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Old 08 October 2013, 19:26   #1
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Round Britain Powerboat and Rib Challenge 2014

Hi Folks,

Here s the new challenge organized by HMS. Normally i will join the challenge with my Humber 6.3. hope to see you guys on water !!!!

Do not hesitate if you want to sponsorize my awesome team
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Old 08 October 2013, 19:27   #2
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Round Britain Powerboat and Rib Challenge 2014
Dates
25 July to 5th August 2014

Route

Fri 25th July – Leg 1
Plymouth to St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly
100NM

Sat 26th July – Leg 2
St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly to Neyland - Milford Haven (via lundy Island)
140 NM

Sun 27th July – Leg 3
Milford Haven to Holyhead
120 NM

Mon 28th July – Leg 4
Holyhead to [Largs or tarbert] (via Casteltown, isle of Man)
170 NM

Tues 29 th July – Leg 5
[Largs or tarbert] to Fort William
160NM

Wed 30th July – Leg 6
Fort William to Inverness (via Celdonian Canal & Lochs)
55NM

Thrus 31st July – Leg 7
Inverness to Arbroath
160NM

Fri 1st August – Leg 8
Arbroath to Whitby
150 NM

Sat 2nd August – Leg 9
Whitby to Wells-next-the-Sea
110NM

Sun 3rd August – Leg 10
Wells-next-the-Sea to Ramsgate
125 NM

Mon 4th August – Leg 11
Ramsgate to Southampton
130 NM

Tues 5th August – Leg 12
Southampton to Plymouth, and party
150NM

Total 1570 NM
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I have heard of people doing round britain in a searider 4m.

I would love to do it and this seems ideal as there will be plenty of boats if the going gets tough.

Do you think it would be totally outrageous so attempt it in my little searider?
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I have heard of people doing round britain in a searider 4m. I would love to do it and this seems ideal as there will be plenty of boats if the going gets tough. Do you think it would be totally outrageous so attempt it in my little searider?
think Baby Blue with Trevor & Rick in their SR4.7 proved in a very impressive way the performance of this boat during the RI - even in comparison to the bigger boats . see comment of M.Thornton !
A challenge would be to accommodate all fuel and gear in the SR4 if no land support available ..
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think Baby Blue with Trevor & Rick in their SR4.7 proved in a very impressive way the performance of this boat during the RI - even in comparison to the bigger boats . see comment of M.Thornton !
A challenge would be to accommodate all fuel and gear in the SR4 if no land support available ..
I am quite lucky in the way that I have bit of a one off searider. It has a large front console storage space (hard to show without a picture). This enables me to store lots of equipment in a dry area.

So you don't think that a 4m searider would be well out of its comfort zone performance wise?
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Henry, the boat could do it but im not sure your backside or skellington would.. !!
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I have heard of people doing round britain in a searider 4m.

I would love to do it and this seems ideal as there will be plenty of boats if the going gets tough.

Do you think it would be totally outrageous so attempt it in my little searider?
I'm thinking (only thinking at this stage!) of doing it in a wooden 4m c-fury,but will have Ross in our 8.1 Scorpion as mother ship. With a bit of luck the rest of the "Lancashire Pals" will talk me out of it (or get me sectioned)
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Henry, the boat could do it but im not sure your backside or skellington would.. !!


I could always modify the seating for the trip to make it uber comfy and a nice supporting back rest. Maybe a few shock absorbers between the console and the deck

As long as it is doable. At the end of the day you only live once so you might as well make the most of it- even if I can't sit down for a month afterwards
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