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Old 10 August 2004, 17:11   #41
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Just caught up with this Andre. Great to hear all went well

Would love to hear all about it

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Old 11 August 2004, 08:48   #42
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Leg 1 > 29 July <Chatham to Ijmuiden

Over the next few days I will try and post information about each leg of the journey with relevant photographs.

We had a superb trip and had a jolly good time as well

The actual departure was delayed because a part required to complete the service was not available. Once the service was completed the departure date was set for very early in the morning on Friday 30 July. You may recall but the weather at that time was looking good so David called me to the office on Thursday and said to get to Chatham ASAP as we would leave as soon as I arrived. We set out at 14:30 arriving to Ijmuiden at 21:30 English time. For the first half of the crossing the sea was quite rough and the ride was not very enjoyable . Later things improved and we were able to reach speeds of 37-39 knots
Ijmuiden has a nice marina @ 20.00/night for the rib with all facilities , fuel, food and a Holiday Inn hotel (125.00 per single room per night) so we did not have far to go. Prior to going we had already decided that we would not do any night crossing and weather permitting enjoy the cruise stay in a hotel overnight .

The following day we took 374 ltrs of diesel

Ijmuiden is very well located for a short break to Amsterdam (now that would be a very nice cruise)

On leaving Chatham we called the Coast Guards on the VHF and told them of our intended passage plan and when we arrived to Ijmuiden we called them on the mobile confirming our safe arrival. When we arrived to Ijmuiden we were met at sea by Japp from Datema our Dutch distributor. Japp spends most of his free time doing what he likes best : ribbing Don't we all.

Nearly forgot, The Spirit of Poland had caused quite an interest when we were leaving Chatham cos we were politely boarded by the UK immigration who came after us in a Delta Rib. Once they were satisfied they left wishing us a safe journey. Nice guys I even gave them some Parker rib brochures in case they were in the market for another rib

The first picture was taken at 17:30 UK time and here we have Dog & David deciding on the best route cos of the shipping lanes

The next one was taken at 19:00 UK time and here we have a nice sea
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Old 11 August 2004, 09:44   #43
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Pictures and coming home soon

Hello guys ,

Just checking in to see what pictures you are posting in my abscense
Have made my way to ostruda by taxi and currently in Parker main office.
Hope you had a safe trip back to the UK and will join you all soon once I have finished my business in Poland.

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Give us a clue.
ROUGHLY how much would the cabin rib you just returned to Poland cost retail, in the UK, as currently specced, and including taxes and VAT.

Not after a detailed quote, just a ball-park would do.
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Hello guys ,

Just checking in to see what pictures you are posting in my abscense
Have made my way to ostruda by taxi and currently in Parker main office.
Hope you had a safe trip back to the UK and will join you all soon once I have finished my business in Poland.

Kind regards to all


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David, that taxi must have cost you an arm and a leg
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Old 11 August 2004, 10:28   #46
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ROUGHLY how much would the cabin rib you just returned to Poland cost retail, in the UK, as currently specced, and including taxes and VAT.

Not after a detailed quote, just a ball-park would do.
Hi Brian,

The Parker 900 Baltic cabin rib has only 110 hours on the log counter and was brand new when arrived for Ribex / Seawork
The return to Poland by sea only proved the sea capability of the craft

The rib/engines will be fully serviced after the sea voyage
The engines have a 1 year factory warranty

Ex-works Poland Price : GBP 69,000.00 + VAT

By the way, would you like to collect or have it delivered
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Leg 2 > 30 July, Ijmuiden, Holland to Esberg, Denmark

We left rather late that day (11:00 local time)cos some of us wanted a to have a longer sleep as if we had the time for that. I will not mention who but David does like his sleep .
The weather was quite nice so our crossing was not so bad at all. The beauty of a cabin rib is that you do not have to wear a dry suit nor a lifejacket so we were just in shorts enjoying the loneliness around us as for most of the time there were no other vessels in sight. At one point we even stopped and David decided that since there were no sharks in the North sea a swim was called for (that is, only he took the dip).
I see that I did not make a note of our arrival time to Esberg (David did you?) but we had covered a distance of 250 Nm and the next day took 506 ltrs of fuel at a cost of 250.00 , so a euro a Nm and 2 ltrs of diesel per engine per mile
This is a good example cos most of the time we were running flat out (max speed was 40.6 knots) and the sea was calm enought that there was no need for any throttle control.

If you look close enough at the electronic chart you can just see where we are. The photo was taken at 18:00 local time
Nothing in Esberg to write home about just a typical small port with quite expensive hotels and these were a taxi ride away .
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Leg 3, 31 July > Esberg-Thyboron-Alborg-Hals <

In view that we were already doing long sea passages we thought it would be nice to do the inland route called the The Limfjord. We left Esberg at 9:30
local time and headed north towards Thyboron , here we followed the Limfjord route to Hals which has a distance of 176 miles. Our original plan was to get to Alborg and there seek a hotel. What we did not know was that a Tall Ship gathering was being held and there were lots of festivities long the waterfront so no chance of any space in the marinas for the night. We carried on to Hals where we quickly berthed the rib and not being able to get any rooms we caught a cab back to Alborg. No problems here in getting rooms.
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Old 11 August 2004, 12:51   #49
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Very interesting reading Andre...keep it coming.

Sounds like ye had a great time (hotels...sleep...mutter, mutter; I'm jealous )

Voluntary swimming as well

Love the photos too...

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sound like top fun and the paker rib is now well proven

Ex-works Poland Price : GBP 69,000.00 + VAT

if i win the lottery i now know what i will get

when are parker ribs going to enter the smaller rib market sub five meter

well done guys

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