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Old 01 June 2014, 09:42   #341
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It's a good idea to buddy up with a similar sized boat, you can run at a similar speed and know you're at least powerful enough to tow to safety until a bigger boat/RNLI come. Plus likely just big enough to lift off crew if needed.

Have fun guys. Stay safe
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Old 01 June 2014, 11:39   #342
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Last thing I towed with my rib was 75 ft long and weighed 150 tonnes. I'll take up any tow on the day and will keep an eye out. We should allocate a VHF channel just in case
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Old 01 June 2014, 14:46   #343
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Hi all, I'm planning to come along to this with some buddies from work. I've got a Ribeye S650 with the yam F150, which likely puts me at the lower range of power from the bigger boats, and i'm a relatively inexperienced helm who hasn't been around the south part of the IOW before. Since my buddies with even less experience would like a go at helming (depending on how happy i am for them to do so with the conditions etc) I'm thinking of tagging along with the smaller vessels for a more relaxed ~20kn cruise
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Old 01 June 2014, 15:16   #344
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I'll be at the back with my mini ribcraft....I'll tow Biff if he needs it... ;-). I'm happy to be tail end Charlie and ensure things are sorted if needs be..as long as Biff makes me a tea ;-)

I won't ever be going fast in it.
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Old 01 June 2014, 15:50   #345
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Hi sorabain I have a 6.5m rib with a Yam 150 and I'm cruising with the smaller ribs as well. My son is helming for twenty miles, so far he has raised 150 towards macmillain fund. Less speed more fun I say saying that after the trip we have a further 30mile trip back to Littlehampton, but that will be me behind the helm hopefully at 35-40 mph.
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Old 02 June 2014, 08:20   #346
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Key thing for the smaller boats is to keep out of the washes / dirty water churned up by a large fleet and lots of bigger boats. Having got away at towards the rear of the fleet last year we had a pretty uncomfortable leg out to the Forts. We then positioned ourselves towards the front of the fleet out on a flank where we were less disturbed by the wakes of the bigger boats.

Staggering the start a bit as planned should help especially if there's an even bigger turnout than last year.

As long as the fleet(s) stop every so often to let everyone catch up there should be a problem with people being left behind - we'll all look out for each other.
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Old 02 June 2014, 10:07   #347
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As long as the fleet(s) stop every so often to let everyone catch up there should be a problem with people being left behind - we'll all look out for each other.
This is all Team Scooby ask for...


We'll all have a plan, and will be familiar with our boats capabilities, but Its nice to have Big Brother watching over us.....just in case

A group photo of us all at certain points, is always a nice way to keep us together.?

Looking forward to this.

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Just a reminder that you can see the plan for the day and add your details here if you plan to come along.

http://bit.ly/IoW2014

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Old 02 June 2014, 11:44   #349
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Just a reminder that you can see the plan for the day and add your details here if you plan to come along.

http://bit.ly/IoW2014

Updated with my details...... is anyone camping nearby on the Saturday night?
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Sounds like a great event and a worthy cause, however im having trouble considering the worthy cause element and how I might raise money through such an event for the charity. When considering the costs in fuel if I dont manage to get enouth sponsorship it would be better for me not to do the event but give what I would have paid out in fuel straight to the charity.

Im not being critical as I know how much effort people have put in in the past and with the ribnet rib for charity so im really after some advice, what are people doing to raise sponsorship, what type of sponsorship, how much do you think each entry could raise, any smart ideas or things to share ? Haven't seen much discussion on this but you all must be considering how to go about the sponsorship/charity angle.

My heart says what a great event it might be and then my head says if I dont raise enouth I might end up spending more on the fuel than I can raise for the charity.

Also will there be any PR coverage as this may help if potential sponsorship might come from any companies.

Advice welcome.
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