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Old 03 January 2003, 06:52   #1
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Crossing the North atlantic in a open rib

Met up at the Boat show with www.arctic2003.com crew

Have to say What a great bunch of normal guys they are, and I wish them all the best of luck as its going to be a bit chilly and bumpy over there.

This is good news for Ribs as again it helps them establish the underestimated philosophy of what actualy great sea boats they realy are,being able to go anywhere anytime.

I wish them the best of luck and look forward to hearing all about there preperation and the trip.

I think that most people believe that these sort of explora guys are just born ,but in my experience they are just normal guys with a lot of motivation and drive and guts, who are prepared to give it there best shot against all the odds,and I for one take my hat off to them all,whilst watching them on the telee and eating mi tea.

All the best Beare and pals wrap up well,I will be watching with interest and the best of luck to you all.

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Old 03 January 2003, 07:29   #2
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havnt really sussed out how long each leg of trip will be, as it is on the face of it an open boat, what are the sleeping arrangements ?

I think their biggest challenge will be their exposure to the elements, just think of chill factor, getting constantly wet

I wish them luck but it seems on the face of it very dangerous, would prefer cabin rib myself
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Old 03 January 2003, 09:05   #3
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Bin There, done that and worn the t shirt out. They have a tough job ahead of them and they are going to need a lot of luck.

Alan P.

PS I might be able to send you some very good pictures of them while they are underway!!!!
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Old 03 January 2003, 09:08   #4
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I think that exposure will be a big issue for them and I would suggest that they spend some time up the very high mountains of Dorset, all e5 and above, if they can manage the altitude.

With a woolly hat and a pair of mittens they should be fine !



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Old 03 January 2003, 12:34   #5
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Mateboy your right.

I wasnt sure how long the legs were but I believe about 800miles apart.

Its cold in Blackpool today "2 degrees Cent, so the car said. If thats what its like up there, you can count me out of ever attempting anything like that.

The fuel burn dont know how much and I am sure they will let us know when they have done the sea trials I hope.

We will see.
Also I believe theres no Boozers in Battle.So its a going to be a tuffy for sure.

Cant wait for the pictures.

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Old 03 January 2003, 12:38   #6
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Dangerous but VERY BRAVE

Is dangerous, needs a lot of guts and they are a brave lot to try it. Will be looking to see how they'll do.
Wish them the best of luck!!
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Old 03 January 2003, 16:04   #7
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I too met Nigel ,Bear, and his crew today at LBS. Very friendly and gutsy bunch. I am sure the Ribnet will provide a lot of support in this adventure. In fact, my 20 year old daughter has already given Nigel some boat handling tips.(after scrounging some baseball caps off him). And don't forget its for charity. Break a leg lads.

P.S. are you taking Annabel Croft with you, Nigel.
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Old 03 January 2003, 17:40   #8
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Yep your right it is for charity,Any chance of a free baseball cap Bear? In fact on reflection ,I will do ya a deal 2 basball caps for another 2 miles.Hows that then. I havnt got the name Mr Charity for nothing you know!


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Any chance of a free baseball cap
Crazyhorse, I'll swap you one of my expedition caps for a ride in your new cabin rib. What size do you want. Large I presume.

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Old 07 January 2003, 11:24   #10
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Ya cheeky monkey David,Its a deal though.
See ya at The meet providing we get there,with that reconstituted usa 75.00 vhf Manos has collected.?
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