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Old 18 June 2002, 02:08   #1
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The Hebrides Trip

I keep checking the RIB Gallery in the hope that I may see something of the reportedly great trip to the Hebrides. But nothing yet. I'm dying to see snaps of happy ribsters working on blown up Bravo 3X legs under a blazing sun set in a blue Northern sky. Any chance?
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Old 18 June 2002, 03:36   #2
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Even better Mike, seeing pics of Cyanide being towed by Hot Lemon IV at over 20knts.
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Charles, your wish come true, 26 knots actually.
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That shot was taken approaching The Kyle of Lochalsh. Note The Skye Bridge ahead.
More photos on The Gallery.
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Excellent!
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Was the Tow just as an exercise, or because of a problem with Cyanide?

Also, any chance of a report of the event - number of RIBs attending, names/types/sizes/engines etc - and a general overall review of the cruise?

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I was, of course, only a participant on this cruise.
I am loath to undertake to "report" on the event as this may imply a status on my part that I do not possess. However, I am sure the official organisers will prepare a full report and more pictures for publication in BIBOA's magazine, "Riblines".
Additionally, for anyone who wants to send me their snail mail address, I am happy to burn a CD of all my photos taken on this cruise and post it to them.
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If my memory serves..........

We had 11 boats for the Islands in the Sun cruise plus half a dozen or so who went around Scotland. Smallest boat was a 5.6 Avon, largest was 10m Scorpion. The Islands in Sun cruise got the better deal with weather with 4 days of sunny skies and calm seas around the Outer Hebrides. It was definately a cruise of a lifetime IMHO.

I believe that Yvonne Mackintosh will be writing up, hopefully with contributions from various particpants to capture everyones experiences. If I get a chance I'll write a few words myself but work is rather getting in the way at the moment!


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If you fancy RIBing in the Hebrides, but for some reason can't take your boat up there, here is an idea.
Go to say, Stornoway on the ferry (plus car?) and book a trip(s) out with Murray MacCloud on
www.seatrek.co.uk
or Peter Foster on
www.seafari.co.uk (out of Lewis)

These gentlemen know the islands like the back of their hands. They have superb, strong boats and will take you in complete safety to some of the most beautiful places in the Western Islands-and all for a few paltry pounds. Apart from anything else you will make firm friends of a couple of absolutely sterling chaps who will do anything to help and advise you.
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Seafari is in the south end of Skye(not Lewis)and it is Pete Fowler, who you need to speak to.
Seatrek is Murray MacLeod and they are out in Lewis.
And we are Skyewaves and are up the north end of Skye but unfortunately never made the tour as the boat was late from the builder and I was at sea.
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