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Old 08 July 2005, 14:56   #11
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Clearly, the very best of luck to them.

Their website, though, appears to indicate that they will run from "Lands End" to Bangor, N. Ireland, apparantly without a refueling stop.
And then again from Peterhead to Ramsgate.
These steps are 270 and 300 nmiles "as the seagull flies".

From their website
Engines (Inboard Diesel):
Twin 18 litre CAT C18s 1000hp
Performance:
Maximum speed: 80+mph (70+knots)

Fuel capacity:
440 gallons (2000 litres)

Range:
Up to 320 miles




Not quite sure about that!
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Old 08 July 2005, 14:57   #12
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It is a Norwegian flag. When we were speaking to them I nearly asked why.

It is my understanding that the boat is owned by someone else so they may be Norwegian.

Good luck to all.

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Old 08 July 2005, 15:37   #13
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I'm not sure what Mike Deacon's plans are, but when I saw the new Hot Lemon a couple of weeks ago there was a very large auxiliary fuel tank fitted behind the helm seat. Maybe they are off on the same day, now that would be interesting....

See wwwscorpionribs.com News then "Late May 2005"

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Old 08 July 2005, 16:38   #14
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Good luck to the crew, those are some amazing engines. Couldn't one be sqeezed in to a 10M scorpion? Maybe it would be too stern heavy at 1718KG?

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LxWxH (mm) 1558 mm x 1056 mm x 1178 mm
LxWxH (in) 61.3 in x 41.6 in x 46.4 in
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Old 08 July 2005, 17:30   #15
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Well, get yer arses into gear cos it's flat calm down the east coast of Scotland just now.

Good luck to you.
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Old 08 July 2005, 18:00   #16
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Round the coast

i saw on RYA site that a scorpion rib is on its way round starting sunday?
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Old 08 July 2005, 18:12   #17
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Paul, Seahound (the Scorpion featured on the front page of the RYA site) is doing a circumnavigation of the British Isles, whereas Bradstone Challenger is doing a circumnavigation of Britain.

108 hrs 11 mins is the record Seahound has to beat (set by John Aldiss) whereas Bradstone Challenger must beat Bohinc Record's 30 hrs 51 mins.

Hope that clarifies things - or have I just confused everyone?!

Forgot to say: good luck to both teams!
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Old 08 July 2005, 18:33   #18
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Shameless plug!

As the skippers of both teams are BIBOA members, BIBOA members will be able to read about the record attempts in Riblines! No extra copies of this issue to give away though so if you want to read it you'll have to join.

And if any of you are BIBOA members and attended the Fleet Review, I'd love to hear from you, especially if you have any photos I could use or would be willing to write a short piece about your experience of the day(s).
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Old 09 July 2005, 02:28   #19
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Does anything ever happen like this on ribnet? is it possible to organise something where a group of ribbers go around the british isles or is there more to it i.e saftey precautions and getting ribs inspected?
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Our esteemed forum boss has done it Hannah, and a group of boats 5m and under did it a few years back (RB4 - video available). I understand one of the hardest things for petrol boats is refuelling as diesel is much more readily available quayside than petrol.

Edit: read about RB4 here: RB4 - Spirit's story

Round Britain in Under 5 Mtrs (RB4)
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