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Old 02 December 2008, 10:59   #11
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Actually, as a member of BIBOA, I find the 7.5M rule rather frustrating. To echo Mr Priddy, we were one of three boats who went to Weymouth by sea this year on the BIBOA cruise. That may not have been a great decision with all the benefit of hindsight, but we made it, and no furry animals were harmed in the process. Many 7.5+ Scorpion owners decided not to try the sea route. We can cruise at 25k in many conditions, and would be up for the 'expedition'. I note that of the three boats which did do Weymouth this year, one was sub 6M.
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Old 02 December 2008, 11:36   #12
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Bum! I've missed by 500mm.
Perhaps your RIB needs a 600mm bow pulpit.



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Old 02 December 2008, 18:21   #13
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I look forward to taking part one way or another
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Old 03 December 2008, 07:09   #14
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I am confused what this thread is all about. Is this a thread on the rally it self, or about who organises it or on who can join ?

Who cares who organizes it providing it is done efficiently and professionally ? I am happy that this initiative has been taken, it sounds like a great event.

And if your boat is too small but you still want to join in, I would guess that a simple request to the organizers is enough to get a clear answer. I also understand that the event is limited to 40 boats, first come first served.
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Old 03 December 2008, 07:16   #15
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Who cares who organizes it providing it is done efficiently and professionally ? I am happy that this initiative has been taken, it sounds like a great event.

And if your boat is too small but you still want to join in, I would guess that a simple request to the organizers is enough to get a clear answer. I also understand that the event is limited to 40 boats, first come first served.
Hear, hear! Wise words.
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Old 03 December 2008, 07:20   #16
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I am confused what this thread is all about.
I'm not surprisd you're confused. Sorry my friend, but it's one of the most annoying thing about us British.... if we see an event, organisation that does something new or different, we moan. If something doesn't suit us exactly, we moan. We expect everyone else to do everything for us, in exactly the same way that we expect everyone to speak English when we're abroad. IKB used to stand for Isambard Kingdom Brunel, but it's now I Know Best, and everyone thinks they do.
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Old 03 December 2008, 07:32   #17
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Isambard.....

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Old 03 December 2008, 13:46   #18
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Perhaps "the great british rib rally" should be "the great british big rib rally" just to save any confusion.
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Old 03 December 2008, 17:17   #19
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Back on the topic(ish) of the GBRR..... I can see the benefit in the 7.5m rule in terms of keeping average speeds up (like it or not bigger boats can sustain higher cruising speeds more readily than smaller ones) to get round in the timeframe. The counter argument of course is that RB4 back in 2002 went round Britain in 10 days with 5m RIBs. We were lucky with the weather though!

I haven't read the website in detail, how much is the entry fee? It is a RIB International event after all............
500 - not sure what that covers but it specifically excludes marina fees and fuel. I guess the big headache/logistical cost may be organising fuel at each overnight stop? Any "surplus" will be donated to charity rather than going to RI though!
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Old 03 December 2008, 18:02   #20
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P.S. Simonnud - I think I'm right in saying that Scorpion don't make 6.5m RIBs any more, 7.5m is the smallest AFAIK. ;-)

What a crying shame that is! They were phenomenal boats with the right lump on! if your buddies with Scorps new MD tell him to start knocking some out It's time the Ospreys had some competition.

Other than that I find myself in total agreement with AP's comments and I also wish you safe and happy passage on the event.

Now if only Avon would sponsor an RB5 event
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