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Old 23 July 2014, 12:38   #61
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What time will you be setting off from Southampton? I may be able to come out with my camera to take a few pics of you starting.
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Old 23 July 2014, 12:56   #62
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turn left at the important corners. Avoid tornadoes too...
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Old 23 July 2014, 13:16   #63
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Now now Grumpy, I was just having "the craic" with you. I figured if you could tease the Macmillan boat team about it not being a proper Round Britain Challenge, then I could tease you (in a quiet way) about the Mercruiser inboard diesel failure on your Parker Demo RIB during your recent Round Britain promotion. Did you ever get to be bottom of that?

As you know, I haven't done a RB. However, I understand that it's fairly straightforward - carry lots of fuel (and jelly sweets), keep making progress and turn left at the important corners. Avoid tornadoes too...
I do not want to highjack this thread but for the record I am not grumpy and as we have never met and most probably never will no need for such comment.

I do record your comment on the 999 Thread and here you have kept silent . I would have expected you to be the first to point this out. As for my engine then this thread is not the place for any explanations.
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You're dead right Andre.
Really we should have called it the Round England and Wales 2014, but REAW14 doesn't really roll off the tongue like the RB14.

Still - if we do the top bit of Scotland next year, we can call the series of cruises the Round UK and Ireland Trilogy - RUKAIT doesn't sound too bad!
If the vote goes the wrong way in September then next year you can call it Round Scotland and the 999 Challenge will become the very last Round Britain
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If the vote goes the wrong way in September then next year you can call it Round Scotland and the 999 Challenge will become the very last Round Britain
Wrong way?

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Come on lads. Whoever done what. It doesn't matter. These events are for a good cause and that's all that matters
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What time will you be setting off from Southampton? I may be able to come out with my camera to take a few pics of you starting.
We should be leaving the Warsash Pontoon at the end of the Hamble at about 8.45 - 9.00. Heading up the solent towards Yarmouth.

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