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Old 28 July 2014, 19:18   #161
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Round Britain 4 Macmillan

Shelter from rough waters maybe?

Strong westerly tomorrow, sticking to the lee side would be a little flatter.
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Old 29 July 2014, 02:47   #162
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Were you in the pub spying on our route planning?
Wish I had been! Hope this went well for you (I'd have stayed away from Rathlin as you'll hit the McDonnell Race - depending on tides) but other than that - Primo
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Round Britain 4 Macmillan

8pm tue:
"Duma" is in dunbeg just W of fort william - early start tomorrow lads?

It also doesn't look like the targa "watershed" has caught them yet but she's N of Belfast & still steaming N - that's gonna be a long trip tonight !

Keep us posted on the Caledonian lads.
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Sorry dude, the video uploads aren't working on the forum at the mo - HQ are working on it. Glad you enjoyed my favourite stretch of water - happy out!
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Those Targas are brilliant, closest thing that incorporate live aboard and luxury to the lifeboats in my eyes. Love one. Yes the big big ribs are cool but over about 9-10m and with the weight of cabins and interior the inflatable bit becomes a fender.
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Those Targas are brilliant, closest thing that incorporate live aboard and luxury to the lifeboats in my eyes. Love one. Yes the big big ribs are cool but over about 9-10m and with the weight of cabins and interior the inflatable bit becomes a fender.
1. There's bu@@er all luxury on a Targa - they're cramped and the (caravan) seating is pants. The accommodation is coffin-like and the helm is in the middle of the galley, or vice-versa.

2. They're not that hot in a "bit of a sea".

3. It takes the output of a minor Arabian State to keep one underway.

4. They're a DAY behind the RIBs
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Go easy on him Willk.... He doesn't need the helm the Cardinal Mark virtually never moves. The Arabian State needn't get excited about fuel sales - he virtually never goes out. and he used the phrase
"Live aboard and luxury of the lifeboats"

Now I haven't been on a Shannon. But I've been on a few 1980's 1990s lifeboats that were in service. If I was drowning I'd be over the moon that one had come to save me. Would I want to spend a week on holiday on one? Would I sh**e
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