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Old 08 November 2013, 13:19   #51
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I wasn't contesting the weight of a Redbay, rather your statement that to complete a leg, one would need to carry so much fuel as to be capable of only semi displacement speed at the start. You are simply incorrect and appear to have overlooked or be unaware of the excellent showing the Team Suzuki boat made in the Round Ireland. Why would one lighten (weaken IMO) a successful formula like that for the Round Britain?

As regards Coastlines, they certainly are a lighter build. I had a walk around one recently and was surprised to find some of the engine box mouldings flexing under my 13 stone. Nice boat for a Nice day!
Biff's isn't exactly a standard Coastline though. Nothing flexes on it apart from Biff's knees...
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Old 08 November 2013, 13:20   #52
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Now you know why I said you would need to dictate the build LOL. light isn't necessarily weak. No I haven't seem team Suzuki and I will listen to your side of it. We are obviously bias towards different boats
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Old 08 November 2013, 13:25   #53
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Can I change the tack of the thread a bit ..... Never done anything like this. Just how tough would this be? 7.5m rib with shock seats planned from one of the best with 250 engine. What extremes would I face and who should I have in the team?
What are the risks?
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well all risks are at your own side. you will receive a complete description of the challenge and several boxes to tick. as other people said, i'm pretty sure that your boat can do it. make sure that everything is done and well prepared for this challenge. and prepare your crew ...also for additional extra costs that this kind of challenge can bring. just keep in mind that it must be a pleisure and sail at your speed, coz trying to follow other boats can stopped you. during round of ireland not only small boats stopped but big ones too .... do not hesitate if you need more details !
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We are obviously bias towards different boats
Actually, I must apologise for my observation regarding the Coastline as I had mixed it up with a similar boat of a different brand that I looked at the same day (brand to remain unmentioned and I have edited my post). My opinion of the Redbay 950 in question is immaterial as it did what it did.

Having set the record straight regarding any Redbay's ability to cruise (on the plane) 175 miles in a day on her standard issue tank/s - I'm going to bow out.

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Old 08 November 2013, 13:53   #55
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Early night on a Friday old mate?
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Old 08 November 2013, 13:57   #56
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Hi, well all risks are at your own side. you will receive a complete description of the challenge and several boxes to tick. as other people said, i'm pretty sure that your boat can do it. make sure that everything is done and well prepared for this challenge. and prepare your crew ...also for additional extra costs that this kind of challenge can bring. just keep in mind that it must be a pleisure and sail at your speed, coz trying to follow other boats can stopped you. during round of ireland not only small boats stopped but big ones too .... do not hesitate if you need more details !
You can definitely do it in almost anything. Before most of you were thinking of boat Fletcher did round Britain in 14 ft boat with a 28 ft zingaro as support. I owned the zingaro
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I might come out to greet you all at the end of Leg 5 and tag along on the Lochy Lochy section of Leg 6

You will be passing my front door so its an excuse to get the Rib wet.

Inverness to Arbroath would be an epic undertaking!!
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Old 08 November 2013, 14:52   #58
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I'd do it in 3.1 m Avon.....

I'm off to pub now!
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Old 08 November 2013, 15:09   #59
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Redbay ARE the best for long distance Crusing

Hello all,
I think I would be able to comment on the ability of a Redbay Boats RIB to carryout long passage making trips!!! YES the Redbay has a very heavy layup but this is why they are such good rough sea boats! Some of the trips I have done!!!
Scott rib 1997 - Fastest RIB out of Trarbet 6.1 with 150GT Johnston
Round Scotland 1998 - on leaving Kyles of loch ash we sailed passed the race fleet ribs at 48kn 6.1
Round Scotland 2000 - Did the round Scotland through the Caladonian canal.
Round Scotland 2002 - First RIBs to circumnavigate Scotland using the Forth and Clyde canal. There were four of us completed the trip and two of those were Redbays. A Valiant rib snapped its transom almost losing its twin 150hp outboards and retired at Scrabster.
2003 - Very exciting year for us with possibly one of the most famous Redbays, Timrous Beastie was born, 7.1 with 240hp inboard diesel. The long distances we covered in this rib was amazing. Met our diving mate in the Forth having launched at Queensferry. When he asked us where we were headed for he was pretty shocked when we informed him " FRANCE". What a super trip down the east coast, round the bottom via Cherbourg for lunch, early evening drinks in Cowes picking up the family in Southampton. Next stop Falmouth, onto Milford Haven, across to Dublin and back home to Cushendall (running on the green stuff) and finally back into the Clyde.
2005 - Left from Troon across to Cushendall and headed to Southampton via Isle of Man, Milford Haven and Dartmouth. Family time on the Solent.
2006 - Highlight of our boating career. Left Cushendall and headed North and East. Stopped at Tory island and enjoyed too much of the Irish hospitality with the King of Tory. Had a great encounter with a dolphin and Ben the dog who played for hours together in the harbour, I kid you not. Great trip down the West coast into Kinsale to meet up with Joe Mc Collam. (Naval architect extraordinaire). Bit of a nightmare trip up the East coast as weather turned against us but safely back into Cushendall for a few nights before returning once again to the Clyde.
2008 - Bought the flagship of the Redbay fleet at that time, 11mtr 630 horses. First big trip was down to the Isle of Scilly for a week of R and R. Travelled from Milford Haven in a force 5 to the Scilly in unbelievable comfort. Probably the best cruising package you could ever get.
This is just a very brief outline of some of our trips. One of the most memorable trips was to the North West 200 with my Dad and friends. The return trip was in a force 9 across the north channel and never at any time did I feel that the 11mtr was compromised.
I am sure Willk or the mods can post a line to our round Ireland to give a more detailed overview.
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Out of curiosity has anyone come up with a handicap system to create adjusted times (in a similar way that you would for sailing races)?

That would be quite a cool thing if someone has/could do it!
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