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Old 08-07-2005, 07:09 PM   #1
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Round Britain in a 'Blade'

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Old 08-07-2005, 07:57 PM   #2
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looks good

especially if it's gonna get some "TV" coverage



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Old 09-07-2005, 09:45 AM   #3
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And there "OFF !"

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only doing 57mph? They wanna get their skates on
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Old 09-07-2005, 12:16 PM   #5
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80mph that's better...
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Old 09-07-2005, 06:47 PM   #6
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going well

81 mph must have found some nice flat water
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Old 09-07-2005, 08:44 PM   #7
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going well ..............

i'll take a gamble at 26hrs 32mins ( after 11.40 running )

any other guestimates ??
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if the weather holds up for them 29h 20mins
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Old 09-07-2005, 10:12 PM   #9
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28hrs 31mins 12secs, i reckon................ no money involved?
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Have they failed? I checked their position last night and it hasnt changed at all?
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Date of Release: Sun 10th July

Round Britain Attempt Halted

The attempt on the Round Britain Powerboat World Record halted at 01.03 hours today. The position of the boat was 50 miles south of Cape Wrath.

Early on Saturday afternoon the boat hit an unknown object in the water during the second leg in the Irish Sea.

The team made the first of a number of emergency repairs in Northern Ireland which enabled them to continue their progress around Britain. They made further efforts to repair the damage sustained during the fuel stop in the Kyle of Lochalsh.

At this stage the team were on schedule to beat the existing world record of 31 hours by five hours 43 minutes.

Unfortunately the damage proved more extensive than first thought and a reluctant decision was made to call off the attempt.

The crew are all safe and well
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:54 AM   #12
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I heard theres been an accident on the news is the same accident?
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I dont know, says the guys are safe and well though. Shame though because they were making great time! I am disappointed to see them give up. What ever happend to the red mist and just going for it?
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:39 AM   #14
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What ever happend to the red mist and just going for it?
I'm not sure the 'red mist' will mend a hole in ya boat.

I'm sure giving up was the very last option, and a hard decision to make.
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they got from ireland to scotland with a hole in the hull!
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I heard theres been an accident on the news is the same accident?
this ones in loch fyne, hit rocks 300yds off shore, doesnt say how many but several dead & injured
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Hole, what hole. The word on the street is that the tie bar broke!
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Old 11-07-2005, 07:54 PM   #18
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Hole, what hole. The word on the street is that the tie bar broke!
or something similar....
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Old 11-07-2005, 11:18 PM   #19
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a hole! sh*t! sounds serious - tell us more Mr.Fuller?

Or was it "something similar"? - Mr.Tricky can you enlighten us on what you know??
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Old 11-07-2005, 11:28 PM   #20
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Nah - think Mr.Fuller is just a bit confused or mis-informed

as for Mr.Tricky, he's just full of SH*T
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