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Old 08 September 2006, 08:44   #61
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Any Revengers fallen apart? Some people who post on here run their boats VERY hard with 12 people on board - their Scorpion gave them probs but they have had no trouble with Revengers.

I have a RIB with a Revenger type hull and it's awesome in the rough - 20' waves are no problem to it but I assume the waves in the Red Sea were short and sharp - that does give a boat a much harder time than bigger longer waves.

As to the Greek waters being like a millpond I know you can get pretty nasty conditions but the Atlantic Ocean in full spate can be quite a scary place!!!
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Old 08 September 2006, 08:54   #62
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.... 20" waves are no problem to it ..
Corrected it for ya....
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Old 08 September 2006, 09:01   #63
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I don't think that any of the manufacturers have entered the rally. They may not have much information at the moment either (although they may well be hearing about it when the teams get home!).

You seem to have more information sources than most, but you don't appear to have a lot of information either!

How is the Bananashark getting on?

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Old 08 September 2006, 09:03   #64
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John, I never wrote "All the English boats have fallen apart and the Greek boat is winning." As I said, so far the serious competitors have abandoned due to structural fails. Some details:

1st Leg: The Bladerunner's console was cracked and they lost the GPS data, so they could not steer to the waypoint and left behind (5th in that leg). The SR9 came 2nd (10' behind the 1st Topline) facing some problems. Sea condition 4 to 5, rough swells in the middle, better at the end where the boats hit top speeds. Topline's average speed about 48 knots.

2nd leg: 140 (initially) nautical miles going south across the African coast. Sea condition very rough (6 to 7), waves aft. The organisers ended the route to the refuelling point, thus covering 91 nm due to the many abandonments. Rear hulls (mirrors) were broken, consoles too, inflatables sides were gone, hull breaks reported. Up to now, I don't know further details (what happened to whom) -I do know though that they abandoned the race not due to engine malfunctions, neither because they hit some rocks! Most of the boats returned towed to the starting point. Topline was 1st again with average speed about 40 knots, over 1 hour from the 2nd, without suffering any problem.

3rd leg: Rough seas again, up to 7 sea condition head, 60 nm distance. Topline 1st (15' ahead the 2nd) with average around 30 knots. The 4th (and last) leg takes place right now, no further info yet.
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Final info....
Race just finished, the Greek rib 1st...70miles in 1,30hours.6and7B wave 1.6-2.5m height......
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Old 08 September 2006, 09:09   #66
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Last leg finished a little while ago. Top line 1st 70 nautical miles in 1h 30'. Winds 6 - 7B, waves 1.6 to 2.5 m.

CONGRATS TO ALL THE HELLENIC TEAM.
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Old 08 September 2006, 09:29   #67
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Ribaleta is a Revenger... but nothing like your hull!!
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Old 08 September 2006, 09:44   #68
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is this the first time the UK teams have entered this race ?
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Old 08 September 2006, 09:56   #69
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Actually this is the 1st Red Sea RIB rally...
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Hopefully they'll be better prepared next time then.
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