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Old 08 June 2008, 19:14   #1
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Round Ireland

Well what a trip, round Ireland starting Troon, then on to Cushendall which was our base and then back to Cushendall. We did it anti clockwise and have some great stories to tell. Watch this space as we will post stories and pictures.
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Old 08 June 2008, 19:42   #2
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Not a Mickie Mouse trip.

Anticlockwise was a wee bit sleekit. Sounds like the trip she was built for. Looking forward to the pics from the wicked North West corner!

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Nice one!

Looking forward to hearing about the details and your experiences of the section between Cushendall and the Aran Islands.

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Congrats

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Congrats.

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Round Ireland Fuel Costs & Run Times

Round Ireland Fuel Costs & Run Times

Date To / From Engine Hours Fuel Cost

24/05/2008 Troon - Sanda - Cushendall
3Hrs

28/05/2008 Cush - Rathlin - Port Stewart - Torry Island
4.48Hrs

29/05/2008 Torry - Arran More - Burton Port - Killybegs
3.6Hrs 206Ltrs - £226.65

30/05/2008 Killybegs - Achil Island - Inshbofin Island
5.24Hrs

31/05/2008 Inshbofin - Aran Island - Dingle
5.24Hrs 100Ltrs - £89.00

01/06/2008 Dingle - Fastnet - Kinsale
5.12Hrs 306Ltrs - £247.12

02/06/2008 Day Off


03/06/2008 Kinsale - Crosshaven - Kilmore Quay

4.3Hrs


04/06/2008 Kimore Quay - Arklow

3.6Hrs

05/06/2008 Arklow - Dun Laoghaire - Cushendall
7Hrs 165Ltrs - £153.64

07/06/2008 Cushendall - Rathlin - Cushendall
1.54Hrs

08/06/2008 Cushendall - Sanda - Troon
2.6Hrs 275Ltrs - £220.00


45.72Hrs 1052Ltrs - £936.41
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Redbay ARE the best for long distance Crusing

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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