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Old 24 July 2012, 13:43   #1
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RIB Raid in NI on Saturday

Anyone on here doing it?

International Ribraid Portpatrick, Dee, Donaghadee, Bangor Northern Ireland International Rib raid - Scotland and Isle of Man - Dee Ribraid | Ribraid

If I can get my boat sorted on time thinking about doing it but its a wee one so worried about being left behind by the big boy boats! Any wee boats thinking about it?
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Old 24 August 2012, 17:00   #2
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only just saw this - did you go?
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Some great pics on their site, looks like fun.
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Just did the Portpatrick run and it was great fun. Good event ran by nice people. Went in mates boat in the end as its bigger and the sea was a wee bit lumpy.
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Given the conditions do you think you could have done it in a wee rib?

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Old 19 September 2012, 14:16   #6
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Definitely, there was a Humber 4.8mish destroyer and he was fine. Would have been slower than the rest though, the big boats went over at about 30 knots (I was apassenger in a 6m destroyer) and it was a slam fest as a passenger - on the way back we went at 15 knots which was very much more comfortable. My engine let me down the week before and I was nervous of that and did not want to hold anyone back.

If I still have the RIB next year I think I will do it as the engine has been flawless since!

Saw a shark breeching just of the Copelands on the way back which was pretty cool!
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why wait untill next year
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To be honest it was something to tick off rather than fun! An 18 mile crossing is a long way, when in the middle the shore looks pretty far away to me. I think any note change in my Engine would get my heart rate up!
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To be honest it was something to tick off rather than fun! An 18 mile crossing is a long way, when in the middle the shore looks pretty far away to me. I think any note change in my Engine would get my heart rate up!
As long as you follow the RNLI's 6 top tips you should be OK and if the need ever arose you have an All Weather Lifeboat at either end
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I would have no hesitation in doing it with another boat on a good day.
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