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Old 25 March 2013, 11:40   #1
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How far would you go ?

Just on are way back from a 1120 mile round trip from Southampton to the island of Islay to collect our new rib, we left at 11 last night and the sat nav says we should be home at around 9.30.
What's the longest you have ever done ?

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Old 25 March 2013, 11:58   #2
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That's a bit of a trip - I thought Manchester to Portsmouth was a long old trip!

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Old 25 March 2013, 11:58   #3
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When looking for our first rib we travelled to north Wales and stayed over the night before in a hotel only to find the Rib was 5 years older than what they said it was. When I told the owner he walked inside and slammed the door leaving us stood on his driveway.....

After about 5 mins we got in the car and traveled home, about £200 lighter for fuel and hotel cost and no rib
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Old 25 March 2013, 12:08   #4
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The furthest I've travelled for an ebay purchase was the East Coast of Spain. Took three weeks to sail the boat back to Southampton.
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Old 25 March 2013, 12:12   #5
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A couple of years ago I drove down to Southampton from North Yorkshire to collect a surf-ski, picked up a sib/outboard in Oxford & a windsurfer from Selby on the way home...........One of my more excessive ebay moments !!
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A couple of years ago I drove down to Southampton from North Yorkshire to collect a surf-ski, picked up a sib/outboard in Oxford & a windsurfer from Selby on the way home...........One of my more excessive ebay moments !!
sounds more like an example of why ebay and alcohol dont mix!
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Just on are way back from a 1120 mile round trip from Southampton to the island of Islay to collect our new rib, we left at 11 last night and the sat nav says we should be home at around 9.30.
What's the longest you have ever done ?

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You have us intrigued, whathave you bought on your trip?
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Whatever you have purchased, I hope you have great fun with it.
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I think i beat you..........1285 mile from yeovil to Dornoch to buy a sib!
day 1 yeovil to inverness stay overnight at travel lodge
day 2 inverness to dornoch pick up.......lovely chap had tea and cakes dornoch to friends in the lake district
day 4 lakes to yeovil!!!!

my first proper boat a honwave t40 with an immacualate yam 30 hp ,

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had a great time beautiful countryside
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Not to ruin your story , but our little adventure has been none stop . Shared drive all the way and no sleep !

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When looking for our first rib we travelled to north Wales and stayed over the night before in a hotel only to find the Rib was 5 years older than what they said it was. When I told the owner he walked inside and slammed the door leaving us stood on his driveway.....

After about 5 mins we got in the car and traveled home, about £200 lighter for fuel and hotel cost and no rib
Fook me you well controlled mate ... any other English man would've thrown a brick throw his window with nostar written on it
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Old 25 March 2013, 13:41   #12
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This is what we got , a Humber destroyer . Many thanks to Bertie from the island of Islay .

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nice! like the layby shots, i got some of those
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Still on the m6 south , still about 3 hours to go , give us a wave if you see us !

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sounds more like an example of why ebay and alcohol dont mix!
Completely agree, I never drink & ebay now unless they'll post !!!
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thats quite a rib to be towing in the bad weather.
Have done Newcastle on Tyne to Helford several times, but
did Newcastle to Southampton and back in one day last month delivering the Rib to Ribshop and towing the empty trailer back (doesnt it count if the trailers empty?)
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To be honest the roads have been really good , all around seemed to be chaos , but our route was fine , the worst was around the Birmingham area .

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