to Murray MacLeod. He operates Seatrek out of Loch Roag at Uig and regularly does runs to the Flannans, St. Kilda, etc, and would be able to advise on when would be a good time of year to go. He's a very knowledgable skipper with lots of experience and has been to the Faroes before. http://www.seatrek.co.uk/

This gives you an idea what the west coast of Lewis is like especially around Mangersta, (a few miles south of West Loch Roag). Enjoy.

" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350">
__________________
spartacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 March 2010, 18:24   #27
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,926
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by waterworld View Post
Willk are you interested in coming?
Yea! I'll just pop over to Redbay and pinch Tom's 1050, shall I?

Srsly, I've spent six solid weeks kicking around Iceland in a 110, having tramped most of it except the far NE corner. Bogib is the man to keep you on the rails as regards ribbing over there. He has more connections than the National Grid . I've got to say though - it's one vast and forbidding island and even by our reckoning, it's deserted

Gimme a PM if you need a touristy perspective on it.
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 March 2010, 18:28   #28
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,926
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by bogib View Post
So loads of jerry cans and jerry cans carry slaves......
Ah-ha! 1000 years later and the Icelanders will be sweating while loading stuff into boats for the Irish. Revenge, a dish best served cold
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 March 2010, 17:29   #29
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Castlegregory
Boat name: Dreamer
Length: 10m +
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 29
Hi All

Spartacus thanks for the info on the islands looks like I bring my board, I would imagine it will be jerry cans and visa cards all the way.

Willk dont pinch tom's 1050 hire it why not ?

Bogib would we be better off if we went to Reykjavik first then head clockwise around

my wife to be has just said that I am getting married on the 19th of march this year and that if I dont turn off the computer I am dead so I better work up some brownie points talk to ye all soon feckin wedding!

regards phillip
__________________
waterworld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 March 2010, 10:53   #30
Member
 
spartacus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Aberdeenshire
Boat name: Sula
Make: Ribcraft 4.8m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 60hp + aux
MMSI: 235087213
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,268
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by waterworld View Post
Spartacus thanks for the info on the islands looks like I bring my board, I would imagine it will be jerry cans and visa cards all the way.
It's a famous beach for surfers. Due to it being deep shelving, it creates some big waves and some serious rip tides. For experienced surfers only. http://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/MangerstaSands

Regards fuel... cash all the way!
__________________

__________________
spartacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:45.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.