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Old 17 November 2007, 12:01   #1
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Around Cape Horn on a RIB

I'm finishing preparations to Cape Horn circumnavigation, from Punta Arenas on Atlantic, cape Horn, Chilean Channels, Magellan Strait and back to Punta Arenas. Beginning of AKUNA HORN EXPEDITION expedition - January 2008.
The boat: Halmatic PACIFIC 22 with ford mermaid turbodiesel, 140 HP.
The boat it is ex Deemen, and on 3-rd of December will be rebaptised with the name ONYX - brand of Akuna, the main sponsor of the Expedition.
Now the boat is undergoing minor repairs and is going to have fitted the purpose built autopilot, made by Explona. The autopilot is essential for me, as I will be sailing on my own. The boat has fitted already by Jon&Dave Henshaw from National A1 Marine the selfrighting bag (and new A-frame needed for the device). That was ordered by me when I was buying the boat from Dave.
Soon I will post some new pictures. For now are pictures when the boat had name Deemen, courtesy of Dave Henshaw.
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Old 18 November 2007, 16:05   #2
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Hi Arek

we have not heard from you for a long time. This is an interesting venture and of course not your first one in a rib .

Look forward to seeing more pictures and hearing more of your plans
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Fantastic plans. I can't wait to see more of it.
Are there pictures/stories to see/read on the other voyage? If so please give us a link.
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Old 19 November 2007, 01:10   #4
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pictures

Hi!
I was out of the water for some time Changed the place to live and occupation. But I never stopped to dream about Horn and now dreams become true
Pictures are on the site: http://picasaweb.google.pl/arekpawel...MPRZEZATLANTYK
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http://picasaweb.google.pl/arekpawelek/CenaStrachu and http://picasaweb.google.pl/arekpawel...HORNEXPEDITION
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Fantastic plans. I can't wait to see more of it.
Are there pictures/stories to see/read on the other voyage? If so please give us a link.
There was a good story with photos in Rib International magazine, can't remember which issue
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But I never stopped to dream about Horn and now dreams become true
Apparently Garf always dreams about Horn
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Old 04 December 2007, 05:31   #7
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HORN RIB baptised with the name ONYX

Yesterday evening my RIB was baptised with the new name ONYX. After weeks of preparation the boat looks refreshed. I'm awaiting for a parcel with hypalon paint to refresh collars and to paint the deck with anti-slip paint and the boat will be ready :-) I have mounted custom made autopilot.
Next week the boat is going to be loaded into container and beginning her voyage to South America.
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More pictures from preparation and baptising the boat

The RIB has been baptised with the name ONYX, which is new drink from main sponsoring company AKUNA.
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Old 04 December 2007, 05:56   #9
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A few pictures more :-)

And last few pictures :-)
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Old 04 December 2007, 06:38   #10
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Nice boat, good luck

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