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Old 19 March 2008, 04:03   #1
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across the atlantic on a rib?

WHo knows if this has been done and by who? has anyone done a leep across the pond non stop in a rib under 10 metres??
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Old 19 March 2008, 04:18   #2
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i thin k Humber did it in the eighties..
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Old 19 March 2008, 05:14   #3
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Alan Priddy crossed the atlantic in a 7mtre boat, he took the light aircraft route. Wrote a book on it called beating the big one.
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atlantic crossing

yes it was crossed by a man whoes name i cannot remember in the mid 80s . it was under sail in a hummber attack .hummber will know the name
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Enda O'Coineen did it in 1985, Arek Pawelek (who posts on RIBnet and is currently going round Cape Horn in a RIB) did it in 1998. As far as I remember they mostly sailed/drifted across.

Alan Priddy and his team first did the Atlantic in 1997, and have done it a few and a bit times since. Bear Grylls and his team did it in 2003. Arnt Remy Åvik is planning a solo attempt from Norway sometime this year or next. Search here for Grylls and you'll find all sorts of discussions about Atlantic crossings, and who did what when. Probably best to make a cup of tea first, because you'll be reading for a while!

As far as I know, there hasn't been a non-stop crossing in a powered RIB. The power/weight/speed calculation just doesn't add up for that sort of range.

Are Parker planning something we ought to know about?

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Old 19 March 2008, 10:26   #6
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I crossed the southern Atlantic in the early 90's, from Namibia to Brazil with stops in St. Helena and Ascension islands, as part of a circumnavigation. the boat was a 24' Zodiac Hurricane using biodiesel as fuel..here are pictures of the boat and overall route.
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Sorry Bryan! Forgot about your Southern exploits

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Are Parker planning something we ought to know about?

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Not to my knowledge

I guess Chris had forgotten about Arek
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Nope, i hadn't forgoten about Arek, just wondered if it had ever been done in a rib under engine power all the way... ;-) and petrol not planning anything yet ;-0 just curious
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