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Old 02 December 2001, 06:48   #31
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I am not sure who makes the Gemini - I think I recall the actual suppliers changing hands a few times. It is almost certainly not the Gemini of South Africa that produces the RIBs.

Do you have any idea what time of year you would be trying the Round Britain trip - and whether it will be possible in 2002 - or not until 2003?
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Old 09 December 2001, 13:19   #32
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I am hopefully going next year. It is all down to funds, raising the cash and getting the time off work! Think the gemini is made by halmatic..
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Old 10 December 2001, 18:59   #33
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Toby,
If you do go ahead with your trip, and you also take Alan P's advice and decide to go left or right from Falmouth depending on the forecast, do be sure to let your support teams around the country know which way you're heading - otherwise some of them may have to hang around for up to a week or more waiting for you to turn up!

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Old 12 December 2001, 11:42   #34
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Assuming "perfect" weather conditions, what average speed do you think your inflatable will make? Also what do you think it's safe range would be?
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In calm conditions, should hope to make 25-30 knots,poss more, less, obviously in the rough. Calculate a range of 200 miles + 20% reserve.

The underwater profile gives suprisingly good seakeeping. Granted in the rough stuff it is not quite as smooth as a deep V RIB but in moderate conditions, it can more than hold its own.

I have just got back after delivering a 35 foot beneteau from Glasgow to Falmouth. We had strong, cold easterlies all the way. The Bristol channel and lands end was particularly narley, (Snaping the forestay and almost loosing the mast) but I could invasage the inflatable making a good 10-15 knots in such bad conditions. (F7, w against t).

I will be sure to let people no which way we go round!

Still undicided about the engine....

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Old 19 December 2001, 08:54   #36
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Hi Toby

Been a few days now - you given any thoughts to the engine?

I guess price will be a factor, as will weight - do you have a short list?
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Old 20 December 2001, 08:16   #37
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The main choice is a 40/50 HP 4 stroke or the Tohatsu 50 Low preasure injection. I do not know how the weight compares, but I imagine it will be similar.

Team Aldis had the Tohatsu 50 for RB4, and apart from problems with the mounting bolts, reported good fuel consumption and performance.

If go 4 stroke will probably go the Yamaha route, probably the 50.

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All sounds v interesting. Keep me posted, let me know if you need crew / support team.

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Old 27 January 2002, 10:46   #39
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Any more happened with this - any potential dates yet?
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Toby, where have you gone.....?

Yeah, what happening on this one? Keep me "posted". Get it..."posted"? Never mind.
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