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Old 08 November 2013, 15:16   #1
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Monte Carlo or bust

We're doing London to monte Carlos next Callum, fancy entering a Redbay, it should be good fun
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Old 08 November 2013, 15:28   #2
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Can you have a word with RB HQ as this London to Monte Carlos sounds good Willk, Charles, Tom, Conner & Myself sounds good !!!!

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Dunno. You started a willy waving competition with those English blokes and now they've invited you to France for the weekend...

I think I'm busy those dates
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We will be over in December and are havin a wee trip to Rathin if ur up for it this year the bro is good to Goo !!! Any of the rib net boys are welcome for a wee trip just to see How a redbay can piss over them boys down south!!!

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Old 08 November 2013, 16:23   #5
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Not going to bite Callum, whatever you're doing now in a boat some of us guys down south did over a decade ago, I'm not hearing nothing that I haven't heard a hundred times before, I'm still hear and still have a sense of humour, it seems you have as well
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sat 7th December

Biffer life is too short !!!
Twenty + years ago we where droppin off the side of a humber 5mtr RIB this is how we came to Meet Tom M & Mike Armitige of Osprey RIBs on Rathlin racing RIBs like no there was no tomorrow!!! All I can say if any RIB.NET member is up for a run to Rathlin Island, U would be more than welcome JUST drop me or REDBAY a PM or E-mail (Cushendall the sat 7th December) !!!
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Which boat are you in Biffer? Not that old wooden thing again?
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Old 09 November 2013, 05:18   #8
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Yep same old girl. Chris's plan is to bring her back and let me and a team loose on her. He wants new decks and put back to race trim. This is her now in France. Mechanically she's ok. Fuel and range is my biggest problem
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I'd do it in 3.1 m Avon..... I'm off to pub now!
Has anyone let "Simcal" know? I'd hate for him to miss out on this great opportunity...:-D
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Yep same old girl. Chris's plan is to bring her back and let me and a team loose on her. He wants new decks and put back to race trim. This is her now in France. Mechanically she's ok. Fuel and range is my biggest problem
It will be possible to refuel any where you like on any leg so you don't have to fuel the boat for the longest leg in one unless you want to.
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Yes it's the 200 range that I've got to plan the stops for. I'm starting work on a fuel centrifuge to recirculate the derv over night. My feeling is it won't be speed but reliability that will get you there
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Extra redundant inline fuel filters are the way to go Saves changing filters at sea
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Agreed. When I took the tanks out I welded in a takeoff on the bottom. Have taps. Balance and sight gauges on them. As it's flush to the bottom we can see any water in the sight gauge and drain it off
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Agreed. When I took the tanks out I welded in a takeoff on the bottom. Have taps. Balance and sight gauges on them. As it's flush to the bottom we can see any water in the sight gauge and drain it off
Our tanks are built into the boat so that we can maximise the spaces. Still got a lot of work to do before I can commit to the race - no budget and no support at the moment!
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Our tanks are built into the boat so that we can maximise the spaces. Still got a lot of work to do before I can commit to the race - no budget and no support at the moment!
Good luck with that John, it would be scary to know how much you've invested already, I wonder how long our old girl can carry on at 48 years old I personally think she should retire, Chris on the other hand is like Peter Pan. We will have another look at this after the 50 year cowes Torquay event
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Willk,

We will be over in December and are havin a wee trip to Rathin if ur up for it this year the bro is good to Goo !!! Any of the rib net boys are welcome for a wee trip just to see How a redbay can piss over them boys down south!!!

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Hi Callum

That is quite a piss to reach us in the South
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Looks a Fine Vessel Biff! Best of Luck Mate...Be good if Cookee and a maybe a few other 'Faces' off Ribnet can make the trip too. Sounds Great!
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..as it happens there's going to be quite a few ribs in the race:

1. Grey Ghost - Scorpion Rib
2. Hot Lemon - Scorpion Rib (Mike Deacon's old steed, now owned by Darren Mellish)
3. Tally-Ho - Scorpion Rib
4. Birretta Due - Fabio Buzzi Rib
5. PPG - Phil Payter's own build
6. Honda Construction Racing - Marcus Bradshaw's new build
7. Team Parker Ribs
...and possibly a return of that beautiful 'Argentum' rib that ran at Cowes a couple of years ago.

If anyone would like to add themselves, just get in touch - hello@ventureoffshorecup.com - as we've got an 'adventure class' running alongside the full racing classes
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..as it happens there's going to be quite a few ribs in the race:

1. Grey Ghost - Scorpion Rib
2. Hot Lemon - Scorpion Rib (Mike Deacon's old steed, now owned by Darren Mellish)
3. Tally-Ho - Scorpion Rib
4. Birretta Due - Fabio Buzzi Rib
5. PPG - Phil Payter's own build
6. Honda Construction Racing - Marcus Bradshaw's new build
7. Team Parker Ribs
...and possibly a return of that beautiful 'Argentum' rib that ran at Cowes a couple of years ago.

If anyone would like to add themselves, just get in touch - hello@ventureoffshorecup.com - as we've got an 'adventure class' running alongside the full racing classes
Team Parker ribs, is this you Andre, give me a shout and let me know, if it is and you're asking a diesel I might be able to offer shore support if you haven't already got it.
Don't see a team Redbay yet though, come on lads
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Team Parker ribs, is this you Andre, give me a shout and let me know, if it is and you're asking a diesel I might be able to offer shore support if you haven't already got it.
Don't see a team Redbay yet though, come on lads
Hi Biff

No not me only our Chris with a Polish team and the rib is a Parker 1000 Baltic with twin Verado 350

Will be good to see how a Parker 10 mtr will perform alongside a few Scorpion ribs and perhaps a Redbay
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