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whisper 17 July 2014 19:28

Round Britain 4 Macmillan
 
Looks like we will be off in just 7 days!!!

I will be with Bushrider in Black Hawk, an 7m Osprey with a 250hp etec.

Black Hawk completed Round Island in 2013 with her last owner.

It has been difficult to prepare for the trip as Bushrider lives in Berlin :eek: So all I can do is arrange things over here while he preps the boat...

I will meet Bushrider (Jurgen) for the first time on Wednesday 23rd at Biffers Custom Rib Workshop where we will have a good look at the boat and also pack our kit.

In the mean time we have been using Skype to communicate :thumbs:

We leave on Thursday 24th and head west meeting up with other ribs on the way :thumbs:

A1an 17 July 2014 19:40

Round Britain 4 Macmillan
 
I'd love to do a Round Britain challenge, so long as I wasn't paying the fuel.

Il do a bit of it with you all though, somewhere between Oban and Inverness.

Bushrider 17 July 2014 19:53

Hi there ,
Here is a link to Black Hawk at the RIBase :

https://www.rib.net/forum/myregistry/edit/1016

I have done many changes to the boat which are not shown there (yet) but we - Alex & myself will provide more info about RIB & kit while on the trip .
Indeed - the Black Hawk is located in Berlin but I am employed by a Caterpillar dealer and work permanently in Ukraine .
That makes things even worse cause I have very limited time to work on the boat .
But as Alex mentioned - Black Hawk made it last year without issues with Mike & Ross round Ireland .
I was on the same journey and skippered a SR 5.4 with an 90 ETEC .
Also my boat never missed a beat and I made it round .
I am looking VERY MUCH forward to this adventure and most of all to meet with many friends from last year and also with a lot of other Ribnet members !
MANY thanks to all of you who supported Alex and me with this journey and to all guys who organized this unique adventure !
Enjoy with us the trip !

https://up.picr.de/18944178ah.jpg

whisper 17 July 2014 19:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by A1an (Post 633528)
I'd love to do a Round Britain challenge, so long as I wasn't paying the fuel.

Il do a bit of it with you all though, somewhere between Oban and Inverness.

Our trip is 100% paid for by ourselves and the running costs and helming are being split 50/50.

It would be great to meet up, just hope this weather holds :thumbs:

A1an 17 July 2014 20:02

Round Britain 4 Macmillan
 
You will be passing my front door so il definitely be out, how long I stay with you depends on the handbrake, its her birthday that day.

Good luck with the adventure.

MustRib 17 July 2014 21:39

Good luck Jurgen / Alex
Hope you get some decent weather and stay safe out there.

Andy

Low Flyer 17 July 2014 23:56

Good luck to you both.


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Maximus 18 July 2014 13:02

The Best of British you Guys:thumbs:! Hope the weather is Kind... If you stop over at Lundy to let me know...I'll Buzz over with a Donation:D....and some Fuel;)
Like the colour scheme Jurgen!

PeterM 18 July 2014 14:52

Dont forget the sweepstake some of have going :whistling::whistling::hide:

See you off Poole yea?

Seriously - Good luck - enjoy and no sneaking on Blue Ray for a snooze in the cabin ......

M.Thornton 18 July 2014 16:40

Let's hope the weather Gods are kind,should be a great trip

Ian M 18 July 2014 17:43

Good luck to you both. Sorry I will not be around to see you off. I'm only slightly jealous :rolleyes:

Trevor G 18 July 2014 17:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterM (Post 633671)

Seriously - Good luck - enjoy and no sneaking on Blue Ray for a snooze in the cabin ......

What - not even for me or Rick?

We'll be sleeping in the cabin for 2 weeks!

whisper 18 July 2014 18:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trevor G (Post 633719)
What - not even for me or Rick?

We'll be sleeping in the cabin for 2 weeks!

Move over Trev :D

biffer 18 July 2014 19:14

Get your hands away. They are not pillows

Red Fox 18 July 2014 22:15

Where is the planned timing for this? Would like to give you a wave as you go past Mull of Galloway.

whisper 19 July 2014 08:21

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Here's a suggested route, although all will depend on weather etc...

We are likely to pass Lundy on day 3 (Sat 26th) :thumbs:

whisper 19 July 2014 08:24

The Provisional route and dates are:
24th July - Southampton to Plymouth
25th July - Plymouth to Scillies
26th July - Scillies to Milford Haven (Neyland Marina)
27th July - Milford Haven to Dun Laoghaire
28th July - Dun Laoghaire to Bangor (Northern Ireland)
28th July - Bangor to Oban
29th July - Oban to Inverness
30th July - Inverness to Arbroath
31st July - Arbroath to Whitby
1st August - Whitby to Lowestoft
2nd August - Lowestoft to Ramsgate
3rd August - Ramsgate to Southampton.

whisper 19 July 2014 18:39

I'm packed...

https://i0.wp.com/www.thebeerdiary.co...size=300%2C270

Bushrider 19 July 2014 18:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by whisper (Post 633885)
I'm packed...

guess we will need a barge to get your stuff round :)

whisper 19 July 2014 19:08

Round Britain 4 Macmillan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bushrider (Post 633901)
guess we will need a barge to get your stuff round :)



No worries dude ;)


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