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Andre 22-04-2011 11:22

RIB Cruise from Poland to Littlehampton
 
My new rib is more or less complete and it is an all black Parker 650 Diesel. the engine is the Cummins QSD 2.0 170HP with Bravo 1 drive - full DTS with the Smartcraft vessel Viewer.
Next week with Steve Green and Mike C we are off to Szczecin Poland to bring the rib by sea to the UK. The Rib is known as "Black Magic" I will have AIS on board so some of you may want to track our route. we will have a few days in the Szczecin waters to clock up the first 15/20 hours so prior to departure the first service can be done. Some of you may recall that in 2008 I did a similar trip on a 9 mtr Parker rib. This time we are much better prepared and all possible fuel places have been located and the same goes for hotel accomodation.

we will take the route via the Kiel canal and head for the nice island of Helgoland. then down the coast to Calais where we shall advise HM Coast Guards of our crossing. I do not want a repeat of the boarding in Littlehampton when we brought Nauti Bouy over from Calais

Andre

robbie 23-04-2011 23:07

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Strewth thats a long way in a 6.5 mtr RIB Andre, Ihope this good weather holds out.
Ironically I see from the weather forecast that all the bad weather is over Spain and most of the Med. All the good weather is north.

Richard 24-04-2011 07:02

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Originally Posted by Andre (Post 9082)
then down the coast to Calais where we shall advise HM Coast Guards of our crossing. I do not want a repeat of the boarding in Littlehampton when we brought Nauti Buoy over from Calais

Ah but what fun it was LOL :-) good press too!

Hope you have a safe trip, hope the weather is as good as this week as the sea has been totally flat all weekend.

Andre 24-04-2011 10:55

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Thanks, if the weather turns then we have a trailer standing by to tow to Calais. I hope this will not be necessary but nothing is ever certain.

you can track here : http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

ian 24-04-2011 21:23

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Remeber the last time you came across ,
Seem ti recall you had a very large reception party waiting for you at LH inc helicopter as well.

Hope all goes well for the crossing .
Solent has been very calm today

Steve 25-04-2011 07:22

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I can think of a better voyage for the heading on a mission. Good luck and stay safe,

Steve

Andre 25-04-2011 11:06

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Thanks Guys for your kind words. Hopefully the weather will be on our side

Steve, what better voyage did you have in mind?

See you all soon. We depart tomorrow for Poland

Steve 25-04-2011 14:51

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Typo Andre, meant to say can't. From where I'm stood , high and dry, any journey looks appealing, oh well.. back to carpet cutting. Good luck dude!

Andre 09-05-2011 21:12

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Sadly the weather was not on our side it was blowing a F5 to F7 in the southern Baltic and the North sea.
the time was not wasted as we made 3 great rib trip.

1/. from Szczecin via the inland waterway to Peenemunde Germany to see the V1 & V2 factory which is a museum today.

2/. we circumnavigated the Isle of Wolin and experienced F5 from behind for 18 Nm. Not something we wanted to have for 150-200Nm a day

3/. up the river Odra and down by the other leg where on port side was Germany and on starboard Poland. On the German side we stopped at a very nice marine where we enjoyed some German bratfurst

in between we enjoyed potting around the port of Szczecin and the many waterways around

I had the rib towed to Calais where we launched on saturday and headed for Littlehampton. This time there was no reception party awaiting our arrival.

ian 14-05-2011 19:14

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Nice looking Rib Andre,
Spotted you from the deck of the Cowes Southampton Car ferry on Friday as you were coming out of the Itchen.

robbie 14-05-2011 20:02

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A great looking boat mate, love the seats.

Andre 15-05-2011 21:05

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Originally Posted by ian (Post 9115)
Nice looking Rib Andre,
Spotted you from the deck of the Cowes Southampton Car ferry on Friday as you were coming out of the Itchen.

Hi Ian

yes that was Black Magic

Andre 15-05-2011 21:07

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Originally Posted by robbie (Post 9116)
A great looking boat mate, love the seats.

Rob the seats make one very BIG difference especially in a choppy sea

Steve 16-05-2011 20:03

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Looks like a great trip was had in your new Boat. No drama, all back safely which is good.

Made very interesting reading.

noticed one hell of a camera bag round your neck there.

Steve

Andre 17-05-2011 15:38

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Originally Posted by Steve (Post 9121)
Looks like a great trip was had in your new Boat. No drama, all back safely which is good.

Made very interesting reading.

noticed one hell of a camera bag round your neck there.

Steve

Steve, what you can't see is what is on the end of the grey strap an all new dry bag in all black :-)


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