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Old 28 June 2007, 09:54   #1
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Bit of a update on boats for the event :

Scorpion - 8.5mtr Scorpion - 300hp Yanmar - 3 Crew
Ocean Devil - 8.1mtr Scorpion - 250 Yanmar - 4 Crew
Tweedy Pie - 8.75mtr Scorpion - 300 Yanmar - 2 Crew
Myles Aweigh - 8.75mtr Scorpion - 280 Volvo - 2 Crew
Happy Hours - 8.5mtr Scorpion - 275 Mercury Verado - 1 Crew
Hot Lemon - 10mtr Scorpion - 2 x 315 Yanmars - 2 Crew
Awsume - 11mtr Redbay - 2 x 300 Yanmars - 3 Crew
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Just an update on people going etc. So far confirmed are :

Scorpion - 8.5mtr Scorpion - 5 Crew
Ocean Devil - 8.1mtr Scorpion - 2 Crew
Hotlemon - 10mtr Scorpion - 2 Crew
Cooke Jar - 8.1mtr Scorpion - 2 Crew
Tweedy Pie - 8.75mtr Scorpion - 2 Crew
Has BIBOA morphed into the Scorpion Owners' Club?

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Old 28 June 2007, 12:02   #2
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Hi John,

It certainly looks that way, No idea why though, just seems that the events are only attended by Scorpion boats. Think lots more people should join us to mix it up a bit.

Hope your well

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Old 28 June 2007, 12:38   #3
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Has BIBOA morphed into the Scorpion Owners' Club?

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Is it not because the boats are well suited to this type of use? Like minded people and like kinded boats? Or are we just sad and insecure lemmings?

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Old 28 June 2007, 16:27   #4
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The "phenomena" of fleets of big Scorpions (and the occasional Redbay ) is off putting to many folk . I fancied this cruise , but I'm blowed if I'll be the only tiddler holding up the rest . I think I'm right in saying that it's part of the BIBOA mantra that these cruises should be for all shapes & sizes , but at the end of the day , if the little ones won't come out to play , we've only got ourselves to blame ! Any one else fancy playing tail-end Charlie along with me ?
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Old 28 June 2007, 18:32   #6
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I think I'm right in saying that it's part of the BIBOA mantra that these cruises should be for all shapes & sizes
Bern, you are of course right! The cross channel events are a great opportunity for owners of smaller RIBs to go greater distances than they might otherwise go alone. And BIBOA cruises aren't all long distance offshore events either. We have organised a couple of cruises in the summer and autumn specifically for smaller RIBs with less ambitious agendas. http://www.biboa.com/events.asp
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Bern, you are of course right! The cross channel events are a great opportunity for owners of smaller RIBs to go greater distances than they might otherwise go alone. And BIBOA cruises aren't all long distance offshore events either. We have organised a couple of cruises in the summer and autumn specifically for smaller RIBs with less ambitious agendas. http://www.biboa.com/events.asp
What a patronising load of crap! A 585 Ribcraft will go anywhere that an 8m Scorp will go. You might have to hold on a bit tighter and helm with a little more finesse.
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Too big too fast!

Have not renewed my BIBOA membership this year for the reasons above.

Some of the cruises appear a little "Hard Core" for the more normal ribber.

8m + diesel Scorpions tend to be able to make good progress almost irrespective of weather conditions and reading some of the cruise journals I was glad not to attend.

There are differing cruising speeds between larger and smaller boats and my experience is that sometimes the "cruise in company" can often mean - "we'll see you when we get there". Not that much fun when you're in a smaller slower boat.

Went on a great family cruise organised by Brian (BIBOA) around Plymouth a few years back and then another to the Scillies with Brian (RIBNET). The passage speed was set to match that of the smallest slowest boat and we stuck together in a group.

I'm sure the Cruises they have now are great fun but not really suitable for my family.
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Some of the cruises appear a little "Hard Core" for the more normal ribber.
Depends on your definition of 'normal' and 'hard core'.

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reading some of the cruise journals I was glad not to attend.
Can you remember which ones?

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my experience is that sometimes the "cruise in company" can often mean - "we'll see you when we get there". Not that much fun when you're in a smaller slower boat.
What is this opinion based on? Which cruises did you attend where this was the case?

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Went on a great family cruise organised by Brian (BIBOA) around Plymouth a few years back and then another to the Scillies with Brian (RIBNET). The passage speed was set to match that of the smallest slowest boat and we stuck together in a group.
Brian certainly organised some great cruises, by all accounts. It's not always safe to travel in a large group. Often, each boat is paired up with another of similar size/speed so you look out for each other.

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I'm sure the Cruises they have now are great fun but not really suitable for my family.
Depends on the age of your family and what they want to do but several BIBOA cruises have families along.

Two questions for you, Duncan:

1. Apart from Brian's cruise and a Weymouth cruise I went on that you attended, which BIBOA cruises have you attended?

2. Did you ever offer to organise a cruise?
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Old 29 June 2007, 08:51   #10
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a couple of questions on biboa

does it cost anything to join
what does the fee give you
what benefits are there with a biboa arranged cruise against any cruise that we arrange ourselves
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