Originally Posted by Andy Gee
I thought I reconised you in the Gigha Hotel on the Wednesday, sorry for not coming over. We were in for a bite to eat before heading back round the Mull from Tobermory. Jim Berry at Croabh Haven had said that a couple of guys were in in a Redbay on the Tuesday and were heading south. We were going to stay in Jura on the Wednesday, but the wind was hitting a F7-8 and we were not getting any shelter at Craighouse. We decided to head for Gigha and couldnt believe the number of boats holed up there from the wind.
I saw your boat tied up at the landing stage when we left, did you get a good run south?, we got a bit of a doin' at Macrahanish and then the Sanda Sound, but as expected the Redbay took it all in its stride
(6'3'' and short Grey Hair!!!)
NO way .... We saw your Rib , but thought it was a perment fixture in Gigha , and when you were leaving you put on some clothing with the redbay creast, and then gavin and I coped on ....... but you were gone then...... we tried craghouse first .... but then decided thta there would better shelter in Gigha .... ended up in a tent though !!! not too bad for one night....... Went back to Redbay via Sanda ... and got a rough crossing of the north channel on the beam ..... very wet , we had to run the pump all the time to keep the water out.
MILAN... I think that in the sea conditions up there , if Redbay didnt exist they would be all deltas or tornados .......... you would have to travel to get a boat to cope ....... my piont is that they are proven Ribs ... and in my opinion, nicer to deal with then barnet ........ we were trying to structure a deal with lawrance , and his view was, that is was his way or no way.
your welcome to come to dublin and try out our rib. At ribraid 2005... Hugo of RIB INT fame thought that we had one of the most sea worthy ribs he had ever seen , and we were awarded a special prize for it.... But I think it was just down to good driving on me and Gavins part !!!!!