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Old 12 February 2002, 18:33   #101
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Hi Alan, no problem,you are probably right I should of checked tides first !what is your schedule of departure ? you know I think you will be suprised at the following of your epic adventure among us Ribsters in the southwest, and alike from other parts of UK and beyond.
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Old 12 February 2002, 19:02   #102
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A pleasure ,as always, helping you ribsters.

I can multi-task, but only with the fun jobs in life!!!

As of now: being just about midnight - 12 hours, 46 days.


Tsunami, the time is going by fast now.

now G, don't expect the earth when you get to Cardiff, just a little piece of Heaven
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Old 12 February 2002, 19:09   #103
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Very interesting. Isn't Portishead run by Crest Nicholson? Penarth Marina is as well, if I am correct in thinking this.

I will keep the other thread updated, as most info is on this, but could you let me know about your travel plans, just so we have an idea of how many boats will be coming to Cardiff for the send-off. (could you stick with the other thread re this - pls)

Great to hear there are three more Ribs joining us.
BTW: SOC and supporting boats will be heading for the 12:30 Barrage lock out on 31st March
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Old 13 February 2002, 04:54   #104
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13 m tide!!!

Hey folks, I've only got a little boat.

I plan on bringing my SIB down (as stated earlier) but I need to launch fairly close to the 'seeing off point'. Can I launch my SIB in the marina where SoC is lying? Do we need to 'register' the fact that we are coming? If so where? (so many questions)

Seeing as I am already the champion thread starter I want to claim the prize for furthest travelled to the 'SoC Send Off'. In order to get my SIB to Cardiff, I have to take a long weekend and drive up to my house in Scotland to get the boat (1,000 miles return trip from Birmingham) then down to Cardiff (214 miles return trip from Birmingham). This is a total of about 1,214 miles! Any one beat that?

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Old 13 February 2002, 05:09   #105
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Can't beat the road trip Keith........

but if the weather is good enough for us to come by sea, Cyanide will be coming from Torquay, round Lands End and up the Bristol Channel which has got to be 200miles+ !!

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Old 13 February 2002, 07:32   #106
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From page 6 of this mammoth thread . . .
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Nadia Lehmann is coordinating the day's events in Cardiff. Please let her know if you would like to come (or even if you're just thinking about it) so that she can make sure that there is space for everyone. Either email nadia@spirit-of-cardiff.com or call 07811 553925
You'll have no problem launching in the marina. Just blow your boat up on the pontoon and pop it in.

Judging by the mileage you intend to clock up that weekend have you considered saving the petrol money and just buying another boat?

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Old 13 February 2002, 13:43   #107
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Hi John

Fortunately my Mondeo estate is a diesel and does about 55 mpg on a run. I'll bet that Alan Priddy wishes that SoC returned that sort of fuel consumption!

Just blow your boat up on the pontoon and pop it in.

Yes, that's the beauty of a SIB in the boot.......

Right then, I'll be clocking 1,214 miles by road, Alan will be doing 200+ in Cyanide.....any other takers for furthest travelled?

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Old 13 February 2002, 14:50   #108
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travel

If I it the lottery or Nadia comes up with a airline ticket for me...well that would be across the Atlantic, then a train ride from Gatwick to Cardiff. If not I'll see the Lads in Wilmington...
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Old 13 February 2002, 17:51   #109
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We willkeep our fingers crossed for you, it would be nice to see you in Cardiff
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Well.... the SOC trial cocktail at The Waterguard tasted very nice...that is all I can say at this time before I fall into my hammock.(AP - more testers on Friday!!)

More new tomorrow.
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Meant to say..more news tomorrow.....
don't believe it!!!...I missed the 2,000 mark!

Well done, Keith.

Nos da everyone. (that means good night)

Welsh lessons on this thread as we get closer to the send off.

dfhgjflkjslkjftoeirsjfsdkjfclsadfkdfjgfslkjfksgsjh gldd!!!
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Nice cocktail!!!

must go to bed and dream of the SOC before getting up in 5 hours time!
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One more thing..nice cocktail..
I had another phone call off a Ribsters bringing his boat from Cardigan Bay and meeting us on sunday morning...I think he is on a family holiday and it is highly commendable he is making the journey on the sunday to meet the SOC.
Good on ya.

More news soon.
Have some prices for further accomodation...tomorrow!
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Old 14 February 2002, 04:54   #114
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It would be helpful if those arriving for the SoC send off were identifiable in some way. How about a window sticker (approx 3"x3" with SoC and Ribnet logos) for their vehicles. It would help with parking and recognising the occupants as Ribnet friends.

With permission of Alan Priddy and John Kennett I will design and supply such window stickers for any Ribnet Forum members who are going to the send off. There will be no charge for this.

I will need permission to use the logos of course. If approved 'SoC Send Offers' can email me directly and I will post the stickers out (again foc).

What do you think? Over to you Alan and John.

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Here is a quick example

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Hi Keith,
I made a similar offer to Nadia to do the same! As you seem to already have designed the stickers and I guess have making them sorted out, I would love to have a couple!!
Are you sure about no charge?? I would be happy to pay a couple of £'s at least to cover your postage, and if you did not want the money, could always "donate" it to the SOC buy a mile. Would be nice to have some Rib.Net miles for the trip to show our support.
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Hi Andy

Sorry, I did not mean to pinch your idea. I must have missed that one. Buying a mile sounds a good idea. I'm waiting to hear from Alan and John now.

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Old 14 February 2002, 10:08   #118
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I'd like a badge I can put on my anorak ...
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BUY A MILE (or several)

Allen, dont worry, they will be stick on ones so as you dont have to worry about the needle puncturing your anorak and letting water in.

TO ALL You can now buy miles on a secure line for the Spirits epic trip at
www.spirit-of-cardiff.com/shop/

Come on guys & girls dont be shy, with over 2000 views it is shaping up to be a good party
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Go for it

Hi Keith, go for it if you think you can make it pay.
Will you be doing a similar one that says.......I saw Spirit back?
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