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Old 24 April 2009, 03:56   #1
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Around the Cape by SIB...

I'll 'float' this idea here and if it takes off it can be transferred to the 'upcoming cruises' section (thanks JK).

One for the more adventurous sibber this I think.

When the RIBnet team (Brian Elliott, Mike & Di Garside, Karen Hart and me) did the 'Round Britain 2003' and 'Great Orkney SIB Expedition' one of the highlights was going round the truly awesome Cape Wrath.

So my question is to all you sibbers, who would be interested in taking part in a 'Cape Wrath by SIB Expedition'?

My idea would be to launch at Kinlochbervie, round the cape and then land somewhere either at Durness or possibly Loch Eriboll, a distance of about 24 miles encompassing some of the most impressive and remote landscapes in the UK.

I envisage the following arrangements:
  • 2 persons per SIB (for safety reasons)
  • At least one large RIB as sea support
  • Each team with a road crew to take the SIBs to Kinlochbervie and then go to Durness for the pick up
  • A period of 1 week allocated to ensure a day with good weather

I am thinking that it is too late to get up and running for this year and also people would need plenty of notice to arrange the required holidays/time off, so I'm looking at 2010. This idea may well fall flat on it's face, but if you don't ask you'll never know.

So, is anyone interested?

Keith Hart
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Old 24 April 2009, 04:03   #2
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oh Cape Wrath... thank god for a second I was thinking you where on about Cape Horn. prehaps the year after eh.

I would be up for that next year (in a RIB) mind you it is a long tow up there.

I was up there last year and you are so right just a magical place if the weather is playing nice.
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Keith, this sounds like a very foolish plan.

Put my name on the list!
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Old 24 April 2009, 15:07   #4
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Where can I buy a cheap SIB and engine. I wanna do this!
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Blimey John-Dave will be pleased to hear youre going on proper adventures with your new toy-like the new boat do you? I see you didnt hang about changing your boat details on here

Back on topic, i would love to go on this trip, but dont think i could due to having a young family- ill decide nearer the time though.
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i would love to go on this trip, but dont think i could due to having a young family
Because you wouldn't get the "time off" or because of the probability of not returning!
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Because you wouldn't get the "time off" or because of the probability of not returning!
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Where can I buy a cheap SIB and engine. I wanna do this!
I'll swap you mine for your Rib!!!
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Oh, no. Another "mad" plan by Keith.
Ah well, in for a penny, in for a pound I suppose.
Add my name to the list.

Err. Edit. As a support boat of course, far too frightened for anything else.
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Nice one Keith,i hope all goes well.Looking forward to the pics already.
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