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Old 09 August 2017, 15:31   #11
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Have a look at Miford Haven to Dublin – Portaferry – Bangor – Ballycastle or Rathlin – Campbeltown or Troon – Portpatrick – Peel Isle of Man – Hollyhead – Miford Haven & add in a few days for the ruff stuff.

Its about 600 miles but would give time to stop off for lunch & a pint in more ports !!!

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Old 09 August 2017, 15:38   #12
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I am interested in planning a round uk trip in June 2018 for a kids charity,
OK Someone needs to say it, so I may as well.

If this is about the charity - you would almost certainly be better donating your fuel and accommodation costs to the charity and staying at home for the time.

How will you fund fuel? Accommodation? Food? Berthing? etc. You may think you could persuade people to donate these to you. But there are loads of people (well a few) doing this sort of thing each year, all competing for the same sponsorship/donation etc. Without wanting to sound a complete winger - driving 150-250mile stretches per day in a 30foot boat doesn't sound anything like as challenging as the guys swimming round, paddling round etc. While I don't think people have crossed the Atlantic in a 30foot open Rib, they have sailed across and they have rowed across in smaller... ...so what makes your challenge stand out? What makes people / business want to sponsor you?

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I am open to any advice or comments and are looking for any other people fancying the idea I would ideally like at least another two boats
Why? Because you aren't experienced enough to do the journey alone? You may want to check out: RIBnet Forums - Announcements in Forum : Upcoming RIB cruises the general advice is that people taking part in these sort of ventures need to be self sufficient. That's not to say you shouldn't want friends, but if you didn't have any friends for the challenge would you be OK to do it? Of course that makes it a bigger personal challenge?

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would like to think I could do around 250 miles a day if weather is kind to us,
So the others have said 250 miles is ambitious. Planning this kind of venture based on kind weather seems foolish. You will still be looking at 10 days of journeys. When did you get 10 days of ideal weather? Add to that:
* If you have others coming they will be on different timetables / commitments to yourself. You decide to wait for 2 days for nasty weather to clear, but they cant - you are now alone.
* If you can't do 250miles because of weather and only make 100miles what are you doing about accommodation that night and then the following night when there is 350miles to catch up...
* Consider Lay Days in the plan to allow catch ups, to allow repairs etc.

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To be honest only had this boat for about 2 months so not really had a solid days cruising in it yet just been getting confidence in it
You almost certainly need to do a distance close to the max leg you are planning. You need to feel how you will feel the next morning when you have to get back in the RIB and do it all again...
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Old 09 August 2017, 15:53   #13
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Thanks for the advice , i omit my experience of long distance is limited ,I am hoping for a min of 3 boats
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Old 09 August 2017, 15:54   #14
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If I was Blackadder I would start with a trip like my one listed. A take on it - Blackadder will be paying all boating costs then ask for sponsors to donate to a leg or £1 pound for the legs complete say 6/7 legs at £1 = £6/7 to the charity HAPPY DAYS !!! Would be great to give Ĺ to the RNLI.

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Old 09 August 2017, 17:30   #15
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I must thank everybody for the various comments I must add that I want to undertake it you two reasons firstly to tick a box I have always wanted to do , secondary while challenging myself to big task it will raise money for a worthy course , I will not ask for any sponsorship for any of the trip cost ,all sponsors monies raised will all go to charity, the reason I asked for comments was to learn off other people's experiences , best places to stop and finding fuel ,I am not a novice to boating just this type of distance in a short time ,and in some waters and areas I am unfamiliar with and was after local knowledge, the reason for another boat was more for safety than anything else ,I would still like to hear any comments, thanks
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Old 10 August 2017, 02:31   #16
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I would like to offer some advice on this trip with planning.
I have done this 3 times now (in part), in an 9.75 and 8.75 Scorpions, however, I don't want to clutter up this forum.
If you want to share your e-mail address with me I will help you with planning your route, fuel advice and stopovers, food etc.
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Old 10 August 2017, 03:43   #17
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I would like to offer some advice on this trip with planning.
I have done this 3 times now (in part), in an 9.75 and 8.75 Scorpions, however, I don't want to clutter up this forum.
If you want to share your e-mail address with me I will help you with planning your route, fuel advice and stopovers, food etc.
Hi Brian thanks advice would be appreciated my email is
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What's the latest on this expedition? Is it coming along?
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Old 04 October 2017, 05:42   #19
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Well, I have done some initial planning and passed details of that to them. I guess that the intended participants (there are two so far-one diesel and one petrol boat) want to let the winter settle in before they get too excited.
Let's face it it is a far from a knee-jerk decision. Best part of two weeks precious holiday time and several thousand pounds of cash will be expended on this....?
Maybe we wont hear much more until next spring.
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Old 04 October 2017, 13:07   #20
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Do you consider land support ?
The diesel RIB will get at any marina fuel but you will have issues with petrol - especially round Scotland & at the east coast .
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