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Old 17 August 2016, 06:07   #21
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the above facebook page is where i got info from as to a helm conversion yes.

i can't agree that is a standard f-rib though as it has a helm, however it is perfectly understandable for the distance and weather likely to be encountered so is in the spirit of a standard boat ish.

i have not seen an ammended route plan with accurate distances/destinations etc so perhaps Dave will know of some.

either way, he is a braver man than me and fair play to him helm seat or not.
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Old 17 August 2016, 07:06   #22
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the above facebook page is where i got info from as to a helm conversion yes.
Thanks Dubrus.. yup..I see it now.. Im not a facebook person either so will never find that info unless its presented to me in a link. A lot of folks will miss it..as not everyone gets facebook

I also agree he is a brave man.. braver than me ..but that is the challenge he has set himself.

IMO ..The weather will decide whether he can complete the whole route..but putting on a brave face and doing what he can do ..safely .. I would have though ..should still raise good money for charity.. if punters like us ..are kept informed etc

The boat will handle some rough water. .. which was my point in the recent post.. but it wont survive a gale.. nor could it ever be expected to. As long as I can see a good effort has been made.. I have no issues donating to charity and supporting this cause..which is what Im doing in my own way at present ..by posting in this threat.

However.. in return .. I hope its not unreasonable to ask for updates
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Old 17 August 2016, 07:54   #23
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>The boat will handle some rough water. .. which was my point in the recent post.. but it wont survive a gale.. nor could it ever be expected to.

It's a lovely sunny day here today in Scotland and we're just cautiously nosing out for a short run... but the local forecast is force 5 to 6 and I know how wearing an hour will be in that for a sub 4m SIB... so fingers crossed for the guy's powers of endurance to average 60mls a day.
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Old 23 August 2016, 06:00   #24
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Although I found information on the challenge difficult to find.. he is on his way and can be followed at this link

SPOT Shared Page

And if you feel like donating ..you can at this link.. hey .. and its painless to give a little gravy money

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/trbe2016

Best wishes Chris..from the Gurnard.
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>>>fingers crossed for the guy's powers of endurance to average 60mls a day.

Good wishes to Chris of course... I've his SPOT real time location page open all day.

I noticed his backside didn't have the endurance without extra foam added!

Seems the most frequently updated with images will be the Facebook page...

https://www.facebook.com/mrc2015/
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Thanks for that link too Fenlander..

Yup.. the younger generation seem to need more comforts than an old git like myself..I bounce around on a Poundland .. garden kneeling mat. I guess I went through the pain barrier years ago.. and generously lubricating old joints with Gravy helps too.

He is going for it and that is the main thing... Im certain he will do his best too...

If I can ..I hope to accompany him a little of the way in the Guppy when he gets this far up .. not that I can stay up long with my 6HP outboard ..but .. I will know roughly when to expect him in the area



Round Britain in a F-Rib.. now that is a real adventure to write about ..Go Lad Go !!!!!
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It's certainly a proper challenge and not one I'd want to take on. It's hard enough in a big RIB, let alone in something this small.

I reckon it is doable, just not in the planned timescale. I hope he is able to extend the time he has allowed himself so he can see it through.

If he can make it to Scotland by Sunday 4 September without doing any more of it by road, then that will be a real achievement in itself and I'll chip in 50 for the cause.
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Awww.. it looks like its over.. a note posted on the facebook site

I would like to thank everyone for the support of this mega challenge, unfortunately being a challenge my body has taken a massive beating and I landed off a wave wrong yesterday and I've injured my back. Because of this I've had to make the very difficult decision to stop the circumnavigation this time round but I will be back in the future to attempt it again! I'm very fortunate to have had the support of all of you on here and I have learnt lots and really enjoyed myself! Sorry to disappoint and let you all down

However MacMillan's charity still goes on..and Im always happy to give it a donation .. and that was what it was about

Good try Chris.. and I hope you can still raise money for charity
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Kudos to the guy for trying, but it was always going to be a big ask. Looks like your 50 is safe John........🤔


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Hopefully he'll have another go and take it off me next year
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