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Old 19 August 2003, 09:32   #61
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Alan, I think I'll need therapy if you are putting Dad in pink underpants!!!
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Old 19 August 2003, 11:20   #62
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Surely, Enda O Coineen's passage was the first unassisted????????

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Old 19 August 2003, 11:41   #63
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Yep!!!

Not the first one, when he had been recovered by Navy, but the second, when he made journey without any help/assistance.
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ENDA

Lets remember it was done in a 5.5 m Humber,Enda penned a book after the crossing , it is difficult to come by as it is out of print the book is called " The Unsinkable Kilcullen across the Atlantic by inflatable and other ways to get wet."The book code for this book is isbn 0-370-31119-1.
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Hehe. Nah actually I've got an interview for a bar job in a hotel near Aberystwyth on tuesday, so I can sneakily give 'em free beer
Hey Crazyhorse, I admire your spirit, but i think your wasting your time on this one, afterall, when has it been possible to have a sensible discussion with a barman!!

Anyway CH, I agree with you, but at the end of the day it doesn't really matter, the first or last or whatever person to cross the Atlantic by whatever route only really matters to a handful of people, the majority of whom are most likely members of this forum.

I'm sure if you stopped a thousand people in the high street, they wouldn't have a bloody clue what you were on about, and wouldn't care either. It's not exactly a cure for cancer is it?
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Record holders ?

I suppose what matters is they are all back safe and sound,after a hell of achievment all round.

I still object to people calling there competitors liars and insinuating that they are full of bull,just cos they tried to woop the pants off there past beleved records.

I have made my point and Sue says that I should not be arssed so.

Taraa to you record holders.

Even if nobody is realy that interested.

Remember I do sometimes?and that is one person.
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done in a 5.5 m Humber,Enda penned a book after the crossing...it is out of print the book is called " The Unsinkable Kilcullen across the Atlantic by inflatable and other ways to get wet."...isbn 0-370-31119-1.
Look on http://www.abebooks.co.uk - just type in the author (enda o'coineen) or title. If you're interested (and believe me, you really should be) then you can pick up a copy starting at 3.50 Happy reading!
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Here's the blurb for Enda's Book The Unsinkable Kilcullen !

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"Adventurous, romantic, full of Irish charm and humour, this is one of the most unusual, original and refreshing sea-going narratives to have been published for many a year. To set out deliberately to cross 2800 miles of stormy waters all alone in a 16 ft, rubber dinghy with barely two feet of freeboard requires certain unique gifts of character...or deficiencies of mind! The author made his first unsuccessful attempt at the age of 21, setting out from Boston in 1977. Eight years later he resumed his unfinished business with the North Atlantic in 'Kilcullen III' successfully. The author received the Black Bush Award for Outstanding Human Endeavour. A generous list of illustrations provided..one entire section in colour. Twenty-one very interesting chapters, three appendices and maps."
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Talking about books how about Confronting Poseidon, I thougt it was a great read.

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As you will see somewhere in the archives of RIB.net i thought that book was so damn good i could hardly put it down between it arriving on the doorstep and the last page.

Several of us at the time thought it could be a best-seller, i wonder how sales are going?

I'll be trying to get a copy of edna's book now i think.

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