Originally Posted by codprawn
mirror of engines - what the hell does that mean?
I said that Greek RIB was awesome and was full of praise for it. Sorry I did now - don't think the Greeks would be very happy if we made fun of all their boats!!!
When we say Mirror in Greek we mean what you call in English transom.
As far as making fun of one another I only notice the typical ironic comments of the brits. I guess when you can't achieve results you're only left with irony.
Basicaly the british boats were reported to have had structural brakes in transom, hull, detached tubes, broken consoles etc. and also problems with the electronics.
Some of the best British boats participated such as the bladerunner of the photo below and also bananashark and the SR9 by Pascoe, Scorpion (HOT LEMON)
Besides the poor reliablity, the british boats proved to be no match in terms of performance to the Greek RIB. The Greek TOPLINE RIB won easily all 4 legs of the rally.
Also below a link to the feedback from a Belgian participation that sadly had to stop as early as the 1st day (due to breaks that you can see on their british boat). At least they had the guts to publish their experience on the internet