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Old 10 August 2011, 18:05   #1
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Redbay Ardbeg Cruise 2011 - Sept 3

Saturday September 3rd is Redbay "Ardbeg Day" - Linky.

It's a return day trip from Cushendall to the Ardbeg Distillery on Islay.

For all the obvious reasons, it is Relevant to my Interests. I gather that there will be Lunch (thus ensuring the attendance of donegaldan) and a distillery tour (that's me onboard). My only previous experience of a Redbay Cruise was a similar trip to Gigha and I'm still laughing when I think about that one. It was a great day and all sizes of boats and crews took part. My being towed home merely added to the merriment

All welcome but yer gotsta be driving a Redbay. This presents something of a difficulty for donegaldan and meself, driving as we do an Avon SR4 and a Quicksilver beachtoy. However, while I was walking the shop with JK last week, I noticed a poster seeking volunteer test-monkeys for destructive testing of the new Yanmar ZT-370 leg* on the Redbay Stormforce 850 Prototype...

So we're in - unless Gary flogs her in the meantime (horrible boat, wouldn't recommend her to anyone for anything )

* Someone broke the previous ZT-350 leg ()
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Hmmm I could pass mine off as an Avon having found how much gaffer tape was holding my Port Toob on, but Mrs 9d might notice if I nick the telly out the living room to make it look like a redbay console so that's not going to work.....
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Saturday September 3rd is Redbay "Ardbeg Day" - Linky.

It's a return day trip from Cushendall to the Ardbeg Distillery on Islay.

However, while I was walking the shop with JK last week, I noticed a poster seeking volunteer test-monkeys for destructive testing of the new Yanmar ZT-370 leg* on the Redbay Stormforce 850 Prototype...

So we're in - unless Gary flogs her in the meantime (horrible boat, wouldn't recommend her to anyone for anything )

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What is this Willk? You getting prior experience and hours in before 5th and 6th??
Maybe you might offer someone a lift since he hasn't got a Redbay either - and Humbers aren't allowed?
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Old 15 August 2011, 16:03   #4
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Mrs 9d might notice if I nick the telly out the living room to make it look like a redbay console so that's not going to work.....
Yer gonna need the one from the kitchen too...

...maybe the whole kitchen... and the downstairs toilet!
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What is this Willk? You getting prior experience and hours in before 5th and 6th??
Maybe you might offer someone a lift since he hasn't got a Redbay either - and Humbers aren't allowed?
Big jump from the Quicksilver and I need a bit of helm time on a proper boat. I could use an extra pair of hands that day, if only to stop me checking the transom wheels are down before beaching her at Ardbeg. All dependent on her still being available of course.

I suppose you'll be staying in yer luxurious static with the sea views?

Yeah, no Humbers. It's amazing the lengths some will go to to sneak in though!
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Big jump from the Quicksilver and I need a bit of helm time on a proper boat. I could use an extra pair of hands that day, if only to stop me checking the transom wheels are down before beaching her at Ardbeg. All dependent on her still being available of course.

I suppose you'll be staying in yer luxurious static with the sea views?

Yeah, no Humbers. It's amazing the lengths some will go to to sneak in though!
If you could use the pair of hands mine could be available! Providing the boat is still available.

As for the static with sea views - that might be arranged also believe it or not!!!!

PM me and we shall see what can be done
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Big jump from the Quicksilver and I need a bit of helm time on a proper boat. I could use an extra pair of hands that day, if only to stop me checking the transom wheels are down before beaching her at Ardbeg. All dependent on her still being available of course.

I suppose you'll be staying in yer luxurious static with the sea views?

Yeah, no Humbers. It's amazing the lengths some will go to to sneak in though!
OMG.. RIB snobbery .. there was me about to offer myself as boat testing whisky checking/testing crew aswell
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As for the static with sea views - that might be arranged also believe it or not!!!!
Yea! Party in Tony's gaff!

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Between us? Never! Sure neither of us even have (working) RIBS any more...
that makes 3 of us
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Oh Tony's RIB works beautifully. It's us that's fooked
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