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Old 19 November 2004, 17:07   #1
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1999 Round Britian RIB rally/RB4

....Does anyone have any details of the route they took, fuelling points etc?

I've seen http://www.rib.net/rb99.htm and watched the RB4 video, read the many posts on here but I知 wondering if there are any more specifics out there.
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Old 19 November 2004, 17:17   #2
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Have you seen this thread: RB4 - Spirit's story ? And this one: Round Britain in Under 5 Mtrs (RB4)
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....Does anyone have any details of the route they took, fuelling points etc?

I've seen http://www.rib.net/rb99.htm and watched the RB4 video, read the many posts on here but I知 wondering if there are any more specifics out there.
I was one of the fortunate to participate in the 1999 Round Britain Rib Raid and the account of the trip is well described in the above thread. I was part of Team Zodiac and even though it was not a race (last leg only)we came first ahead of Seahound IV , sadly due to damaged tube on the last leg hence our victory. Our rib a Zodiac Hurricane (alu hull) with twin Evinrude 250 HP (very old technology engines) How much fuel we used - Don't even ask cos far too much

Try and get the relevant copy of Rib International magazine. HMS did a good account as well with photos
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Daniel - my post refers to RB4 ie the 'Round Britain' cruise completed by sub 5m RIBs featured on the video you mention. I think Andre and the thread you posted a link to are referring to a different event. Am I right? If so, which event are you interested in Daniel? Or are you interested in both and I've just got confused (it's me age...!)?
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Hi Louise, I知 after any info on round Britain cruises (is that the right word?) really - I知 trying to work out the logistics of such a trip. I've kind of put together a plan for the south coast and up to southern Scotland but then my geography falls apart, as well as my chart resources.

Andre, thanks for your reply. I've just scared myself working out how much fuel I would need; twin 250's must have been horrific. I will definitely try and get hold of RI. Would you go round again?
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Wow! Sounds exciting! So when do you set out?
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Old 20 November 2004, 03:14   #7
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I知 after any info on round Britain cruises (is that the right word?) really - I知 trying to work out the logistics of such a trip. ..... Would you go round again?
Daniel please send a pm if you want inaccurate recollections of our trip..

The biggest issue was how factors 'on the day' meant resets all round...and often throwing out Alan's original plans. Conserving fuel (therefore watching speed) was an issue for us as it was non-stop. That shouldn't be a prob if you're planning stops. Do it properly like Andre's recent trip for heaven's sake and book into nice hotels See the sights. take your time!!! Wasn't much fun barrelling round big open stretches of water...keeping well offshore of hazards also meant missing out on the amazing scenery...

Best advice I can think of? Backup, backup, backup (spare gear) ... And contingency plans. Imagine the worst & go through it step by step...write your will

The complete interdependence between you & colleague/s is something I won't forget; till the day I pop my clogs I'll remember Fi and The Jolly Sailor... And I'll always be grateful to Alan for giving us the chance and the support...

But as for doing it again...never, never,never.

Once was enough for this scurvy crew

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Old 20 November 2004, 06:19   #8
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Hi Louise, I知 after any info on round Britain cruises (is that the right word?)
Apparently not, you should have typed: 'Round Ireland Cruises'.
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Old 20 November 2004, 06:37   #9
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Just trying to be helpful JF!

Some of the passage would be in the same waters/ may experience similar weather...

I hope you're considering it Daniel. You'd be brill.
( Some of the 'vets' must have been at the recent BIBOA do?)

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Old 20 November 2004, 09:11   #11
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Round Britain

I posted a thread on RB4 which I think has aleady been linked to. For RB4 our route was:

Plymouth - Milford Haven
Milford Haven - Bangor NI*
Bangor - Kyle of Lochalsh
Kyle - Peterhead
Peterhead - Whitby
Whitby - Wells next the sea
Wells - Ramsgate
Ramsgate - Soton
Soton - Plymouth

(The official RB4 route went to Port St Mary IOM - we went to Bangor)

You could also contact Brian who did a circumnavigation last year.

If I were planning to do it again I think I would shorten the Kyle - Peterhead leg as this is a long one (c250nm) and could be bad weather etc. Maybe do astop on Scrabster at the very top of Scotland. Peterhead was a good spot and definately to be preferred to Fraserburgh.

On the East Coast, the other options would be Amble, Grimsby etc. I would avoid Wells, although its a great town the access in onshore weather would be tricky. (Lots of sandbanks, not much depth). Lowestoft is a good stop as would be Harwich (although you really want to run directly down from Lowestoft to Ramsgate outside the Thames banks.)

Assume you would do this in a petrol boat? The avalilability of waterside petrol will largely dictate where you stop either overnight or just for a refuel. Going around the coast, AFAIK petrol can be had at Falmouth, Milford Haven, Pywhelli, Bangor, Puffin Divers nr Oban, not sure about Kyle but garage isnt too far from the moorings. Not sure about the north east coast, definately not at Wells (in fact nearest garage is 10mile drive away!), Harwich yes, Ramsgate yes and you probably know the south coast better than me.

Anyway, theres some thought starters for you. Let me know if you want anymore info.

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Is this post all the way from N'foundland? Cool!

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Sound Glad you're there safe. Hope all is brill.
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Andre, thanks for your reply. I've just scared myself working out how much fuel I would need; twin 250's must have been horrific. I will definitely try and get hold of RI. Would you go round again?
Don't think I would do it again but if I was then only in a diesel rib and 7.5 - 9 mtr nothing less

PS Forgot to mention that I am logging in from Warszawa . Snow and bl**dy cold
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Why dont you give me a ring/e-mail.
I have been round twice now and have done two separate detail plans for others and would love to help you with the planning and logistics.
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Thanks everyone for all the info.

Alan, great info, thanks. I hope you池e enjoying Newfoundland. It looks jolly nippy out there at the moment.

I'm hoping to go round sometime this summer - when we get two weeks of sunny, calm weather
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I'm hoping to go round sometime this summer - when we get two weeks of sunny, calm weather
Looking forward to following your progress Daniel! Good luck with it all!
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