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Old 05 November 2014, 06:56   #191
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Old 05 November 2014, 06:59   #192
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Old 05 November 2014, 08:27   #193
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Write up is great. The big challenges with this mission over the distance, sea etc was accommodation (moving schedule etc) and fuel. So... ...you are covering the accommodation well (take a bivy bag and blag it!) But what are you doing to feed the 275horses on the back...
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Whisper, I am very much enjoying your diary of your RB rib cruise. I must say one of the best so far accounts of such a cruise. In 1999 when Biff and I with others did the RB digital photography had still not been invented so very few photos were taken and not to mention short films at sea. I see that it took you 2 days to get through the Caledonian Canal even sticking to the speed restrictions. It took the 999 Challenge guys, who went all the way RB 2 days to get from Oban to Fraserburgh a total of 309Nm so the so called “short cut” via the Caledonian Canal as many may think is not a quicker route at all. Of course everything as always subject to the weather conditions.

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Old 06 November 2014, 08:54   #196
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Write up is great. The big challenges with this mission over the distance, sea etc was accommodation (moving schedule etc) and fuel. So... ...you are covering the accommodation well (take a bivy bag and blag it!) But what are you doing to feed the 275horses on the back...
Thanks dude, all oil has already been bulk purchased for the trip, Jurgen buys the e-tec oil in germany and we split this cost 50/50. The oil is transferred into jerry cans which are at the front on the console and then transferred into the main oil tank during each days maintenance schedule. To transfer this we use a special container that has a valve so you can get the spout into the filling cap and then allow the oil to flow.

For fuel, we refill wherever we can, this has all been planned in advance and we also have a land support vehicle which is carrying a few empty metal jerry cans just incase we need them.
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Whisper, I am very much enjoying your diary of your RB rib cruise. I must say one of the best so far accounts of such a cruise. In 1999 when Biff and I with others did the RB digital photography had still not been invented so very few photos were taken and not to mention short films at sea. I see that it took you 2 days to get through the Caledonian Canal even sticking to the speed restrictions. It took the 999 Challenge guys, who went all the way RB 2 days to get from Oban to Fraserburgh a total of 309Nm so the so called “short cut” via the Caledonian Canal as many may think is not a quicker route at all. Of course everything as always subject to the weather conditions.

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Yes I wanted to go all the way around but everyone else wanted to do Scotland as a separate cruise next year to get the most from it As you can gather we wanted to see stuff on our way around and not blast straight past it
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Day 11...

Trev comes to meet us for breakfast. Again, the other teams have left early as the larger ribs are cruising faster in the horrible east coast chop. It’s being blowing about F5 ish and crossing open water has been tough going as it’s not just for an hour or so, it’s all day long.

Having said that, these wide boy Scott seats are awesome and Jurgen has upgraded them with Military spec springs, we’ve also fine tuned the settings during the cruise and everything is working well.

I’ve got a knick on the very edge of my neck seal on my dry suit and I need to just trim it with a pair of scissors as it might tear and then I won’t be able to wear it and we don’t have a replacement! But no time now as we’re off!!!
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Meanwhile Biffer and Trailer Guy are back at the most awesome man cave in the world...

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On Jurgens trailer. Wheel bearings are ok but the brake shoes have fallen to bits. Getting to hot. Damper done. New shoes will be done tomorrow regards
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