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Old 02 April 2013, 08:42   #171
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hi Tom
a Motorhome... great to have a support team !
The boat has had a retube since you will have last seen it, and some TLC to bring it back from the state in which I found it in a Cornish outbuilding. A heftier engine now than the Mariner 60 fitted for RB4 as well.

I am curious to see the pictures of your Ribeye fitted with Shockwave seating.
How big a fuel tank is fitted?
I am beginning to be concerned that everyone will be running some sort of suspension seating system - except for me!

Andy
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Old 02 April 2013, 08:49   #172
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Guys - when I read about your preparations - respectively your installations - I start feeling already a bit ashamed to show up in Milford Haven with my old SR5.4 "war ship" from '94 ...
the Searider is a tried and tested Rib. I dont think you have anything to be ashamed of
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Old 02 April 2013, 10:34   #173
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Well I'm looking forward to seeing you lucky chaps as you set off from MH, I only wish I could join you on the full cruise, however I do hope to accompany for the first 20nm or so.
If anyone needs info on accomodation, trailer parking or launching around Milford Haven let me know.
I just hope the weathers better than in this vid from 30th Jan this year.

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Old 02 April 2013, 11:11   #174
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hi Tom
a Motorhome... great to have a support team !
The boat has had a retube since you will have last seen it, and some TLC to bring it back from the state in which I found it in a Cornish outbuilding. A heftier engine now than the Mariner 60 fitted for RB4 as well.

I am curious to see the pictures of your Ribeye fitted with Shockwave seating.
How big a fuel tank is fitted?
I am beginning to be concerned that everyone will be running some sort of suspension seating system - except for me!

Andy
My ICE 2 is shipped in the next few weeks, the boat has been specially built for the seat however it is very tight indeed, 2cm clearance after its side movement either side! I have chosen the smaller of the seating configurations without the roof, on such a size boat I wanted to keep the center of gravity as low as possible. Therefore it will only have the two person layout on the suspension system. The boat has no A frame and a custom deck layout with fuel filler in the bow. The boat has 120L under-deck tank however I will have Flexi-Tanks on deck also.

From what I can remember your 550 was a soft riding boat, Jan survived fine on the RB4, im sure you will be fine. The only thing it had was a huge bow wave/wash, whenever we did a parade for photography, no one wanted to be along side her as they would get soaked
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Old 02 April 2013, 11:54   #175
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My plan for accommodation is to rent a motorhome type vehicle as I believe this will be the best solution.[/QUOTE]

Brilliant idea Tom and indeed the "best" solution - I wonder why no one else has thought of it.

BTW which one is has the remote control - the RIB or the motorhome?
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Old 02 April 2013, 17:00   #176
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is it tanya tate that is driving the motor home. she had a mobile home around ireland a year or two ago so she knows her way around ireland :0
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Old 09 April 2013, 15:53   #177
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How many ribs are going around Ireland?
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Old 09 April 2013, 16:39   #178
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Last I heard there was talk of about 25 boats . Mostly RIBS and sizes btween 4.5m and 11m.
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Old 16 April 2013, 04:56   #179
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hi Tom
a Motorhome... great to have a support team !
The boat has had a retube since you will have last seen it, and some TLC to bring it back from the state in which I found it in a Cornish outbuilding. A heftier engine now than the Mariner 60 fitted for RB4 as well.

I am curious to see the pictures of your Ribeye fitted with Shockwave seating.
How big a fuel tank is fitted?
I am beginning to be concerned that everyone will be running some sort of suspension seating system - except for me!

Andy
Suspension seats sound great but too expensive for Cheryl and I on Mad Tubes. No suspension for us!
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Old 16 April 2013, 13:01   #180
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Team 15 will also go "unsuspended"! Maybe HMS shouldn't pair both types of boats...
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