Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 27 December 2014, 10:13   #31
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
Boat name: Not sure
Make: ABC/Priddy
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 500 FPT
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 926
Quote:
Originally Posted by dougcrock View Post
you WILL have missed everything
They don't make them like they used too
__________________

__________________
Alan Priddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 December 2014, 10:55   #32
Member
 
Ribochet's Avatar
 
Country: UK - N Ireland
Town: Rostrevor
Boat name: Ricochet
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Twin F115 Yams
MMSI: 235083269
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 911
Quote:
Originally Posted by whisper View Post
Yeah that's the one
Whaoooooooo - that was an amazing RIB - helmed by an even more amazing guy called Richard

Apart from the need to re-bond the sponson onto the bow in Lochinver - the whole rig performed superbly for the whole 500 mile trip

This is a pic you don't see to often with the boat out of the water over night to dry out before repair - try doing that to a larger RIB

Click image for larger version

Name:	S8303461.jpg
Views:	122
Size:	99.1 KB
ID:	101826
__________________

__________________
Maximum Preparation - Maximum Fun
Ribochet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 December 2014, 12:39   #33
Member
 
Paul Glatzel's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Length: 6m +
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 406
Gilles - hope that you are well.

Post 14 onwards of this thread deals with the RB10 trip round the top of scotland

Great British RIB Rally - one story

Give me a shout if you have any specific questions

Regards, Paul
__________________
Paul Glatzel
Powerboat Training UK, Poole & Lymington & Aquasafe Powerboat School, Lymington

www.powerboat-training-uk.co.uk, www.aquasafepowerboatschool.co.uk
Paul Glatzel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 December 2014, 16:25   #34
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,251
Could do the Forth & Clyde...

Or I'd be tempted to head down the west and back up the other side of the islands on the west before going round the top. If the top is really the bit you wanna do.

No matter what petrol on slip will be a pain in the t@tz
__________________
ShinyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 December 2014, 13:44   #35
Member
 
Country: Luxembourg
Town: Luxembourg
Boat name: Kalish
Make: Humber Ocean Pro 6.3
Length: 6m +
Engine: 175 Mercury Optimax
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 408
RIBase
ok thank you all for your advises and experiences.
keep in mind that as i m still working and need to handle familly holidays and rib trips i like those Round of ...challenges not races. you can have an overview and have to idea to come back in a specifiq region.
again thanks all !!!
Gilles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 December 2014, 14:12   #36
Member
 
Country: Luxembourg
Town: Luxembourg
Boat name: Kalish
Make: Humber Ocean Pro 6.3
Length: 6m +
Engine: 175 Mercury Optimax
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 408
RIBase
yes it's true that some event got entry fees. this is what i did for the round of ireland on 2013 and it was not that cheap BUT thanks to the organisation of HMS i met a lot of new friends shared a great experienced and met them again for our own RB14 organisation without entry fees.
Gilles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 December 2014, 09:01   #37
Member
 
Country: Germany
Town: StPetersburg Russia
Boat name: Black Hawk
Make: OSPREY Vipermax 7m
Length: 7m +
Engine: ETEC G2 250 H.O.
MMSI: 211579640
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 397
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to Bushrider
Hi Gilles ,
Hope you are doing well !
Are you planning next year to go on your own to Scotland ??
I hope that we are able to do organize like last summer a few RIBs and to cruise together .
I really enjoyed being together with all guys / teams and for me this team spirit is an important part of such trip .
Hope to see you next year and to everybody a HAPPY NEW YEAR !
__________________
ETEC - each stroke is a power stroke
Bushrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 December 2014, 14:50   #38
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Margate / Ramsgate
Boat name: Ballistic
Make: Ballistic
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yam HPDI 250
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,835
Round Scotland

Happy new year to gilles and Jurgen from ramsgage too !!

I understand last years RB trip was organised through Facebook. Were you both involved in the Facebook group? I'm not a Facebook user unfortunately.

For sure if there is a similar trip for Scotland 2015 I hope to come. I have already organised a boat and a crew !!
__________________
Daniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 December 2014, 15:22   #39
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Royal Wootton Bassett
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 8,020
Sent an email sent out to the RB lot
__________________
whisper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 December 2014, 16:22   #40
Member
 
Ribochet's Avatar
 
Country: UK - N Ireland
Town: Rostrevor
Boat name: Ricochet
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Twin F115 Yams
MMSI: 235083269
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 911
Hi Gilles

Getting back to your original post – the passage from Cape Wrath to John O’Groats is, to me, one of the last great real life, wild and at times scary RIB passages.

Given your experience a detailed look at the charts along with relevant pilotage guidelines will clearly give you an appreciation of the challenges and risks involved. As said earlier your two main stops will be Lochinver and Scabster.

Lochinver is an ideal overnight stop – very picturesque - it has sheltered pontoons – petrol in the village and a whole range of accommodation. As far as I remembered we staid in Polcraig Guesthouse and the owner looked after us extremely well and even had a drying room which was mega.

Scabster on the other hand is a working port but I believe it should have pontoons by now – maybe someone will clarify that. Accommodation and petrol was, for us, in Thurso which is some 3 km away and up a big hill - a real PITA - but then you have no choice.

However as you know the biggest element of any journey of this magnitude is in the preparation before hand - difficulties with petrol et al only add to the “adventure” element.

Apart from all the typical considerations for a trip like this the most important one to me is the weather forecast. Once you approach Cape Wrath and realise how exposed it is/you are - you will know exactly what I mean. My thanks will always go to the Watch Officer in Belfast Coastguard who took the time to talk me through the synoptic charts @ 0700 on the morning of our passage – our forecast was in stark contrast to what we were being told by “others”. We were fortunate that our passage was going to coincide with a window of opportunity as we would be in the middle of two low systems and whilst the sea conditions were very fresh at time - they were not dangerous

The Pentland Firth is of course world famous - it fills and drains the North sea twice a day - up to three million tons of water per second and currents up to 16 kn water, but treat it with respect and you will be rewarded. Certainly a trip out to Scapa Flow is highly recommended.

As Paul said – any specific questions just let us know

Happy New Year
__________________

__________________
Maximum Preparation - Maximum Fun
Ribochet is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:21.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.