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Old 22 September 2013, 16:33   #1
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Rib 4 Macmillan

More great news

I have been in conversations with a private boat collector who would like to remain anonymous.

He has very generously offered to donate one of his ribs to our Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising cause. This rib is a gift to us to raise enough money to push us over the 10,000 threshold.

I haven't seen the rib yet but the great news is that it's a Military Avon Searider SR5.4, one of the later builds with a mk2 fisheries console and the low a frame with the folding nav light

Apparently I have a choice of two and I'm hoping to see some pics later this week. There's no trailer or engine however both hulls are not antifouled.

The idea is that we do a Ribnet restoration and then auction it for our charity to the highest bidder.

This is a continuation from our Round the Isle of Wight for Macmillan and has nothing to do with my new Osprey venture.

Everyone is welcome to help out with this and I hope you all get involved in one way or another
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Old 22 September 2013, 16:39   #2
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sounds like an excellent plan for a very worth while cause, well done
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Old 22 September 2013, 16:40   #3
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brilliant whisper looking forward to it
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Old 22 September 2013, 16:51   #4
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Nice one...happy to do what I can.

If you need a test pilot...sorry I mean 'impartial tester' I know someone without a boat.....
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Old 22 September 2013, 16:55   #5
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Sounds very interesting!

So does the rib stay at your place, then rib netters come over and do there bit towards the restoration (laborious work) or is there going to be a donation fund that you use to restore the boat?

Not far from you so would love to gain some experience in helping!!

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Old 22 September 2013, 17:25   #6
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Well done, you have been a busy Whisper....how do you fit it all in?

how do you see us all getting involved - apart from bidding for the completed SR?
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Old 23 September 2013, 03:53   #7
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Nice one!

Obviously it depends where the boat is (or is going) but if you need any help lifting, putting onto transport, storing, etc. I would be happy to offer (donate) those facilities at KB in Portsmouth.

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If I can help in anyway let me know
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Old 23 September 2013, 06:45   #9
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You know I'll help if you need it, have space for it also
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Old 23 September 2013, 09:38   #10
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Happy to help with this one if needed.
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