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Old 17 July 2014, 15:28   #1
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Round Britain 4 Macmillan

Looks like we will be off in just 7 days!!!

I will be with Bushrider in Black Hawk, an 7m Osprey with a 250hp etec.

Black Hawk completed Round Island in 2013 with her last owner.

It has been difficult to prepare for the trip as Bushrider lives in Berlin So all I can do is arrange things over here while he preps the boat...

I will meet Bushrider (Jurgen) for the first time on Wednesday 23rd at Biffers Custom Rib Workshop where we will have a good look at the boat and also pack our kit.

In the mean time we have been using Skype to communicate

We leave on Thursday 24th and head west meeting up with other ribs on the way
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Old 17 July 2014, 15:40   #2
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Round Britain 4 Macmillan

I'd love to do a Round Britain challenge, so long as I wasn't paying the fuel.

Il do a bit of it with you all though, somewhere between Oban and Inverness.
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Old 17 July 2014, 15:53   #3
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Hi there ,
Here is a link to Black Hawk at the RIBase :

http://www.rib.net/forum/myregistry/edit/1016

I have done many changes to the boat which are not shown there (yet) but we - Alex & myself will provide more info about RIB & kit while on the trip .
Indeed - the Black Hawk is located in Berlin but I am employed by a Caterpillar dealer and work permanently in Ukraine .
That makes things even worse cause I have very limited time to work on the boat .
But as Alex mentioned - Black Hawk made it last year without issues with Mike & Ross round Ireland .
I was on the same journey and skippered a SR 5.4 with an 90 ETEC .
Also my boat never missed a beat and I made it round .
I am looking VERY MUCH forward to this adventure and most of all to meet with many friends from last year and also with a lot of other Ribnet members !
MANY thanks to all of you who supported Alex and me with this journey and to all guys who organized this unique adventure !
Enjoy with us the trip !

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Old 17 July 2014, 15:55   #4
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I'd love to do a Round Britain challenge, so long as I wasn't paying the fuel.

Il do a bit of it with you all though, somewhere between Oban and Inverness.
Our trip is 100% paid for by ourselves and the running costs and helming are being split 50/50.

It would be great to meet up, just hope this weather holds
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Old 17 July 2014, 16:02   #5
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You will be passing my front door so il definitely be out, how long I stay with you depends on the handbrake, its her birthday that day.

Good luck with the adventure.
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Old 17 July 2014, 17:39   #6
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Good luck Jurgen / Alex
Hope you get some decent weather and stay safe out there.

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Old 17 July 2014, 19:56   #7
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The Best of British you Guys! Hope the weather is Kind... If you stop over at Lundy to let me know...I'll Buzz over with a Donation....and some Fuel
Like the colour scheme Jurgen!
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See you off Poole yea?

Seriously - Good luck - enjoy and no sneaking on Blue Ray for a snooze in the cabin ......
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Let's hope the weather Gods are kind,should be a great trip
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