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Old 03 November 2002, 11:12   #1
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SIB Expedition 2003 - Orkney

Update Dates set for 17-24 August 2003. For more details you can skip to Page 14 of this thread!
Also see 'The Great Orkney SIB Expedition 2003'


Right folks, crunch time.

Who is interested in a SIB expedition from John O'Groats to Scapa (Orkney) in August (or thereabouts) 2003? (great potential for a glossy magazine article here).

Brian has been doing some planning with the charts and it seems a feasible proposition given favourable weather. The basic plan would be to meet up around John O'Groats. Do the run over and then stay on the island for at least one night (cheap accommodation available).

So if you are interested can you please:

1. Declare your interest on this thread
2. Email me orkneysib@blackhart.co.uk

We need at least ONE other SIB and a support RIB. More would be great.

Over to you folks..........

Keith (please can someone else turn up this time) Hart
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Old 03 November 2002, 11:17   #2
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Providing I can get transport up to Scotland, and of course providing I have a boat and engine by then, count me in!

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Old 03 November 2002, 11:29   #3
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Dates, Keith?
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Count me, Jonjo and the boat in as long as the cheap accomodation is not your shed. Narked, you can sign on as third mate if you don't have a motorised lilo by then.


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In that case, count me in providing I can make my way up there!

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Old 03 November 2002, 12:03   #6
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Providing I can get transport up to Scotland, and of course providing I have a boat and engine by then, count me in!

Matt , try this link.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/p...13&Submit.y=10
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Aye, I've been looking there, but thanks anyway. Currently bidding on a nice one on ebay, approx 12' that'll take a 20hp. With a bit of luck I'll win that auction. Failing that, I'll go back to looking elsewhere.

As for transport, If I am boatless, then I'll go up by train and join David thanks to his kind offer. If I have my boat, I'll try and get someone to take me up by car, as parents will probably be abroad. If I can't get transport for my boat, then I'll join David on his boat and go up by train!

So Keith, I'll be there!

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Basically I am interested in participating. (Depending of course on lots of things!).
My idea at the moment is to car up to J. O'G. staying locally. My SIB would then sit in Keiths wake, drawn ever onwards by the tempting aroma of bacon sandwiches.
My SIB is only 3.1m with a 6hp Selva so would I be the smallest boat to participate?
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Old 03 November 2002, 16:20   #9
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Well folks it looks as if we have a convoy!

Mike, nothing fixed but I'm looking at sometime in August.

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Just mentioned it to the parents, and they have no objections. So yup, I'll be there, and thanks again to David, as he's sorted out my transport problem.

Can't wait!

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