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Old 06 August 2003, 17:56   #201
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Here is the latest list of definites so far:

Circumnavigation:

Cyanide - Brian Elliott, Keith Hart, Karen Hart
Magellan Alpha - Mike Garside, Di Garside

Orkney Expedition:

Cyanide - Brian Elliott, John Kennett, Natalie Hart, Noel Loughrey
Magellan Alpha - Mike Garside, Di Garside
Caprice - David Manning
Zodiac Pro - Alan Simpson, Rosey Simpson, Frances Simpson
Quicksilver - Keith Hart, Karen Hart
Awesome - Andy Mickelwright, and family (not sure how many)
Unknown SIB - Daniel Hawkes

...and...wait for it...John Kennett (God of RIBnet) who is flying up to Kirkwall on the Sunday evening. Now there is dedication for you.

We will be meeting at JoG Harbour at various times during the day on Sunday.

Keith (almost here now) Hart
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Old 06 August 2003, 20:17   #202
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If anyone has a SIB and motor that they would like to haul up there for me I would be very pleased to use it.

Otherwise I'll just have to slum it aboard Cyanide

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Old 06 August 2003, 20:23   #203
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Wow now there's a thought...

JK races KH by SIB across the Pentland Firth!

So come on folks anyone got a spare SIB and engine? JK you can always slum it on Cyanide after we have crossed the Firth.

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Old 09 August 2003, 19:09   #204
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So the preparations have begun. Thirty degrees celcius is a good time to wash the SIB and pack it away as it will dry quickly and it folds up easily when it is warm.

1st get the water out...
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Old 09 August 2003, 19:12   #205
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Ah! Collect water and put it on the garden...
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Old 09 August 2003, 19:15   #206
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Now find some volunteers (a friend's children so you don't have to pay them) and get it all washed down...
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Old 09 August 2003, 19:16   #207
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Going...going...
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Old 09 August 2003, 19:19   #208
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...gone!

All packed away ready to be shipped up to John O Groats.

Not long now folks.

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Old 13 August 2003, 23:28   #209
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Was speaking to Alex Brown on IRC earlier, and he says the Round Britain lot arrived safely at Milford Haven earlier on. Keith delighted everyone with Tales from North Wales over the evening meal, and they're all safely tucked up in their hotel rooms now, ready for another early start in the morning.
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Old 17 August 2003, 08:38   #210
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Hello folks

Sorry for the delay but this is the first time we've had a chance to use the internet since setting off.

We are now safely in JoG.

I will post more after my full Sciottish breakfast!

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Old 17 August 2003, 08:55   #211
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IRC/Ribs

After reading Narked's referance to IRC i am wondering if there's a Ribster's ch. that i don't know about. if such a ch. exists would some kindly soul post the ch's name. thanks in anticipation etc.
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Old 17 August 2003, 14:36   #212
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There's a #RIBnet on irc.telefragged.com if you want to check it out, usually just me and Alex Brown though.
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Watch Hart, If he doesn't get his breakfast (and a big one at that) He will chew your head off! BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Apologies Keith, but to confirm phone conversation, myself and Daniel are out of it due to a knackered water pump which Nissan can't supply until Wednesday. (W*nkers). Looked at the option of flying up but cost is prohibitive. It's cheaper to fly to America. Have a good trip across but getting to Stroma isn't a full crossing so video evidence will be required of a full crossing. I know how you expeditioneers can tend to be economical with the truth Daniel and myself hope to get out somewhere a bit more local after Wednesday.

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Well there we go, even if I had been able to go, I wouldn't have been able to get up there!

Dave, that your boat up for sale on boatsandoutboards? Looks a lot like your boat, your house and your 4x4 in the picture.

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