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Old 15 February 2013, 11:11   #1
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I have been beavering away for the last few days and weeks at an (amateurish) attempt at creating a website.
Having struggled and sweated I now have the basics of a website:

Home

It is very much in it's infancy, and nowhere near as good as some on here, but it is, at least, an honest attempt at describing some of my "adventures".
So, if you have any comments (abusive, ribald and sarcastic are fine) then please post away.
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Old 15 February 2013, 11:36   #2
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RIB normally stands for Rigid Inflatable Boat, not Rubber Inflatable Boat. Haven't spotted any other mistoks yet

Was it really 10 years ago that Keith did his heroic Pentland Firth jaunt?
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Old 15 February 2013, 11:41   #3
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Some good tips too:

"The sea around someone elses RIB, that is near to you, is always calmer than the water arround your boat."

Ain't that the truth!
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Old 15 February 2013, 11:57   #4
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Brian really enjoyed your labours. The site is what most folk are looking for information based on experience of the localities and the differing sea states that can be 'endured'
I only had a quick glance but can I point out that the 'Corry' is between Jura and Scarba ont Islay, sorry but you would want to be factually corect I'n sure.
keep at it
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Old 15 February 2013, 12:19   #5
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Hi Brian,

I have very fond memories of our 2002 trip to the Scilly Isles. It was quite an adventure for me in my 4.8m Ribcraft and really appreciated your company. We went again a couple of years later, Bern & I on La Bamba with you on Cyanide, Mike on Magellan Alpha, Daniel on Top Banana amongst others, another great trip with matching weather. I watched the DVD only last week!! Your 'new' rib looks great.

All the best.

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Old 15 February 2013, 12:36   #6
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Jambo,
Whoops!
My boo-boo. Will correct ASAP.
Thanks for that.

John,
Will correct.
Thanks.
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Old 15 February 2013, 15:15   #7
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Nice one Brian. I particularly like the Islay passage as it is familiar territory and brings back happy memories - even those of being returned to Ireland by Nichol after totaling an outdrive.

I look forward to doing a couple of the others in the future!

Hope you're keeping well.
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Old 15 February 2013, 15:33   #8
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Excellent idea.
Website looks great. Brought back happy memories of Islay.
Great rig (but then its yellow, so it has to be)
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Old 15 February 2013, 16:42   #9
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Site looks really great,160+ hits so soon
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Old 15 February 2013, 16:58   #10
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Great website, loads of good pics and info :-)
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Old 16 February 2013, 03:13   #11
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What a great site and idea, well done.
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Old 16 February 2013, 07:57   #12
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I enjoyed reading that
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Old 16 February 2013, 08:09   #13
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I Like, well done and nice trips
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Love the site it's a great read. Makes you want to get out there and do it. Brilliant

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Old 17 February 2013, 07:46   #15
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Great stuff Brian.

Most importantly for me (as my RB plans are loosly based on your route) you stopped in bangor N.I. not N.Wales - I thought my day 4 leg seamed short!!!!
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Old 18 February 2013, 04:00   #16
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Daniel,

I am glad you realised that I meant N.I. instead of Wales. Good job you didn't think it was Bangor, Maine though!!
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Everybody,

Thank you all for your kind and encouraging comments.
I guess I must be doing something right as there are no abusive or sarcastic comments (yet!).
I'll keep up the good work by adding more and more.
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Everybody,

Thank you all for your kind and encouraging comments.
I guess I must be doing something right as there are no abusive or sarcastic comments (yet!).
I'll keep up the good work by adding more and more.
Great little read!

Keep it coming!!!
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Old 18 February 2013, 13:38   #19
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Hi Brian,

I opened the account of the 2002 Scillies trip, thinking that I went with you in an earlier year but there was the account of our trip.

It's interesting that you remember the passages around the islands and the nature to be found there. The things that I remember from that trip are : -

1/ Thinking that I might be able to get off with the owner's daughter at the B&B where I stayed.
2/ The water that accumulated between the hull and the deck of Ronnie as she lay overnight and how badly it affected the handling on the Sunday going home.
3/ The long pasage from the Lizard up to Plymouth in a building following sea, that needed a deft hand on the throttle.
4/ The steering let go a couple of hundred yards from QAB and how disastrous that would have been a couple of hours earlier.
5/ A bloody long tow home.

As a matter of interest are you looking for other material or is this site purely for your own body of work ?

ATB

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i was going ask you do my web site
thort it was good
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