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Old 22 July 2014, 18:35   #41
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Old 22 July 2014, 21:00   #42
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However it is not Round Britain as you are taking the so called short cut.
Maybe that means their engines won't pack up before the end...
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Old 22 July 2014, 22:05   #43
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Are you doing a fuel stop at Portland? If so what sort of time do you expect to be there?? Planning launching there Thursday would be cool to tag along for a few miles :-)
If we do it will be at around 11am
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Old 22 July 2014, 22:05   #44
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Old 22 July 2014, 22:09   #45
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This is the point of no return - Black Hawk is ready to go .
In the early morning I will leave Berlin , will go from the very east to Netherland , Belgium , France - will take the Eurotunnel and suppose to be in SH on Wednesday morning after 1250km where I will meet with Alex & Biffer .

*Alex - looking at the weather forecast we will better leave some gear in SH but take plenty of beer with us



Dude you should be in the UK by now, hope you have a great sleep and looking forward to meeting you for the first time tomorrow at Biffers

Take it easy dude, i'll be there around 10am
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I was thinking, if you lot struggle to get fuel in Oban for the Oban-Inverness leg il be at the canal in my pickup when you arrive for the first lift. Itl take you quite a while to get up the staircase so I would be up for doing a fuel/supplies run for those needing it.

The filling station is about 5 mins by car. Co-op is 2 mins.
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Maybe that means their engines won't pack up before the end...
This is not about the engines and I do hope they do what they have set out to do and have great fun doing it. but it is not Round Britain and that is my point.

Have you ever done such trip . I on the other hand have been all they way Round Britain and know exactly what that means so please less such stupid comments
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I was thinking, if you lot struggle to get fuel in Oban for the Oban-Inverness leg il be at the canal in my pickup when you arrive for the first lift. Itl take you quite a while to get up the staircase so I would be up for doing a fuel/supplies run for those needing it.
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I'm confused. Are you going too trev?
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It is not Round Britain and that is my point.
You're dead right Andre.
Really we should have called it the Round England and Wales 2014, but REAW14 doesn't really roll off the tongue like the RB14.

Still - if we do the top bit of Scotland next year, we can call the series of cruises the Round UK and Ireland Trilogy - RUKAIT doesn't sound too bad!
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I certainly am - With Rick again, but in Blue Ray this year rather than on Baby Blue. This way we avoid accommodation booking worries as we'll sleep on board.
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Great stuff. I'll look out for two boats on 2nd in ramsgate then. If you're on schedule I probably won't come out to meet you on the Saturday but will cruise with you on Sunday if that's ok. Perhaps I'll have lunch in Eastbourne and head home.

Alex - I'll txt you about accommodation.
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Alex / Trev , It's probably me but........With all of the previous fund raising activities for Macmillan , you have made it pretty clear where people can make their donations ! I don't think it's even had a mention in this thread so maybe worth refreshing our memories ?

Best of luck to you all..... Bern
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Hi everyone Just leaving to go to Biffs to meet Jurgen for the first time, hope he likes me

I cant get a Just giving page working so I'm using the Rib 4 Macmillan one

https://www.justgiving.com/rib4macmillan

We'll start taking picks and updating you lot as soon we arrive at Biffers

Macmillan is really excited
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Wow 50 donation already, also 40 from the girls at work and another 10 from my chiropractor

Also doing a daily update for work so hoping to raise some awareness of Macmillan and what we have been doing.

I'm here at biffs with jurgen everythings going well and we have stopped for a cup of tea. The vipermax is awesome, I'm very impressed... Click image for larger version

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This is not about the engines and I do hope they do what they have set out to do and have great fun doing it. but it is not Round Britain and that is my point.

Have you ever done such trip . I on the other hand have been all they way Round Britain and know exactly what that means so please less such stupid comments
Now now Grumpy, I was just having "the craic" with you. I figured if you could tease the Macmillan boat team about it not being a proper Round Britain Challenge, then I could tease you (in a quiet way) about the Mercruiser inboard diesel failure on your Parker Demo RIB during your recent Round Britain promotion. Did you ever get to be bottom of that?

As you know, I haven't done a RB. However, I understand that it's fairly straightforward - carry lots of fuel (and jelly sweets), keep making progress and turn left at the important corners. Avoid tornadoes too...
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