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Old 18 January 2015, 14:35   #1
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Macmillan Coastal Challenge

Hello fellow ribnetters!

This year 2015 Meand a friend billy are refurbishing a plan craft stringray to circumnavigate the uk in via the Caledonian canal.

We are looking to raise 18000 for Macmillan Cancer Support!

The rebuild of the boat has just kicked off and we are looking for as many parts to be donated towards the rebuild as possible.

We have come up with a small list of this we need donating to us for the restoration.

A Trailer
Wood (ply for new floor)
An Engine
Paint
2 shock asborbing seats
Fuel Tanks we are looking to carry 150litres in multiple tanks.
Navigation equiptment
Stainless Steel A-frame
Navigation Lights
Accessory Lights
Marine Batterys
Wiring
Electric Components-bilge pump etc
Cleats and various accessories

If You have anything else you feel you could support us please do let us know.

You would appear on our website, you can include a brief description of yourselves or your business and contact details. If you donate a "larger" item like a trailer, navigation equiptment and the seats you can get your logo on the boat.

If you would like make a donation to Macmillan you can do via our just giving page www.justgiving.com/coastalchallenge2015

Or you can text mrcc48 followed by your amount to 70070

If you would like more infomation please view our website Home - mrc2015

Email us at macmillanrc2015@gmail.com

We would like to wish everyone a safe year on the water.

Chris
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Old 18 January 2015, 17:27   #2
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to be blunt - what will happen to this boat after the event?

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Old 18 January 2015, 18:29   #3
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seems familiar

2015 Rib Challenge in Aid of Macmillan
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Old 19 January 2015, 03:24   #4
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Another being blunt here, I'll wish you the best of luck with your quest but I think it's too soon after the Macrib build thread which was almost identical to your idea, I to would ask, are you selling the boat afterwards for the same charity, perhaps this one might be best on the boat mad forum, as we've already done this and our pockets are still recovering, also it is a hard boat and to my knowledge they haven't done anything like this


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Old 19 January 2015, 03:42   #5
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Good Luck there. Have you spoken to your employers ref giving etc. Sunseeker etc as I'm sure they will help also!!
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Old 19 January 2015, 03:55   #6
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Thanks for the responses guys, we will be selling the boat at the end of the challenge and the proceeds will go towards macmillan cancer support. My employer has been a great support, he has given us the boat and lots of materials and his time for the tebuild oh and a space inside the workshops do complete the work .....
Will post on the boatmadforum forum aswell.

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Old 19 January 2015, 06:55   #7
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To be fair doing it in a 14" shallow V speedboat will make it a proper challenge. Although your web site suggests that you've got something a bit bigger now? Either way, have you got any offshore experience in these sorts of boat?

I also see you're planning to call in at Bangor. Crossing the Irish sea is quite ambitious, will you have a support boat with you?
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I also see you're planning to call in at Bangor. Crossing the Irish sea is quite ambitious, will you have a support boat with you?
And there was I assuming they meant the Bangor in Wales.
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Yes, it could be. It would make for a long day up to Oban though, and it will be just as exposed assuming they pass to the west of the Isle of Man.
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Just a quick random question, do charity's ever check the use of their name?

I cant see any mention of selling the rib after the event on the website - maybe i am being cynical but getting a rib and parts donated to you that's capable of a trip like this is going to be some very expensive kit..;.

Why do you need a trailer if its just going on a trip around UK and then sold? seems to be an expensive item that isn't 100% required to complete the trip? Would be like asking for a free Range Rover to tow it?

But good luck, and I look forward to reading the build thread and then the final trip write up.
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