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Old 28 April 2011, 17:43   #1
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I'll probably stump up for a few days next summer as it just seems like too good an opportunity to miss out on.
She's on the water Boss. I had a wee gleek at her before she left the blocks, nice rig, lotsa swanky electronics (autopilot too, FFS). Headroom was a bit restricted over the helm at 6'2", so you'd be steering from the seated position, but then, why stand?

So have you booked yet?
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Old 29 April 2011, 02:57   #2
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Do keep up!

May pop over to see you for a swift half
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Old 29 April 2011, 03:13   #3
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Do keep up!

May pop over to see you for a swift half
This thread had a better title

You'd be most welcome!

And remember that our halves are bigger than yours - there are three UK halves in an Irish Double (aka Glass or "Large Wan")
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Old 04 August 2011, 08:28   #4
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I like RIBnet, but I love Redbay. It's the old dilemma - can you Have it All?

I was prepared to give it a try!

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Using the only Command that donegaldan obeys (Lunch?) got me a lift to Redbay Boat's yard. There we stared at Tom with our best soulful expressions until he asked - "do you pair of wasters want the 1050 again for something?"

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Well of course we did. And so it was that we were in position to intercept Integrity as she made her way toward the north east corner of Ireland.

I do enjoy a good "flyby" when the closing speed is about 80kts - it's not against the Rules, but it gets Admin attention quicker than spam

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Well old friend you should have come on up to eilan mor I was sitting with 2 of your RB friends Nicol & Sandy. We were lapping up the brill weather sunny ourselves in the anchorage!
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Lord Vetinari (aka John Kennett) was at the reins of the 570 horses and he whipped them nicely into the mooring off Cushendall. Flushed with success at getting it on the first catch, he took his eye off the ball and Polwart pinched his seat in the company Jaguar. Such is life.

Tom gave us the Tour and showed the guys the route back to Scotland (in case the plotters wouldn't start )

I notice that the quality of biscuits on offer was of an even higher standard than usual. Not that I'm complaining
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At this point donegaldan insisted on cashing in his lunch chit so we hit Harry's (owned and managed by Tom's brother Paddy) for as good a meal as usual. Once we had them stuffed with chips, beer and fizzy drinks, we loaded them into the 1050 to test the theory that a full belly makes a good accelerometer. Polwart's expression on the aft bench suggests that it does

Sadly, as ever, photography at 50kts was limited. Smiles were not.
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"...so is it for sale then?"
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