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Old 14 June 2015, 11:56   #141
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Just arrive home after a fantastic week of SIBing which culminated in the Weekend Scottish SIB meet..and Im delighted to say..all went to plan...and we wild camped on Belnahua on Saturday night. There were one or two unexpected and unplanned events which made the trip even more exciting. To find out what happened.. I will tell the tale in true Gurnard fashion.. complete with photos to back up my drivel... in a separate Post in the Rib Gallery Forum..so watch out for it starting shortly ..but first I need to have a bath.. I smell worse than a dead fish.


A1an..your venison burger was the best I have tasted..I didnít need to cook it in gravy to get extra flavour..it was delicious served straight. I didnít realise it was you on the Rib at Gananan..or I would have come along side for a look at you . Thanks for the feed


To the Famous Five..plus Willk.. it was great meeting you all and I had a fantastic time..hope we can do something similar again next year



Poly..thanks for the work you did in arranging it all..it is well appreciated
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Old 14 June 2015, 13:27   #142
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Great weather, great scenery, great company.
Can't ask for much more.
Didn't smell too great before my TCP bath tho!
Thanks for your efforts in organising the event Poly it was cracking.
Thanks also to A1an for the venison burger it really hit the the spot when we landed for dinner.
Look forward to reading The Gurnard's interpretation of the adventure - although I know how this one in particular pans out.
He really is quite the salty old sea dog
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Old 14 June 2015, 13:48   #143
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Scottish SIB Gathering - 13 & 14 June 2015

Still gutted I missed this, especially as my lads team got a thrashing, I actually lost count, I had to ask another parent at the end of the match what the score was.

On a plus side, I gave the rib a good blast, nearly 100nm by lunchtime and managed a play in some rough stuff at the top of Lismore.

Anyway, I'm glad you all enjoyed it, unfortunately the jury is still out on the burgers, venison meat is meant to be red, not grey. These were a new batch my butcher put together and he gave me a couple of packets to try so you lot were the guinea pigs, tbh, I'm not that impressed with them but if they went down well then hey ho.

Looking forward to the write up.
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Old 14 June 2015, 14:08   #144
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Well done you lot, sounds awesome (thought it was quiet on here last few days with Poly/willk away ).

We need to do something like this down South, sadly we have no incredible lochs of course...
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Anyway, I'm glad you all enjoyed it, unfortunately the jury is still out on the burgers, venison meat is meant to be red, not grey. These were a new batch my butcher put together and he gave me a couple of packets to try so you lot were the guinea pigs, tbh, I'm not that impressed with them but if they went down well then hey ho.
It may just have been an appetite after a long day at sea but I had a queue at the BBQ and they went down a treat! The only one that got sent back was because the chef had left the inside a bit too rare (read cold!).

If ours were better than yours, then you might suggest to the butcher packing them with Willk's boots for a day for extra "flavour" ;-)
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We met up with 10 ribnetters over the weekend with 5 boats actually completing the whole journey. Thanks to all the 'locals' who came to say hello.

For anyone looking for The Gurnard's recollections... the link is here: Scottish SIB outing 2015 by the Gurnard - RIBnet Forums

If you weren't able to join us then perhaps this has planted a seed for more small boat adventures - there were certainly bits of this trip that I felt a lot happier knowing there was someone else around. For anyone thinking of arranging something similar there really isn't much to it - all you need to do is pick a destination (or actually just a start point and a notion) and a date, the rest sorts itself. Obviously you might need friends in high places to pull off the weather!
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We could do with some stats being posted up to remind all the guys with their 7m+, twin 250's what they are paying extra for...

So let's be having:

Distance covered
Fuel used
Max speed
Cruising speed
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We could do with some stats being posted up to remind all the guys with their 7m+, twin 250's what they are paying extra for...

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Distance covered
Fuel used
Max speed
Cruising speed
I'm not sure if anyone was actually tracking this stuff - I'll check if my GPS was quietly doing it automagically but I think not. I've not measured accurately but from a shake of what's left in the tank roughly 30L.
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Plotted it on MX Mariner.
38 miles day one and 23 miles day two.
Not exactly massive distances but taken at a sightseeing pace.
Got a good few litres few litres change from a 20 litreJerry Can of unleaded with my Twatsu 20hp 4 stroke.
Speeds varied - depending on conditions.
Bit choppy on the way back to Ganavan today.
All in the most fun I have had with 20 litres of motion lotion.
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20litres?

I should've come with you. I blew a full 100L tank
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