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Old 11 July 2007, 17:57   #11
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for me I can't really see its much of a challenge, they're fit healthy young men I assume (doesn't say to the contrary on their website) and as for the RIB it's a 9 metre Ribcraft with the following mods.
"Two new fuel tanks, which are capable of holding 1100 litres of fuel
Twin 250hp Evinrude E-TEC engines, which are one of the cleanest outboard engine technologies on the market today.
A new all-weather console, which will provide more protection from the wind and spray from the waves.
The RIB is having new seats installed, so that they will have the best possible sitting position and comfort over the waves.
GPS, radar and navigation systems
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sure good luck to them hope it goes well etc but hey, there's folk that have gone around the UK in a canoe.
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Old 11 July 2007, 18:04   #12
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Someone more cynical than me might think you're all just a little bit jealous!

What is it that bothers you so much? Is it simply the value of the RIB? Or the fact that they are young? Or that they are doing something that you'd like to do, but somehow haven't got round to?

Just curious

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If I wanted to do a round Britain trip (at my own expense) and could find the time, I would and might sometime. Perhaps I am being a little cynical but, I consider doing something really fun and exciting, at other peoples expense, albeit in the name of charity, not quite right. If they were walking or cycling around the country which would be a test of one's commitment perhaps, but not riding around in a rib. It's a bit like driving across Europe in a Ferrari Spyder,tiring, but not really that big a chore.
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Old 11 July 2007, 18:08   #13
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What Mollers and Kernow said.

I'd like to bet they don't raise as much as the 'mods' cost either...
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Old 11 July 2007, 19:49   #14
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QUOTE=Kernow;209365] for me I can't really see its much of a challenge, they're fit healthy young men I assume (doesn't say to the contrary on their website) and as for the RIB it's a 9 metre Ribcraft with the following mods.
"Two new fuel tanks, which are capable of holding 1100 litres of fuel
Twin 250hp Evinrude E-TEC engines, which are one of the cleanest outboard engine technologies on the market today.
A new all-weather console, which will provide more protection from the wind and spray from the waves.
The RIB is having new seats installed, so that they will have the best possible sitting position and comfort over the waves.
GPS, radar and navigation systems
Sound system "
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sure good luck to them hope it goes well etc but hey, there's folk that have gone around the UK in a canoe.

So using you own words TWAT what have you done then?
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Old 12 July 2007, 02:32   #15
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So using you own words TWAT what have you done then?
This a guy who not only runs a very successful business but does a huge amount of time consuming unpaid charity work for local kids, all without any publicity or fuss.Which i'm sure contributes far more to help less privileged people than blasting around in a huge Rib.

"Not sure Kernow will thank me for saying this "
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Old 12 July 2007, 13:10   #17
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So using you own words TWAT what have you done then?
...and yourself?
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Old 13 July 2007, 09:54   #19
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Hear Hear!

GBRIBChallenge, All you have here is a few jealous little people who have nothing better to do than sit in front of their computers belittling others attempts to do something productive with their interests rather than just burning fuel for the hell of it.

I sincerely hope that Archie, Jack and Harry don't get to see this although judging by what they are doing at the moment I would think they spend more time out on the water than in front of a computer.

I am sure that the vast majority of those on RibNet offer them best wishes and those that don't aren't worth bothering about anyway.

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Old 13 July 2007, 15:47   #20
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It wouldn't have happened when I was a lad we'd chop a tree down with our bare hands and paddle it all the way around UK using our bare hands (again) and when we got back the next day our dad would thrash us within an inch of our lives but eeeh by gum we was AAPPY
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