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Old 24 January 2008, 10:44   #1
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Round Scotland

Just wondering if anyone on here is planning to the round scotland trip hosted by RIB Int. Similiar to RB4 but limited to 4.5 meters. I know im bias but seems like a good event, just thinking in which boat to take, 455 Ribtec or Thundercat. As a Thundercat is a fantastic sea boat when rough, you dont have to batter your way through stuff the whole time, if you sit back and enjoy it, also you can go into all the little caves etc you may not be able to in larger craft.

*Im awaiting to be called mad for suggesting a Thundercat-after saying that going round ireland was brave in a quicksilver.
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Around Scotland, unless you know of a Scotland which is circular.
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Around Scotland, unless you know of a Scotland which is circular.
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north of Scottland

Good evening! does somebody tall me if the isles north from Scottland are easy to reach from Aberdeen or Inverness (or other harbour) by sea and with own car? I mean Shetland. I am ever in Corsica and Sardinia and, pensioned I think it is time to travel a little and change destinations! and I hope you can understand my bad English linguage! Thank you from a french from south!
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Good evening! does somebody tall me if the isles north from Scottland are easy to reach from Aberdeen or Inverness (or other harbour) by sea and with own car? I mean Shetland. I am ever in Corsica and Sardinia and, pensioned I think it is time to travel a little and change destinations! and I hope you can understand my bad English linguage! Thank you from a french from south!
Ferry to the Shetlands leaves from Aberdeen. http://www.northlinkferries.co.uk/ I think it takes about 12 hours. It is a vehicle ferry.

You can also get a ferry to the Orknies from there or from Scrabster (near Thurso at the top!).

It won't be cheap though...
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I always considered Scotland to be pretty square myself....

And yet again here is someone using bias instead of biased - why??? Especially seeing as his father is a magazine editor!!!

A pedant - me???
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Especially seeing as his father is a magazine editor!!!
You think that helps!?
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Just wondering if anyone on here is planning to the round scotland trip hosted by RIB Int. Similiar to RB4 but limited to 4.5 meters. I know im bias but seems like a good event, just thinking in which boat to take, 455 Ribtec or Thundercat. As a Thundercat is a fantastic sea boat when rough, you dont have to batter your way through stuff the whole time, if you sit back and enjoy it, also you can go into all the little caves etc you may not be able to in larger craft.

*Im awaiting to be called mad for suggesting a Thundercat-after saying that going round ireland was brave in a quicksilver.

This as gotta be a wind up,
Around Scotland in a 4 mt, why not get Johnney Rocket with you in his, best time is in Mid December Running at night only just to make it interesting.
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Tom, I didn't know about this challenge, is it in RI?

My own boat (XS850/twin 200 Verado) is a little large (fortunately!), but I might be tempted into coming along as a support RIB.

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